Joachim Schmid


Posted in Publications by JS on February 1, 2016


E is the most commonly used letter in many languages including Dutch, English, French, and German. Writing a few sentences without an E is difficult, and writing an entire book without one single E seems impossible. With La Disparition, Georges Perec did exactly that. E-Book is its counterpart with E being the only letter that shows up on its pages. The book’s layout is based on a letter written to Elisabeth Tonnard. The words of the letter remain invisible but every E is included in the form of a photograph.
The various Ees were photographed between January and October 2015 in Amsterdam, Berlin, Weimar, Florence, Venice, Leerdam, Middelburg, New York, Ravenna, ’s-Hertogenbosch, and Rotterdam.
The 120 page paper version of E-Book is now available in my shop; a digital version is not available.

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PowerPoint Polemics

Posted in Exhibitions by JS on January 20, 2016


Opening tomorrow at The Photographers’ Gallery in London: PowerPoint Polemics
“Although there’s a growing body of literature addressing PowerPoint’s place in contemporary knowledge production, it has so far been overlooked as an artistic medium and exhibition format, despite its sole function being grounded in visual arts.
On the year the 26th anniversary of Microsoft’s release of PowerPoint, the Media Wall, in partnership with the Goethe-Institut London, are commissioning 15 artists, scientists and theorists to playfully consider the politics and aesthetics of slideware, while speculating on the future of image production.
With contributions from: Stephan Dillemuth, IOCOSE, Lev Manovich, Rosa Menkman, Sascha Pohflepp, Claire Tolan, Rebecca Roth (NASA), Joe Gibson & Mishka Henner, Joachim Schmid, João Enxuto & Erica Love, Olga Goriunova & Matthew Fuller, Paul Wombell, Clunie Reid, Werkflow & Mechanical Turk.”

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Exhibition and Book Fair in Berlin

Posted in Exhibitions, Publications, Talks by JS on December 4, 2015


I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library
Artists: Susanne Bürner, Natalie Czech, Anita Di Bianco, Dominique Hurth, Ines Lechleitner, Jonathan Monk, Joachim Schmid, Erik Steinbrecher, Elisabeth Tonnard
Curated by Savannah Gorton
The exhibition is part of Friends with Books: Art Book Fair Berlin where I’ll have a table with my books (E5)
Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart Berlin
December 11–13, 2015
Saturday, December 12 at 1 pm: Dr. Michael Lailach, Kunstbibliothek Berlin, leads a panel discussion with artists Céline Duval, Joachim Schmid, Erik Steinbrecher, and Elisabeth Tonnard on the artist and author as publisher.

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Talk in Nicosia

Posted in Talks by JS on November 22, 2015

The Photograph as Found Object

The Photograph as a Found Object
Roundtable discussion with Clare Grafik, Merja Salo, and Joachim Schmid, organized by The International Association of Photography & Theory IAPT
Point Centre for Contemporary Art, Nicosia
Saturday, November 28, 2015, 10 am

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Offprint Paris

Posted in Exhibitions, Publications by JS on November 4, 2015


I’ll be participating in Offprint Paris again. This year’s edition of the art-publishing fair showcases more than 125 publishers from over 20 countries. You’ll find me and my books at the table I share with Elisabeth Tonnard.
Beaux Arts de Paris, 14 rue Bonaparte, 75006 Paris
November 12–15, 2015

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Exhibition in Rome

Posted in Exhibitions by JS on October 6, 2015

Other People's Photographs

Other People’s Photographs
Fotografia. Festival Internazionale di Roma
Museo d’Arte Contemporanea di Roma
Exhibition: 9 October, 2015 – 17 January, 2016

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Exhibition in Rennes

Posted in Exhibitions, Publications by JS on September 27, 2015

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Re: Follow-ed (after Hokusai)
Edited and curated by Tom Sowden and Michalis Pichler
Cabinet du livre d’artiste
Exhibition: 28 September – 3 December, 2015
Opening: 28 September at 6 pm

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Exhibition in Bologna

Posted in Exhibitions, Publications by JS on September 20, 2015

Viaggio in Italia

P420 Arte Contemporanea
Exhibition: 26 September – 14 November, 2015
Opening: Saturday, September 26 at 6 pm

My new artist’s book Viaggio in Italia, published by P420 Arte Contemporanea will be launched on the occasion of the exhibition.

New York Art Book Fair

Posted in Exhibitions, Publications by JS on September 10, 2015

NYABF 2015

Printed Matter, Inc. presents the tenth annual NY Art Book Fair, September 18 to 20, at MoMA PS1, with a public opening on the evening of Thursday, September 17, from 6 to 9pm.
Free and open to the public, the NY Art Book Fair is the world’s leading event for artists’ books, catalogs, monographs, periodicals, and zines showcased by more than 300 booksellers, antiquarians, artists, and independent publishers from more than twenty countries.
You’ll find me and my books on the second floor at the table I share with Elisabeth Tonnard (N 52).
On Saturday at 6 pm I’ll be launching my new book Ikea Sucks.

Exhibition in Montreal

Posted in Exhibitions, Publications, Talks by JS on September 4, 2015

The Post-Photographic Condition
Le Mois de la Photo à Montréal
Artists: Laia Abril, After Facebook, Roy Arden, Christopher Baker, Christina Battle, Leandro Berra, Dominique Blain, Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin, Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller, Grégory Chatonskay and Dominique Sirois, Hans Eijkelboom, Dina Kelberman, Erik Kessels, Owen Kydd, Isabelle Le Minh, Liam Maloney, Simon Menner, Misspixels, Roberto Pellegrinuzzi, Patricia Piccinini, Jacques Pugin, Andreas Rutkauskas, Joachim Schmid, Sean Snyder, Paul Wong
Curated by Joan Fontcuberta
Occurrence, Espace d’art et d’essai contemporains
10 September – 11 October, 2015

The New Predators.
Joan Fontcuberta in conversation with Joachim Schmid and Isabelle Le Minh
The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts
13 September, 2015 at 2 pm


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