Art Book Fair

MISS READ: The Berlin Art Book Fair & Festival 2023

Haus der Kulturen der Welt

Sep. 22nd – 24th 2023

MISS READ: The Berlin Art Book Festival & Fair 2023 takes place from September 22–24 at Haus der Kulturen der Welt (HKW), hosting 340 exhibitors from 52 countries, making it the largest and most diverse edition so far. Once more, MISS READ is gathering the intellectual elite (and fig leaf) of the contemporary art world.

Founded in 2009, MISS READ is dedicated to building a community and creating a public meeting place for discourse around artists’ books, conceptual publications and publishing as artistic and political practice. The festival is committed to broaden the spectrum of what publishing represents and aims to nurture different cultures and communities from around the world.

This year’s focus on publishing practices from the East(s), especially Asia, the Middle East, and the Asian Diaspora continues the shared exploration into decolonizing Art Book Fairs. The focus will feature among others Doooogs (Beijing/Berlin), FEVER DOG (Shanghai), Ghost Books (Daegu), Gueari Galeri (Jakarta), The Book Society (Seoul), Suburbia Projects (Selangor), and many more. The full list of focus exhibitors can be found here.

In 2023 MISS READ offers a BIPOC Support Grant for artists and small independent publishers to redistribute necessary resources while strengthening a connection to the flourishing creative work happening in these communities. Recipients are Arantza Peña Popo (Los Angeles), Further Reading (Bandung), Queer Reads Library (London/Hong Kong), Schwarze Kinderbibliothek Deutschland (Bremen) and unnamed zine project (Kolkata).

On occasion of its 15th anniversary, MISS READ launches a manifesto series, starting with the publication of Cinema as a Transformative Tool for the Therapeutic Intellectual: Putting Postcolonial Theories in Motion by Jean-Pierre Bekolo.

Address Berlin, Germany

Participating Publishers

Participating Publishers

1810 editions by participating artists and publishers on edcat

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