Really Simple Syndication at CHART Book Fair
26-29 August 2021
Organised by RSS PRESS for CHART’s inaugural Book Fair
Location: Our table, located in Festsalen
The Royal Academy of Fine Arts at Charlottenborg Palace
Kongens Nytorv 1
FRIDAY 27. August. Championing Artist Books (by speaking directly with the artists).
11:00 – 12:00 Marianne Skaarup Jakobsen.
Join us at our table and enjoy a presentation of the artist book, Under and so; even if afterwards – continually created by Marianne Skaarup Jakobsen for a highly experimental exhibition Concise Voids and Sediments at SixtyEight Art Institute in 2019 in collaboration with Ida Elisabeth Jensen and artist Trine Struwe of Tacet Press.
13:00 – 14:00 Julie Sass
Meet the artist Julie Sass who will be at our table presenting three handmade books that connect intimately with her artistic interests into painterly abstraction, Black Fog Rising, Lemon Mood, and Volume Rhythm Matter Dialogues produced in collaboration with the Faroe Island-based press, Steinprent.
SATURDAY 28. August. All about RSS PRESS. Profile, Methods, and Two Books.
11:00 to 12:00 Hugo Hopping
Meet the Editor and Co-founder of Really Simple Syndication Press, artist Hugo Hopping, who will be introducing the book, Cerro Point Blanco by Lehman Brothers; and will explain to visitors all about this publication and its relation and methodology that connects it to SixtyEight Art Institute’s knowledge intensive exhibits and research.
13:30 to 14:00 Peter Brandt
We invite you to come and meet the artist, Peter Brandt who will be sitting at our table. He will be speaking about his groundbreaking book, NO SAFE PLACE, published by RSS Press last October 2020 and signing copies upon request.
SUNDAY 29. August. BOOK LAUNCH and TALK
11:30 to 13:00 Hanne Lise Thomsen (Book signing at our table)
Meet with us at our table where we will have a special visit by the artist Hanne Lise Thomsen, who will be speaking and signing her book published with RSS Press in the Spring of 2019, Hanne Lise Thomsen by Hanne Lise Thomsen. This rare opportunity will give visitors insight into her practice and factors converging in Thomsen’s work and book.
15:00 to 15:50 Morten Søndergaard (Book Launch at our table)
Come join our table and meet Morten Søndergaard, who will be releasing his new book hot off the press, titled THE ANARCHISTS FROM THE WHITE MOUNTAINS, which is a new publication commissioned and published by RSS PRESS. Søndergaard will be signing books and speaking about the book with visitors.
16:00 to 16:30 Sidsel Nelund (CHART Talks)
Come to a talk with the art theorist Sidsel Nelund in a conversation with Frederik Tygstrup about her forthcoming book with Really Simple Syndication Press, Things in Contemporary Curating. The book offers a political history of exhibition-making in the light of the increasing social engagement of artists in the 20th and 21st centuries. In the book Sidsel Nelund will examine how it becomes possible to curate exhibitions which address the problems of contemporary society through artistic and aesthetic means.
Beam Editions workshop and presentation
On Saturday 14 December, Jonathan Casciani of UK publisher Beam Editions gave a workshop and talk as part of RSS Press’s December bookshop at SixtyEight Art Institute, How we let Venice flood and other stories. His talk, You can’t learn that on Instagram, explored how the book works as an antidote to a ‘monoculture’ of learning exacerbated through social and digital media. Jonathan Casciani explained how Beam Editions’ unique books are a result of a collaborative and non-industrialised way of working that results in books that are ‘grown’ within a flourishing ecosystem rather than squeezed through an impersonal assembly line.
RSS Press is looking forward to further events and collaborations with Beam Editions in the near future.
RSS Press at the Wiels Art Book Fair
On 7 and 8 September 2019, Really Simple Syndication took a selection of our own and syndicated titles to the Wiels Art Book Fair in Brussels.
Thank you to all the many visitors who came to our stand, and a big thank you to the team at Wiels for making it all possible.
Less Influencers, More Poets
For the month of December 2018, to close out the year and in time for the holidays, RSS Press invited the Copenhagen-based publisher Space Poetry into a reading-room environment that turned our exhibition floor at SixtyEight Art Institute into a ‘pop-up’ bookstore. Here a wide range of titles, including artist books, special editions and magazines published by Space Poetry, were available for sale, as well as the latest number of the publisher’s near-legendary periodical Pist Protta, which was launched on the evening. This bookstore intervention sought to frame an intersection between art publishing and exhibition-making practices in the local economies of art available in the city. To this end, the intervention – rather than the gentrifying process implied in the name ‘pop-up’ – looked to the complex positions and roles that local artistic production has in contemporary art from a regional to an international level.
Frans Jacobi launching Aesthetics of Resistance
On 1 November 2018 Frans Jacobi launched his book Aesthetic of Resistance at SixtyEight Art Institute, home of RSS Press, reading from the book a non-linear selection of his performance texts, forming their own, fresh narrative specifically for the context.
The texts compiled in the book include performance scripts and commentaries, in addition to an extended glossary of terms that investigate the topics of these performances. Together they expand on contemporary forms of demonstration culture and political activism as performativity.
Liv Schulman at Alt_Cph 2018: Over-Existing
RSS Press was launched for its local Copenhagen public through the participation of Liv Schulman on 26 and 27 May in this year’s Alt_Cph alternative art fair, and the simultaneous publication of her book Infinite Bet. Liv Schulman gave the lecture performance Formal Economy, which builds on themes she addresses both in The Empathy (her contribution to the Cut the Gap seminar at SMK the National Gallery of Denmark in November 2017) and the newly published Infinite Bet.
An extract from the performance:
Infinite Bet was launched at Alt_Cph at a Release and Book Launch Party on Sunday 27 May, and is currently available from our online shop and our bookstore at SixtyEight Art Institute.