The Shelf – Platform & Festival for Artistic Publishing

Join us during The Shelf at Sprengel Museum in Hanover, Germany. Explore a recent selection of publications distributed by and meet with  Antje Peters, Daniela Risch and Dieter Froelich at our table.


Platform & Festival for Artistic Publishing
October 28 – 30, 2022

at Sprengel Museum, Hanover
Kurt-Schwitters-Platz 1, 30169 Hannover

Opening hours
Friday, October 28, 2022: 3pm – 6pm

On Friday at 4 PM, Berlin-based Antje Peters will launch her latest artist book Catalogue (2022) at the table. Inspired by Helmut Newton’s SUMO, published by Taschen (1999) in a limited edition of 10.000 copies, Antje Peters‘ Catalogue is playing with both recent sales- and marketing strategies of the publishing industries as well as the booming interest in the photo- and artist’s books of the noughties.

Saturday, October 29, 2022: 11am – 6pm

On Saturday at 4 PM, Daniela Risch will present her latest artist publications at the table. In her recently published catalog CONNECTING SUBJECTS IN AN UNDUE MANNER as well as in the Riso-Zines that are currently being created, Daniela Risch’s conceptual approach to color, form and material is evident. The series of riso-printed zines was created in close collaboration between Daniela Risch & Thomas Buts. Together they develop serial, digitally generated graphics that appear as animated videos or Riso prints. Risch & Buts live in Essen/NRW and work both as an artist duo and on various solo projects.

Sunday, October 30, 2022: 11am – 4pm

On Sunday at  2 PM, Hannover-based artist Dieter Froelich will be present giving insights into his artistic practice and his latest artist books.

For the first time, The Shelf brings together diverse positions from the contemporary independent scene of artistic publishing at the Spengel Museum in Hanover. The Shelf, Platform & Festival for Artistic Publishing, is formed by three pillars: a curated art book fair with 25 tables, a rich side program with artistic contributions, workshops, and panel discussions, as well as a sculptural bookshelf, showcasing recently printed matter, created by the artist Max Neumann.