Facing Pages 2014

Facing Pages is the leading biennale on independent magazines in Europe. During several days the city centre of Arnhem will be transformed into a free haven for magazine makers and lovers. Facing Pages will host a symposium with lectures and magazine presentations, exhibitions, parties and more to celebrate the power of print! 

Symposium
28 & 29 March

This years symposium is about the power of print. With the theme ‘Make magazines not War’ a broad variety of international speakers will focus on the magazine as a tool for change. Do you want to escape todays reality or are you eager to improve your own world? Are you in or are you out?

Main Exhibition
28 March - 7 April

The exhibition is the beating heart of our biennale. Everyone is browsing through magazines, showing copies to each other and getting inspired in a very relaxing environment.

Extras
  • The festival shop is hosted by Athenaeum Newscentre.
  • Ondercast will make an audiozine during Facing Pages.
  • The official Facing Pages afterparty will take place in a secret, dark place close to the main venue.
  • During the programme various short presentations will be given by some of the best, inspiring creatives.
  • A publication about the biennale will be made during the event.
  • More extras will be announced soon!

Symposium

28 & 29 March
Showroom Arnhem - Kleine Oord 177 - Arnhem, the Netherlands

This years symposium is about the power of print. With the theme ‘Make magazines not War’ a broad variety of international speakers will focus on the magazine as a tool for change. Do you want to escape todays reality or are you eager to improve your own world? Are you in or are you out?

Make Magazines not War

In the sixties the slogan ‘Make love not War’ was used by hippies who tried to find new attitudes towards society. With doing so, they made a straigt message to autority; something needs to change. We think independent magazines are a contemtporary tool to do just that: find new attitudes for change. Two important attitudes surfaced the past few years within the magazine-scene: Activism and Escapism. Equally strong, they both take a refreshing approach towards the world we live in, compressed in print, spread out and shared with a broad variety of readers.

Activism vs Escapism

The first day of the symposium will focus on activism; speakers will talk about the power of punk, the clash with society, and finding a new vocabulairy to talk about sensitive subjects. The second day of the symposium revolves around escapism as an ode to fiction, a safe get away and a tool for personal growth. With both themes as a starting point, our speakers will show you  how independent magazines keep on developing new insights into our contemporary culture and how they express these themes in design, storytelling, publishing and fiction. At Facing Pages editors, designers, journalists, writers and other magazine lovers meet and inspire eachother.

Line up

Friday 28 & Saturday 29 March
Simon Esterson
art director & publisher at Eye Magazine
Friday 28 & Saturday 29 March
Miriam van Ommeren
moderator of Facing Pages, editor in chief at De optimist
Saturday 29 March
Francesco Franchi
artdirector Il Sole 24 ORE
Friday 28 March
Peter Bil'ak
founder of Works That Work magazine
Friday 28 March
Patrick Waterhouse
creative director at COLORS Magazine
Saturday 29 March
Loes Witschge
assistant editor at The Slow Journalism Company & Delayed Gratification
Saturday 29 March
Cathy Olmedillas
founder & editor of Anorak
Saturday 29 March
Ben Newman
Nobrow
Friday 28 March
Jeroen Boot
Soigneur
Friday 28 March
Lisa Charlotte Rost
researcher/designer at The Magazine Design project
Friday 28 March
Besa Luci
editor-in-chief at Kosovo 2.0
Friday 28 March
Ibrahim Nehme
editor in chief at The Outpost

Matthew Holroyd is an art/creative director & editor living in London. His work has been exhibited and written about internationally. Currently he holds the position as Creative Director of Baron Magazine, Online Editorial Director Arena Homme + and London Correspondent for Kid's Wear Magazine. His work has been exhibited and written about internationally. Currently he holds the position as Creative Director of Baron Magazine, Online Editorial Director Arena Homme.

Saturday 29 March
Matthew Holroyd
creative director of Baron Magazine
Saturday 29 March
Jonathan Baron
editor of Baron Magazine
Saturday 29 March
Koen Denolf
content strategist & publisher of Bruce Magazine
Saturday 29 March
Frank Jurgen Wijlens
lecturer at AMFI
Saturday 29 March
Rachel Maria Taylor
editor & creative director of Another Escape
Saturday 29 March
Jody Daunton
Co-editor and Creative Director of Another Escape
Friday 28 March
Paul Gangloff
Punk: Periodical Collection
Saturday 29 March
Toine Donk
founder of Das Magazin
Friday 28 March
Martijn Brugman
MAEB
Saturday 29 March
Dennis Gaens
Kutgitaar
Friday 28 & Saturday 29 March
William van Giessen
founder of Facing Pages, editorial designer at O.K. Parking
Friday 28 & Saturday 29 March
Joost van der Steen
founder of Facing Pages, editorial designer at O.K. Parking

Main Exhibition

28 March - 7 April
Dutch Art Institute (DAI) - Kortestraat 27 - Arnhem, the Netherlands

The exhibition is the beating heart of our biennale. Everyone is browsing through magazines, showing copies to each other and getting inspired in a very relaxing environment.

About the exhibition

The exhibition is the beating heart of the biennale. Everyone could send their magazine this year, making the exhibition a library with a broad collection of the independent magazines made today. So join us in the infinite browsing through a 100+ magazines in a relaxing atmosphere.

Meet the curators

Within the exhibition there are some extra curated sections highlighting personal favourites of:

O.K. Parking; Joost and William, the big Cahuna’s of Facing Pages, who have been collecting and reviewing a huge pile of magazines in the past two years, sharing their unstoppable enthusiasm with the world.

Magpile; is an online platform to the world of magazines and a community for the people who read them. Magpile's wiki-style database of magazines is an important online resource for publishers and their readers and brings all of the world's magazines together in one place.

Athenaeum News centre offers the most unique collection of magazines in the Netherlands. From all over the world, they find and sell magazines in the field of opinion, politics, history, art, lifestyle, music, design, architecture. 

Extra Extra

Wuft
28,29 & 30 March

Uitgeverij WUFT is a small press comics publishing house started by Jorrit Kiel, Thomas van der Vlis and Peter van Dijk. They make the comics landscape in The Netherlands more interesting by introducing new artists in new ways. During Facing Pages they will enlighten Arnhem with their Wuft-crew and invite the audience to make new magazines with their bizarre magazine apparatus: the S-I-M-M-M (Spectacular-Interactive-Mini-Magazine-Machine).

Open:
Friday-Saturday 10.00-19.30
Sunday 11.00- 18.00

Location |  Rozet:
Kortestraat 16, Arnhem

Magazine Shop
28, 29 & 30 March

Athenaeum News Centre Amsterdam will host a beautiful pop-up store during the festival. Athenaeum News Center offers the most unique collection of magazines in the Netherlands. They sell magazines from all over the world in the field of opinion, politics, history, art, lifestyle, music, design, architecture. Amongst all the magazines on display in the exhibition, back issues and collector’s items are sold as well. Be there or be square!

Open:
Friday-Saturday 10.00-19.30
Sunday 11.00- 17.00

Location | DAI:
Kortestraat 27, Arnhem

Party: Release Wilco.
Friday 28 March

Off course there’s a party too during the biennale! This year Arnhem based magazine Wilco. Magazine takes you to the shadows of Hollywood with their release party of volume 4. Think party extravaganza, wave, disco, yesterdays glamour and lot’s of smoke. So be sure to bring your dancing shoes, friends and enemies for a night out. The party will take place in Museum Arnhem. So awesome right? How often do you have a chance to party in a museum?

Price: Free for everyone!
Time: 21.00 - 01.00 
Location | Museum Arnhem

Utrechtseweg 87
6812 AA Arnhem
FB: http://on.fb.me/1iElrTx

Magazine release Nobrow & the Big Mother
Saturday 29 March

Where would Facing Pages be without some nice magazine releases...we don’t know either! On Saturday March 29th brand new editions of Nobrow and the Big Mother will be released. So buy them, have ‘em signed and celebrate with us! Both releases take place in the exhibition and start at 4.30 P.M

Time:
16.30 - 19.30

Location | DAI:
Kortestraat 27, Arnhem

Saturday night chill out
Saturday 29 March

Tired of two days of listening and browsing through magazines? Cafe TAPE is the place to go to relax, have some nice beers, wines and cocktails. WLDRF will play some funky tunes. Armed with a boundless creativity they will improvise, sample and play around the theme of magazine making. Start around 9 P.M but TAPE is open all day.

Time:
From 21:00

Location | TAPE
Hommelstraat 66, Arnhem

Education project
3 March - 7 April

Together with Motel Spatie magazines are made with kids from the hood Malburgen Arnhem. During the seminar these colorful kids mags are on display at Facing Pages.

general Information

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Accommodation:
If you're looking for a place to sleep we recommend Holiday Inn Hotel. It is located right next to the Facing Pages venue.
Looking for a cheap sleep? Try AirBNB, Couchsurfing or the StayOkay hostel (located pretty far from the event).

Symposium / Main Location:
Showroom Arnhem
Kleine Oord 177

Open:
28 March: 9.30- 20.00
29 March: 9.30- 18.00

Exhibition:
Dutch Art Institute,
kortestraat 27

Open:
30 March - 7 April: 11.00-17.00

Athenaeum Store:
Dutch Art Institute
kortestraat 27

Closed

Wuft S-I-M-M-M:
Rozet
kortestraat 16

Closed

About & Contact

About us

Joost van der Steen and William van Giessen (O.K. PARKING) founded Facing Pages in 2010. As graphic designers and publishers of independent magazines, they discovered a niche world ready to be explored. A world of independent publications that are hard to find in regular stores and to interesting to remain hidden. Both Joost and William are very passionate have a strong urge to share their knowledge and show the world the beautiful, inspiring and intriguing things that are going on in this amazing scene.

Soon after the idea of Facing Pages was born, Tanja Koning joined the team. With a background as a cultural programmer and project leader she is the perfect addition to the core team. The three of them curate the speakers programme, exhibitions and side-programme of Facing Pages.

Contact

Office
Facing Pages
Roermondsplein 33
6811 JN, Arnhem
the Netherlands
info@facingpages.org
+31 (0)26 3639030

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Previous events

Facing Pages 2010

Facts:
1000 visitors, 100 magazines, great weather, one erupting volcano, 1.000 post-its, 1 riso-print workshop, 2 magazine releases, 1 great party, 1 magazine store and much much more. 

Lectures by:
Luis Mendo, Max Bruinsma (Items), Reza Abedini, Underware, Mike Koedinger, Hanne Hagenaars (Mister Motley), Alex de Vries (Metropolis M), Rogier Vlaming (Glamcult), Peter Bas Mensink (GUP Magazine), Martijn Brugman, Phil Baber, Jeroen Dish (LAVA), Na Kim (GRAPHIC), Mayumi Mori, and many more.

Photos:
Flickr Photos
Flickr Photoset 2010 #2

Videos:
YouTube

Facing Pages 2012

Facts:
1200 visitor, 23 speakers, 120 magazines, more the 8 nationalities, 3 exhibitions, 2 parties, 1 magazine store, more then 1000 cups of coffee, 7500 flyers, 800m2 of festival space.

Lectures by:
Simon Esterson (Eye Magazine), Anna Saulwick (Mono Kultur), Carolien Vader, Julia Kahl (Slanted), Matthias Boswinkel, Paul Willoughby & Matt Bochenski (Little White Lies), Max Bruinsma, LustLAB, Will Hudson (It's Nice That), Laura Meseguer, Michael Bojkowski, Jeremy Leslie, Jaap Biemans (Cover Junkie / Volkskrant Magazine) and many more.

Photos:
Flickr Photoset 2012

Videos:
Vimeo video interviews

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