Articles tagged with: Cella

  • STAC collaborating artists exhibit at PARALLEL VIENNA

    Installation view at PARALLEL VIENNA in September, 2023. Photo by Bernhard Cella. Used with permission.

    The PARALLEL VIENNA Art Fair takes place every September in Vienna Austria. Installation view at PARALLEL VIENNA in September, 2023. Photo by Bernhard Cella.PARALLEL VIENNA presents young and emerging as well as established artistic practices and brings together art initiatives of every kind – art associations, galleries, project spaces, off spaces and artist spaces – both Austrian and international, all under one roof. It thus combines local artistic creation with international trends and contributes to building networks and fosters exchanges between artists, curators, collectors and exhibition visitors.

    Installation view at PARALLEL VIENNA in September, 2023. Photo by Bernhard Cella.This year from 5-10 September, 2023 the event takes place in an architectural and historic landmark known locally as Steinhof: the huge, old psychiatric hospital designed by Otto Wagner, built in 1907 and the site of a memorial to the crimes committed by the Nazis during before and during World War II. It is also the site of a magnificent Jugendstil theatre (of the Vienna Secession movement, closely related to Art Nouveau).

    Bernhard Cella, the author of one of the Small Walker press volumes this year, Handmade, and lead designer of the SWP catalogue, and Seth Weiner, a Walker Cultural leader for 2022-23Installation view at PARALLEL VIENNA in September, 2023. Photo by Bernhard Cella. and author of a STAC-produced online tutorial in zine-making, are presenting at PARALLEL VIENNA in 2023. Bernhard and Seth’s project at PARALLEL VIENNA is Handmade (our SWP book). This is a Handmade project, a collaboration between two artists. Some of the posters at Steinhof show images that the Small Walker Press editors did not include for the final SWP publication. Copies of Handmade will be available at the art fair.

    The Catalogue PDF. CLICK to read.

    For more information about the Parallel Art Fair see the website and read the catalogue.

    Images included in the article show installation views at PARALLEL VIENNA in September, 2023. Photos by Bernhard Cella. Used by permission.

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  • Bernhard Cella shortlisted for LA MENTION SPÉCIALE DU JURY for Queer Publishing: A Family Tree

    The Centre for Studies in Arts and Culture (STAC) is pleased to announce that Queer Publishing: A Family Tree designed and published by Bernhard Cella, has been shortlisted for LA MENTION SPÉCIALE DU JURY of the Paris Photo Aperture Foundation and to be awarded in November. This is a significant recognition of Cella’s important contribution to scholarship in this field. Founder of The Salon für Kunstbuch in Vienna, Austria, Cella is the book designer of the Small Walker Press (SWP), a project of the Centre and generously funded by the legacy of Marilyn I. Walker. Cella was the Centre’s Walker Cultural Leader for 2017-18.

    “In the twenty years since Horacio Fernández first wrote Fotografía Pública (MNCARS, 1999), the first landmark book to position the scholarship of books and magazines as a topic of critical importance to the photographic medium, “book about books” has become a genre of publishing unto itself. Each year, the PhotoBook Awards jury sees at least one well-researched, richly illustrated publication that presents some new facet of photobibliophilia—often using the filter of a particular region or city or even a particular thematic niche. This year, however, the jury noted a rise in the number of books about books that exceeded expectation in terms of design, like Printed Photography in Venezuela; or ventured into new territory, telling the story of a single notable magazine, like Camera Austria International: Laboratory for Photography and Theory. Each of these volumes, in its own way, adds additional detail and texture to the evolving connoisseurship and scholarship dedicated to the photobook.” (from, 19/10/18)

    With the co-editors of the Small Walker Press, Professors Parayre and Derek Knight of Brock University, and accompanied by David Vivian, Director of the Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts, Cella presented the first two volumes of the SWP at Belvedere 21, Vienna on June 19, 2019. The books were published under the theme of environmental degradation and include Inland, by Associate Professor of Visual Arts Shawn Serfas (Brock University) with creative writing by Atlanta-based New York Times journalist Richard Fausset and an essay by Associate Professor of Visual Arts Derek Knight, and The Quarry, by Associate Professor Adam Dickinson (Brock University) and artist Lorène Bourgeois (Toronto).  The books are available for purchase from the Centre.

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  • The book as printed space – concept and printed work;

    based upon an image by Bernhard Cella

    Walker Cultural Leader Series workshop:

    Medium/Media: All media that can be captured on paper. A book making workshop with Bernhard Cella.

    The objective of this workshop is to develop a comprehensive understanding of the medium “book” as a production process, and for individual participants to produce their own small publication or part of a larger one. This workshop focuses on the current status of the printed (analogue) book and associated questions. Participants will design and develop their own publications, from the initial idea through to the finished product.

    During recent years the development of desktop publishing and digital printing has promoted a significant resurgence of micro editions of artistic publication projects. In contrast to industrial manufacture, micro editions facilitate a high degree of interaction between production and conception so that technical processes may influence decisions on content.
    Referring to current examples and historical models, we will analyze various approaches and forms of production for our project. These include analyzing pictorial language, formats and varieties of paper, text production, typography and typesetting techniques. In small groups, we will discuss concepts and prepare mock-ups for various book projects – prototypes that allow a different way of thinking about the space that is a book.

    Friday, November 3, 2017
    Time: 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

    Location: Niagara Arts Centre, 354 St. Paul Street, St. Catharines, ON L2R 3N2
    Limited spaces available. Sign up by contacting Catherine Parayre – email:

    For more info, visit:

    About the artist:
    A visual artist working in Vienna, Austria, Bernhard Cella is the founder of Salon für Kunstbuch, installed in the 21. Haus / Belvedere, and of the no-isbn project. He studied at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna and at the University of Fine Art Hamburg. A book maker, Cella published an expanded edition of his No ISBN. On Self-Publishing in 2017.

    The Walker Cultural Leader series brings leading artists, performers, practitioners and academics to the Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts at Brock University. Engaging, lively and erudite, these sessions celebrate professional achievement, artistic endeavour and the indelible role of culture in our society. Please join us.

    This education program is generously founded by Marilyn I. Walker.

    Listen to Professor Catherine Parayre interview Bernhard Cella.

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