Last year, the Open Space section of the art fair Art Cologne hosted the visually and musically engaging artistic project Circus Hein. This year, the focus is on knowledge, books, stories and texts. Open Space 2011 is conceived as a library setting resembling a salon. Books and catalogs will be available for browsing. One of the participants in this project is Hatje Cantz Verlag, one of the leading publishers of art books.
Prior the fair (that runs from 13 – 17 April 2011), VernissageTV met with Annette Kulenkampff, the managing director of Hatje Cantz Verlag at their headquarters in Ostfildern near Stuttgart / Germany. In this interview, Annette Kulenkampff talks about the history of Hatje Cantz, the current program, the participation in the Open Space project, ebooks, and the future of art book publishing.
Hatje Cantz Verlag / Interview with Annette Kulenkampff. Ostfildern / Germany, March 29, 2011.
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Interview in German language (20:47 min.):