Book Fair

22-24 September 2023


BAK at the Miss Read Art Book Fair


We are excited to announce that BAK, basis voor actuele kunst, Utrecht takes part in this year’s Miss Read Art Book Fair, from 22 to 24 September 2023 at Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin.

Miss Read is an art book fair dedicated to publishing as a form of community-building as well as to discursive encounters around artists’ books and publishing as artistic and cultural practice. The fair brings together over 350 exhibitors from around the world and hosts an extensive public program including lectures, discussions, book launches, and workshops exploring the remit of contemporary (art) publishing and the possibilities of the book as an experimental form. It is the first time BAK participates in the Miss Read Art Book Fair to present our multifarious publishing practice as part of a living archive of published projects, including our digital forum Prospections, the series called Basics (co-published with MIT Press) and other BAK publications from over the years, as well as “grey-literature” printed matter generated with interlocal communities, collectives, and organizations. 

For more info on the Miss Read program please go to:



Maria Hlavajova and Wietske Maas, eds., Propositions for Non-Fascist Living: Tentative and Urgent, BAK, basis voor actuele kunst, Utrecht 2019, © BAK and authors


Jeanne van Heeswijk, Maria Hlavajova, and Rachael Rakes, eds., Towards the Not-Yet: Art as public Practice, BAK, basis voor actuele kunst, Utrecht, 2021, © BAK and authors


Community Portal events and publications, BAK, basis voor actuele kunst in collaboration other publishing platforms/communities, 2023

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