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still not much news . . .

new:
my first
little
work
catalogue!

Cautiously, I am trying to plan the first dates for this year
and not to think about all the cancellations of the last two years.
According to my postcards, I was able to finish at the end of 2021 –
just in time for the 8th Biennale of BuchKunst Weimar
a small edition of the first catalogue booklet of my work – or rather
an atmospheric picture book: »Sailing the Art / Craft Divide«.

For the time being, like the postcards, it is available in my webshop:
wabi-sabi-works
but above all at my stand at exhibitions and fairs –
as far as that will be possible again.

For BuchDruckKunst Hamburg, whose special theme this year is alternative photographic techniques, I am currently preparing another small catalogue about Cyanotype.

My first exhibition date 2022:
Look for me at blauvogelbuch

1 – 3 April 2022
BuchDruckKunst – Erlesenes auf Papier
at Museum der Arbeit, Wiesendamm 3, Hamburg
(U-/S-Station Barmbek)
Opening on Friday, 1 April, at 5 p.m.
http://www.buchdruckkunst.com
http://www.museum-der-arbeit.de

Smallpress Fair, Mainz
which normally takes place every second (odd) year,
also fell victim to Corona in 2021 and will now be held again
26 – 29 May 2022 at the Rheingoldhalle, Mainz.
current/ 24 February: The Smallpress fair has been cancelled again, and postponed to 2023.

Not having reached a “normal” state of work and social contacts,
I am still posting fotos of my work & studio etc. from time to time:
https://www.instagram.com/mmaehrle/

 

news from the world of thawing snow …

new:
my
postcards!

In the tightness of the lockdown I have now finally fulfilled
a long cherished desire: own postcards!
Which you can currently see in my webshop:
wabi-sabi-works
but then mainly at my booth at exhibitions and fairs –
as soon as that is possible again.
There is also a small catalog of my work in the planning.

At the moment, probably my first exhibition date in 2021:
to be found at blauvogelbuch

24 – 26 September 2021
BuchDruckKunst – Erlesenes auf Papier
at Museum der Arbeit, Wiesendamm 3, Hamburg
(U-/S-Station Barmbek)
Opening on Friday, 24 September, at 5 p.m.
http://www.buchdruckkunst.com
http://www.museum-der-arbeit.de

The Mainzer Minipressen-Messe, scheduled 3. – 6. June 2021,
will be postponed to 2022.

We all hope, the Artbook Berlin will take place in November 2021.

At the moment my last exhibition date in 2021:
8. Biennale BuchKunst Weimar, 26 – 28 November 2021
Congresscentrum Neue Weimarhalle
Weimar, Unesco-Platz 1

Due to a lack of exhibitions and personal contacts I continue to keep my “pandemic induced”
instagram account, there are still a few photos from my studio etc. to be seen from time to time:
https://www.instagram.com/mmaehrle/

new year, new luck…?

Absolutely unexpectedly, I can now start with the last sentence of my post from the end of October: “Now I wish everyone good nerves and health for the coming months …” – because, not only my, hopes for an early return to normal working life have unfortunately not yet been fulfilled.
Despite keeping my fingers crossed, the BuchDruckKunst Hamburg has now been hit again this year, the date of March 12 – 14 is unfortunately, no longer to be held in this still imponderable Corona situation. Fortunately, however, it is not a cancellation this time, but the fair will be postponed, to September 24 – 26, 2021.

…and now
please
summer
forever!

Oh, almost forgot: I reluctantly created an Instagram account at the end of October, after the Frankfurt Book Fair which failed to take place for the first time in my life. I had intended to only give it a try until the end of 2020, but now want to continue with it during the lockdown after all….
https://www.instagram.com/mmaehrle/

Second try – my first exhibition date 2021:
Look for me at blauvogelbuch

24 – 26 September 2021
BuchDruckKunst – Erlesenes auf Papier
at Museum der Arbeit, Wiesendamm 3, Hamburg
(U-/S-Station Barmbek)
Opening on Friday, 24 September, at 5 p.m.
http://www.buchdruckkunst.com
http://www.museum-der-arbeit.de

The Mainzer Minipressen-Messe, scheduled 3. – 6. June 2021,
will  be postponed to 2022.

We all hope, the Artbook Berlin will take place in November 2021.

My last exhibition date 2021:
8. Biennale BuchKunst Weimar, 26 – 28 November 2021
Congresscentrum Neue Weimarhalle
Weimar, Unesco-Platz 1

 

winter is coming . . .

When in spring 2020 suddenly all my appointments fell victim to the pandemic,
I intended to use this unplanned »free time« for undisturbed work in the studio.
However, flow and peace of mind were missing – not only due to the daily news (and lack of earning opportunities), but also due to the uncertain perspective of when it might be possible to organize unbiased exhibitions and workshops again. A colleague wrote: “I got virtually nothing going in the studio, it was like a lapse, after any prospect of being able to »show« became superfluous”.
Being outside a lot and working in the garden was then very helpful – and above all, exposing new cyanotypes in the sun again and again! This fascination will certainly not end with the completion of my new book »BLAUE WUNDER«, which was published in September.
Which I’m very happy about, even if I couldn’t celebrate it at the Frankfurt Book Fair (cancelled) at the Haupt Verlag booth as usual (have a »look inside« the book under Publications).

Now I wish everyone good nerves and health for the coming months, and maybe I’ll even manage to have some brand new works in the store by Christmas, we’ll see…

…and now
go well
through the
dark season!

…also if it works out this time?
Please keep your fingers crossed!

First exhibition date 2021:
Look for me at blauvogelbuch

12. March – 14. March 2021
BuchDruckKunst – Erlesenes auf Papier
at Museum der Arbeit, Wiesendamm 3, Hamburg
(U-/S-Station Barmbek)
Opening on Friday, 12. March, at 5 p.m.
http://www.buchdruckkunst.com
http://www.museum-der-arbeit.de

a new book on the horizon in the new year . . .

Not quite into the new year (decade!) yet, I’m still quite engrossed in working on my
new (4th) how-to book with a September 2020 release date.
As soon as the title and cover are finalized, it will be available here on the website under »Publications«.
In March I will have the pleasure to meet my colleagues again at the »BuchDruckKunst» in Hamburg and see their new works. (Unfortunately not – the event was cancelled on March 12).
In May I will be teaching for the first time at the Bosener Mühle Cultural Center in Saarland,
and in August I will be back at the Homburg Summer Academy (see »Workshops«).
(Also these two events had to be cancelled now with a heavy heart…)

…my new
book will be
published
in September!

First exhibition date 2020:
(I would have been there under  blauvogelbuch to find…)

27. – 29. March 2020
BuchDruckKunst – Erlesenes auf Papier
at Museum der Arbeit, Wiesendamm 3, Hamburg
(U-/S-Station Barmbek)
Opening on Friday,  27 March, at 5 p.m.
http://www.buchdruckkunst.com
http://www.museum-der-arbeit.de

Spring 2019

TIME FLIES …!  Winter’s almost over, the days are getting longer,
and I have lots of ideas and plans for the not-so-new-anymore year – including a very special highlight:
I’m embarking on another book project (for Haupt Verlag publishers, of course);
the pub date is set for the fall of 2020.
Entirely refreshed and highly inspired I returned from a trip to Japan this past October,
a trip that had – nine years after my stay there as an artist in residence – long been overdue.
Now I’m looking forward to delving into new adventures involving paper and books!
I’ll be teaching another summer course at Sommerakademie Homburg,
and after a one-year hiatus I’ll also be exhibiting again at Mainzer Minipressen-Messe, the international fair for small publishers and book artists.

…and again
there’s
a new book
in sight!

Look for me at blauvogelbuch:

30. May – 2. June 2019
Mainzer Minipressen-Messe / Small Press Fair Mainz
Rheingoldhalle Mainz, close by the Gutenberg-Museum
Opening: Thursday, 30. May, at 2 p.m.
http://www.minipresse.de/

Spring 2018

2017 ended with lasting impressions and inspirations: I took in some beautiful works at ARTBOOK BERLIN in November and at BUCHKUNST WEIMAR in December.
To top it off, I had the honor and privilege to sell my one-of-a-kind book »Fire & Ice« to the renowned Duchess Anna Amalia Library in Weimar.
The new year is starting on a promising note, too: I’m looking forward to presenting my hot-off-the-press how-to book »ART in a BOX: Fundstücke und Sammlungen in Kästchen inszenieren« at BuchDruckKunst in Hamburg in late March.
(see »Publications«)

my
brand-new
book is
coming out
in March!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Coming up:

24. + 25. March 2018
BuchDruckKunst – »Erlesenes auf Papier«
Museum der Arbeit, Wiesendamm 3, Hamburg
(U-Bahn/S-Bahn stop Barmbek)
Opening night: Friday, 23 March, at 7 p.m.
 
http://www.buchdruckkunst.com
http://www.museum-der-arbeit.de

Fall/Winter 2017

After months of hard work on my latest how-to book, which will be published in March 2018 by Haupt Verlag/ Berne, I finally have the time to work in my studio again.
How liberating it feels not to have to explain anything!
Now, after this long retreat, I’m looking forward to being among people and showing my new works.

winter is
book art
season!

Coming up:

17. – 19. November 2017
»ARTBOOK BERLIN«
Kunstquartier Bethanien
Mariannenplatz 2, Berlin Kreuzberg
Opening: Friday, 17 November, at 4 p.m.
http://www.artbookberlin.de
http://www.artbookberlin2017.blogspot.de

2. + 3. December 2017
»6. BuchKunst Weimar«
Congresszentrum Neue Weimarhalle
Weimar, UNESCO-Platz 1
https://www.weimar.de/kultur/veranstaltungskalender/termin/6-buchkunst-weimar-6725581/
Already planning for next year:

24. + 25. March 2018
BuchDruckKunst – »Erlesenes auf Papier«
Museum der Arbeit, Wiesendamm 3, Hamburg
(U-Bahn/S-Bahn stop Barmbek)
Opening night: Friday, 23 March, at 7 p.m.
http://www.buchdruckkunst.com
http://www.museum-der-arbeit.de

 

Spring 2017

My website continues to be a bit of a work in progress, though I am happy to say that the main reason for this is rather exciting: I am gearing up for a new book project! Publication is scheduled for the spring of 2018.
So, following the BuchDruckKunst exhibition in Hamburg (March 17–19), I will devote most of 2017 to developing, writing, photographing, and designing my new book.
More on this as soon as the title and exact date of publication are in place.

working
on my
new book!

Coming up:

18 + 19 March 2017
BuchDruckKunst – »Erlesenes auf Papier«
Museum der Arbeit, Wiesendamm 3, Hamburg
(U-Bahn/S-Bahn stop Barmbek)
Opening night: Friday, 17 March, at 7 p.m.
http://www.buchdruckkunst.com
http://www.museum-der-arbeit.de

29 June – 2 July 2017
Mainzer Minipressen-Messe / Small Press Fair Mainz
Rheingoldhalle Mainz, close by the Gutenberg-Museum
Opening: Thursday, 29 March, at 2 p.m.
http://www.minipresse.de

Fall/Winter 2016

it took some time… but finally, on the occasion of the release of my latest book, »UNIKAT«,
my new website is live! Here and there it is still a work in progress, as I will be adding content through the end of the year. Please come back again every now and then and take a look!

available now:
this website
in English.

Coming up:

1 – 3 October 2016
KunstMarkt
Woltersburger Mühle, Uelzen
http://www.woltersburgermuehle.de/

24 September 2016
12:00 a.m.: Signierparty – Presentation of my book »UNIKAT«
Buchhandlung Halder, Torstraße 5 in Winnenden
http://www.halder-medien.de