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No Reading No Cry! an exhibtion by Mark Pezinger Verlag with Darko Aleksvoski, Felicia Atkinson, Andrew Gannon, Romain Gandolphe, Katrin Herzner, Florence Jung, Florian Köhler, Mikko Kuorinki, Darko Petrusev, Astrid Seme, Yann Vanderme and the Macedonian Artists’ Books Library*

Open Graphic Art Studio – Museum of the City of Skopje, Macedonia
September 5–30, 2015
Opening: September 4, 7pm


“I’m never stocking them again, never! It’s been bedlam! I thought we’d seen the worst when we bought two hundred copies of the Invisible Book of Invisibility. Cost a fortune, and we never found them.“ This is how the manager of Flourish and Blotts, the bookstore in the book/film “Harry Potter” complains about the “Invisible Book of Invisibility”. This book about the power of invisibility is itself, of course, invisible. As manager of a bookstore invisibility is indeed frustrating, but from an artist’s perspective invisibility can encourage the viewer to re-imagine how we engage presence, memories or documentation. Following this idea Mark Pezinger Verlag brings 11 artists together that work along the margins of what a book is, how the book and its content disappear and when it can only be visualized through imagination.

*As a physical counterpart to the exhibition we are very happy to open the Macedonian Artists’ Books Library that brings together artist’s books from various publishers that are normally hard to be accessible in Macedonia. We would like to thank 1:1, 1%ofOne Verlag, Back Bone Books, Ben K. Voss, Black Pages, BoaBooks, Edition Fink, Edition Taube, FuckingGoodArt, Gloria Glitzer, Harpune Verlag, Good Press Gallery, Humboldt Books, Kodoji Press, La Houle, Michalis Pichler Unlimited, More Publisher, Nieves, Section7Books, Sergej Vutuc, Shelter Press and Soybot for their donations. After the exhibition the Macedonian Artists’ Books Library will stay in Skopje for the common use.

The exhibition is kindly supported by the German Embassy Skopje, the Federal Chancellery Austria and I want to become a millionaire





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Sarah Schlenker
Staub


Dust particles that accumulate in the light exposure device of an offset printer are the starting point for Sarah Schlenker’s musical transcription Staub (dust). She printed the particles on a paper, determined the position of the particles, transferred them on a piano roll and punched holes at the particle sites. The piano roll is then played by a Player Piano …






Adoptives

are a selection of artists’ books that have already been (self-) published, but are difficult to be available. We adopt at least some of these rare, forgotten or invisible works to bring them back into daylight.

David Sherry, The Mark Pezinger Adoption Program