Kiosk is a travelling archive of independent publication projects on contemporary art which is continually growing and changing and which currently comprises approximately 360 publishers, periodicals, zines, video and audio projects—altogether around 5,300 publications. The presentation attempts to provide an overview of the whole bandwidth and variety of independent publishing activities, a broader perspective on the various models of multiplication and distribution of artistic ways of working, and to get across an idea of the diverse strategies, motivations, and programs of the participating publishers’ projects.
Individual artists’ publications are not the main focus of attention, but rather the ways in which publishers and editors – the people “behind the scenes” – work. The selection of projects presented is not representative, but has accidentally developed out of various international relations among colleagues. The project was initiated in 2001 by Christoph Keller, founder and former director of the Frankfurt based publishing house, Revolver – Archiv für aktuelle Kunst. As an exhibition it has been shown 18 times in the past five years and will travel back to Europe in 2007.
Curated by Christoph Keller