San Serriffe with Otto Berchem, Louis Lüthi and Cannon Magazine

This Friday, September 21st at 6–9 p.m. art book shop San Serriffe opens at its new and permanent location, Sint Annenstraat 30, Amsterdam.

To celebrate the opening we show the work ‘It’s Our Party’ by Otto Berchem (USA, 1967). The installation is a festive display of streamer pennants that makes use of a chromatic alphabet created by Berchem, inspired by the writings of Jorge Adoum and Vladimir Nabokov, Peter Saville’s designs for the first three New Order albums, and the condition of synesthesia.

San Serriffe is proud to present two new publications on the occasion of the opening:
— ‘Infant A’ by Louis Lüthi
‘Infant A’ recounts a fictitious meeting between the protagonist and Ulises Carrión, the Mexican artist and bookmaker who was based in Amsterdam during the 1970s and 80s; their conversation revolves around the poetic potential of a single letter and two books with single-letter titles in particular: Andy Warhol’s a and Louis Zukofsky’s “A.” This is the third installment of The Social Life of the Book, a quarterly subscription-based series of texts about the contemporary state of the book at all stages of its production and consumption, edited by castillo/corrales and published by its imprint Paraguay Press.

— ‘Cannon Magazine No.2’ by Phil Baber
Cannon Magazine No.2, titled “It is possible, possible, possible. It must be possible.”
With content from Hugo von Hofmannsthal, Francis Ponge, Rainer Maria Rilke, Peter Handke, Heinrich von Kleist, Robert Walser, Jean-Philippe Toussaint, Petr Král, Emily Dickinson, William Faulkner, Wallace Stevens, Alberto Caeiro, Thomas Bernhard, and Friedrich Hölderlin. Conceived, edited, and designed by Phil Baber.

San Serriffe will be open weekly from Thursday to Saturday from 12 –7.

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