Artists’ Publishing Seminar
10.00am – 1.00pm, Friday 12th May 2017
The event is free to attend and open to the public.
Guest speakers spanning different intervals of publishing as artistic practice share their personal experiences and recent developments in the field. Rob van Hoesel (The Eriskay Connection, the Netherlands), Christian Tunge (Heavy Books, Norway) and Honza Zamojski (Morava Books, Poland) engage in a round table discussion with participation from the audience and chaired by Victoria Browne, Associate Professor at KhiO.
KALEID editions is delighted to be facilitating an artists’ publishing seminar at the Kunsthøgskolen i Oslo, Norway’s leading National Academy for the Arts. Between 12th- 18th May, an exhibition of artists’ publications by guest speakers, together with a selection by staff and students will be installed in the library. The seminar will conclude with a networking event in the publishing studio followed by the opening of KhiO’s BA graduate show.
KhiO will also be present at Offprint London, the international artists’ publishing fair organised by LUMA Foundation in collaboration with Tate Modern, between 19th – 21st May 2017.
Rob van Hoesel designs books, campaigns and visual identities for clients in the cultural field. His work is characterised by simplicity in concept, delivering a clear design language in a recognisable signature with special attention to typography. He combines an intuitive workflow with logic and reason; in a collaborative dialogue with the artist, the design process is continuously tested on meaning and readability.
The Eriskay Connection was founded in 2011, as a studio for book design and an independent publisher of photo books, art books and research projects. The studio works with art projects that flirt with science and is particularly interested in projects that map a relevant matter, provide insight into the world we live in, tell a story, make a statement, expose a history or give directions to our view on the future.
Van Hoesel has won several awards for his book design, including a silver and bronze medal in ‘Die Schönste Bücher aus aller Welt’ and a gold medal at the European Design Awards. His work is also regularly awarded at the yearly Best Dutch Book Design selection.
Christian Tunge is a photographer, book publisher, gallerist and founder of Heavy Books, an independent publisher specialising in photo books. He is the recipient of funding from the Office for Contemporary Art Norway to publisher four new artists’ books launched earlier this year at the LA Art Book Fair.
Tunge is also project coordinator at MELK, an artist run platform for new Scandinavian photography funded by Arts Council Norway. The initiative aims to raise awareness of the scene of contemporary photographers in the region and the position of the medium today; through exhibitions, curatorial projects, art and book fairs and book projects.
Honza Zamojski is an artist, designer, book publisher and curator who incorporates a wide array of media — from illustration and sculptural drawings to infographics taken from the corporate world, and poetry as well. He creates narratives in which, when considered from afar, build a universal, multilayered world based on a philosophy of agnosticism and the energy of perpetual motion. Minimalist in form, rich in symbolism, his abstract compositions and figurative representations come together as a visual language that is governed by its own humour and grammatical format.
Zamojski ran the publishing project Morava Books between 2010-13 and is the author of over a dozen books. His work has been shown at solo and group shows in Poland and abroad, including the Zachęta – National Gallery of Art, Foksal Gallery, Morsbroich Museum and the Andrew Kreps Gallery in New York and has presented his lecture on self-publishing, titled ‘How it’s Made’, at the Centre Pompidou, MoMA Library and Printed Matter New York.