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P74 Gallery

Blind Date Convention

3rd International Festival of Artists’ Book, Ljubljana 2014
21–23 May 2014
KAPSULA, P74 Gallery, CUK Kino Šiška

Opening: Wednesday, 21 May 2014 at 7 pm
P74 Center and Gallery, Trg Prekomorskih brigad 1, 1000 Ljubljana

We are pleased to announce Blind Date Convention – the 3rd International Festival of Artists’ book, which will take place in Ljubljana from 21 to 23 May 2014.

Blind Date Convention is the central Slovenian event dedicated to the medium of artist book, artistic periodicals, zines, and artistic editions. The festival will present several dozen local and international producers, artists, self-publishers and independent publishers at three locations in Ljubljana:
P74 Center and Gallery, KAPSULA and CUK Kino Šiška. The festival includes an exhibition programme, educational workshops, presentations of newly released artist books and periodicals, promotional events, public talks and guided tours of the fair.

Wednesday, 21 May 2014
P74 Center and Gallery / KAPSULA, Trg Prekomorskih brigad 1, 1000 Ljubljana

We kick off the festival on Wednesday, 21 May at 18.00h in KAPSULA with a presentation of the newest releases published by Zavod P.A.R.A.S.I.T.E. We will present Notebook on Art, new series of short thematic editions on contemporary arts which aim to fill the gap in the field of local reflection on contemporary visual arts. The first two notebooks include texts by Dejan Habicht “12 Boring Poems” and Jože Barši “Irwin: NSK State in Time (detail: Nigerians)”. Notebook on Art was designed by graphic designer Ajdin Bašić. The presentation will include a talk with the authors.

At 19.00h you are invited to the P74 Center and Gallery for the opening of the exhibitions Collectors’ Editions and KODOJI Press.

The exhibition Collectors’ Editions brings a series of exclusive collectors’ editions, which were created by local and international artists, among them Alighiero e Boetti, Jesper Fabricius, David Nez, Dalibor Martinis, Mladen Stilinović, Mladen Stropnik, Vlado Martek. Alongside the exhibition we are preparing an informative and educational talk about editions and their economic and historical context.

The exhibition KODOJI Press presents important independent Swiss publishing house from Baden which focuses on contemporary visual arts and photography. The exhibition includes current printed matter, posters and graphics.

KODOJI PRESS is an independent art publishing project, founded in 2007 by designer Winfried Heininger. Its main objective is to offer non-commercial projects a communicative platform. In close collaboration with the artists Kodoji Press produces artists’ books and attempt to filter and emphasize the essence of the artistic work.

Thursday, 22 May 2014
CUK Kino Šiška

The second day of the Blind Date Convention marks the opening of the Artists’ Book Fair from 18.00h to 22.00h. You are invited to attend this rich programme of presentations, talks and book signings including hot new releases of art books like “Lala’s Reader” of Lala Raščić at 19h and Alban Muja new book at 20h.

Friday, 23 May 2014
CUK Kino Šiška

On the final day of the Blind Date Convention, we’ll open the Fair precisely at noon and continue with a series of presentations, promotions, guided tours – all till 20.00h.


Beli Sladoled (Slo) –
LBAL (Slo) –
Mina Fina (Slo) –
Tanja Lažetić (Slo) –
Teo Spiller (Slo) –
Petra Varl (Slo) –
Tadej Vaukman (Slo)
Lala Raščić (BiH) –
Sergej Vutuc (D) –
Lubok Verlag (D –
Kodoji Press (CH) –
Soybot (A) –
Space Poetry (DK) –
Pork Salad Press (DK) –
MER.Paper Kunstahalle (BE) –
Zavod P.A.R.A.S.I.T.E. (Slo) –
Moderna galerija Ljubljana / MSUM (Slo) –
International Centre of Graphic Arts (Slo) –
Museum and Galleries of Ljubljana (Slo) –
Škuc Gallery (Slo) –

Special educational programme

CUK Kino Šiška, Komuna hall, 12.00h

The Learning Room is a programme intended for informal learning, the exchange of knowledge, talks and lectures.

All events related to the Blind Date Convention are free of charge.

Zavod P.A.R.A.S.I.T.E.
Incubator for Young Curators
in cooperation with CUK Kino Šiška.

The programme of the P.A.R.A.S.I.T.E. Institute is supported by the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Slovenia and by the Municipality of Ljubljana, Department for Culture.