June 04 - 07, 2015

kijk:papers, Warte fuer Kunst, Kassel 2015

Explore self-published books, artist editions and recent publications from independent publishers with a focus on photography at the Warte für Kunst. kijk:papers will be accompanied by book launches, artist talks and presentations.


Thursday June 04, 2015 /// 3:00 – 10:00 pm

3:00 pm /// We’re open

You’re welcome!

4:00 pm /// Talk with Hanna Zaenker, Sabine Niggemann and Natalie Richter

Sabine Niggemann, Hanna Zänker & Natalie Richter

Hanna Zaenker, Sabine Niggemann and Natalie Richter studied photography at the Folkwang University of Arts, Essen. During the talk they will present recent publications.


Friday June 05, 2015 /// 2:00 – 10:00 pm

2:00 pm /// Signing & booklaunch with Daniela Risch (DE)

Daniela Risch

Daniela Risch will launch her recent publication ‘vanishing into thin air’ (2015) during kijk:papers. Her self published book comes with a poem by Ulrike Almut Sandig. Daniela Risch studied at the Ostkreuzschule for Photography Berlin (Prof. Ute Mahler), the Academy of Media Arts, Cologne and the Folkwang University of Arts, Essen. In 2014 she was granted with a scholarship of the Stiftung Kunst & Kultur, Dresden.

3:30 pm /// Sarah Pedde (DE) presenting her work ‘Handlungen für ein zersplittertes Bild – Archiv der Gesten’

Sarah Pedde

Sarah Pedde studied photography at the University of Applied Sciences Bielefeld, Faculty of Art and Design and will start her studies in Visual Arts in Vienna from on autumn 2015. In her work she focusses on transfering and handling of images into different materials and media. At present she is engaged in art history publications and their transfer into sculptural.

6:00 pm /// Harvey Benge (NZ/FR) presenting his photobook work

Harvey Benge

“My interest lies in the strange anthropology of cities, observing and making photographs of the unusual and overlooked in the human landscape where nothing is as it seems. I make photographic series which evolve into bookworms.” Harvey Benge lives and works between Auckland (NZ) and Paris (FR). He conducted workshops at the AUT University, Auckland and the Lichtblick School, Cologne, in colaboration with artists like Pieter Hugo, Rineke Dijkstra, Antoine d’Agata and Lewis Baltz. His list of bookworks meanwhile counts more than 40 titles.

7:30 pm /// Tommaso Tanini and Marco Paltrinieri (IT) on Discipula Editions and their recent publication ‘H. said he loved us’

Tommaso Tanini & Marco Paltrinieri / Discipula Editions

Discipula Editions, founded by M.F.G. Paltrinier, Mirko Smerdel and Tommaso Tanini, can be seen as a collaborative research platform operating in the field of photography and visual culture. „As a means through which to bring art projects outside more conventional and institutional spaces and to question the distinctions between creation and production, Discipula is committed to designing, self publishing and distributing its works as limited edition books and other printed matters.“


Saturday June 06, 2015 /// 2:00 – 10:00 pm

3:00 pm /// talk with Jan Kiesswetter, Alina Schmuch and Jan Wenzel (DE) / spector books

Jan Kiesswetter, Alina Schmuch & Jan Wenzel - spector books

spector books

6:00 pm /// talk with Lotte Reimann (DE/NL)

Lotte Reimann

Lotte Reimann studied photography at the University of Applied Sciences Bielefeld, Faculty of Art and Design and the Gerrit Rietveld Académie, Amsterdam. She had been supported by notable institutions such as Kunststiftung NRW, Stiftung Kunstfonds and the Mondriaan Fonds. Her works ‘Jaunt’ (2014), ‘Bis morgen im Nassen’ (2013) and ‘Guffaw’ (2011) are either self-published or cooperations with Art Paper Editions (BE) and RVB Books (FR). During her lecture she will especially focus on the handling of found footage material in relation to her artistic work.

7:30 pm /// Sven Lindhorst-Emme (DE) presenting his work as a bookdesigner

Sven Lindhorst-Emme

Sven Lindhorst-Emme works as a freelance graphic designer and teacher for communication design at the Lette Verein Berlin. His work specially focusses on the conception and the design of photobooks. With ‘Beyond Cold War’ (2014), ‘Dear Clark’ (2013), ‘Be good’ (2012) and ‘Beyoğlu Blue – Purple Edition’ (2010), four of his works will be on view at kijk:papers. Sven Lindhorst-Emme will talk about his work on these 4 projects (among others) and his very own approach to designing photobooks.


Sunday June 07, 2015 /// 1:00 – 5:00 pm

1:00 pm /// black coffee with

Katrin Kamrau and Robert Schlotter introducing the platform for photographic editions and their project kijk:papers. Everybody is welcome for a fresh black coffee.