January 30, 2011

Ghent (BE)
p r e s e n t a i o n   &   l a u n c h   o f   G A G A R I N   # 2 2
S.M.A.K. Museum of Contemporary Art Ghent

Since 2010, GAGARIN is supported by the Museum of Contemporary Art S.M.A.K. in Ghent, Belgium. Thus GAGARIN entered the living collection of the museum and will join - in complete independence - forces with the museum. To celebrate this unique agreement, S.M.A.K. is pleased to invite you to a special event with the presentation of the GAGARIN project and a public and in-depth conversation between Wilfried Huet, the editor and publisher of GAGARIN and Philippe Van Cauteren, director of the Museum. At this unique occasion the exciting new issue, GAGARIN #22, with special contributions by Joseph Kosuth, Paolo Chiasera, Matej Krén, Tintin Wulia, Alicja Kwade, Roman Signer and Eulalia Valldosera will also be launched. 
Museum of Contemporary Art Ghent, Citadelpark, 9000 Ghent, Belgium
Sunday, 11am  (drinks will be served)  


January 25, 2011 - March 13, 2011

Zaragoza (E)
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DE ZINES - About Independent Publications

De Zines exhibition is curated and designed by Roberto Vidal and Oscar Martin. De Zines is a take on contemporary editorial desing. Visitors will find zines ranging from really cool DIY fanzines to sophisticated experimental publications and almost everything in between.
Espacio para el Arte, Plaza de Aragon 4, 50004 Zaragoza, Spain
Tuesday to Saturday, 6 - 9 pm
Sunday, 11am - 2 pm


January 21, 2011 - January 23, 2011

London (GB)
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PA/PER VIEW art book fair 2011
GAGARIN will take part in the PA/PER VIEW art book fair at the high profile arts space Zabludowicz Collection in London. Founded in 1994 by Poju and Anita Zabludowicz, the Zabudovicz Collection brings emerging art to new audiences and supports arts organisations and artists. This dynamic and growing collection spans 40 years of art from te 1970s to today. PA/PER VIEW will take place during the 3rd year of London's pre-eminent annual exhibition of recent graduates from Goldsmiths College and the Royal College of Art titled "Testing Ground". PA/PER VIEW will bring together 26 internationally selected art publishers.
Zabludowicz Collection, 176 Prince of Wales Road, London NW5 3PT, UK
Friday, 6 - 9 pm (preview)
Saturday & Sunday, 12 - 6 pm


December 5, 2010

Amsterdam (NL)
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SMALL PUBLISHERS FAIR
Some 100 small publishers from the Dutch speaking countries present their new and old titles in the field of literature, poetry, non fictioan and visual arts.
Paradiso, Weteringsschans 6-8, 1017 Amsterdam, The Nethelands
Sunday, 1 - 5pm 


November 4, 2010 - November 7, 2010

New York NY (US)
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New York Art Book Fair 2010
GAGARIN will take part in the NYABF2010, Printed Matter Inc's dazzling annual fair at PS1 for contemporary art books, art catalogues, artist's books, art periodicals and 'zines offered for sale by some 120 international publishers, booksellers and antiquarian dealers. Admission is free.
PS1 Contemporary Art Centre, 22-25 Jackson Ave at the intersection of 46th Ave, Long Island City, NY 11101
Thursday, 5pm - 6 pm (preview, vip & press)
Thursday, 6pm - 8 pm (opening reception, free and open to the public)
Friday & Saturday, 11am - 7pm
Sunday, 11am - 5pm 


October 22, 2010 - October 24, 2010

Paris (FR)
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SALON LIGHT #7 
Salon Light is an initiative of CNEAI and the annual meeting of small publishers of the artists' publication at Point Ephémère, situated by the Canal Saint Martin in Paris. This seventh edition of the Salon Light is linked to the off program of the international art fair FIAC. SALON LIGHT #7 brings together some fifthy art publishers from around the world.
Point Ephémère, 200 Quai Malvy, 75010 Paris, France
Friday, 2 - 8pm
Saturday, 2 - 9pm
sunday, 12 - 6pm 


October 7, 2010

Strasbourg (Fr)
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LES LIVRES A VENIR

GAGARIN will take part in the exhibition "Le Livres à venir" (the books to come), organised by the Ecole Supérieure des Arts de Strasbourg, France. "Les Livres à venir" presents itself as a signal, It shows precise editorial statements. It will not just concentrate on the actuality of the moment, but show some of its intensities and signs that are representative by means of selected invitations. 
Ecole supérieure des arts décoratifs de Strasbourg, 1 rue de l'Académie, 67000 Strasbourg, France
Friday, 7pm: preview
Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, 11am - 7pm  


September 24, 2010 - September 26, 2010

London (GB)
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London Art Book Fair 2010 - Whitechapel Gallery
For the second year now, GAGARIN joins the LABF2010. The selection was made by Marcus Campbell, Tacita Dean, Franz König, Farshid Mousawi and Soraya Rordiguez. Over 90 leading publishers from all over the world will fill the Whitechapel Gallery's spaces. As Iwona Blazwick, Director, Whitechapel Gallery said: 'London is the centre of the art world, and the London Art Book Fair is the chance to exchange and read the latest ideas, as well as an unmissable opportunity to buy the most beautiful publications. 
Whitechapel Gallery, 77-82 Whitechapel High Street, London E1 7QX, UK
Private view (by invitation only): Thursday: 6 - 9pm
Friday, Saturday & Sunday:  11am - 6pm  


September 24, 2010 - September 26, 2010

Baltimore MD (US)
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Creative Control
GAGARIN was invited to take part in the exhibiton "Creative Control", showcasing a selection of zines, self-published and independent art books and magazines. "Creative Conrtol" calls attention to the diversity as well as the creative control independent publishers have over the work they release. The exhibition is organised by the Baltimore Office of Promotion and the Arts at the occasion of the Baltimore Book Festival.
Baltimore, Maryland, in historic and picturesque Mount Vernon Place. The closest landmark is The Walters Art Museum at 600 North Charles Street, 21201.
Friday, 12pm - 8pm
Saturday, 12pm - 8pm
Sunday: 12pm - 7pm 


September 03, 2010 - September 05, 2010
Berlin (DE)
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MISS READ - KW Kunst Werke Berlin
For the second time MISS READ has invited international publishers and artists to show their artist books at KW Institute for Contemporary Art in Berlin. In the last years artistic publishing has developed into a form of individual practice. Presenting a selection of more than 40 of the most active contributors in this field, the festival provides a rare opportunity to encounter the contemporary scene of independent publishing: Anita Di Bianco, Berlin/New York | Archive Books, Berlin/Turin | Archive of Modern Conflict, London | argobooks, Berlin | Barbara Wien Wilma Lukatsch, Berlin | Bartleby & Co., Brussels | Boekie Woekie, Amsterdam | Book Works, London | Chicago - Times - Plotter [...] Paper - Libertine - Trixie, Vienna | documentation céline duval, Houlgate | Edie Fake, Chicago | Edition Patrick Frey, Zurich | Erik Steinbrecher, Berlin | Eva Weinmayr, London | Fucking Good Art, Rotterdam | GAGARIN, Antwerp | GRAPHIC, Seoul | Half Letter Press/Temporary Services, Chicago | Mediabus, Seoul | Michael Baers, Berlin | Michalis Pichler/"greatest hits", Berlin | Mladen Stilinović, Zagreb | Mörel Books, London | no press/derek beaulieu, Calgary | Piktogram/Bureau of Loose Associations, Warsaw | Regency Arts Press Ltd., New York | Revolver Publishing, Berlin | Roma Publications, Amsterdam | Samandal, Beirut | Space Poetry, Copenhagen | Spector Books, Leipzig | Sternberg Press, Berlin/New York | The Green Box, Berlin | Torpedo Press, Oslo | Ugly Duckling Presse, New York | (un)limited store, Marseille | Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König, Cologne | Weproductions, Deuchar Mill, Yarrow | Zavod P.A.R.A.S.I.T.E., Ljubljana | ZINE'S MATE, Tokyo

KW Kunst-Werke Berlin, Augusstrasse 69, D-10117 Berlin, Germany
Friday, 3 - 7pm
Saturday & Sunday, noon - 7pm

May 29, 2010 - May 29, 2010

Glasgow (GB)
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CCA Book Fair 2010
The CCA book fair pulls together a series of alternative and independent publishers from Scotland an further afield, aimed at anyone interested in contempoary art or new ideas. GAGARIN was invited to take part.
CCA Center for Contemporary Arts, 350 Sauchiehall St., Glasgow, Scotland.
Saturday 17 november, 12pm - 4.30pm


April 22, 2010 - April 25, 2010

Brussels (BE)
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PA/PER VIEW Artbook Fair 2010

PA/PER VIEW Artbookfair will bring together a selection of some 30 of Europe's leading artist book publishers during Belgium's most intense contemporary art weekend. Will be present: Book Works, GAGARIN, Gevaert Editions, Marcus Campbell Art Books, Mousse, Onestar Press, Onomatopee, Roma Publications, Witte deWith Publications, etc...
Wiels, Avenue Van Volxem 354, 1190 Brussels, Belgium
Thursday, 4pm - 6pm:
panel discussion with E. Sturtevant, J. Smiers, S. Sieglaub, D. McClean, L. Derycke
Thursday, 6pm - 9pm: preview with drinks and canapes served
Friday, 11am - 7pm
Saturday & Sunday, 11am - 6pm 


December 4, 2009 - March 14, 2010

Ghent (BE)
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GAGARIN the Artists in their Own Words
The first Decade
The Museum of Contemporary Art S.M.A.K. in Ghent (B) organizes a unique & comprehensive exhibition confronting the complete GAGARIN oeuvre of artist's texts with a selection of works by the same artists from the museumcollection and special loans.
With works by a/o Gabriel Kuri, Manfredu Schu, Jimme Durham, Mark Manders, Panamarenko, Juan Munoz, Suchan Kinushita, Richard Serra, Joe Scanlan, Maria Serebriakova, Franzeska & Lois Weinberger, David Maroto, Willem Oorebeek, Kirsten Pieroth, Guillaume Bijl, Raoul De Keyser, Henk Visch, Lawrence Weiner, Edtih Dekyndt, Allora & Calzadilla, Philippe Van Snick,...     
Museum of Contemporary Art S.M.A.K., Citadelpark, 9000 Ghent, Belgium
Tuesday / Sunday, 10am - 6pm


March 13, 2010

Ghent (BE) 
p a n e l   -   r e a d i n g   -   m a r a t h o n   -   p e r f o r m a n c e
S.M.A.K. going GAGA
Until March 14, 2010, the Museum of Contemporary Art S.M.A.K. in Ghent, Belgium, runs the comprehensive exhibition "GAGARIN the Artists in their Own Words - The first Decade". On show are the complete artist's writings published in GAGARIN and a selection of artworks by the same artists from the museum collection and special loans. GAGARIN the Artists in their Own Words is a recent international art magazine, entirely dedicated to the publication of original writings by artists who are now working, anywhere in the world. Recently, the complete GAGARIN oeuvre was acquired by the MoMA, the Guggenheim and the Thomas J. Watson Library of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, all in New York, and by the Getty Foundation in Los Angeles. To celebrate its unique concept and the 20 issues published since 2000, S.M.A.K. will now organize the special GAGARIN event with the alarming title "S.M.A.K. going GAGA" on Saturday, March 13th, the next-to-last day of the exhibition.
The program of "S.M.A.K. going GAGA" is as follows:
11:00 am - 12:30 pm :
GAGARIN: out of orbit into the museum
This presentation and ensuing panel discussion will examine originality when the pages of GAGARIN are removed from bound gatherings and displayed across gallery walls. Concepts of originality in GAGARIN the Artists in their Own Words will be discussed, assessed, and put to work analyzing artist's texts as they appear transposed from a journal to an exhibition. The members of the panel are:
- Simon Deakin, presenter, artist. He is currently doing doctoral research on GAGARIN at The University of Leeds (UK). He is a graduate of the Ontario College of Art , the Slade School of Fine Art, and Goldsmiths College.
- Olaf Nicolai, artist. His work was a/o shown at the 3rd RIWAQ Biennial in Ramallah, "Animism" at MuHKA in Antwerp & "La Boule de Yoyante" - a narration performed in 10 episodes (May-December) at 10 not art-related places in Venice, Budapest, Rome, Amsterdam, Munich, Berlin, Sipan (Hr.), Paris, Palermo & Santiago de Chile.
- Jonathan Lahey Dronsfield, Reader in Theory and Philosophy of Art at the University of Reading UK. He sits on the Executive Committee of the Forum for European Philosophy at the London School of Economics. 
- Asja Szafraniec is a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Amsterdam. She studied at the Warsaw University, the University of Amsterdam, the SUNY at Buffalo and the Johns Hopkins University. She is the author of "Beckett, Derrida and the Event of Literature" (Stanford UP 2007). 
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm :
GAGARIN: reading marathon
The panel discussion will be followed by a new ground breaking "reading marathon" with artists who have contributed to GAGARIN. They will read their GAGARIN text, or eventually another text of their own, before a live audience. The artists who will take part in the reading marathon are Boris Achour, Guillaume Bijl, Pierre Bismuth, Jota Castro, Adam Chodzko, Michel François, Joseph Grigely, Kati Heck, IngridMwangiRobertHutter, Suchan Kinoshita, Job Koelewijn, Gabriel Kuri, Bernd Lohaus, Mark Manders, Ria Pacquée, Philippe Van Snick, Berend Strik, Jennifer Tee, Danh Vo, Franziska & Lois Weinberger.
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm :
Voodoo-Faust (Crash Opera) by ManfreDu Schu
"S.M.A.K. going GAGA" will conclude with a unique and breathtaking musical performance of his Voodoo-Faust (Crash Opera) by ManfreDu Schu & friends. ManfreDu Schu took part, along with Juan Muñoz, Maria Serebriakova, Guy Rombouts, Marlene Dumas and Stephan Balkenhol, in the very first edition of GAGARIN the Artists in their Own Words (volume 1 #1, May 2000) with his writnig: "Deinetwegen" Theatrale Philosophie / Akt II "THE BLACK-MOUTH" (OPERA-PHILOSOPHIA-THEATRALIA) #1wlwkLFS.
Disillusion, a strategic cardboard game for two players created by David Maroto, will be played from 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm and from 5:00 pm - 5.30 pm on the spot at the "GAGARIN the Artists in their Own Words - The first Decade" show on the ground floor of the museum. Volunteers who want to take part in the tournament are most welcome.   
Museum of Contemporary Art S.M.A.K., Citadelpark, 9000 Ghent, Belgium 
Saturday, March 13th, 11:00 am - 6:30 pm
Entrance fee  6 | 4 | 1


September 04, 2009 - Februari 27, 2010

Berlin (DE)
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Kiosk, Modes of Multiplication
The travelling archive of independent art publishing Kiosk - Modes of Multiplication has recently been handed over to the international Library (Kunstbibliothek, Stiftung Preussischer Kulturbesitz) in Berlin. As a conclusion of 10 years of intense collecting activity, the Kunstbibliothek is organising a last Kiosk exhibition, displaying and highlighting a variety of individual titles and publication series of the archive. Moreover a major publication, functioning primarely as a true source book on independent art publishing activities of the last decade - which have become an important and influential component in the art system - will be released. GAGARIN The Artists in their Own Words will be included in both.  
Kunstbibliothek, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Matthaïkirchplatz 6, 10785 Berlin, Germany
Thuesday - Friday, 10am - 6pm
Saturday - Sunday, 11am - 6pm
Monday closed