The Book To Come

‘The Book to Come’ Session IV (Vilnius). ‘Martin Ebner and Nicolas Siepen’ .

‘The Book to Come’ Session IV (Vilnius). ‘Martin Ebner and Nicolas Siepen’.

Friday 10 June 2016

‘Session IV’ (Vilnius)

7pm / Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius / Session IV (Vilnius) / CAC Reading Room.

In Berlin, between 1995 and 1998 Martin Ebner and Nicolas Siepen co-organized a collective art space and the experimental music project Zigaretten Rauchen. At the time they also independently started to develop their interest in making publications and publishing as an artistic practice. Martin Ebner, together with Ariane Müller, Nikola Dietrich and Henrik Olesen is part of the editorial team of STARSHIP an artists run art magazine based in Berlin which was founded in 1998. Starship Magazine currently is published twice a year and brings together texts and image contributions by writers and visual artists focusing on contemporary art, literature and poetry. Nicolas Siepen became co-founder of the publishing house b_books, that publishes books on art, performance, urbanism, queer theory, film studies, activism, art history and politics.

In the public talk they aimed to unfold a possible conjunction between publishing and creating spatial and social relations around images, texts, and printed matter.

Martin Ebner is a Berlin based artist, filmmaker, publisher, and a founding editor of STARSHIP. He is currently developing an exhibition together with Berlin based artist Kitty Kraus that will open at the CAC Vilnius in September, 2016.

Nicolas Siepen is a Berlin based artist, filmmaker, writer and publisher, co-editor of the magazines A.N.Y.P. and Assembly International, a co-founder of the Performing Arts Forum (PAF) St-Erme, France. Since January 2009 he is Professor of visual arts and film at the Academy of Contemporary Arts in Tromsø, Norway.

The presentation of the project The Book to Come at CAC Vilnius is supported by the Lithuanian Council for Culture.