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Here Boekie Woekie announces events it hosts or takes part in: 

IT IS TIME AGAIN FOR THE NEW YORK ART BOOK FAIR!

Visit Boekie Woekie Friday, Sept. 26th 2014 from 12 - 7 pm
or Saturday, Sept. 27th from 11 - 9 pm, or Sunday, Sept. 28th from 11 - 7 pm

at MoMA PS1, Long Island City, Queens.

More: nyartbookfair.com
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“Shoes” at Boekie Woekie, Amsterdam
News Lootsma Shoebox
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The Shoebox Gallery presents the exhibition "shoes" Saturday, August 30th, from 5 pm on at Boekie Woekie. Participants: Kristín Geirsdóttir, Bertine Knudsen, Jos Houweling, Ricardo Liong-A-Kong, PJ Roggeband. A catalogue is available. The Shoebox Gallery is an initiative of Nico Lootsma who also will launch Trashtown Magazine # 50. You are warmly welcome.
The exhibition will be up till Friday, September 5th.

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Dear all,

at 5 pm on Saturday 21 June 2014 Donald Gardner will be reading from his new book of poems, 'The Wolf Inside', (Hearing Eye, London). After the reading there will be plenty of time to socialize and have a drink.

Spread the word and do come to Boekie Woekie!
Invite 2 D.Gardner The
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About Donald Gardner's poetry, a few quotes:


Jane Draycott: ‘Climb aboard any of Donald Gardner’s wryly inventive poems and be prepared for a bountiful ride – goodwill and sharp humour, sweetness and melancholy inseparable travelling companions. But beware of the wolf: “I am a wolf / and the fear of a wolf … while I write I know I live.” While we read Gardner, we know we live.’

Anthony Howell (The Fortnightly Review): Every word counts, but Gardner camouflages his thriftiness in dry wit and, when you hear him read, he captivates you immediately, for the poems are perfectly accessible and delivered with a stentorian intonation that reminds me of recordings of Ezra Pound

Maria Barnas (NRC Handelsblad): ‘Gardner has the gift of being able not just to reproduce complex situations with a deceptive simplicity but also to make them imaginable.’

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Kate van Houten and Jennifer K. Dick will present CONVERSION at Boekie-Woekie on Saturday afternoon the 7th June at 5 o’clock. CONVERSION is the second book published in collaboration with Kate van Houten’s EstepaEditions.

The first, RETINA/RETINE in 2007 is Jennifer K. Dick’s 8 section poem with Kate van Houten’s crafted book and images: translation to French by Rémi Bouthonnier, available at Boekie-Woekie.

Jennifer K. Dick’s 7 CONVERSION poems in folios are held in a titled cover slip and cased in a deep red box. Printed in blue with reproduced monotypes traversing delicate greys on Lana paper. The edition is 50, 200 x 105 x 16 mm.

Kate van Houten is an American visual artist living in Paris. In 1996 she founded EstepaEditions, an independent press for the affordable book. Previously the books focused on exclusive one-of-a-kind books. As always the books are conceived and crafted by her and pages handbound on their return from the printer. For more see http://kateplusbooks.wordpress.com.

Jennifer K. Dick is an American author living in France. She teaches at the Université de Haute Alsace in Mulhouse. CONVERSION was inspired by and begun in Greece. She and Michelle Noteboom organize Ivy Writers Reading series in Paris and Jennifer works for the Amsterdam-based literary magazine VERSAL. For more on Jennifer’s other books and chapbooks see her blog at http://jenniferkdick.blogspot.fr.

Boekie Woekie hopes to see you for this on Saturday, June 7th 2014 at 5. 

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Jan Voss of Boekie Woekie exhibits works of art at Galerie & Edition Marlene Frei, Zurich. Opening Saturday, Nov. 23rd, 2013 from 5 to 8pm, open except Sun/Mon from noon to 6:30pm, except on Saturdays. On Saturdays the gallery closes at 4pm. Apéro Jan. 16th, 2014 from 5 to 8pm. On this occasion Jan Voss will present "Het Andre Behr Pamflet". Here one of the exhibited works which might deem relevant to the visitor of a book art web site:
News Voss
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Galerie & Edition Marlene Frei, Zwinglistrasse 36 (Hof), CH 8004 Zürich. Tel: +41-(0)44-2912042, marlenefrei@bluewin.ch, www.marlenefrei.com
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Boekie Woekie will be at the
Small Puyblishers Fair
                                      London 2013
come and see what's new and old!
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For some of us in Amsterdam Ulises Carrión (1941-1989) is of course living memory, and his "Other Books and so..." taught us of Boekie Woekie that an artists' book store was something feasible. But h
is work and strategies have increasingly interested a wider public. Boekie Woekie will launch next Saturday, Nov. 9th 2013 at 5 pm, the latest publication which deals with his exhibition of an unprotected diamond which took place at the Drents Museum in Assen in 1982. It certainly was an unusual event as it was playing with the idea of a crime to take place - which eventually seems to really have happened. Martha Hellion, who for the book reconstructed the crime scene, will present this new publication.
This is how the event was announced in the local paper at the time:
News Carrion De Diefstal
                                        Van Het Jaar kranten
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And this is the new book:

Carrion De
                                        Diefstal Van Het Jaar


Carrión, Ulises

De Diefstal Van Het Jaar  El Robo Del Ano  The Robbery Of The Year

the installation/performance of U.C. in 1982 at the Assen (Netherlands) museum, discussed in articles by Paolo Silveira and Martha Hellion and accompanied by the photographs Claudio Goulard took at the time of the visiting public, Spanish and English, hard cover, 21 x 14 cm, 128 not numbered pages, (Mexico City) 2013

EUR 32.-


Please come for the presentation if you can - or order this (or/and other new or not new) Carrión books from this site!

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An exhibition of books by Jan Voss is on display at Galerí Kompan at the diary Alþýðuhús in Siglufjördur since October 13th, 2013
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Boekie Woekie participates in MISS READ, the BERLIN ART BOOK FAIR 2013 at abc ART BERLIN CONTEMPORARY 19-22 September!
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Boekie Woekie participates in the NEW YORK ART BOOK FAIR 2013 at MoMA PS1 19-22 September!
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 AFTER 22 YEARS:
PROUD TO BE BACK IN BOEKIE WOEKIE


Try to remember:
Saturday, September 14th 2013, at 5
in Boekie Woekie
Amsterdam


GUY SCHRAENEN PRESENTS HIS "COLLECTED WRITINGS 1974-2013"


Schraenen Invite 1

 

The publication of Guy Schraenen’s “Collected Writings” (edited by Bettina Brach, published by the Research Centre for Artists’ Publications Bremen) gives access to all the texts he published over four decades, from the 1970s up until the very recent past. They document his abiding interest in the history and the significance of the international networks underlying artists’ publications and initiatives in the 1960s and 1970s. He reflected upon the socio-political and cultural strategies of the artist-initiated art scene, which remained independent of the official art establishment. Beside this he wrote many introductions for catalogues of thematical and individual exhibitions.


Presented are also his publications  1973-1978

Schraenen Invite 2

... and his catalogues

Schraenen Invite 3

Guy Schraenen founded the Galerie Kontakt in Antwerp in 1965, the publishing house Guy Schraenen éditeur in 1973 and the Archive for Small Press & Communication  (A.S.P.C). in 1974. He is a freelance curator and advisor in several European museums. He created the Museum within a Museum in the Neues Museum Weserburg Bremen (NMWB, today: Weserburg | Museum for modern art). In 1999, the NMWB acquired the A.S.P.C., which forms the basis of the Research Centre for Artists’ Publications.


There remains to be said: Boekie Woekie is glad that Guy Schraenen is proud to be back. He was our second exhibitor after we moved the shop to its then new premises where you still find it today:
Berenstraat 16, Amsterdam.
Tel: +31-(0)20-6390507
e-mail: boewoe@xs4all.nl
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Styrmir Örn Guðmundsson will launch his new book The End Is Near with a variation on his performance "The Death Show".

Previous versions of this show were to be seen at W139 in Amsterdam and at Cricoteka as part of the exhibition "Radical Languages" in Krakow, Poland.

Come this Saturday, Feb.23rd, 2013 at 5 pm to Boekie Woekie!

Styrmir will play with real objects, made-up stories and vivid memories. His book refers to theories by some heavyweight philosophers as well as to thick books on medical and psychological studies. However, it is the objects of the artist's domestic sphere that play the main role in letting him realize the imminence of the subject of his book.

Styrmir deals in his book with several reflections on death for which he uses different ways of storytelling. During "The Death Show" he will conduct a tour through the pages of the book and demonstrate how it wasn’t until a near-death-experience through a leaking gas-boiler, the artist's only source of water, that he realized that the end is near.

Gudmundsson
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We have a sad reason to have a good time: please join us Sunday Feb.17th, 2013 at 5 for a glass on Les Coleman.

 

Les is no more.

 

There will be 7 screen prints on the wall and 3 of his 4 latest books will be on the table.


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Boekie Woekie will be present with new and old books and a selection of Icelandic titles
at Offprint Paris, the art publishing fair taking place at the Beaux-arts de Paris, 14 Rue Bonaparte, 75006 Paris
from Thursday Nov.15th to Sunday, Nov. 18th,
open (free entrance!) on Thursday and Friday from 1 to 8.30 pm and on Saturday and Sunday from 1 to 7 pm.
Metro: Saint Germain des Près or Palais Royal - Musée Du Louvre.
 
The same weekend, but only on Friday the 16th and Saturday the 17th, from 11 am to 7 pm,
it is time again for Boekie Woekie's participation in the Small Publishers Fair at Conway Hall, Red Lion Square, London WC1R 4RL
Also here the entrance is free.
Tube: Holborn.
 
And Boekie Woekie, at its usual spot in Amsterdam, will be open as always, 7 days a week, from 12 to 6.

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Now on show at Boekie Woekie

Martyn Last

with

the results of the

The Dieter Roth Academy

Examination Corner 2009

Stuttgart Germany

&

The Dieter Roth Academy

Examination Box 2012

Aarhus Denmark

Exhibition open: 02-11 until 25-11-2012

DRA
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Jan Voss being examined in Aarhus


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Boekie Woekie at the New York Art Book Fair 2012

 

Boekie Woekie participates again with new and old publications

in the New York Art Book Fair (www.nyartbookfair.com).

Come on Friday September 28 between 12–7 pm,

or on Saturday, September 29, between 11 am–9 pm,

or on Sunday, September 30, 11 am–7 pm

to MoMA PS1, 22-25 Jackson Avenue at 46th Avenue

Long Island City, NY. Free entrance!

We are looking forward to see you at the Boekie Woekie table

(on the floor plan that is K01)!


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Henriëtte van Egten of Boekie Woekie is looking forward to your visit to her exhibition
Facebook of 99 New Friends
at Aðalheiður Eysteinsdóttir's new Galeri Kompan in Al
Þýðuhúsið (Althyduhusid), in Siglufjörður, Iceland. The opening is Friday 21.9.2012 at 8 pm.
Hetti at Kompan 2012
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Jón Laxdal and Jan Voss will additionally entertain the visitors.
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The exhibition of the work
HEROES OF THE SEXUAL REVOLUTION
by Jesper Fabricius will open in Boekie Woekie on Saturday 9th of June, 2012 at 5 pm.

Invitation Jesper
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Short Description of the project
My show "Heroes of the Sexual Revolution" will be made of small cut-out portraits of people from Danish porn magazines from the seventies. All these portraits of anonymous people will be placed in Capsule Gallery in a long row. The liberation of picture pornography in Denmark 1969 was a part of the sexual revolution in North America and Europe. The invention of the pill moved events in this direction together with the rise of hippie culture. It became a revolt against bourgeois hypocrisy and sexual suppression. Part of the hippie movement went political in the seventies, like RAF in West Germany and Brigate Rosso in Italy. They also had their heroes. I think these movements are all rooted in older utopian ideas from the beginning of the century like the Esperanto movement, the  vegetarians, the German Freikörper culture (nudists) etc. Communism/Marxism was such an utopian movement. The hole modern or modernist world is built on these ideas. Our minds are Modernism and that language is the house we live in.

This text is taken from the catalogue in Ljubljana.

Best wishes
Jesper

Together with the opening of the exhibition issue 22 of "Het Andre Behr Pamflet" will be launched: alliance between the images and their meaning. Jesper Fabricius has not only cut out more heads but also sentences.
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If you can, come to see us, and the others, at
 
Le Saloon du Livre!
 
Fonderie Kugler
rue de la Truite 4 bis
1205 Genève!
 
The event takes place from
12-8 on Saturday, June 2nd
and on Sunday, June 3rd 2012, from 11-7.

http://www.saloondulivre.ch/
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If in Iceland, in Iceland's North, and up for a very special treat, you should anyhow visit

"
Safnasafnið - The Icelandic Folk and Outsider Art Museum"

But if you visit there now, you'll also have the opportunity to see an exhibition of the 3 of Boekie Woekie: Henriëtte van Egten, Rúna Thorkelsdóttir and Jan Voss!

Safnasafnið | Svalbarðsströnd | 601 Akureyri | Sími/Tel: 461 4066
| www.safnasafid.is 
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Blauwe Diamanten, Zwarte Zielen


Beckmans Diamond 1 Beckmans Diamond 2 Beckmans Diamond 3
Fredie Beckmans, ook wel bekend als voorzitter van de worstclub, zit tegenwoordig in de diamantenhandel. Hij heeft door Namibië en Botswana gezworven en daar diamanten verzameld en verhalen geschreven. Komende vrijdag, 16 maart zal hij voordragen uit eigen Afrikaans werk en een grote collectie prijsgunstige diamanten tonen. 

 
Presentatie  van de uitgave "Blauwe Diamanten, Zwarte Zielen" 
in Boekie Woekie op vrijdag, 16 maart, om 17.00 uur. 
 
(Blue Diamonds, Black Souls: Chairman of the Worst Club Fredie Beckmans deals now - after traveling Namibia and Botswana - in diamonds. He'll show a collection of good value diamonds and will read from the stories he wrote while on the way. Presentation of the edition "Blue Diamonds, Black Souls" Friday, March 16th at 5pm at Boekie Woekie.)


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Rúna Thorkelsdóttir of Boekie Woekie exhibits at Galerie Kees van Gelder

"Changing Still Lives"
a

Galerie Van Gelder - Planciusstraat 7 - Amsterdam
18.2.-21.3.2012

open Tuesday till Saturday from 1-6 pm
opening 18.2. from 5 to 7 

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Writing Lecture, performed by Toine Horvers on Saturday 14.01.2012  5 pm

 

Toine Horvers wrote a text in which he gave a detailed description of the act of hand writing: what happens exactly when writing a text with a fountain pen, how does the writing develop on the sheet, what sounds arise from the movements of the pen, and so on. It resulted in 7 A4 sheets.
He performs this text for an audience: while writing he pronounces the words in an elongated way.

For a publication of this work, an edition by Christoph Daviet in Paris, the A4 sheets were scanned and printed and brought together in a folder in an edition of 75 copies.

On Saturday the 14th of January he will perform the text in the back-space of Boekie Woekie. Duration 40 minutes.

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Dear visitor, have a happy New Year!  


The waiter comes, with another New Beer!

Wasn’t the road long and dusty down here?
We gladly accept and accept again
to empty those glasses which form a chain.
They seam as milestones our long road,
Two thousand eleven, the latest quote.
And now one more, another New Beer!
Don’t ever we get enough down here?
 
This is the last one, but then one more?
Till we are drunk and thrown out the door!


Cheers from

Henriëtte van Egten, Rúna Thorkelsdóttir, Jan Voss


ps

At 5pm on Friday the 30th of Dec. 2011 Henriëtte van Egten opens on the last remaining white wall of Boekie Woekie’s backroom an exhibition of 24 collages she made earlier this and last year. Come if you can!

Boekie Woekie Invitation
                                  Henriëtte van Egten 12.11. collage
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Join us in Boekie Woekie on Tuesday, Dec. 6th, at 4 and help us prepare the launch of a cloud made in the form of a paper balloon!


This will complete the last chapter of the book Paper Clouds. The project started five years ago in Mexico. It has been

presented in Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, and comes now to Amsterdam's Boekie Woekie.

We need your collaboration with love poems, thoughts or drawings to fill up the paper cloud!

Adapted by Martha Hellion from The Cloud Messenger/Meghaduta, a  lyric love poem by Kalidasa, the Indian Sanskrit poet

of the 5th century, the book will be formed by a photographic register of the events in all the places where they have been

performed,  highlighting the imprint of the collective work of friends, some times even the failure of sending the cloud to

the sky because of weather conditions. Those remaining clouds will be shown at the presentation of the book in Buenos

Aires.

The book will be printed in polimer/photoetching on hand made paper in a limited edition of 30 copies, 25 bound in soft

cover/linen envelope and 5 numbered from I to V bound in natural leather envelope.


paper cloud 1 papwer cloud 2 paper cloud 3
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Coleman Invitation
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It's time for the 2011 SMALL PUBLISHERS FAIR London.
BOEKIE WOEKIE and around 60 other participants look forward to see you at Conway Hall Friday 11th or Saturday 12th between 11am and 7 pm.
To thine own self be true*, do come!
 
Conway Hall, Red Lion Square, London. Nearest Tube: Holborn. See for all details: www.rgap.co.uk 
 
*The advice Polonius gives to his son marks in big letters Conway Hall's main wall.
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Booming Business

Nico Lootsma invitation
                                        11.11

Trashtown Magazine # 40 is out and will be presented on Saturday Nov.5, 2011,
at 5 pm by its editor Nico Lootsma with the performance Parlare!
Free bank note for the first 7 visitors
(Trashtown $$!).
Exhibition till Nov. 12.

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Foam
                                      Books
You wonder what it is you see here? Look Boekie Woekie up at the New
York Art Book Fair!
The NY Art Book Fair 2011 at MoMA PS1 30 September - 2 October Preview 29 september

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Henk Wijnen and Martyn Last invite for the presentation of the book they made in an edition of 10 copies, boxed and with a lot of extras, on their adventures in Germany - hilarious, don't miss it.

Martyn Henk Invite

Come to Boekie Woekie on Saturday, Sept. 17th at 5!

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Boekie Woekie spreads the announcement further and encourages you to follow the invitation of De Kring, one of Amsterdam’s artists’ societies which run a down town bar and restaurant.

Until September 3rd 2011 thirty of our drawn-on, photographically enlarged and laminated beer mats will be on display – and for sale – there. We are looking forward to Cralan Kelder’s opening words on Saturday, July the 23rd at 6. If you can, come. We can't imagine it to be anything else but fun.

Henriëtte, Rúna (still in absentia) and Jan

beermat invitation De Kring

UITNODIGING

placemats en bierviltjes

Henriëtte van Egten / Jan Voss / Rúna Thorkeldóttir


i.s.m. Boekie Woekie


opening expositie

zaterdag 23 juli 2011 om 18.00 uur
Logo De Kring

Kleine-Gartmanplantsoen 7-9

1017 rp Amsterdam

tel. 020 62 36 985/fax 020 62 32 777
info@kring.nl/
www.kring.nl


Beste,

In de zomermaanden heeft de expositie van Sociëteit De Kring een zomers tintje: namelijk sterk uitvergrote bierviltjes, betekend door kunstenaars van naam in de sociëteit en placemats, ontworpen door diverse creatieve Kringleden in het Kringrestaurant.

Kunstenaarsboekwinkel Boekie Woekie wordt al jaren door kunstenaars Henriëtte van Egten, Rúna Thorkeldóttir en Jan Voss gerund. De tafel achterin is dan ook de startplek van vele bierviltkunstwerken geweest.

De groot gemaakte tekeningen op bierviltjes tonen (doordat ze groot gemaakt zijn nog duidelijker) de moeite, of ook de onhandigheid, van het ontstaansproces van de originele, kleine tekeningen op de originele, kleine, bierviltjes. Het zijn éénhandstekeningen, de andere hand van de tekenaars is immers bezig het bierglas omhoog te houden. Omdat de kleine, lichte bierviltjes onder het betekend worden ook nog makkelijk heen en weer schuiven, is er sprake van een sterk verminderde kans dat de tekeningen tonen, wat de tekenaar bedoeld zou kunnen hebben. Ze bieden de kijker dus alle denkbaar mogelijke ruimte om er in te zien wat men erin wil zien.

Voor de grote Kring-placemat-voor-in-het-restaurant-expositie nodigde de kunstcommissie alle creatieve Kringleden uit om hun idee voor de Kringplacemat in te zenden. De ontwerpen worden door vakjury en publiek beoordeeld. De prijswinnaars worden op de finissage, zaterdag 3 september, bekend gemaakt. 

De Kringexpositie is van zaterdag 23 juli- zaterdag 3 september
Niet-leden kunnen de tentoonstelling bezoeken op maandag t/m vrijdag
van 16.00 - 19.00 uur en op afspraak.

met vriendelijke groet, Marieke Nooren

Programmeur en relatiebeheer
Aanwezig op dinsdag-woensdag en donderdag


sociëteit de kring

kleine gartmanplantsoen 7-9

1017 rp amsterdam

www.kring.nl

 
de clubup

korte leidsedwarsstraat 26-I

1017 rc amsterdam

www.clubup.nl

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Dear all!

 
We have the pleasure to have Rainer Pretzell among us. For many with an interest in art and literature the books of Rainer Verlag belong to the highlights of the years between 1966 and 1995. We have to thank him for beautiful books by Emmett Williams and Ann Noël, Friederike Mayröcker, Gerhard Rühm, Dominik Steiger, Joe Jones, Helmut Eisendle, H.C. Artmann, Gennadij Ajgi and certainly Dieter Roth to name just a few.
 

Rainer will be in Boekie Woekie on Saturday, July 9th 2011. From 5 pm on he'll tell his story in a conversation with Jan Voss and answer your possible questions. Please do come!

 

Hettie, Rúna (in absentia) and Jan

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Though what we do can hardly be called "we are coming" (haven't we arrived 25 years ago?) ,
Amsterdam Art Book Fair
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Boekie Woekie participates in the first Amsterdam Art/Book Fair. Click the link for details.
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Environmental Recordings

- a collection of new books by Brown Sierra -

Brown Sierra invit 

Please come to Boekie Woekie on Saturday the 12th of March at 5 and listen to the performance of Pia Gambardella and Paddy Collins.

Pia Gambardella & Paddy Collins are a London based collective. Both are artists who have developed an interest and have worked in the field of sound art, artist books, performance and installation. Brown Sierra continue to map and record their environment in the form of collecting materials that can be bound into hard bound single edition books. The books developed from our work and interest with mapping and environmental recordings, collecting and reusing.  Creating new approaches to making environmental recordings. Using found tape, parallax recording, (each making a mono recording simultaneously, varying our location through distance and movement.), using telephone boxes as fixed point microphones, and sound mapping. We are interested in the geography of a place, mapping areas, looking at local estates, parks, road networks, bus stops, park benches. towns, boroughs, wards. The structure of the area. from how government works to what chip shops sell. Collecting leaflets from libraries, hospitals, shops, general practitioners, picking up the local litter that we find on route. Collecting material in varying states of decay, finding paper sacks out side greengrocers or health advice in the chemist. This we collect, sort, collate, consider, categorise, sometimes paint, and then mix. The signatures are carefully arranged  into sequential cut ups through the process of book binding, the way they relate to each other is controlled by how we categories the type of material going into the book. Books made from maps, cut up and rebound creating new geographies, sometimes mixing cities and countries, others towns and streets. Collections of menus or litter pertaining to a particular faith or in a particular language. Books of lost dog posters, or paper bags, instruction leaflets, public information sign, children's drawings. Other books are paper collected in one day, or in one place, or collected over a weekend or collected on one walk, between specific places made over several journeys. The books are documents or micro archives of how local environments are being used. These arrangements can create unexpected and poignant new meanings.

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Venus of
                                    Willendorf + Erdnuss at M.Frei 2003

Galerie & Edition Marlene Frei, Zurich, as staged an exhibition of drawings, paintings and multiples by Jan Voss.
   
   
The show's title is "Leute, hängt die Bilder ab, sonst machen noch die Nägel schlapp!" (Hey folks, take the pictures down before the nails give up!) The photograph above is a shot from the exhibition and shows copies of two multiples: "Venus of Willendorf wears her mini-skirt" and "Erdnuss" which in this case translates only insufficiently into English as "peanut". On the occasion of this exhibition appears volume 13 of Het Andre Behr Pamflet. It contains, besides images which are and which are not on display in the show, a poem and two brief essays.
    Jan Voss, Germany 1945, lives in Holland and is the editor of the growing series of Het Andre Behr Pamflet. He has exhibited widely and is one of the founding members of Boekie Woekie.
    The show will be up from March 5th till April 15th 2003. You find the gallery at Zwinglistrasse 36 (backyard) in CH 8004 Zurich. Opening times: Tuesdays to Fridays from 12 to 6.30, Saturdays from 12 to 4. Go also to www.marlenefrei.com.

Simultaneously Galerie Marlene Frei shows an exhibition of works by Emmett Williams.

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Please join us Saturday, December 11 at 5 pm for a reading of Andrew’s new anagrams and – with a little bit of luck – for the presentation of Het Andre Behr Pamflet 14 which will contain these texts.
Andrew Mc Laren
                                                  HABP 14   Andre McLaren
                                                                                         Photo: Marnie Blair

Andrew McLaren is a Canadian visual and media artist, also active in self-publishing over the past ten years. Working mainly in the area of maps, number systems and language games, his new work for Boekie Woekie is a series of anagrams, written during a recent visit to London. Are Sponsible Use of Language is #14 in the Andre Behr Pamflet series.
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Boekie Woekie Amsterdam New York London
Amsterdam: as usual, seven days a week from 12 to 6
New York:
temporarily (NYABF Nov. 5-7, 2010)
London:
temporarily (Small Publisher's Fair, Nov. 12+13, 2010)
Book Keeper's Poem with an
                                      amended verbal interpretation
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Invited by and together with Fredie Beckmans, Roland Berning, Bülent Evren, Martyn Last, Joseph Semah, Yvonne Strang, Cigdem Turek, Elaine Vis and Henk Wijnen/Jockel Heenes, Jan Voss of Boekie Woekie will set up an art exhibition in Schijndel, southeast of s'Hertogenbosch. There is a theme, in Dutch "Samenbundelingen", probably "bundles" in English. This is how Jan Voss announces his contribution in the catalogue booklet for the show:

  Schijndel mijn
                                      plaatje voor webSchijndel mijn
                                      tekst voor web
Here a shortened English version of the Dutch text: The new bundle by J.V. appears as a multiple. Since a well written sentence, wrongly read, turns to nonsense, there will take place
at the exhibition opening a performance of the play "basket ball in the fabrication hall of the sentence (or should it be: sense?) factory" . The resulting waste paper basket, filled with written on but crumpled up A4 sheets, will be the first in a series.

The exhibition opens on Saturday, Sept. 11th, 2010 at 4 pm at the Cultureel Centrum 't Spectrum, Steeg 9, in 5482 Schijndel.
It stays open till Oct.23rd and can be visited from Monday till Friday from 10-20 and on Saturdays from 10-13.
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MISS READ
September 3 - 5, 2010

Opening hours:
Friday, September 3, 3 - 7 pm, Saturday, September 4, noon - 7 pm, Sunday, September 5, noon - 7 pm

KW Institute for Contemporary Art
Auguststraße 69
10117 Berlin
www.kw-berlin.de


MISS READ invited international publishers to show their Artist Books.

2nd Cannons Publications, Los Angeles, AKV/urban art info, Berlin, 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, basso & friends, Berlin, 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, umool umool, Amsterdam/Seoul,
(un)limited store, Marseille, Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König, Cologne, Weproductions, Yarrow, Zavod P.A.R.A.S.I.T.E., Ljubljana, ZINE'S MATE, Tokyo


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. Presenting a selection of more than 40 of the most active contributors in this field, the festival provides the rare opportunity to encounter and explore the contemporary scene of independent publishing.

MISS READ will be accompanied by a series of lectures, performances and talks by artists, publishers, and graphic designers taking place on September 4, 2 - 6 pm, and September 5, 2 - 4 pm. All events run hourly and take a distinct artistic practice or individual approach towards publishing as a starting point to experience the great diversity of contemporary artist books productions. Among others, participants include
Brett Bloom (Half Letter Press/ Temporary Services, Chicago),
Achim Lengerer (Scriptings, Amsterdam), Jeff Khonsary (Filip, Vancouver), Zak Kyes (London) and Eva Weinmayr (London). The program is co-curated by Christoph Keller.



MISS READ is a collaboration of KW Institute for Contemporary Art and the Berlin based publishers argobooks and Michalis Pichler.
Project management: Anke Schleper.

The festival is co-financed by the European Union (European Fund for Regional Development. Investing in Your Future.)



Joint Event in Berlin: 

UNTER DEM MOTTO 2010
September 03 - 05, 2010
Organized by MOTTO BERLIN & CHERT GALLERY
Skalitzer Str. 68, D-10997 Berlin
www.mottodistribution.com
www.chert-berlin.com

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Come now and see them at work, but be sure to be here Saturday the 14th of August 2010, around 4!

Wilmanski
                                    Adamczewska Sand Mandala for Boekie
                                    Woekie

Joanna Adamczewska / Tomasz Wilmanski

 “Mandala for Boekie Woekie”

Amsterdam, 12-14.08.2010

Mandala (sanskrit Tibetan kyil khor, "circle" "completion"); refers to sacred geometric device commonly used in the religious practice of Hinduism and Tibetan Buddhism, which serves several religious purposes including establishing a sacred space and as an aid to meditation and trance induction, focusing attention of aspirants and adepts, an abode of a Buddha or bodhisattva, a symbolic map of the universe and pathway to liberation. Mandala has become a generic term for any plan, chart or geometric pattern that represents the cosmos metaphysically or symbolically, a microcosm of the Universe from the human perspective. Its symbolic nature can help one "to access progressively deeper levels of the unconscious, ultimately assisting the meditator to experience a mystical sense of oneness with the ultimate unity from which the cosmos in all its manifold forms arises." The psychoanalyst Carl Jung saw the mandala as "a representation of the unconscious self" and believed his paintings of mandalas enabled him to identify emotional disorders and work towards wholeness in personality.

 Joanna Adamczewska (born 1959 in Poznan, Poland); studied at the State Higher School of Plastic Arts in Poznan in 1980-1985. She does primarily book art and space arrangement. Since the late 1980s she has been working on “Acoustic Books” a cycle of unique books which she has presented at many show-concerts. She is the author of such books as “The Bible”, “Image of...”, “Polish Alphabet” /35th books/ a cycle of books based on the Polish alphabet - 35 letters. She showed her works at many exhibitions, such as Concordia Art Gallery Montreal, Galerie Ermer, Berlin, Herzog August Bibliothek, Wolfenbüttel, CSW Zamek Ujazdowski, Warsaw, National Gallery Zacheta Gallery, Warsaw, Bunkier Sztuki Cracow, AT Gallery Poznan. She lives and works in Poznan

http://free.art.pl/at/pl/ang/art_adamczewska.htm 

Tomasz Wilmanski (born 1956 in Szczecin, Poland); studied at the State Higher School of Plastic Arts in Poznan in 1977-1982. Since 1982 he has been running the AT Gallery in Poznan. He was a curator of many collective exhibitions in galleries home and abroad. He presented his works at exhibitions in Poland, Germany, Austria, Canada, Estonia, Sweden, France and Italy. He is the author of such artist-books as “Jungle”, “The Penance”, “MOD”, “Bon Ton” and “Sounds” in which he uses the acoustic specificity of the Polish language. He also practices sculpture, drawing, visual poetry and performance actions. He lives and works in Poznan.

http://free.art.pl/wilmanski/
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Please join us Friday July 9, 2010, at 4:00 PM for the book launch of Brad Freeman’s new artist’s book WRONG SIZE FITS ALL: a book of miracles & mishaps.

Freeman Wrong Size Fits
                                        All

Offset printed in quad tones, CMYK, and secret sauce by the artist – also hand bound by BF. 90 copies signed and numbered, EUR 175.-

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 // »Ein neuer Raum des Buches«, ging es ihr durch den Kopf. »Wie viele Buchläden es wohl gab in Amsterdam?« Der Gedanke faszinierte sie. Sie mochte es, durch Buchläden zu streifen – es reizte sie, diese Welten zu entdecken. Sie bewunderte die Unmenge an Geschichten, Ideen und Phantasien, die Menschen bedenken und zu Papier bringen konnten. Manchmal stellte sie sich dann vor, dass eine ihrer eigenen Geschichten zwischen all diesen Büchern stand.//

 // ‘A new room for books,’ she realised. ‘How many bookstores were there already in Amsterdam?’ The thought fascinated her. She liked strolling through bookstores – it excited her to discover this world. She admired the abundance of stories, ideas and imaginations that people were able to think of and write down. Sometimes she then imagined one of her own stories standing between all these other books.//

Der Raum des Buches- a project by Thekla Ahrens


It is done!


You are dearly invited to the presentation of my new work Der Raum des Buches

on Monday, July 5, 2010 at 5pm

at BoekieWoekie, Berenstraat 16, Amsterdam

followed by my graduation show at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy on July 7- 11.

Hope to see you there and celebrate!

Thekla

www.derraumdesbuches.blogspot.com

www.gerritrietveldacademie.nl

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BOEKIE WOEKIE BACK ROOM BIO
Boekie Woekie
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SUNDAY MAY 23RD 15.30 COME IF YOU CAN
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***Herzliche Einladung zur Ausstellungseröffnung
***Cordial Invitation to

ALEKSANDAR KOLENC (München)


GÜNTHER ROST (Hamburg)


ANDREA TIPPEL (Berlin)


JAN VOSS (Amsterdam)



OHNE ZEICHNUNG IST NICHTS UND ZWAR FÜR KEINEN



Eröffnung am Freitag, den 09. April 2010 um 19 Uhr

Opening Friday, April 9th 2010, 19h


Am Freitag, den 9. April öffnen zudem elf weitere Galerien rund um das
Kontorhausviertel von 19 - 23 Uhr ihre Türen.

On this night collective spring-opening of the Kontorhaus Galleries 7 - 11pm.

Ausstellungsdauer: 10. April - 21. Mai 2010
Duration: April 10th - May 21st 2010


GALERIE MELIKE BILIR

Klosterwall 4
D-20095 Hamburg

Tel.: + 49.40.38665677
Mobil: + 49.172.7165776
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Tom Wasmuth and Tom Bodean will entertain the crowd in Boekie Woekie with words, pictures and music!
Tom
                                        Wasmuth Tom Bodean
Please come on Saturday, January 23rd, 2010 around 5pm.
Tom Wasmuth is a writer and an artist living in Albuquerque, New Mexico with his wife Ann Patterson and his dog Jolie. Tom Bodean is a music maker who travels the world and hangs with his friends. He requires only a bed, table and chair (and strong nerves of the host). Hot showers and home cooking appreciated but not mandatory.
Free Jazz fans will enjoy his 4am pot and pan concerts when cooking.
For more information see the Tom Wasmuth web site or for Tom Bodean see Swampy Tonk Productions.

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CERAMICS by NINI TANG.


Tang Ceramic
                                        Exhibition at Boekie Woekie
                                        21.11.09

We are looking forward to your visit on Saturday, Nov. 21st 2009, at 5.

The exhibition will be up until Jan. 6th 2010.

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If you happen to want to follow the activities Boekie Woekie is involved in on Friday the 13th and Saturday the 14th and Sunday the 15th of November you'll have to begin with visiting our table in London at Conway Hall at the SMALL PUBLISHERS FAIR on that Friday at 11 am when the fair opens and have Les and Jo show you what's new but don't spend too much time with them, hurry to Amsterdam and say hi and good bye to Hettie who'll take care that day of BOEKIE WOEKIE from were you'll speed without delay to Bremen to cast a glance into the ART SALON at Museum Weserburg, the Art Salon is the book market of the Research Centre for Artists' Publications where Marc and Claudia will be present in the name of your favorite bookshop that day, but don't loose yourself in what you see, just hurry on to Stuttgart, no, to Ostfildern, and be at 7 at OTTERBECK ARCHITEKTEN where you'll meet me and others of the Dieter Roth Academy who on the occasion of the 10th DRA conference will then be opening an exhibition of their works.
See that you find a bed because you'll have to come the next day, on Saturday the 14th, at 2, to the Staatsgalerie Stuttgart where the "Dieter Roth Souvenirs"-exhibition will be opened which the DRA has instigated. Besides the exhibition that day: speeches (of which one by me) and films. And if you care to pause a little longer, the Kunstmuseum Stuttgart will hold public talks on various aspects related to Dieter Roth on Sunday the 15th, parallel to their part of the "Dieter Roth Souvenirs" exhibition.

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Nico Lootsma opens an exhibition of drawings and presents issue 30 of his

TRASH TOWN MAGAZINE.

 Lootsma Trashtown 30 invit 1

Don’t miss this and come to Boekie Woekie Saturday, Oct. 17th 2009 at 5.

The exhibition will be up for one week.

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Noel Berlin Verona Conz medium

NOËL BERLIN VERONA CONZ, 2009

Published by Edizione Francesco Conz in Verona, Italy in an edition of 500 copies. 400 of these have four colour cover in a plastic coated card, 100 books bound are with a hard cover, each with an original work inside, which have been signed and numbered by the author.

288 pages, 24 x 17 cm, printed in colour, with reproductions from two one-of-kind books Ann Noel made for Francesco Conz in 1985-87 and 1988-89.

Ann Noël and Boekie Woekie are looking forward to see you Saturday, October 10th, around 5.

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Fatigued and bent under loads of books, Boekie



Woekie



will drag itself to the New York Art Book Fair to


rejuvenate



by shedding the weight!

We expect to soon be back in Amsterdam like



this:
Boekie Woekie back from New
                                    York

Is your interest kindled? Please look up www.nyartbookfair.com. Come for a visit!

NY Art Book Fair 2009
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During the days of the Fair it will be business as



usual at



Boekie Woekie Amsterdam.
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Boekie Woekie invites for a (short) solo concert!

Anton Bruhin

 

will play the Jew’s harp on Monday, September 28th, beginning at 5pm.

Anton Bruhin Anton Bruhin is a painter and free-lance artist. Rather by chance, he began playing the Jew’s harp in the late sixties. His interest in the instrument caused him to travel around the world to meet other Jew’s harp players. He is in contact with the Jew’s harp Centre in Yakutsk (north-eastern Siberia) and became friends with Jew’s harp players in Japan, Hungary and Austria.

Anton Bruhin, author of several books, has released more than 15 CDs as a musician. To name a few, UR-Musig, Terra Amphibia CD (with Mani Neumeier) and Electric Eel CD at John Zorn´s Tzadik (with Koichi Makigami). Cinema movie: "Trümpi - Anton Bruhin, der Maultrommler" by Iwan Schumacher 70 min. Ventura Film.

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On the occasion of the 28th Biennial of Graphic Arts in Ljubljana

Jan Voss of Boekie Woekie

will tell those interested all he can in half an hour beginning at 17:30 on Saturday Sept. 5th about our take on artists' books. This will happen in the context of the "Artist's Book Salon" at the International Centre of Graphic Arts, (Tivoli Mansion, Ljubljana).

Talks programme that Saturday: 4:00 p.m. Darko Šimčić: The Artists' Magazines Gorgona and Maj 75 4:30 p.m. the art group Chto Delat (Dmitry Vilensky), (from Russia) 5:00 p.m. the art group Bas/BENT (from Turkey) 5:30 p.m. Jan Voss: the (online) bookstore Boekie Woekie.

admission free

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Boekie Woekie invites for the opening of an exhibition by


Michael Gibbs

"Your library is your portrait"
- Holbrook Jackson (1874-1948), British journalist, writer, publisher and bibliophile

Please come this Saturday, August 15th, 2009 around 5pm.  If you can't make it, the show will be up till the end of September.

In 1978 Michael Gibbs made a handwritten version of his entire library as it existed at the time, under the title "Ex Libris"
This is now being shown at Boekie Woekie, together with a hand-picked selection of some of the original books that had a particular influence on his work as a poet and artist. A self-portrait in books.
A later, interactive version of "Ex Libris" (1998) can be viewed here  http//:www.xs4all.nl/~nondes/exlibris/shelves.html target=new

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Coming Saturday, August 8th, 2009, at 5pm “Square One deluxe”, the new book by Jan Voss will be presented by Galerie und Edition Marlene Frei, Zwinglistr. 36, CH 8004 Zürich.

The book is the special edition of

Voss, Jan
Square One
the rhyming description of a(n imaginary) speedy journey: one line of a long poem in English on each page, soft cover, 228 not numbered pages, 14,5 x 10,5 cm, ed/160, Amsterdam 2008
EUR 15,00

and contains on each of its 246 pages one line of the rhyming text reporting a zigzag journey around the globe and through outer space. Forty footnotes (each with a picture) amend the text. An observant reader may recognize the footnotes as the text, now translated into English, J.V. wrote for last year's catalogue of his small retrospective exhibition “40 Jahre, 40 Arbeiten” (40 years, 40 works) held at Galerie Marlene Frei.

The hard cover book, produced and published by Boekie Woekie, is laser printed in a signed edition of 30 copies (plus 5 artist proofs). Its size is approximately Din A4, but each folded dust jacket is a different original signed paint work and measures unfolded 98 x 74 cm.

The book includes a DVD filmed and processed by Iwan Schumacher which documents that retrospective exhibition and renders the reading by J.V. of the earlier version of Square One. 

Voss Square One deluxe  Voss Square One dust jacket
This is how the book and its unfolded dust jackets look like. (The dust jacket is relatively more diminished in size than the book.) In Zürich it is for sale for CHF 600.- plus sales tax and in Amsterdam at Boekie Woekie for EUR 420.- (tax included).

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Come Saturday the 11th of July at 4pm and watch the Wasted Papers!

Jansen Watch It! open big

Yvette Jansen presents her collages with watches.

She will also present her new book of (watch) collages: the normal and the special edition of “Watch It”

plus original collages will be on display.

Watch it!

13 reproduced collages, hard cover, 16 pages, 10,5 x 15,5 cm, numbered/8, signed, Heemstede 2009, EUR 25.- (this is the normal edition, the special edition contains an original small signed collage, is numbered/V and costs EUR 35.-)

If you can’t make it for the opening, the exhibition will at least be up till August 9th.

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Rick Myers presents his work at Boekie Woekie – please come!

Myers
                      invite small

Make use of the opportunity Saturday (June 13th around 4pm) to see what else Rick has up his sleeve

besides his (desperation born?) “bite marks in paper” we know him for.

He says there will be 2 new print portfolios and other titles.

The one portfolio is Before and After Breath

A suite of five prints, resulting from pre 1908 carbon, and circa 2008 tungsten filament light bulbs,

stamped on carbon paper, with a fifty ton industrial press.

And the other portfolio is Itself

A suite of eight digital prints, documenting a removal of carbon black xerographic toner,

then re-used for its reproduction.


If you can’t make it this Saturday, his things will be on display till July 8th.

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Come to the



Prague Revue extravaganza in Amsterdam's most interesting bookstore Boekie Woekie*



this Saturday,




May 2nd at 4.



* this line is by Cralan Kelder

The Prague Revue is making its debut in Amsterdam with
copies for sale as well as editors and contributors readings from Issue 8.


http://www.thepraguerevue.com


Editors:
Max Munson
Stephan Delbos


Contributor:
Mark Terrill
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Boekie Woekie invites you to be present at the opening of an installation

by Guðrún Hrönn Ragnarsdóttir.

Exhibition Gudrun Hrönn Ragnarsdóttir 2.09

Please join us for this occasion around 4pm on Saturday, February 21st, 2009!

If you can’t make it for the opening, the exhibition will be up till March 25th.


“... have through the times used the camera (photo and video) in order

to observe and sketch everyday man-made environments, that one

normally just sees out of the corner of one’s eye or doesn’t observe

at all. The commonplace things provoke my attention because of

nostalgia, colour, form or because they seem to be strange or even

funny. On my trips I take photos and use my video camera to document

the environment I am visiting. In recent years I have been travelling

in the Baltic Countries and Russia observing with my camera objects

catching my attention. Even though the things I am documenting may be

well known from our own environments, they are put out in a different

way and that’s why they make me wonder, and I want to have a closer

look. They seem to me both strange and beautiful.”

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Boekie Woekie invites you to be present at the opening of an exhibition of sheep head sculptures, a video and drawings

by Aðalheiður S. Eysteinsdóttir.

sheep

Please join us for this occasion around 4pm on Saturday, January 24th, 2009!

If you can't make it for the opening, the exhibition will be up till February 18th.


Réttardagur

For some time I have been preparing exhibitions or happenings with the title Réttardagur. Réttardagur is the magical day in smaller Icelandic communities when sheep are gathered from the mountains. It marks the completion of a circle and the beginning of a new era.
 
I intend to display variations of this theme in 50 exhibitions to celebrate my fiftieth birthday in five years time with hundreds of sculptures of sheep, horses, dogs, farmers and bystanders during the next five years.
Society's various forms have always been my subject. Two-dimensional at first, my works became three-dimensional in recent years. I have often invited people to participate in my exhibitions. Lecturers, musicians, children, actors, poets and other artists. I like it when something unexpected is added to my work.

In Boekie Woekie I exhibit a few sheep head sculptures, a video and drawings. All in the spirit of the tradition of the month of þorri which is now and when we Icelanders eat smoked and sour lamb meat.

Aðalheiður S. Eysteinsdóttir

Find more information at http://www.freyjulundur.is.
Aðalheiður has before exhibited in Boekie Woekie in 2002.

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BOEKIE WOEKIE INVITES FOR THE LAUNCH OF 4 NEW BOOKS !

If you can, please join us on Saturday, December 13th around 5pm.
You ’ll be rewarded (if that is the right term) with a reading by Jan Voss of his rhyming text “Square One” directly broadcast to Boekie Woekie from his hiding place in the North of Iceland and beamed to the wall (technology permitting). Works of the authors will be on the walls.
 
If you can’t come, you still can order what may interest you.



Green, Malcolm
Must Illusions Always Give Birth To More Illusions?
these 7 images with text are a research into the paradoxical, spiral bound, 20 not numbered pages, 15 x 10,5 cm, numbered/75, (Heidelberg) 2006
EUR 11,00
Green Must Illusion always give birth
                      cover Green Must Illusion first page

Last, Martyn
Found & Lost
with text contributions by 14 losers found by M.L. and 22 drawings lost by M.L., the “losers” are Guy Brett, Max van Egmond, Bert Jansen, Joe, Lillian Lijn, Mike Martel, David Medalla, Jonathan Parsons, Alex Sainsbury, Richard Salmon, Joseph Semah, Ben Vautier, Jan Voss, Zor2many, soft cover, 84 pages, 20,5 x 15 cm, in an edition of “not too many copies”, Amsterdam 2008
EUR 18,00
Last Found & Lost

(Roth, Dieter)
Dieter Roth’s Last Reading  Die Letzte Lesung
published in 2003 as a German spoken video tape this DVD version has a remastered sound and can now be watched with either German or English subtitles, playing time about 45 min., the book with a foreword and notes on the poems and texts by Malcolm Green contains a transcription of the improvised as well as the read text, soft cover, 44 pages, 21 x 15 cm, Heidelberg Amsterdam 2008
EUR 35,00
Roth Last Reading CD

Voss, Jan
Square One
the rhyming description of a(n imaginary) speedy journey: one line of a long poem in English on each page, soft cover, 228 not numbered pages, 14,5 x 10,5 cm, ed/160, Amsterdam 2008
EUR 15,00
Voss Square One


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Hope to see you at Boekie Woekie for Perro Verlag’s Hell Passports book launch and exhibition!

Invitation
                      Perro Verlag 1.11.08

Please join us for the launch of Perro Verlag's Hell Passport Project box set, a 24 volume set of visual art chapbooks by 24 Canadian artists on Saturday November 1st, around 4pm.

On the occasion of the launch at Boekie Woekie the artists in the Hell Passport Project will be exhibiting their work in the Boekie Woekie back room Gallery. Artists in the series: derek beaulieu, Lisa Cinar, Mark Connery, Rebecca Dolen, Brandy Fedoruk, Julia Feyrer, Emily Goodden, Roy Green, Sally Ireland, Ben L. Jacques, Collin Johanson, Donato Mancini, Billy Mavreas, Wesley Mulvin, Robert Pedersen, Guinevere Pencarrick, Owen Plummer, Terry Plummer, Fiona Smyth, Scheisse Wives, Colin Upton, Ed Varney, Julie Voyce and James Whitman.

The exhibition will be on display till the 3rd of December.

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Small Publishers Fair Dog

Boekie Woekie goes to London!

We participate (once again) in the 
Small Publishers Fair.

 

Please visit us in Conway Hall, Red Lion Square (nearest tube: Holborn) on Oct 24th or 25th 2008 between 11am and 7pm. The admission is free.

For readings and events programme and the other participants see: www.rgap.co.uk

The image above depicts a moment of the fair at the Boekie Woekie stall 2 years ago. The dog said he needed a few books to chew them up und no, he wouldn't have the time for a beer.

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Boekie Woekie proudly lets everyone know that our own
RÚNA is just back from Paris
where she watched the presentation of
TAO of the fashion house COMME DES GARCONS.
It was their suggestion to those who care what they wear for the summer of next year.
And why did Rúna watch it?
13 of her flower images were used by Tao for her fashion show.
Rúna-Tao 1Rúna-Tao 2Rúna-Tao 3Rúna-Tao 4Rúna-Tao 5Rúna-Tao 6Rúna-Tao 7Rúna-Tao 8Rúna-Tao 9Rúna-Tao 10Rúna-Tao 11Rúna-Tao 12Rúna-Tao 13Rúna-Tao 14Rúna-Tao 15Rúna-Tao 16Rúna-Tao 17Rúna-Tao 18Rúna-Tao 19
pictures from www.style.com

Most of the images which decorate the fabrics the girls above wear are from Rúna's book "Paperflowers", of which an altered reprint is available. Click on the left "BOOKS A-Z", then "T" and scroll to Thorkelsdóttir, Rúna Paperflowers Too .

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Kommissar Hjuler + Mama Bär
A one hour concert

not noisy enough for the police to come

by Kommissar Hjuler und Frau from Flensburg

will take place in Boekie Woekie’s back room on

Friday, September 19th, at 6pm!

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Remko Scha and Jochem van der Spek:


Drawing Machines / Machine Drawings

SchaSpek 

Boekie Woekie

Berenstraat 16

NL  1016 GH Amsterdam

 

September 6  -  October 8

 

You are cordially invited for the opening reception

on Saturday September 6, from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m.

This exhibition explores the gestural dimension of automatic image generation.  Mechanical drawings created by Remko Scha's 1983 project "The Machines" are juxtaposed with output of Jochem van der Spek's recent computer simulations of 3D drawing motions.


Jochem van der Spek: http://dynamica.org  

The Machines: http://iaaa.nl/machinedrawings.html  

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Tour de Trance small

Galerie & Edition Marlene Frei, Zurich, shows
40 works from 40 years by Jan Voss

      The show will be on display from August 27th to October 19th. The Gallery is located at Zwinglistrasse 36 (backyard) in CH 8004 Zurich. Its opening times are Tuesdays to Fridays from 12 to 6.30, Saturdays from 12 to 4. Go also to www.marlenefrei.com.
    On the occasion of "Tour de Trance: 40 Jahre 40 Arbeiten" a catalogue appears. It contains an introduction and brief (German) texts reflecting on each of the 40 exhibited pieces. Text and design by Jan Voss. The catalogue describes Boekie Woekie as the main work and the show features, as a substitute for the real thing, Boekie Woekie's visiting card. The catalogue, close to Din A5 in size, consists of 27 printed pages of which 12 with text and 14 with 45 reproductions of works in colour. There are 100 signed and numbered copies. They can be ordered from Marlene Frei's gallery or Boekie Woekie.
    Jan Voss, Germany 1945, studied at the art academy of Dusseldorf. Many venues have shown his works. For some 20 years he has insisted that his profile would entirely be fused with that of Boekie Woekie of which he his a founding member. This exhibition may mark a change of attitude.

Simultaneously Galerie Marlene Frei shows an exhibition of photographs by Thomas Kapielski.

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The Itinerant Poetry Librarian
visits Boekie Woekie on Wednesday August 20th from 12 to 5!
( see also www.itinerantpoetrylibrarian.blogspot.com )
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Boekie Woekie invites you to be present at the opening of an exhibition of 14 new pictures.

They were collaged, drawn and painted during 8 nights

by Henriëtte van Egten.

Hetti Vuile Was
                  (big)

Please join us for this occasion around 4pm on Saturday, August 2nd, 2008!

If you can’t make it, the exhibition will be up for about one month.

Henriëtte van Egten is “one of us”, a founding member of Boekie Woekie. Those who followed her through the years know that nothing can be too little or too grand for her, but she’ll cope with it in her very special own way. A reproduction of one of the 14 pictures is to be seen above.

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Boekie Woekie is proud to present:


New Roles

Please join us for the opening around 4pm on Saturday, May 31st.
The exhibition will be on display till July 3rd 2008.


Books, and printed matter at large, speak to us with their modest and finite presence, their functions, and the warmth that is unique to the material. They remember; they unfold. As they age they gain some vague, yet profound meanings that is both historical and personal.

"New Roles", organized by Utrecht, features six artists who often employ books and printed matter in their practices, with seeming nonchalance. Appropriating these media destined to be obsolete, the artists make them anew; encompass new meanings, expand the media's function, betray the expected function, or attempt to make them travel in the air.

The works presented here all focus on the uniqueness of paper as a medium. Although the artists facilitate contemporary methods --exposing the schizophrenic nature of history by shuttering sentences, negating the history itself, inserting her/his own personal anecdotes-- they never hesitate to present this obsolete medium as it is, revealing the unmistakable warmth and genuineness of the aged paper and hand-wrote texts and lines. With awkward silence the works speak to the viewers in a strange and poignant manner.

A catalogue of the exhibition will be published on site at Boekie Woekie, using the store's off-set printer. Artists' books published by Utrecht will also be on sale at the store.

 

Futoshi Miyagi

Born 1981 in Okinawa. He hand-wrote love song from traditional Okinawan folk songs, which was made into a paper plane. He attempted to fly it over the fence, to an US military base in Okinawa, but the he fails to do so, fearing possible disturbances. Since then he kept creating paper planes loaded with love songs that have no recipient.

www.fmiyagi.com/



Masashi Kawamura

Born 1979. While working for an advertising agency, he created "Rainbow in Your Hand" which was awarded ADC Silver. "Black Cat" it a book made of transparent sheets of paper on which text of Edgar Allan Poe's "Black Cat is printed in an irregular manner on the pages. The text, when bound, creates silhouette of a black cat.

 

Mitsuru Koga

Born 1980.  He is known for works that employs neglected natural materials which in turn he makes into sculptural works: creating almost life-size model of dinosaur skeleton-model with pieces of driftwood on the beach; meticulously cutting fallen leaves, making trees out of each of them; hollowing out stones to become bud bases. For the exhibition he uses tape cassettes, which are obsolete material themselves. A piece titled "Super Star" is twined with, instead of black magnetic tape, the lyrics of the well-known Carpenters' song, printed on thin, yellowed strip of paper.

 

Tomoo Nishidate

Born 1978, lives and works in Tokyo. He creates book of collages consisting of garbages he picked up while traveling foreign countries.

For Boox, he took old music sheets and manuals into pieces then create boxes out of them, making signs that lost its meanings into somethings with a new function.

www.tomoonishidate.com/

 

Kotaro Inoue

His works which mimic magazine layouts is immediately decipherable, yet they do not contain words and images that is fundamental to magazines. Questioning our own system of visual perception.

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for Utrecht see www.utrecht.jp

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Skúta Helgason presents  

two series of prints

on the walls of Boekie Woekie.

Skúta Helgason

Please join us for this occasion around 4pm on Saturday, May 10th, 2008!

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I N V I T A T I O N   Whether you will see   

THE  PHILOARS  LIBRARY  (basic stock ca 745 titles) or

PROMISING  BACKS  is not yet known. Anyway you will see

THE  LANDLINE – TELEPHONE  BOOKS  and other BOOKS and PICTURES.


ANDREA  TIPPEL   at   BOEKIE  WOEKIE

OPENING 4pm Saturday April 5th  2008   last day Thursday May 1st

Tippel Invitation 4.08

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Thorkelsdóttir Postkort
                    Til Reykjavíkur 1Thorkelsdóttir Postkort Til Reykjavíkur 2Thorkelsdóttir Postkort Til Reykjavíkur 3Thorkelsdóttir Postkort Til Reykjavíkur 4Thorkelsdóttir Postkort Til Reykjavíkur 5Thorkelsdóttir Postkort Til ReykjavíkurThorkelsdóttir Postkort Til Reykjavíkur 7Thorkelsdóttir Postkort Til Reykjavíkur 8
Rúna Thorkelsdóttir, one of the 3 of Boekie Woekie and living since about 30 years in Holland, but of Icelandic origin, has opened under the title "Póstkort til Reykjavíkur" an exhibition on Saturday, February 23,  2008, at Grafíksafn Íslands, Tryggvagötu 17, Reykjavík, Iceland. The exhibition is open from 2 to 6 from Thursdays to Sundays.

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Joseph Ernst presents his

ONE PAGE MAGAZINE

at Boekie Woekie.
Ernst One Page Magazine
Please come for this occasion to Boekie Woekie around 4pm on Saturday, 26th of January 2008!
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Ten Exclamation Marks
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Poetry reading/Performance by Joan Casellas in Boekie Woekie Saturday 24.11.07 between 4 and 6!
Casellas poetry reading
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On their way to install the exhibition “Certain Trees” at the library of the Van Abbemuseum in Eindhoven

 

Erica Van Horn and Simon Cutts

 

will honour Boekie Woekie with a visit next Sunday, the 28th of October.

 

Please come around 5 pm that day for “A Few Cups” to Boekie Woekie!

 

If you can’t make it then, the cups will be on the wall till November 29th.

 

Horn A Few Cups

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Rúna Thorkelsdóttir
Rúna Thorkelsdóttir, one of the 3 of Boekie Woekie, opens under the title "Póstkort til Akureyrar" an exhibition on Saturday, October 27,  2007, at Galerie + in Akureyri at 4pm. The exhibition will be open from 2 to 5 at weekends. For other hours it is possible to make an appointment with Joris or Pálina, phoning Iceland 4627818. Last day of the exhibition is November 18th.
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On the occasion of the publication of the 20th issue of

TRASHTOWN MAGAZINE

its editor, Nico Lootsma, will install an exhibition of the new and earlier issues of this and his other magazines and of drawings in Boekie Woekie.  Come to the opening on Saturday, Oct. 20th, 2007, at 4pm and witness a mini performance by Nico Lootsma or visit us till Oct 26th, the last day the exhibition will be on display.

Trashtown Magzzin 17, Money this image is of the cover of Trashtown Magazin 17: Money
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Please visit Boekie Woekie at the Small Publishers Fair in London's Conway Hall at Red Lion Square on Friday 12th or Saturday the 13th of October. From 11 to 7, admission is free.  See www.rgap.co.uk for details.

......Eugen Gomringer is invited as guest speaker!......

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Boekie Woekie is blown again over the ocean to New York!
             


Boekie Woekie
          flies again to New York

Thanks to the air stream generated by the Dutch wind mills (see the lower right corner of the image above) we can participate also in the second NY Artbook Fair, organized by Printed Matter. It takes place Friday & Saturday & Sunday, September 28 - 30, 2007. Admission to the fair is free. Address: 548 West 22nd Street (between 10th & 11th Aves), New York City. For the opening times and to see who else participates click http://www.nyartbookfair.com .
Boekie Woekie looks forward to your visit!


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The on-line MUSEUMANONYMUS shows under the title "PICK CHAIR!" a selection by Jan Voss of 9 of the 565 paintings in its possession. Please use the link to have a look!
museumanonymus "PICK CHAIR!"

 
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n the occasion of the the

8th Dieter Roth Academy Conference

which this year takes place in Amsterdam

Boekie Woekie announces

an exhibition of postcards 

sent by academy members and friends to the academy!

Dear
                  Dieter Roth Academy

opening: Saturday August 25th, 2007 from 2.30 to 5 pm

afterwards a meeting, call it a party, who knows: performances, anyhow: drinks at the Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten!

the postcard exhibition is planned to be on display till September 25th

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Jan Voss at Boekie Woekie

opening Saturday, the 14th of July 2007, at 4:30 pm

the exhibition will be on display till Sunday, August 19th


Since early this year, always on Mondays, Jan Voss has made a prototype for a multiple, calling the resulting series "peanut of a monday".
He planned this Monday business to last for a bit longer than a whole year - for 54 Mondays and numbered the prototypes accordingly. Now, after half the year is over, he fears he runs out of ideas and wants the whole thing to be quickly over. But as his life conditions are, he needs to earn money. Of some of the exhibited prototypes, editions of 54 copies have been made. They are for sale at very decent prices. The conditions for the prototypes which include a German poem on a Din A4 sheet, a little book, an altered toy globe, a brooch, a huge print  and a short film, as well as various peanuts in distress, - the conditions for those prototypes will be the result of negotiation.
For the time the exhibition lasts the attempt will be made to punctually add a new "peanut" each Monday.
Boekie Woekie looks forward to see you.

Erdnussglobus
"peanut of a monday" 24/54 9.7.2007 Jan Voss

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Worst Club

the Worst Club goes Boekie Woekie

New meeting of the Worst Club! This time the Worst Club will focus on blood sausages from Surinam and Art Sausages. The meticulously cut out sausage silhouettes will be hung on hooks on the wall before being on display in Berlin on the occasion of an international sausage exhibition. Meet and eat another time with the chairman of the Worst Club and your host Fredie Beckmans.  

The host of the host this time is
Boekie Woekie

Come on Saturday, June 16th, 5pm!

Entrance is free, also for members.

Beckmans' art sausages will be on display till July 10th!

more information: www.worstclub.nl


Boekie Woekie, books by artists

Berenstraat 16

NL 1016 GH Amsterdam

The Netherlands


open daily from 12 to 6

phone + fax: + 31 (0)20 6390507

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Martyn Last in Boekie Woekie


[with the work ”Sick Friend” and a sample of the edition which coincides with the


new catalogue ”Concealingly Revealing” and other works]


 Last Hand


The opening is on Sat., 17th of Feb. 2007, 5pm.


During the opening the poet Cralan Kelder will read.


The last day of the exhibition is the 15th of March.


For the opening hours of Boekie Woekie and to find out where it is located, please see the
Boekie Woekie home page .

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We have prolonged the exhibition of Gabi Rets till February the 14th!
Exhibition
              Rets Dec.06

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Lots of New Silkscreened Posters in Boekie Woekie!
Print Show
        Eline van Dam

Eline van Dam (NL) has put together an exhibition of works by Alexander Valentine (US), Mat Daly (US), Devon Varmega (US), Dennis Tyfus (B), Seripop (CA), Jelle Crama (B), Urban Inks (US), Gregory Pizzoli (US), Ron Liberti (US), Jesjit Gill (US), Drew Liverman (US), Tawaraya Tetsunori (US), Doug Barker (US), Keith Herzik (US), Zeloot (NL).

The opening begins on Saturday, November 18th, 4 pm. Last day of the exhibition: December 7th.

For the opening hours of Boekie Woekie and to find out where it is located, please see the Boekie Woekie home page .

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Boekie Woekie flies for a few days to New York!
Boekie Woekie flies to New
        York

We participate in the first NY Artbook Fair, organized by Printed Matter. It takes place Friday & Saturday, November 17 - 18, 11am - 7pm & Sunday, November 19, 11am - 5pm. Admission to the fair is free. Address: 548 West 22nd Street (10th & 11th Aves), New York City.
Boekie Woekie is looking forward to your visit!

The first annual fair of contemporary art books, art catalogues, artists' books, art periodicals, and 'zines offered for sale by over 70 international publishers, booksellers, and antiquarian dealers.


The others are:
2nd Cannons Publications, 871 Fine Arts, A.R.T. Press (Art Resources Transfer, Inc.), ANARTIST, Andrew Roth, Inc., Art in America, Art Metropole, Art on Paper, ARTFORUM, ARTSPEAK, Banana Books, Book Works, Bose Pacia, Cabinet, Coracle, D.A.P/Distributed Art Publishers, Dia Art Foundation, ELK, Emily Carr Institute Press, FREIGHT + VOLUME, GAS, Granary Books, Inc., Imschoot uitgevers, J&L Books, John McWhinnie @ Glenn Horowitz Bookseller, lightreading, inc., Marcus Campbell Art Books, Michael Lowe Gallery, Modern Painters, Nature Morte, Nieves, onestar press, Open City, Parkett, PictureBox, Pork Salad Press, powerHouse Books, Presentation House Gallery, Printed Matter, Inc., r.a.m. publications + distribution, inc., Revolver, RGAP (Research Group, for Artists Publications), Scott McCarney/Keith Smith Books, Space Poetry, Steven Leiber, stop over press, TASCHEN, TEXTE ZUR KUNST, The Fillip Review, The MIT Press, The Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, Thea Westreich and Ethan Wagner, Publishers of Artists' Books, Ugly Duckling Presse,  USELESS, WAKO WORKS OF ART, Weproductions, White Columns, Zucker Art Books
 
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Dear those of you who are interested in Dieter Roth's works,

we wish to put to your consideration the possibility of buying his crazily beautiful piece of improvised music:


Roth The
        Radio Sonata (big)

In 1977 Dieter Roth stepped into the studio of a south German radio station to play what would become his celebrated “R  adio Sonata” – 45 minutes of improvised piano music, jokes, burps, and truly ingenious ways of killing time at the piano when he realized he still was only half way through his assigned time. But he was not completely alone: he had the sound engineer to talk to, and a nice bottle of schnapps. Although Roth had developed as he termed it “an alcoholic mode of piano playing” that sounded “funny, slightly sweet, pleasantly (for enviers) bad”, he had intended to play sober this time. As in much of Roth’s work, the true measure of his success is to be found in the depth of the failure that accompanied it!
The concert was released a year later in a small signed LP edition, and subsequently re-released as a CD – but almost the entire print run disappeared under mysterious circumstances. Now this much-sought highlight of Roth’s extensive musical oeuvre is available once more as a CD with an A5 book containing all of the texts the artist wrote for the various editions, both in German and his own English translations, and his own transcriptions of the chit-chat during the performances, likewise bilingual by Roth. With full details on the various publications and an extensive disc- & filmography.
This is the first publication in direct collaboration with Roths’ Verlag and the second work of Dieter Roth’s to be published by Seedy CDs, following the VHS tape of his last reading (“Die letzte Lesung”) which was also done together with Boekie Woekie, books by artists, Amsterdam. Further CDs and DVDs of his musical works and films are planned for the near future.
 
“Die R  adio Sonate” – CD (approx. playing time 45 minutes) Dieter Roth, piano and speech. With a 36 page A5 book containing all of Roth’s texts and translations of his spoken words, plus a discography.
Till Saturday the 28th of Oct., 2006 EUR 25.-, after that EUR 30.-
 
Dieter Roth (1930-1998): an internationally acclaimed visual artist whose enormous productivity extended beyond groundbreaking prints, assemblages, sculptures, works with foodstuffs, collaborations etc. to embrace several hundred printed books, around a dozen films, and twice as many musical pieces on record and tape – representing just a part of his musical production.
 
Available from Boekie Woekie.
A sound sample is available at www.seedy.org.


For those of you who don't live too far away: Come next Saturday, October 28th, 2006 around 5 pm. Boekie Woekie invites to "squander a few more minutes".

Hetti, Rúna, Jan and in this case also Malcolm and Björn

p.s. We have delayed the closing date of the exhibition of
g.j. de rook at Boekie Woekie: it will be up until November 9th.

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Boekie Woekie is also in 2006 among the exhibitors of the Small Publishers Fair in London!

small publishers fair

Come to Conway Hall, Red Lion Square, nearest tube station Holborn. The fair takes place Friday the 20th and Saturday the 21st of October and is open on both days from 11am to 7pm. It includes readings, talks, events and book launches - see for full programme details www.rgap.co.uk.
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You are invited on the occasion of the publication of the

NEW AND BEAUTIFUL BOOK
BY EMMETT WILLIAMS:


A FLEXIBLE HISTORY OF FLUXUS FACTS & FICTIONS

to Boekie Woekie on Sunday, Oct. 15th, 2006 at 5 pm.

Williams A Flexible History Of Fluxus Facts And Fictions

70 “Kunstfibel” collages digitally remastered by Ann Noël with commentaries by Emmett Williams, hard cover with dust jacket, 152 pages, 24,5 x 18 cm, London Bangkok 2006, EUR 40.-

If you can't come, you still can order the book!

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Chandra Brooks at Boekie Woekie:
an introduction to her work by herself.
Saturday, October 7, 2006, at 16:30 pm


Brooks La rate
        blanche

La Rate Blanche is Chandra Brooks' retelling of the folklore, myths and the fairy tale aesthetic of Medieval France as chronicled by "the voice of Auvergne, Henri Pourrat" in his 1948 publication, 'Le trésor des contes'.  Chandra Brooks has created an original collection of: folio, miniatures, calligraphy, Chinese & Japanese influenced cut-outs, paintings and video.  The works in this collection have been created through painstaking use of many techniques such as: da Vinci and Michelangelo's Renaissance drafting techniques, Fibonnaci's golden geometry, Frances 14th century Boucicaut Master, Medieval Architecture, Josef Albers' colour theory, Chinese/Japanese/Indian paper cutting and medieval manuscript designs, The Carolingian Revolution, and the virtuoso calligraphy & mis en page seen in the court of Rudolph II.  These theories and her interpretation of how each should fit together to harmoniously create a deceptively realistic story will be presented as a one hour lecture where she will display a selection of: folio, miniatures, calligraphy, alphabets, paintings and cut-outs.
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g.j. de rook at Boekie Woekie

opening Saturday, the 30th of September 2006, at 4:30 pm

the exhibition will be on display till Sunday, October 29th

g.j. de rook artist
photograph: John Liggins

Bread or circuses.
Early in 1977 I stopped my artistic activities because I got a job which demanded all my energy.
The last one-man show I had was in 1976 at Other Books and So in Amsterdam. Two of the works I showed then, are now - thirty years later - again on display.
The others are a number of works which I had already thought up in 1976 but which only now have found their form.
g.j. de rook
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On the occasion of the publication of his new book The Glittering Sea Donald Gardner is going to read from his poetry next Saturday, the 16th of September 2006, at 4 pm. Looking forward to see you at Boekie Woekie,
Hetti, Rúna, Jan

Gardner, Donald
The Glittering Sea
13 poems, most of them printed for the first time, stapled, 36 pages, 21 x 14,5 cm, London 2006
EUR 6.-
Gardner The
        glittering sea
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twenty years of Boekie Woekie

The new book on the occasion of Boekie Woekie getting 20 years old is out!

Your favorite bookshop is back from being with one leg for three months in London. Now it operates again with full strength in dear old Amsterdam.
The first result is that finally that book got ready which we once hoped to give a launch party for on New Years Eve 2005.
The new date for this party is now next Saturday, September 9th, 2006, from 4 pm onwards till dinnertime.
Come and you'll find a sip or two to drink and the new book. Its title is "Twenty Years of Boekie Woekie". It contains 57 contributions made for the occasion - mostly in English, but there is also Dutch, German and Icelandic. Some contributions include pictures. You can also read what the three shopkeepers have to say on this occasion and there is an afterword. Many pages offer a glimpse into Boekie Woekie's unorderly archive of  thousands of scrap paper notes. We have reproduced some of them. The book is perfect bound, with an attached dust jacket, has 260 pages of 20 x 14 cm. There are 135 copies. It costs until next Saturday, September 9th,  30 euros. After that the price will be 45 euros.
We hope to see you on Saturday!

Hetti, Rúna, Jan
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London Logo   Boekie Woekie in London!


Gallery Hauser & Wirth London has a very spacious branch office at Coppermill, 92-108 Cheshire Street. There it is about to stage from the end of May to the end of August 2006 a Dieter Roth and a Martin Kippenberger exhibition. Gallery Hauser & Wirth London has invited Boekie Woekie to open up on its part for this period a branch office at Coppermill. Yesterday, May 12th, the truck came to fetch a few thousand of our books. Boekie Woekie looks forward to seeing you in London!
The bookshop in London will be open from Tuesday to Sunday from 12 to 7pm and that from May 24th till August 27th 2006.

The Amsterdam Boekie Woekie will be open as usual.
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The Gulangyu Institute of 16 Bishan Road, Gulangyu Island - Xiamen, Fujian 361000, China, in cooperation with the Chinese European Art Center of Xiamen University has opened its premises for staff and students of the Dieter Roth Academy for the 7th annual conference and exhibition. The exhibition is to open on April 15th, 2006, the conference will take place the following day. From Boekie Woekie two members of the Dieter Roth Academy, Henriëtte van Egten and Rúna Thorkelsdóttir, took off yesterday, April 11th, to be present. Meanwhile, Boekie Woekie in Amsterdam will be open as usual.
Meanwhile, the poster to announce the Dieter Roth Academy event in China has arrived in Amsterdam - here it is to be seen hanging in the shop window of Boekie Woekie:
Poster DRA China
N.b., it is not true that Donald Gardner's book of poems with the title How To Get The Most Out Of Your Jet Lag, visible next to the lower right corner of the poster, was put there as an ironical commentary. The relation of the poster and the book are purely coincidental.
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Ann & Emm
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January 1st, 1986 - January 1st, 2006

Boekie Woekie, books by artists, proudly announces the completion of its first 20 years!
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                                               P E R S B E R I C H T
  
Deze week verschijnen bij Boekie Woekie, books by artists, de bundels:
 
Een umlaut op de psyche. Verhalen, columns en verslagen

Scherp Dons. Gedichten, 1980-2005
 
van journaliste Petra Hunsche, in een oplage van 100 handgebonden exemplaren.
 
De verhalen in Een umlaut op de psyche vormen een  kleine selectie uit de ‘poëtische bijproducten’ van 25 jaar stadsverslaggeving en journalistiek werk over de geestelijke gezondheidszorg (ggz).
Columns en verslagen verschenen vanaf 1990 in het Amsterdams Stadsblad, het Maandblad Geestelijke volksgezondheid (MGv) en andere vakbladen in de ggz.
 
De gedichten in Scherp dons zijn nergens eerder gepubliceerd, op enkelingen uit het hoofdstuk ‘Poëzie uit het gesticht’ na. Hunsche beschouwt de publicaties van beide bundels als een nieuw begin na de definitieve afsluiting van ‘een bewogen (werk)verleden’.
 
‘Ze gaf me het pilletje pas aan de rand van het ijzeren ledikant. Ik keek ernaar. Het lag op mijn open handpalm en zag er niet uit om op te eten. Het  was intens blauw met een krijtachtige structuur; piepklein als het was had het een piramidevorm die me absoluut niet beviel. ‘Toe maar, drong de zuster aan.’ (…)
 
 
Petra Hunsche, Een umlaut op de psyche, uitgeverij Boekie Woekie, 109 pagina’s 
 
ISBN-10: 90-78191-04-X
ISBN-13: 978-90-78191-04-9
 
Petra Hunsche, Scherp Dons, uitgeverij Boekie Woekie, 117 pagina’s
 
ISBN-10: 90-78191-03-1
ISBN-13: 978-90-78191-03-2
 
Beide boekjes zijn fraai vormgegeven in een bandje. Prijs: € 18,-
Losse exemplaren:  € 10,- per stuk
 
Meer informatie en het aanvragen van een persexemplaar (beperkt) bij Boekie Woekie, zie onder.
 
Presentatie: zaterdag 17 december van 17 tot 19 uur.
 
BOEKIE WOEKIE, books by artists
Berenstraat 16
NL 1016 GH Amsterdam
The Netherlands

bookstore + gallery daily open from 12:00 - 18:00

T + F: - 31 - (0)20 - 6390507
e-mail: boewoe@xs4all.nl

internet catalogue: http://www.boekiewoekie.com

postgiro account: Boekie Woekie at Postbank N.V. Amsterdam,
BIC/Swift code: PSTBNL21
IBAN: NL13 PSTB 0001 7391 99

bank account: Boekie Woekie at ABN/AMRO,
BIC/Swift code: ABNANL2A
IBAN: NL05 ABNA 0453 0223 83

giro 1739199 of ABN/AMRO 453022383 (voor betalingen binnen Nederland)
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Rúna Thorkelsdóttir exhibits her "Postcards to Iceland" at Cultural Centre Skaftfell in Seyðisfjörður



Welcome to the exhibition "Postcards to Iceland" by Rúna Thorkelsdóttir at Skaftfell in Seyðisfjörður. The opening is at 16:00 on Nov. 26th. The exhibition will stay open till the end of December 2005.
The opening hours are Mon-Fri 13.00 - 16.00 and Sundays 15.00-18.00, and by arrangement (tel: 866-2967).

Skaftfell
        Menningarmiðstöð/Cultural Centre

Above, you see a recent picture of the building Skaftfell. At the left end of the middle row of windows (to get there one would walk up the flight of stairs to the door on the right) one sees a bit of warm light and some colours. It is there where the exhibition hall is and where Rúna has put up her works. There her more than 50 picture postcards with the flower images are hanging, picture postcards enlarged on a colour laser copying machine to a size of about 1 m by 70 cm. (For images of some of the postcards as Boekie Woekie is offering them for sale from its Amsterdam premises click in the main menu of this web site on "Postcards" and then on "flowers".) The enlarged copies are laminated in transparent plastic. The ground floor door leads to the bistro. (You would be able to read "Bistro" on the sign above that door hadn't the sign painter run out of paint painting that other sign, higher up.) It was here that the Dieter Roth Academy had its annual meeting in May of 2002. Read the diary of this web site to learn more about that.

Below are views of the exhibition and some shots from the opening and the text of the opening speech by Rannveig Þórhallsdóttir. She and Snorri Emilsson took the pictures of this section of this page.

flowers  more
        flowers
the 2
        brothers       opening Rúna 1

Speech of Rannveig Þórhallsdóttir on the occasion of the opening of the exhibition of works by Rúna Thorkelsdóttir in the Cultural Centre Skaftfell in Seyðisfjörður given in Icelandic on the 26th of November 2005:

May I welcome Rúna Thorkelsdóttir, the artist of the 2005 Advent exhibition in Skaftfell. Rúna is known for her visual art and for her running the bookshop Boekie Woekie in Amsterdam. There she deals with art books and book art, hers and those of other people, together with Jan Voss and Henriëtte van Egten. Boekie Woekie has existed for 20 years.

This is not the first time that Rúna exhibits in Seyðisfjörður. She has been a part of the art festival and Skaftfell from the beginning, Boekie Woekie exhibited here 1995 at the second “Áseyði” art festival.

It was then that the Skaftfell adventure began, ­ it was the first exhibition in this building and the 10th anniversary of the bookshop/gallery.

The staff and the owners of Boekie Woekie, that are Rúna, Jan Voss and Henriëtte van Egten have worked for many years with Dieter Roth on his books as well as on their own.

During Dieter’s last years Boekie Woekie became part of Dieter’s traveling exhibitions.  It should be mentioned that Rúna, Jan and Henriëtte are all professors at the Dieter Roth Academy in Skaftfell. 

Rúna has exhibited often both in Iceland and abroad since 1979. The exhibition in Skaftfell consists of enlarged postcards which the artist printed in Amsterdam and sent to Iceland.

Since the beginning postcards were printed and designed in Boekie Woekie. The idea behind the exhibition was partly to use the cards both as invitation cards for the exhibition and as art works in the exhibition. The postcards are supposed to make people happy and bring good news. The flower design creates a nice contrast with the winter world outside. And at last Rúna hopes that the sending of postcards continues in the times of sms, telegrams and e-mails.

Please clap your hands for Rúna ­ and herewith I declare the exhibition “Postcards to Iceland” to be open.

This is Rannveig holding her speech:                      

Rannveig
        speaking

The redhaired one with the glass of  - difficult to say - but looks like: coke in her hand is Rúna.

Rúna on the right

Art exhibition opening smalltalk: a visitor possibly showing how big the mouth of the fish was he spat into before throwing it back into the sea (because the size of the fish being too small for him to keep it?).

Rúna's opening
        Pétur Rúna's
        opening Þora Garðar

When the opening guests left Skaftfell what they saw of plants outside looked like this:

winter shrub in Seyðisfjörður
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Boekie Woekie, books by artists
Berenstraat 16, NL 1016 GH Amsterdam

bookstore and gallery daily open
from 12:00 – 18:00

phone + fax: -31-(0)20-6390507
e-mail: boewoe@xs4all.nl

http://www.boekiewoekie.com

Amsterdam, 15.11.2005

-to the friends and otherwise of Boekie Woekie-

Come if you can to the opening of the exhibition

“the skinned rabbit and other dreams”

on Saturday, November 19th, between 16:00 and 18:00.

Magnús Pálsson will then have reinstalled the exhibition he had in 1996 in Boekie Woekie. We liked that exhibition and the sound which went with it so much that we asked Magnús to do it again and to allow us to accompany this exhibition with a publication. Boekie Woekie looks forward to present on this occasion the result, a book with a CD.
This is the way in which we'll list it on our web site:

Pálsson, Magnús
The Skinned Rabbit And Other Dreams

dreams told to M.P. by 25 people, soft cover, dust jacket, 52 pages, 20,5 x 14,5 cm, contains a CD with a recording of almost 41 minutes by M.P., sound processing: Steinþór Birgisson and Rod Summers, cover image for CD and book by Rod Summers, ed/250, Amsterdam 2005
EUR 28.-

skinned rabbit

In case you can't come you still might want to consider to order this item.
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  Hope to see you in London! Conway Hall is worthwhile visiting without it being full of books. But with books - you really should not miss it!

pubs

 

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 Dear All,

 
come if you can to Boekie Woekie next Saturday, July 2nd, around 17:00.

Cralan Kelder will read poems from his brand new book Lemon Red.

Cralan has been writing / publishing poetry for some 15 years.
Lemon Red is his first collection. The poems are mostly shorter, somewhat irreverent, and often humorous.  The work spans a period of 10 years, and extensive travels in the US, Europe & Africa. The poems cover a range of subjects in straight-forward voices; love, work, fear, walking, driving, poetry, story-telling, breathing, stealing, anger, and mornings.

Cralan s family moved from California to Holland in 1985, and he was made to come along against his will. He has since discovered that he is quite fond of Holland.

Many of the poems have been published in small literary magazines, and are now printed together in a beautiful, skillfully made book published by Coracle, hand-sewn and numbered in wraps.
The book will be available at the counter for EUR 8.-
 
Hettie (in absentia), Rúna, Jan


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Boekie Woekie is invited by Simon Cutts of Coracle Press to contribute to:

Vinyl/Cork  
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Since May 14th, 2005,

Boekie Woekie


has 2 addresses.

The old one as always in Amsterdam plus a new one in Reykjavík.
Until August 21st, 2005, we operate a branch office there.
It is in the entrance space of Hafnarhús, the down town City Museum of Iceland's capital on Tryggvagata 17.

Telephone: +354-5901214. E-mail: hafnarhus@hotmail.com. 
Daily open from 10:00 - 17:00.

The reason for our presence is the DIETER ROTH exhibition TRAIN currently taking place there (as well as in the National Gallery of Iceland plus in some other places). The exhibition is for the first time entirely curated by Björn Roth and very worthwhile to see. Come and see for yourself!

entrance to Hafnarhús

When you see this, you are almost there. (The truck maybe is gone but inside they have its number to call it back.)

Hafnarhús

A glimpse of  Boekie Woekie, books by artists in Reykjavík, Iceland.

Anyhow, 2 shops keep the 3 of us quite busy. 
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