MER. Paper Kunsthalle is a non-profit organisation that was founded to investigate the book medium as an art medium or as a place for exhibiting art. MER. is an initiative of Studio Luc Derycke. It has since 1998 been publishing books under the imprints LD, MERZ, MER., AsaMER, AraMER & MediuMER., and in 2018 entrusted its book publishing activities to Borgerhoff & Lambrigts,where it continues its programme under the MER. imprint.

MER Station is a series of nomadic curatorial experiments re-thinking artists' books for exhibiting in non-book spaces.

AudioMER is a recordlabel initiated by MER.Paper Kunsthalle that releases experimental music on vinyl with a focus on great artwork by contemporary visual artists.

ARA stands for Artistic Research Archives and is a platform to distribute and disseminate artistic research in printed media. ARA was initiated by MER. Paper Kunsthalle with the School of Arts, University College, Ghent; and is open for all institutions publishing artistic research.

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