Tonight: AIT Artist Talk #51

Rear Window, Erik van der Weijde, First edition , 2010, 20 pages, 15×21 cm

AIT ARTIST TALK #51: “Publishing as an Art Practice”
by Dutch Artist, Erik Van Der Weijde

Erik van der Weijde is on a three month residency with AIT supported by the Fonds BKVB, Holland, an artist who works in the mediums of photography and self-publishing. In Japan recently we have seen the emergence of a lively alternative art ‘zine’ scene. Erik’s books and pamphlets have been included in many such independent book fairs in Europe and in Japan. His works take the form of books of photographs which he takes himself or collects through extensive research, and are collated together under a shared theme or research direction. Subjects have included personal documentation of his family to archival typographies of modernist architecture and historical sites of accidents and events.

He is represented by Gallery Chert in Berlin and his books can be viewed online from these links (1) (2).

Erik will introduce his book projects within the context of artists books and ‘zine’ culture. Examples of his books will be available for browsing at the talk. The talk will be in English with consecutive translation into Japanese by AIT staff.

Born in Dordrecht, NL, 1977. Lives and works in Amsterdam, NL and Natal, BR. Erik van der Weijde works mainly with photography as his tool. He graduated from the Rietveld Academy in 2003 and completed a two year residency at the Amsterdam Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten in 2008. Van der Weijde has published his photographic series with both renowned publishers such as ROMA Publications, Rollo-Press and Kaugummi Books as through his own publishing house 4478ZINE. His work has been shown in galleries and institutions throughout Europe and oversees. Van der Weijde is represented by Chert Gallery, Berlin.

Date and Time: Wed. Feb 23, 2011, 19:00 – 21:00
Organized by: Arts Initiative Tokyo [AIT] / Supported by: FONDS BKVB
Venue: AIT Room Daikanyama
Admission: JPY1,000. Students and AIT Base Members JPY800/AIT House Members and Support Members Free (1 free drink)

*Talk will be in English with consecutive Japanese translation

Contact: Send an email with its subject as “AIT ARTIST TALK #51” to, including your name, membership type, and contact.

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