Sunday, March 25, 2018

Dandilands' by pick nick Point Commissions

You are cordially invited to the launch of 'Dandilands', a book by artist group pick nick co published by BOM DIA and Point Centre for Contemporary Art. On the occasion of the book launch, Manuel Raeder will share his experience as a publisher in collaboration with artists, museums, and art institutions, and will talk about BOM DIA’s practices. Τhe book is the culmination of 'Dandilands', a project which began by pick nick in August 2014 in collaboration with artists Marc Bijl, Mustafa Hulusi, Mahony, Jumana Manna, Michelle Padeli, Liliana Porter, Kevin Schmidt, Socratis Socratous, Kostis Velonis, and Carla Zaccagnini. Urban and natural landscapes as sites of both intimate and destabilizing experiences materialized in a standing sign. The sign which was found along a circular trail in the high forest of Troodos was imagined as both site and object; a place of intention and image; a setting of the social. The publication 'Dandilands' consists of essays by Guilherme Altmayer, Alev Adil, Sophie Houdart, Antonis Hadjikyriacou, Sofia Lemos, Marko Stamenkovic, and the Palestinian collective, The Jerusalem of Things. From different research interests, these writers meet with pick nick, metaphorically and socially, in the intimate space of the book taking walking as a metaphor around social events and public practices, generating discussions of inclusion exclusion, relations of conflict (resolution), and, around non authoritative places that practice critiquing normalisation integrated in urban and rural patterns.

BOM DIA is specialized in artist books that are conceived as an integral part of an art work or as the art work itself that, often, plays with the format of the book and reflects its medium. This event will take place in the context of pick nick’s residency at Point between 13 March and 13 April 2018.
During this time, the group will be presenting a series of activities and events. pick nick will be present every Tuesday between 15:00 19:00.

BOM DIA was founded in 2011 by Manuel Raeder and Manuel Goller in Berlin, solely run by Manuel Raeder since 2013. A focus of Bom Dia lies in publishing contemporary artists from Latin America. The books of Bom Dia are produced in close collaboration with a group of artists, among others Henning Bohl, Daniel Steegmann Mangrané, Mariana Castillo Deball, Haegue Yang, Leonor Antunes, Abraham Cruzvillegas, Danh Vo, Nina Canell, and BLESS.

Dandilands' by pick nick Point Commissions 201
Book Launch Manuel Raeder, BOM DIA,Berlin Friday, 30 March 2018/18:30

Point Centre for Contemporary Art

'Dandilands', pick nick