About

K. Verlag was co-founded as an independent publishing imprint and curatorial-editorial platform by curator and editor Anna-Sophie Springer and artist Charles Stankievech in 2011; K. operates as a machine to research the “book-as-exhibition.” K.’s publishing and curating produces new geographical and physical encounters, develops intercultural approaches to historical archives, and advances hybrid methodologies to explore contemporary issues. Previous projects by K. have critically engaged themes of colonialism and ethnography, geopolitics and climate change, and visual culture and the museum space. We collaborate internationally with artists and institutions to produce unique publications, which explore the book-space beyond mere documentation (as in the traditional exhibition catalog), creating instead adjacent, parallel, or extended curatorial spaces. In addition, K. approaches publishing as a platform, which also realizes public events including panel discussions, public lectures, and exhibitions.

 


 

!!! NEW ADDRESS !!!

 

K. Verlag (Berlin)

FAHRBEREITSCHAFT – Werkstatt 4

Herzbergstraße 40–43

10365 Berlin

Germany

 

Old address:

 

K. Verlag (Berlin)

Karl-Marx-Platz 3

12043 Berlin

Germany

 

t. +49 (0)30 609 549 58

info [at] k-verlag [dot] com
k-verlag.com

 

Artistic Director: Anna-Sophie Springer

Editorial Assistant: Louis Steven

Copy-Editor: Jeffrey T. Malecki

 

VAT number: DE269528145

 


 

K. Press (Toronto)

487 Spadina Crescent, Office #207
Toronto, ON M5T 1R2
Canada

 

info [at] k-verlag [dot] com

 

Artistic Director: Charles Stankievech

 


 

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Events

  • 2017
    09 15–17

    OPEN STUDIO. Visit K. Verlag and anexact office at our new shared studio in the FAHRBEREITSCHAFT compound in Berlin-Lichtenberg during the Open Studio events for Berlin Art Week!

     

    Address: FAHRBEREITSCHAFT – Werkstatt 4 [in Brandlhuber’s “bar building”], Herzbergstr. 40–43, 10365 Berlin

     

    When: Fri, 15 Sept, 19h00–21h00  //  Sat & Sun, 16–17 Sept, 12h00–18h00

  • 07 13

    LAUNCH. Join intercalations editors Anna-Sophie Springer and Etienne Turpin for a guided tour of the various natures of the Tiergarten — including its oldest trees — with Berlin-based architect and volume 4 contributor, Sandra Bartoli. During the tour, visitors will also encounter special guests Richard Pell, director of the Center for Postnatural History; Jason Groves, co-editor of the open access blog Feedback; and, Katharina Tauer, designer of the intercalations: paginated exhibitions series. Meeting point: Floraplatz (in front of the “Amazon on horseback”), Tiergarten, 19h00

  • 07 13

    REVIEW. “Landscape and Memory: A Review of The Word for World is Still Forest” — A scholar of German literature, geology, and the Anthropocene, the Jason Groves composed an absolutely beautiful reading of intercalations 4 which he published on the Feedback Blog of Open Humanities Press on the day of our Tiergarten-walk book-launch. Fitting to this event, Jason’s text resonates with the walk and the book through excerpts by Walter Benjamin and Franz Hessel about the Tiergarten and even the Amazon on Horseback sculpture where we departed from with Sandra Bartoli.

  • 06 11

    TOUR. Join intercalations co-editors, Anna-Sophie Springer & Etienne Turpin, for a Guided Tour of the exhibition 2 or 3 Tigers at Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin (15h00)

  • 05 18

    PRESENTATION. Guest lecture by Anna-Sophie Springer in this year’s Ph.D. seminar on “Publication Strategies” at the Research Laboratory, Ecole nationale supérieure des Arts décoratifs, Paris

  • 04 04

    REVIEW. Jussi Parikka, media theorist and author of Geology of Media, reviews Fantasies of the Library for Leonardo On-line

  • 01 18

    REVIEW. The Times Literary Supplement includes a lovely little review of Fantasies of the Library (MIT Press edition, 2016) by Gill Partington

  • 2016
    11 01

    Release of No6092: A Conjectural Catalogue publication at National Gallery of Canada on the occasion of Charles Stankievech’s shortlisting for the Sobey Art Award 2016

  • 10 28

    K. at Edition Book Fair, Toronto, Canada

  • 09 15

    Fantasies of the Library published as a revised, second edition hardcover by the MIT Press, ISBN: 978-0-2620352-0-0

  • 05 14

    These Fantasies of Publishing as Curatorial Practice, a lecture by Anna-Sophie Springer for the Library Residencies program of WARP / g39 gallery, Cardiff, UK

  • 04 21

    Read a new interview by Daisy Nam of the Carpenter Center for Visual Arts, Harvard University, with the intercalations co-editors, Anna-Sophie Springer & Etienne Turpin

  • 04 04

    Fantasies of the Library named a top-five book of the last five years by Eva Weinmayr in the publication 12 Contributors, 5 Publications, 5 Years, eds. Temporary Services. Chicago and Fort Waybe: Half Letter Press, 2016

  • 2015
    12 07

    Review of intercalations 1 & 2 by Amish Morell in C Magazine, No. 128, Dec 2015: 71–2

  • 11 21

    Library Tales at PrintRoom Rotterdam, with Mariana Lanari, Maria Ines Cruz & Lozana Rossenova, and Anna-Sophie Springer, organized by Karin de Jong and Sara Giannini

  • 11 19

    The exhibition Monument As Ruin by Charles Stankievech, which included the K. Verlag publication The Centre Cannot Hold, at the Agnes Etherington Gallery, Queen’s University, Kingston, wins Best Solo Exhibition 2016 at the OAAG Awards

  • 11 19

    Monument As Ruin, which included the K. Verlag publication The Centre Cannot Hold, at the Agnes Etherington Gallery, Queen’s University wins Best Solo Exhibition 2016 at OAAG Awards

  • 09 29

    “Hvor ble det av bokhosten?” review of Fantasies of the Library by Ellef Prestsaeter in Kunstkritikk.no

  • 09 20

    Paginated Exhibitions: Regine Ehleiter in Conversation with Charles Stankievech at The Classroom, NY Art Bookfair

  • 07 06

    Knowledge x Production x Form: A Conversation with Lindsay Bremner, Joanna Zylinska, Anna-Sophie Springer, and Etienne Turpin at The Show Room, London

  • 07 04

    Becoming-Book, Becoming-Animal, Becoming-Anthropocene: A conversation with Vincent Normand, Ho Tzu Nyen, Katharina Tauer, Etienne Turpin, Anna-Sophie Springer at A Public Library, Berlin

  • 07 01

    K. Co-Director Charles Stankievech appointed Director of the Visual Studies Program, Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design, University of Toronto

  • 06 14–16

    K. at Miss Read, Art Bookfair Berlin

  • 06 06

    Review of Land & Animal & Nonanimal by Xenia Benivolski in The Art Book Review

  • 04 20

    “Front to Back, Top to Bottom, A New Book Series Reimagines How We Read,” review of intercalations by Megan Liberty in Hyperallergic.com

  • 04 18

    “Reading at the Roche Limit,” review of Fantasies of the Library by Jason Groves for the Feedback blog of Open Humanities Press

  • 04 10

    These Fantasies of the Library: Archiving the Anthropocene, a conversation between David Senior, Julia van Haaften, Etienne Turpin, and Anna-Sophie Springer at Printed Matter, New York City

  • 04 08

    An Archive for the Anthropoceneintercalations launch at the Center for PostNatural History, Pittsburgh, with Rich Pell, Lauren Allen, Etienne Turpin, and Anna-Sophie Springer

  • 04 01

    Charles Stankievech in conversation with Mitchell Akiyama and Anna-Sophie Springer at Art Metropole, Toronto, on the occasion of the release of intercalations 1 & 2

  • 03 31

    “These Scenes of Unbecoming,” a conversation between intercalations co-editor Etienne Turpin, John Paul Ricco, and Nasrin Himada at the Poetic Research Bureau, Los Angeles

  • 03 03

    Anna-Sophie Springer in conversation with Dian Ina Mahendra and Farah Wardani at ruangrupa, Jakarta on the occasion of the release of intercalations 1 & 2

  • 02

    Ankyloglossia (n. tongue tie) by Emma Waltraud Howes, designed by Franziska Morlok, was awarded by the Type Directors Club New York

  • 01 14

    Book launch of The Centre Cannot Hold with authors David Murakami Wood & Charles Stankievech as part of the panel discussion “Early Warning Systems” — an extension of the exhibition Monument as Ruin, Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Queens University, Canada

  • 01

    Charles Stankievech gains the Thematic Exhibition of the Year and the Curatorial Writing Award 2014 for his project CounterIntelligence by the Ontario Association of Art Galleries (OAAG). Camouflage was made for this project

  • 2014
    12 03

    “Reading Rooms Reading Machines: Some Fantasies of the Library,” a lecture by Anna-Sophie Springer, Craig-Kade Scholar/Writer in Residence, Rutgers University, New Jersey

  • 11 28

    Book launch of Emma Howes’s Ankyloglossia n. tongue-tie at Art Metropole, Toronto. With B, Emma Howes, Patricia Reed, and Maxwell Stephens

  • 11 02

    Book launch of TRAVERSALS at Art Metropole, Toronto. With Anna-Sophie Springer and Charles Stankievech

  • 09 28

    “Fantasies of Paginated Imagination: A Seminar on Curatorial-Editorial Practice” guest-led by Anna-Sophie Springer for the 8th session of the Critical Curatorial Lab, University of Toronto

  • 05 14

    “CounterIntelligence,” a lecture 
by Charles Stankievech and book launch of Camouflage for Large Installations at the 8th Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art at Crash Pad/
KW – Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin

  • 02 20

    Book launch of Camouflage of Large Installations at Justina M. Barnicke Gallery, University of Toronto as part of the exhibition CounterIntelligence

  • 2013
    09 29

    Salon talk with Alexandra Navratil, Doreen Mende, Andreas Müller, Charles Stankievech, and Filippo Trentin for the ABA residency program on the archive and post-Aby Warburg thinking. KW – Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin

  • 09 15

    EX LIBRIS: Commonplace Books launched on Arg.org

  • 07 05

    EX LIBRIS: Anekdotische Topografien exhibition opening & book launch at Galerie und Kunstbuchhandlung Wien Lukatsch, Berlin

  • 06 28

    EX LIBRIS: Books Are For Use exhibition opening & performance by Ève K. Temblay at the Library of the Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst, Leipzig

  • 04 29

    “K. Verlag and the Book-as-Exhibition,” a presentation by Anna-Sophie Springer during the 2013 SYNAPSE International Curators’ Network meeting, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin

  • 04–06

    The Subjective Object on display at Office Party, Kinderhook & Caracas, Berlin

  • 03

    The Subjective Object exhibited at the Leipzig Book Fair

  • 2012
    12 06–08

    K. at Rookie Book Fair in Poznan, Poland

  • 08 27

    The Subjective Object exhibition finissage and exhibition-book launch at the GRASSI Ethnographic Museum of Leipzig

  • 09 14–15

    K. at MISS READ Book Fair, Berlin

  • 2011
    12 16

    “On Books as Time Machines & Wormholes,” a conversation with Mark von Schegell and Charles Stankievech, moderated by Anna-Sophie Springer at MOTTO, Berlin

  • 10 08

    LOVELAND book launch at Musee d’art contemporain de Montreal