‘Publishing will support emerging practices more than any art space will do’, Yannick Bouillis, director of the art publishing fair Offprint, strongly believes. Metropolis M speaks with Bouillis in the context of the first Dutch edition of Offprint, which opens on Thursday at the Westergasfabriek in Amsterdam during Unseen Photo Fair.
On (the point of) interviews, Roman fresco paintings, the book as an exhibition, zero gravity and outer space. Vivian Sky Rehberg in conversation with Melvin Moti in the first publication of Metropolis M Books.
Every documenta has its own theoretical inception. This time, dOCUMENTA (13) director Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev chose a series of one hundred publications dedicated to the idea of the note. Its editor is Chus Martínez, who in daily life is curator of the MACBA in Barcelona.
The ‘state of exception’ is a tool of power and turns out to be always more than the dominant paradigm of ruling.
Following the attacks in New York and Madrid his book State of Exception makes it possible to envisage a political understanding of how forms of government that suspend the law can be permanently institutionalized.
Europe’s great cities are being transformed into high-security experiments in survival.
The traditional function of the book is disappearing. Now that many more books are being bought than are being read, it is time to recognize that there is more to books than the transfer of knowledge and insight. What then are the new meanings of books?