For the second time, founders Vanessa Adler and Savannah Gorton will open up the doors to their art book fair Friends with Books this weekend, presenting their international selection of over 130 publishers. Hailing from Amsterdam, Antwerp, Beirut, Zurich, Vienna, Tel Aviv, Ljubljana, and of course Berlin, the selected authors and works focus on artistic publishing, innovative printing, discussion of art and a huge dedication to the craftsmanship of bookmaking. New names to the team this year include Black Palm Berlin, Helga Maria Klosterfelde Editions, Little & Large Editions, MD 72 and Motto. Instead of aimlessly wandering, you can be guided through the event by the public program, entitled Are You… Friends With Books?, which explains the compilation of readings, book reviews, discussions and performances on offer, featuring those such as Dominique Hurth and Elisabeth Tonnard. The special poster editions, designed bespoke for the fair by Berlin artists such as Annette Kelm, Michaela Melián and Roman Schramm, will also be on sale. Free entrance means that there is nothing stopping you from expanding your friendship circle by browsing the book fair. (Text: Milena Kaljanov / Photo: Anaii Lee Ender)
Cee Cee is taking a summer break.
We will be back in August.
Take care & enjoy the sun.
On these scorching hot summer days, it seems that every one is in on the secret: heading to Brandenburg, coveted as one of Germany’s most aquatic states. The tricky part, though, is finding the right lake for you and yours, perhaps away from the stampede of Berliners looking to do the same. Check out Badestellen Brandenburg (Brandenburg Swim Spots). Here you’ll find everything you need for a successful lake excursion – to Sacrower See, for example, or Werbelinsee, Lanker Obersee, Schwielowsee among many others. The site’s creators have tested each and every one of them and are happy to provide maps with exact coordinates and a compass rose for the cardinal directions. Off you go! For more details, check out the individual listings where you’ll find information on water quality, sunbathing lawns, sand beaches, food options, toilets, showers, playgrounds, accessibility and, most important, how to get there. I myself will add only this: pack your bathing suit and have fun exploring! (Text: Milena Kalojanov / Photo: Peter Gäbelein)
Seek Magazine’s second issue, titled “In Limbo”, is out now! Conceived and compiled by Cee Cee Creative for and with the contemporary fashion trade show, the magazine is a mediation on the spaces that present themselves in day-to-day life. Digging through cultural archives, we pull out fresh and contemporary insights in an effort to go beyond the tired and exhausted questions of the past. Read about artist Tobias Zielony and ruminate over Tao Lin’s Haikus, or soak in Tobias Faisst’s gypsum workshop photo series and Edisonga’s dreamy landscape shots — and that’s only to name a few of potent and fiery voices that contributed to this issue. Pick up your free copy at the Seek Berlin trade show or selected hubs such as Voo Store in Kreuzberg. (Gif: Studio Hausherr)
Do you feel like reflecting on fashion away from the heat of trade shows and catwalks? Wolfgang Tillmanns’ exhibition space, Between Bridges, is currently hosting “Fashion Stories”, an exhibition that takes an expansive look at fashion’s past. The work consists of fashion magazines Tillmanns selected from the end of the 1980s and early 1990s, such as i-D and Dazed & Confused. Featuring photographers like Nick Knight, Juergen Teller, Craig McDean, David Sims, and Corrine Day, these paper relics reflect how each photographer intelligently rethought “style”, a feat that secured their work as a source of inspiration for many creatives today. We highly recommend this trip into fashion’s past and western culture. (Text: Nina Trippel)