Magical Art Book Fair


Sunday 18 November
12:00 – 18:00 

As part of the Magical Riso biennial, on Sunday the 18th of November the Van Eyck will organize for the first time the Magical Art Book Fair.

Free and open to the public, the Art Book Fair hosts over 50 participants – independent publishers, artists, presses – from all over the world, presenting rare artists’ books, zines, special editions and unique risograph prints. The fair also offers the opportunity to attend book launches, presentations and demonstrations. As well as a Monumental Riso exhibition with art work made in the past year especially for this event in the Charles Nypels Lab for Printing & Publishing of the Van Eyck.

Alexander Barrett (US), Alice Mulder (NL), Alice Schiavone (IT), Bananafish Books (CN), Bronze Age (GB), Chez Rosi (BE), Colour Code (CA), Corners (KR), Dan Walsh (US), Dizzy Ink (GB), Do The Print (ES), Dream Press (ZA), Drucken3000 (DE), DRUKT (NL), Endless Editions (US), Facebook Analog Lab (US), Federico Antonini (IT), Fidèle Editions (FR), Hagen Verleger (DE), Hato Press GB), hawaijj (IL), Issue Press (US), Jeroen Wellens (NL), Johannes Schwartz (DE), Look Back and Laugh (SI), Kabinet Studio (BE), Kevin Reynaert (BE), KNUST / Extrapool (NL), Kristina Alijošiuteÿ (LT), Lafayette Anticipations (FR), Lucky Punch Press (DE), malenki.net (DE), Martian Press (US), Martín La Roche (CL), Michael van Kekem (NL), O.OO (TW), OYE KR), Paper Cuts (US), Paul Bailey (IE), Perfectly Acceptable (US), Pointed Press (US), Quintal Éditions (FR), Raum Press (ES), Riso sur Mer (FR), Risotrip Print Shop Co. (BR), Risotto Studio (GB), Risolve Studio (US), Rope Press (GB), RUJA Press (GB), RV.Papers (ES), Sarah Alfarhan (KW), Sigrid Calon (NL), Sofie Joossen (BE), We make it DE), Wobby.Club (NL), Zohra Opoku (GH)



— Magical Art Book Fair

— Presentation Riso colour test charts and manuals by We Make It

— Demonstration ComColor / Duplicator by RISO Benelux

— Exhibition Monumental Riso


12:30 —  Book presentation Margaret van Eyck – Renaming an Institution, a Case Study by Hagen Verleger (DE)

13:30 — Workshop Colour Profiling by Perfectly Acceptable (US)
The workshop will cover the basics of producing both CMYK and spot-colour colour profiles for the Risograph using a spectrophotometer. We will also touch on techniques for modifying existing profiles, and best practice for applying colour profiles.           

14:30 — Book presentation Wobby: A Dutch risograph printed, thematic magazine for Comics, Illustration and Literature by Marjolein Schalk (NL)
The Wobby factor can be described as humorous, quirky, authentic and with a certain roughness. Each edition, printed by Wobby.club themselves, is a collector's item.

15:30 — Workshop  / Performance How to take apart and clean a Riso drum yourself by Risolve Studio (US)

16:30 — Book Presentation Le centre ne peut tenir  by Lafayette Anticipations / Matthieu Bonicel (FR)
Devised as an original commission – like the twelve works produced for the exhibition Le centre ne peut tenir – this eponymous book is both a catalogue and a unique editorial experiment. Entirely printed by Risograph in the exhibition space of Lafayette Anticipations during the summer of 2018, it contains not only images of the works themselves, but also the highlights, artists’ exchanges, and the contributions of thinkers, curators and other public figures which accompanied each of the artistic productions. The book also includes a large number of four-color plates, a technical feat rarely performed using Risograph printing.

17:00 — Paper Cuts publishers podcast registration by Christopher Kardambikis (US)
Paper Cuts is an exploration of the contemporary world of zines and DIY publishing. Through a series of Podcasts and live events, Paper Cuts features writers, performers, and artists who have shared their work in print, on paper, and in small editions.


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