einBuch.haus considers books as art objects which can be curated and presented in exhibition formats, providing immersive experience between people, objects and spaces.
The artbook platform ‘einBuch.haus’ offers regular events with a specific artbook concept of selected book in the field of arts and design. Each exhibition or event refers to one book, along with contents and related materials.
With an interdisciplinary approach, einBuch.haus are challenged to communicate both material and visual aspects of reading experience by twisting the form and structural interpretation of a book.
A building has its blueprint, frame and materials to become a building, a book also has its own systematic structure such as text, grid and texture to become a book. As if a cluster of buildings form a community where a cultural interplay may begin, the books in the exhibition organised by einBuch.haus encourage the audience to extend their three-dimensional reading experience to become a part of it.
We also have a bookshop to stock experimental books from all over the world, especially from Asia and Europe. The online store ‘einBuch.shop’ is here.
The majority of books we read today still have a similar form: sheets of paper with a cover. However, creators in the field of bookmaking attempt to extend the bookís function in physical, optical and psychological ways.
The concept ‘Exhibitions as Books’ was first suggested by Seth Siegelaub (1941-2013) as an alternative to the traditional exhibition space. As a curator, he asked artists to participate in well-known projects such as the Xerox Book and July, August, September 1969. Unlike Siegelaubís curated conceptual art projects, ‘Two Pages’ runs solely on a random, self-generated system.
‘Two Pages’ invites a creative/team in one city to become an initial contributor. This first participant proposes the next creative/team in the same city who in turn invites the following one and so forth. Each sketchbook has a theme and participants are encouraged to freely respond in relation to it on their given two pages.
‘Two Pages’ began in November 2012. Six years later, there are 23 completed sketchbooks and four currently in progress. ‘Two Pages’ has been graced by over 550 international artists, designers, illustrators, photographers and architects. The sketchbooks have travelled to 38 cities including London, New York, Paris, Seoul, Barcelona, Tokyo, Athens, Helsinki, Berlin, Stockholm, Santiago, Milan, Riga, Lisbon, Amsterdam, The Hague, Antwerp, Buenos Aires and Sydney.
Following the main concept of ‘einBuch.haus’, where a single book is exhibited to read alongside related materials, Two Pages: A physical book in the making presents the Berlin Sketchbook (2014) with the theme ‘Q. What would you change?’. The 26 participants of the sketchbook are the result of a self-generated chain of creative people or teams based in Berlin.
In addition, a new collaborative experiment between ‘Two Pages’ and ‘einBuch.haus’ explore ways for new visual narratives. This time, there is no sketchbook to pass on, instead, the participants’ response to the image ‘Two Page by Jan Tschichold’ was displayed directly in the gallery space, questioning the format of publishing.
Through Two Pages: A physical book in the making, ‘einBuch.haus’ suggests rethinking the performative process of bookmaking and reading. The exhibition leads the audience to explore an unpredictable journey of how a book starts and ends.
Two Pages (Konstantinos Trichas and Dionysis Livanis)
‘Two Pages’ is a series of sketchbooks shared by artists, illustrators and designers around the world. The sketchbooks build a chain of creatives who inhabit the same city or place. ‘Two Pages’ is centred around the recording, spreading and exchanging of ideas which takes place throughout the hand-to-hand journey of each book.
15. September. 2018. 2 – 5 pm
Two Pages and einBuch.haus invites you to a creative workshop as part of the “Two Pages: A physical book in the making” exhibition. Though a series of discussions and hands-on design experimentation we will explore the concept of publication in terms of content and form.
The workshop will be lead by Konstantinos Trichas http://trichas.com(designer, MA RCA) and Dionysis Livanis http://artcantchangetheworld.com(Creative Director and Photographer), curators of Two Pages project.
Though a series of discussions and hands-on design experimentation we will explore the concept of publication in terms of content and form.
In the workshop, we will provide a selection of short texts that relate or reference “change”.
Each participant will choose one text and will create a “publication” that can take any form (zine with one or multiple pages, bounded or unbounded, folded into a 3d structure, displayed onto the wall or on the street, etc).
Apart from the texts, we will also provide some visual materials that can be used for reference or as raw ingredients. There will be a selection of basic design tools (pens, tapes, coloured papers, scissors, etc) but please make sure to bring your own materials.
11 am – 7 pm
einBuch.haus / Winsstraße 42, 10405 Berlin