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Fillip Library and Reading Room Launch
August 26th, 2009

Fillip proudly announces the opening of its library and reading room on Wednesday, August 26, 2009.

The Fillip Library is an expanding collection of new and rare contemporary art books, magazines, critical anthologies, and pamphlets. Beginning September 2009, the collection will be open weekly to the public every Friday from 12pm to 7pm and by appointment.

The books and magazines in the Library have been donated by individuals and organizations from North America, Europe, and Asia since Fillip began in 2004. The collection also incorporates material from the Judgment and Contemporary Art Criticism Reading Room developed in conjunction with Artspeak last spring.

Inquiries regarding donations and publication exchanges can be directed to Contributions can be sent to Fillip Library, 305 Cambie Street, Vancouver, BC. V6B 2N4.

For more information, see:

Launch & Talk with Felicity Tayler of Artexte
Fillip is kicking off the launch of the Library with a talk at 7pm by Felicity Tayler, Information Specialist for Artexte, Montréal.

Artexte is a non-profit organization founded in 1980. It’s collection, unique in Canada, reflects publishing initiatives in contemporary art. The collection documents all aspects of visual arts from 1965 to today with a particular focus on Québec and Canada. Artexte collects, stores and makes accessible this material online and onsite and uses it as inspiration for further study, interpretation and dissemination activities such as a researcher in residency program, conferences, symposiums, and exhibitions. Artexte also publishes a series of monographs and anthologies and in January 2009, launched the first issue of a bibliographic review, Supplement.

Tayler will present the origins of the Artexte through the lens of book culture and information sharing in contemporary art.

Event History
  1. Slide Shows at X Marks the Bökship
  2. Institutions by Arists Launch at Et al.
  3. Intangible Economies at Artists Space
  1. Institutions by Artists
  2. Intangible Economies at Art Berlin Contemporary
  3. Sumi Ink Club
  4. Grouper: Sleep
  5. Robert Ashley Speaking Thru Will Holder
  6. Fillip 16: Berlin Launch
  7. Fillip 16: Toronto Launch
  8. Pa/per View Art Book Fair
  9. It's a Book, It's a Stage, It's a Public Place
  10. Destroy All Monsters Screening
  11. Fillip at ARCO Experts Forum
  1. Intangible Economies
  2. Quiz Night
  3. David Horvitz: Room 129
  4. Recent Publications
  5. Of Times Recent and Distant
  6. Secondary Information: The Persistence and Absence of Criticism
  1. The AAAARG Library
  2. Everything is Dangerous
  3. Fillip 12 Now Available
  4. Unter dem Motto
  5. International Chilliwack Biennial
  6. Motto Storefront: Ooga Booga
  7. Motto Storefront: Working Format
  8. Motto Storefront: Metahaven
  9. Motto Storefront: Oscar Tuazon
  10. Motto Storefront: Andjeas Ejiksson
  11. Motto Storefront: Avalanche Launch and Screening
  12. Motto Storefront: Rob Giampietro
  13. Motto Storefront: Stuart Bailey
  14. Motto Storefront
  15. John C. Welchman on Paul McCarthy’s Pirate Project
  16. David Horvitz Artist Talk
  17. Mark Manders: Window with Fake Newspapers and Traducing Ruddle
  18. Getting Something Into One's Head
  1. Autogestion Book Launch
  2. Fillip Library and Reading Room Launch
  3. Fillip Summer Sale
  4. Corinn Gerber of Passenger Books
  5. Stockholm and Berlin Launches
  6. David Horvitz of ASDF
  7. Montréal Launch and Collaboration
  8. Issue Nine Vancouver Launch
  9. Judgment and Contemporary Art Criticism
  10. Fillip Review Panel: February 2009
  1. The Apartment Inhabits the Fillip Studio
  2. Vancouver Launch of Two Artist Multiples
  3. Nick Thurston of Information as Material
  4. Rotterdam Dialogues: The Critics
  5. Fillip Review Panel: October 2008
  6. Stuart Bailey of Dexter Sinister
  7. Next: Documentary Perspectives in Contemporary Art
  8. Paul Chan Screening
  9. Issue Seven Vancouver Launch & Talk
  10. 22nd KIOSK Exhibition in Rennes
  1. Fillip at castillo/corrales, Paris
  2. Fillip at the New York Art Book Fair
  3. LA Launch and Talk
  4. A History of Tokyo Art Speak
  5. Issue Five Vancouver Launch
  1. New York Art Book Fair
  2. Word on the Street
  3. The Invisible Reading Room
  4. Kiosk: Modes of Multiplication
  1. Fillip Issue 1 Launch