"Homeless" by Leyla Rodriguez @ the MUU Helsinki Contemporary Art Centre presents BOOKED Artists’ Book Fair 1 – 9 October 2021

"Homeless" by Leyla Rodriguez @ the MUU Helsinki Contemporary Art Centre  presents BOOKED Artists’ Book Fair 1 – 9 October 2021
"Homeless" by Leyla Rodriguez @ the MUU Helsinki Contemporary Art Centre  presents BOOKED Artists’ Book Fair 1 – 9 October 2021

https://www.flanbe.online/leyla-rodriguez

MUU Helsinki Contemporary Art Centre
announces launch of
BOOKED
Artists’ Book Fair
1 – 9 October 2021

BOOKED is devoted to artists’ book works produced independently by an international selection of artists, small press publications and related forms of art processes. The program will take place at MUU Helsinki Contemporary Art Centre at Cable Factory, and Konttori, the Cable Factory’s new multi-use space.

This inaugural presentation of BOOKED Artists’ Book Fair, which was originally designed to be a lively weekend-long event debuting in 2020, will now be spread across eight days, from Friday, 1 October until Saturday, 9 October 2021.
Diana Soria Hernandez.
Diana Soria Hernandez.

BOOKED will highlight works situated at the interface of literature and visual art. Its scope includes spoken word presentations, workshops, and discussions with specialists in the field. The inclusion of diverse text-based visual art projects, including sound and performance art, will add to the dynamic range of experiences on offer.

While exhibition and selected performances will be hosted by MUU Helsinki Contemporary Art Centre, Konttori's range of facilities will accommodate discussions, a selection of workshops and performances, and the BOOKED shop.

BOOKED will present works by 65 artists, who hail from thirteen countries and an even larger number of national backgrounds.

More specific information regarding the times and days of the program’s special events have been released in the BOOKED Event Calendar. To stay up-to-date with all that’s happening, please join the special BOOKED emailing list at this link.

Lists of participating artists can be found HERE.

BOOKED Artists' Book Fair is supported by Nordic Culture Point and Svenska Kulturfonden (Swedish Cultural Foundation in Finland).

Partners:
Kaapelitehdas
Konttori
Armas Festival
Pro AV
Boing Being
Codex Polaris
Quince Ediciones
Estonian Art Academy, Graphic Arts Department
Kuti-Kuti
Pokuto - Pohjoinen kustannustoiminta ry
Feministinen Sarjakuvatoiminta
Suomen aforismiyhdistys ry
Suomen Pimiötaiteilijat
AIM Network / Candyland
Supermarket Art Fair
Platforms Project
Taru Samola: Rippituoli (Confessional Chair).
Taru Samola: Rippituoli (Confessional Chair).

BOOKED 2021 Team
Coordinators: John Gayer, Timo Soppela, Pia Korhonen, Elina Pekkilä
Technical services, video documentation: Tero Kontinen, Hannu Kärenlampi
Graphic concept: Anu Raatikainen, Timo Soppela
Art Guide: Jane Hughes

BOOKED Artists’ Book Fair has been organised by MUU kirjoittaa / MUU Writes, a group of artists comprised of John Gayer, Minka Heino, Liisa Hilasvuori, Rita Leppiniemi, Suvi Nurmi, Kikka Rytkönen, Juhani Räisänen and Timo Soppela, Director of MUU.

In addition to cooperating with Cable Factory’s Konttori, BOOKED will also coincide with Armas Festival, which takes place at the Cable Factory at the same time.

BOOKED’s opening hours are
Friday, 1 October 12.00-19.00
Saturday, 2 October 11.00-18.00
Sunday, 3 October closed
Monday, 4 October 12.00-19.00
Tuesday, 5 October 12.00-19.00
Wednesday, 6 October 12.00-19.00
Thursday, 7 October 12.00-19.00
Friday, 8 October 12.00-19.00
Saturday, 9 October 11.00-18.00

https://www.muu.fi/events-and-exhibitions/booked-artists-2021/

BOOKED will present works by 65 artists, who hail from thirteen countries and an even larger number of national backgrounds. The program includes a variety of performances and presentations that explore the narrative and visual aspects of books through printing processes, movement, and modes of writing and speaking.
The program will take place at MUU Helsinki Contemporary Art Centre at Cable Factory, and Konttori, the Cable Factory’s new multi-use space.

BOOKED Artists’ Book Fair will feature a diverse array of publications, workshops and related events. Here, visitors will discover limited edition artists’ books, which are self-published or have been released by small presses, artist catalogs and works that amplify the idea of what a book can be. An exhibition of installation art works designed to extend the idea of the book and the ways stories and poetry can be presented.

BOOKED’s calendar of events can be found:
https://muu.fi/events-and-exhibitions/booked-calendar-2021/

To stay up-to-date with all that’s happening, please join the special BOOKED emailing list AT THIS LINK.
Artists making presentations and contributing spoken-word and text-related performative experiences to BOOKED include Liisa Hilasvuori, Eve Kask, Minka Heino & Pilvi Huhta, Jari-Pekka Koho & Ilpo Numminen & Sini Silveri, Tina Marianne Krogh Madsen, Somos la Colectiva: Rosamaría Bolom, Roxana Crisólogo, Violeta Gutiérrez Zamora, Ana Gutieszca & Martina Miño, Diana Soria Hernandez, Johanna Peltonen, Hanna Väätäinen, Jarmo Herkman & Päivi Rechardt, Pure, Antti Tolvi.
Panel discussions form an essential facet of BOOKED. Three discussions will be presented. The themes are: Writing Artists, The Relationship between Art and Fiction, and Visual Artists’ Pathways to Book Publishing. They will be held in Finnish, streamed live online and recorded. After the addition of English subtitles, they will be available on MUU's Vimeo channel. Participants in BOOKED discussions include Heli Rekula, Hanna Weselius, Anu Miettinen, Tero Nauha, Lena Séraphin, Teemu Mäki, Juliana Hyrri, Tommi Musturi, Sami Nyyssölä, Salla Vapaavuori, Emmi Valve.

BOOKED’s workshops enable participants to expand their writing skills and will expose them to particular forms of craftsmanship. Artists presenting workshops are Minna Soraluoma, Tizzi Fib & Marryam Fib, Paola Jalili Villaroel and Lena Séraphin.
Artists presenting their installations in BOOKED’s exhibition are Jari-Pekka Koho, Ilpo Numminen & Sini Silveri, Taru Samola, Eeva-Liisa Isomaa, Mounir Saeed, Tizzi Fib. Selections from the Estonian Art Academy’s artists’ books collection includes works by Liis-Marleen Verilaskja, Mark Hiir, Maria Izabella Lehtsaar, Merily Lempu, Riina Reiners and Liisa Tammert. The exhibition will continue after the Booked event, until 24 October 2021.

A video program - screened daily - forms another BOOKED highlight. It will include works by The Great Learning Orchestra, Mounir Saeed, Maimu Brushwood o.s. Huolirinta (Timo Tähkänen), Lauri Hei, Jørgen Teller, Helinä Hukkataival and Inari Virmakoski.
All events are free of charge. Workshops do require pre-registration. More information and links to registration forms on the calendar!
In addition to the program, artist books and various publications from more than 40 artists are on display and for sale at the BOOKED art fair. Artists and publishers include Pille Alasi, Sophie Auger, Marc Behrens, Roy Boswell, John Court, Leif Jordansson and The Great Learning Orchestra (GLO), Maria Kapajeva, Eve Kask, Liisa Tammert, Mark Hiir, Maria Izabella Lehtsaar, Kiwa Kiwa & Paranoia, Shoiji Kato, Kuti-Kuti, Rita Marhaug, Imi Maufe, Teemu Mäki, Tero Nauha, João Castro Pinto & Sofia A. Carvalho, Laura Puska, Heli Rekula, Leyla Rodriguez, Benas Šarka & Remigijus Treigys, Lorenzo Servi, Rebecca Sharp, Anna King, Simon Whetham, Somos La Colectiva, Randi Annie Strand, Jørgen Teller, Juliana Hyrri, Helinä Hukkataival, Paola Jalili Villaroel, Aura Saarikoski.
In collaboration with:

Kaapelitehdas
Konttori
Armas Festival
Pro AV
Boing Being
Codex Polaris
Quince Ediciones
Estonian Art Academy, Graphic Arts Department
Kuti-Kuti
Pokuto - Pohjoinen kustannustoiminta ry
Feministinen Sarjakuvatoiminta
Suomen aforismiyhdistys ry
Suomen Pimiötaiteilijat
Supermarket Art Fair
BOOKED 2021 Team

Coordinators: John Gayer, Timo Soppela, Pia Korhonen, Elina Pekkilä
Technical services, video documentation: Tero Kontinen, Hannu Kärenlampi
Graphic concept: Anu Raatikainen, Timo Soppela
Art Guide: Jane Hughes

BOOKED Artists’ Book Fair has been organised by MUU Writes, a group of artists comprised of John Gayer, Minka Heino, Liisa Hilasvuori, Rita Leppiniemi, Suvi Nurmi, Kikka Rytkönen, Juhani Räisänen and Timo Soppela, Director of MUU.
BOOKED Artists’ Book Fair is supported by Nordic Culture Point and Svenska Kulturfonden (Swedish Cultural Foundation in Finland).
In addition to cooperating with Cable Factory’s Konttori, BOOKED will also coincide with the Armas Festival, which takes place at the Cable Factory at the same time.

BOOKED’s opening hours are
Friday, 1 October 12.00-19.00
Saturday, 2 October 12.00-18.00
Sunday, 3 October closed
Monday, 4 October 12.00-19.00
Tuesday, 5 October 12.00-19.00
Wednesday, 6 October 12.00-19.00
Thursday, 7 October 12.00-19.00
Friday, 8 October 12.00-19.00
Saturday, 9 October 11.00-18.00
MUU Helsinki Contemporary Art Centre
Kaapelitehdas / Cable Factory
Tallberginkatu 1 C, 00180 Helsinki
Finland
Tel +358 (0)50 551 7893
artcentre (at) muu.fi
www.muu.fi