Friends with Books: Art Book Fair
In its fifth year, Friends with Books presents 200 artists and publishers and their artist and art books in two halls, accompanied by a public supporting programme with readings, book presentations, discussion rounds, performances and installations representing the spectrum of artistic publishing - with free admission for the public with up to 10,000+ visitors annually.
This year installations by Achim Lengerer (DE), Ingo Mittelstaedt (DE), Christoph Ruckhäberle (DE), Abigail Reynolds (GB), and Julie Sass (DK), among others, as well as performances by Andrea Brandão (PT), Disocteca Flaming Star (DE) and Jerôme Karsenti (CH) will be shown. For the first time during Friends with Books there will be offers for children in an area specially designed by Zora Mann (GB) and Øyvind Renberg (NO). The annual Friends with Books artist poster edition has been designed by Marc Bijl, Monica Bonvicini, Annette Kelm, Jonathan Monk, Heidi Specker and Erik Steinbrecher. 25 signed and numbered copies of each edition are available at a price of 50 € to support Friends with Books.
Every year Friends with Books publishes interviews of art critics with artists on the Friends with Books blog. This year Marina Sorbello talks with Chiara Carpenter (Archive Books, Berlin) and Andreas Koch (von hundert, Berlin).
Friends with Books is organized by the founders Vanessa Adler (argobooks, Berlin) and the curator Savannah Gorton. As a non-profit association, Friends with Books has set itself the goal of increasing the visibility of contemporary artist books and art publications. The annual Berlin Fair, an academic supporting programme and partnerships with cultural institutions bring the interested public together with artists and art publishers.
location & access
airport Tegel (TXL)
airport Schönefeld (SXF)