Momentum 12

Bread and Butter Bookshop: Open Edit Table – Studio150

11. jun 2023

by Fotobook DUMMIES Day (TW)
@Bread and Butter Bookshop (Galleri F15 Library)

Jun. 11 (Sun.) 13:00 – 15:00|Guest Host: Studio150 (TH)
Jun. 18 (Sun.) 13:00 – 15:00|Guest Host: Sveinn Fannar Jóhannsson


Welcome to Bread and Butter Bookshop – enjoy an afternoon of photobook reading, chatting, self-publishing, and snacking at the Open Edit Table.

Galleri F 15 Library, which is usually closed to the public, will be transformed into our on-site specific artwork «Bread and Butter Bookshop.» Fotobook DUMMIES Day is going to exhibit our archive of photobooks and self-publishing works by Taiwanese and Southeast Asian image and book makers.

Doodling, chatting and snacking as methods for reading photobooks afar
At the Open Edit Table, we’ll delve into discussions about the selected photo publications by our guest hosts – through the eyes of artists, self-publishers, editors, and designers. We’ll apply doodling, note-making, highlighting, and chit-chatting as critical methods for reading photobooks. Contrary to what others tell you – We’re definitely going to read and eat at the same time! Special Taiwanese snacks will be served.

Guest hosts: Studio150 and Sveinn Fannar Jóhannsson
The first event will feature Studio150 as the guest host. Studio150 is a Bangkok-based design duo, publisher, and co-founders of Bangkok Artbook Fair. The duo specializes in graphic design, typography, book design, and storytelling. The second event will have artist and publisher Sveinn Fannar Jóhannsson as the guest host. Sveinn runs Multinational Enterprises, an artists-run platform that focuses on publishing, promoting, and collecting artists’ publications and related materials.

On-site collective publication: Abstract
After the event, Fotobook DUMMIES Days will gather the physical and abstract traces and compile them into a collective publication called «Abstract.» We will hitchhike the Momentum 12 monthly publication mechanism to publish our work throughout the duration of the biennale. «Abstract» will serve as an alternative photobook review for Bread and Butter Bookshop, inviting local readers to explore these artbooks that have traveled from afar.