Events — 18 Jan 2015

In the weekend of January 17 and 18 the first book fair of the new year will take place at the Stedelijk, with a special selection of art books from the exhibition On The Move: Storytelling in Contemporary Photography and Graphic Design. The whole weekend the largest exhibition area in the Stedelijk Museum will be filled with publishers presenting their most recent publications.

Entrance fee to the Stedelijk Museum
exhibition gallery On the Move
18 Jan 2015, 9 am until 5 pm
Main language
English and Dutch

Although the digitalization of culture and society may suggest otherwise, the book continues to be a vital medium for artists to collect and show their work. Though the Internet provides a platform for ignition and sharing, the process of analysing and discussing is better achieved through the physical object of a publication', according to the art collective Werker Magazine (Marc Roig Blesa & Rogier Delfos).

At the Stedelijk’s book fair, the idea of the book as an object lives on with a selection of leading publishers presenting their most important current publications for sale.

The participating publishers include: ABC Artists Books Cooperative|Alauda Publications|de Appel arts centre|Casco – Office for Art, Design and Theory|De Cult Club (ArtKitchen Gallery en Galerie A)|Elisabeth Tonnard en Joachim Schmid|EYEMAZING Editions|Fw:Books |Idea books|International Foundation Manifesta|Johan Deumens Gallery|Kunstverein Amsterdam|Lecturis|Onomatopee|Post Editions|Roma Publications|San Serriffe|Simulacrum|SPBH Editions Self Publish Be Happy|Stedelijk Publicaties|The Eriskay Connection |Uitgeverij de BuitenkantValiz|Walther König|Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art


  • 10.00 pm: Book Fair opens        
  • 12.00 – 12.15 pm: Interview Rob Hornstra. Location: Room 8
  • 12.30 – 1.00 pm: Presentation YdocFilmApps and the YdocBookApps. Location: Room 8
  • 1.00 – 1.15 pm: Interview Theo Niekus. Location: Room 8
  • 2.00 – 2.30 pm: Speed tour Elisabeth Tonnard. Location: Room 11
  • 2.00 – 2.30 pm: Olivier van Breugel & Simone Mudde signing at the Walther König booth. Location: Room 10
  • 2.30 – 3.00 pm: Interview Johannes Schwartz + speed tour and signing at the Roma Publications booth. Location: Room 8
  • 3.30 – 5.30 pm: Lecture On The Move: Image-Text-Print-Screen with professor Jay Bolter and the artists: Olivier van Breugel & Simone Mudde, Thomas Kuijpers and Marc Roig Blesa & Rogier Delfos. Location: Teijin Auditorium
  • 6.00 pm: Museum closes           

The program takes place in the lower-level gallery in the new wing of the museum.