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FairShare – Self-publishing as an artistic pracitce
CIAP, Hasselt, 09.05.19

FairShare is the first edition of an annual fair devoted to artist's publications and organised by KRIEG, Hasselt, in collaboration with CIAP Kunstverein, Hasselt, B32, Maastricht, and The School, Hasselt. 

Self-publishing is particularly interesting when seen as a motor for community-building; it is rarely restricted to the ‘self’ but relies on the systems of networks, frequently more concentrated and intimate than their ever-expanding online counterparts. However, it is only on rare occasions that they intersect. That is why FairShare’s primary aim is to create a platform for the existing networks to interact and the new connections to arise. In this way, FairShare attempts to draw as much attention to the mechanisms of distribution and circulation, as to the nature of the distributed materials themselves.

Over 20 artists and collectives of different ages and backgrounds have been invited or selected through an open call to show and sell their books, zines, and prints, along with a selection of records, bootlegs, and other multiples (see 2-22 on the map). In addition, in several places at CIAP, the visitors can encounter art installations, archival presentations, and research projects, coming into dialogue with the concept of self-publishing (A-E). This is also the role of the public programme of performances, artist talks, and presentations running throughout the day.

with contributions of Guy Bleus, Buenos Tiempos (Alberto García del Castillo & Marnie Slater), Sofia Caesar, Ignace Cami & Ward Zwart, Charlotte Caroux with Gahine Coeckelberghs and Laurent Tempels, Anaïs Chabeur, Charles Nypels Lab AKA Anne Pétronille Nypels Lab at the JVE Academie (courtesy of Jo Frenken), Editions Ménard (Egon Van Herreweghe & Jasper Rigole), Günbike Erdemir & Luz De Amor, Daan Gielis, Adrijana Gvozdenović, Sam Janssen, Martín La Roche Contreras, Mike Moonen & Jorg Theissen, Dennis Muñoz Espadiña with Hocus Bogus Publishing, Nowhere Collective (Emile Hermans, Cira Huwald, Eline Kersten, Alicja Melzacka, and Miriam Sentler), Oblomov (Rachel Daniels & Lotte Vrancken), The Pink House (Gijs Waterschoot & Ersi Varveri), Emmanuelle Quertain, Gunther Segers, Rod Summers, Troebel Neyntje, Sanne Vaassen, Sorghelose art space presenting Nick Geboers, Sarah Hermans, Bram Van Meervelde, Stef Renard, and Nanna Sofie Reseke, Maud Vande Veire,  Roel Vandermeeren & Aaron Emsie Peeters, Kirsten Vanlangenaeker & Stijn Wybouw, Damon Zucconi.

coordinators: Stijn Maes & Alicja Melzacka

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