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Verlage zu Gast N°4

Exhibition view, “Publishers as guests N°4: Spector Books“, 2022, © Rainer Iglar

Spector Books publishes books at the intersection of art, theory and design. Here, the medium of the book becomes a stage: a place of encounter and productive debate. Based on the publication “Das Jahr 1990 freilegen“ the Leipzig publisher presents its practice of bookmaking. “The question is: Why still write new books? Isn’t it more rewarding to engage with the richness of what has already been produced? Never was this question so close as now, at the beginning of the 21st century. EVERYTHING IS THERE. We can pass from the age of production to that of reception. The year 1990, when the Internet became publicly accessible, also stands for this. From here, the digital present counts, in which we are just learning to orient ourselves. Next to the computer now the scanner and stacks of books.“
At the new library location at Inge-Morath-Platz 11, publishers Anne König and Jan Wenzel  design and present an exhibition.

Gerhard Gäbler, “Ernst-Thälmann-Straße, Leipzig, May 1990“, 1990, from the series: “Uncovering the Year 1990“, © Spector Books 2019