On Sunday 13 March, the Sunday Book Fair at the Stedelijk Museum offers a platform for the presentation of recently published artists’ books, readers, catalogues, encyclopedia’s, etc. inviting publishing houses of a modest scale to pitch their new books in the Auditorium of the Stedelijk, followed by a book fair in the museum café. Art institutions and small publishing houses in the Netherlands offer a wide variety of publications that focus on contemporary art and art theory. Often with a particular emphasis in subject matter, these publishers contribute in a significant and meaningful way to the international discourse of contemporary art.
If I Can’t Dance has been invited to pitch its new publications and sell them during the book fair. Recent publications by If I Can’t Dance include Conversation Pieces, a collection of conversations between artists and cultural practitioners involved in Edition II – Feminist Legacies and Potentials in Contemporary Art Practice (2011); and reading Masquerades (edited by Frédérique Bergholtz and Iberia Perez, 2010).
If I Can’t Dance is currently publishing a series of six artists’ monographs with Keren Cytter, Jon Mikel Euba, Olivier Foulon, Suchan Kinoshita, Joachim Koester and Sara Pierce. The first of these series, with Olivier Foulon, appeared in 2010 with Gevaert Editions. Monographs on Joachim Koester and Keren Cytter are forthcoming this spring, and monographs on Jon Mikel Euba, Sarah Pierce and Suchan Kinoshita are expected later this year. In addition, If I Can’t Dance has recently started a new series of of free publications, featuring conversations with artists and other cultural practitioners involved in the programme.