International Fair of Artists' Books
and Contemporary Editions
9th edition Barcelona | 3rd edition ARCOmadrid
April 21 to 23, 2018keyboard_arrow_right
Arts Santa Mònica Sant Jordi 2018
From 21st to 23rd April
February 21 to 25, 2018keyboard_arrow_right
ARCO International Contemporary Art Fair 2018
From 21st to 25th February
ArtsLibris, International Fair of Artists' Books and Contemporary Editions, is a meeting place for publishers operating in the fields of art, photography, design and the array of printed matter created by artists in the 20th and 21st centuries.
It aims to provide artists and publishers a place to present their publications and foster relations among collectors and the general public, with a view to igniting discussions on contemporary culture, promoting the presence of publications and artists on the international circuit, opening up the publishing market and, in short, reconnecting the arts and publishing with society.
Created and directed by the publisher and gallery owner Rocío Santa Cruz, right from its origins the fair has been based in Barcelona, home also to the Arts Santa Mònica. Centre de la Creativitat, that coincides with the festivities put on in April to mark Sant Jordi. In February, ArtsLibris is also held as part of the ARCOmadrid fair.
The fair’s increasingly international vocation has been strengthened by the surge of foreign exhibitors and the expertise of a qualified team of curators and professionals comprised by Glòria Picazo, art critic and independent curator, specialist in artists' books and Pedro Torres, curator and arts manager; and an international committee comprised by professionals involved in the past editions of the fair.
International Fair of Artists Books and Contemporary Edition
Consell de Cent 159, Principal C
T +34 646 570 963
ArtsLibris is possible because of the close collaboration established between the Departament de Cultura de la Generalitat de Catalunya, through the Institut Català de les Empreses Culturals –ICEC– and Arts Santa Mònica, and the private cultural management company, Raíña Lupa, S.L. promotor of ArtsLibris. The main collaborators of the fair are the Ajuntament de Barcelona, the Institut Ramon Llull, the Fundación Banco Sabadell and La Vanguardia as associated press member.
Graphic design: Bildi
IN PARTNERSHIP WITH:
Blueproject Foundation, Fun Fan Fest, Casa de Velázquez, Biblioteca de Catalunya, Centre d’art la Panera, Fundació Joan Miró, Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona (CCCB), Museu del Disseny de Barcelona, Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA), Museu Picasso de Barcelona, Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya (MNAC), Fundació Foto Colectania, Fundació Antoni Tàpies, ESDA Llotja, Bonart, Latamuda, Filaf, Tendencias del Mercado del Arte, Concreta, Club TR3SC, Museu Molí Paperer de Capellades, I am Nuria, Arrels Fundació, chic&basic, Hotel Indigo, FLIC Festival de Literatures i arts infantil i juvenil, Raima, Arume
ArtsLibris, International Fair of Artists' Books and Contemporary Edition, will hold its 9th edition from April 21st to 23rd at Arts Santa Mònica.
The ArtsLibris Barcelona 2018 program includes the 5th International Symposium on Editions and Collecting and the Speakers' Corner presentations, as well as the exhibitions Biblioteques insòlites, curated by Glòria Picazo, and Nueva York en fotolibros, curated by Horacio Fernández; the presentation of the fourth book of the AL Series, by Wilfredo Prieto, and several workshops. Besides, as every year, the ArtsLibris–Fundació Banc Sabadell Award will be granted.
Dates: April 21 to 23
Hours: from noon to 9 pm
Place: Arts Santa Mònica (La Rambla 7, 08002, Barcelona)
– Saturday April 21, from 12 to 5 pm and Monday April 23: free entrance
– Saturday April 21 from 5 to 9 pm, and Sunday April 22: 4 € general public
2 € concessions: students, teachers, Barcelona public library card, unemployed and retired
Entry free to under -12s and subscribers of La Vanguardia
50% discount to members of TR3SC
Participating Exhibitors ArtsLibris Barcelona 2018
3 en blanc (Barcelona) | 13L, edicions (Barcelona) | Alias (Mexico) | Antonio Freiles_Spazio libro d'Artista (Messina) | Apart Edicions (Barcelona) | Art Deal project (Barcelona) | Arte-blogarte (Buenos Aires) | Artika (Barcelona) | Avarie (Paris) | Bernard Gabriel Lafabrie / Imprimerie d´Alsace-Lozère (Paris) | Bizco Books (Valencia) | Blueproject Foundation (Barcelona) | Bom Dia Boa Tarde Boa Noite (Berlin) | CA2M Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo (Móstoles) | Ca l'Isidret Edicions (Barcelona) | Cànem Galeria (Castellón de la Plana) | Carmen Hurtado (Barcelona) | Carmen Segovia (Barcelona) | Carrete (Barcelona) | Casa das Peritas (Fisterra) | Casa de Velázquez (Madrid) | CCCB (Barcelona) | CENDEAC (Murcia) | Centre d'art la Panera (Lleida) | Chiquita Ediciones (Barcelona) | Consonni (Bilbao) | Corraini Edizioni (Mantova) | Cuscusian*s (Girona) | Danilo Montanari Editore (Ravenna) | DARDO (Santiago de Compostela) | Deep Edicions (Barcelona) | De La Pulcra Ceniza (Barcelona) | DoubleBrain (Barcelona) | Ediciones Anómalas (Barcelona) | Ediciones Originales (Barcelona) | Edicions 1010 (Barcelona) | Editorial Concreta (Valencia) | Editorial EXIT (Madrid) | Editorial Gustavo Gili (Barcelona) | Editorial RM (Barcelona, Mexico) | edRa, escola d'art i disseny de Rubí (Rubí) | El Naufraguito (Barcelona) | Els diccionaris (Barcelona) | Enciclopèdia Art (Barcelona) | Escola d'Art la Industrial (Barcelona) | Escola Massana (Barcelona) | Escola Superior de Disseny i Art Llotja (Barcelona) | Fundació Antoni Tàpies (Barcelona) | Fundació Foto Colectania (Barcelona) | Fundació Joan Miró (Barcelona) | Fundació Suñol (Barcelona) | Fundació Tharrats (Pineda de Mar) | Instantes Gráficos (Buenos Aires) | Galeria Sicart – Sic\Art Edicions (Vilafranca del Penedès) | Gallery / Bookstore Galerie&CO119 (Paris) | Lalata (Albacete) | L'Arengario Studio Bibliografico (Gussago) | Librería el Astillero (Cantabria) | Libros del Zorro Rojo (Barcelona) | MACBA (Barcelona) | Maga Books (Brooklyn) | Mercè Soler (Barcelona) | Minimae (Madrid) | Moreno&Soria (Terrassa) | Münster Studio (Barcelona) | MUSAC (León) | Museu Molí Paperer de Capellades (Capellades) | Museu del Disseny (Barcelona) | Museu Picasso (Barcelona) | Natasha Christia (Barcelona) | noPRESENT editorial (Sevilla) | Onomatopee (Eindhoven) | Oslo Graphic Barceloneta (Barcelona) | Photosai (Madrid) | Poursuite (Arles) | Raffaele Filannino (Cuneo) | Roca Umbert Fàbrica de les Arts (Granollers) | RocioSantaCruz (Barcelona) | Rubén Barroso Álvarez (Sevilla) | Sant Andreu Contemporani (Barcelona) | Studio Montespecchio (Modena) | Taller de gravat Manera Negra (Barcelona) | Taschen (Cologne) | Tinta Invisible edicions (Barcelona) | Tristan Barbarà editions (Barcelona) | Xilofera (Barcelona) | Ximena Perez Grobet | Artists ´ Books for artists (Barcelona) | YAXS (Guatemala) | Zentrum für Künstlerpublikationen / Centre for Artists' Publications – Weserburg Museum für moderne Kunst (Bremen)
5th ArtsLibris International Symposium on Collecting and Editions
April 21 and 22
To take part, prior enrolment until 20 April at 12 pm: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
General information: +34 935 671 110
The V International Symposium on Artists’ Books will address the subject of collecting. Glòria Picazo will chair a discussion with guest speakers João Fernandes, Deputy Director of Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía; Anne Thurmann-Jajes (Centre for Artists' Publications – Weserburg-Museum für moderne Kunst), Mela Dávila (freelance curator) and Sergio Rubira (Assistant Director of Collection and Exhibitions at the IVAM).
This new edition of the international symposium ArtsLibris will put forward a discussion on the collection of artists’ books, understood in the broadest sense. It is clear that in the last two decades artists’ publications have gained considerable ground. No longer the marginal or complementary materials of a purely documentary nature they used to be, internal museum departments, like ‘Collection’ and ‘Library and Documentation Centre’, now squabble over who gets to custody them. And this is due, without doubt, to their well-deserved recognition following the redefinition of artistic discourses over recent decades. Further proof of this is that they are now a common feature in exhibitions, and increasingly even the main feature, and thereby contributing to a new outline of artistic, social and / or political contexts.
Saturday, April 21
The Universe (which others call the Library).
Private documentary collections in Europe
Just as museums and institutional libraries have increasingly recognised the value of the document in recent years, both in the context of their own patrimony and in relation to art collections, so too have some (a few) private collections made the document – the book or any other documentary format – the centre and the origin of their raison d'être. Mela Dávila will look at two of Europe’s most prominent examples: the Lafuente Archive, in Santander, and the Vanguardia Archive, built up by the Berlin-based Italian collector Egidio Marzona.
Sunday, April 22
Artists’ Books in the Centre for Artists’ Publications
Dr. Anne Thurmann-Jajes
Director of the Centre for Artists’ Publications at the Weserburg Museum
Dr. Anne Thurmann-Jajes’s presentation will give an overview of the mission and work of the Centre for Artists’ Publications with regards to artists’ books. The observations will revolve around the conceptual artist’s book and its characteristics, beginning with a few words about the Centre for Artists’ Publications—its history and its present activities. The archival and collection inventories characterise the Centre for Artists’ Publications and provide the foundation for its work. They represent the material basis for the presentation of the collections and for exhibitions, as well as for both current and future research projects. As such, they serve as a point of reference for the research conducted by the Centre and for external research. The inventories are distinguished by their unique research infrastructure available to scholars throughout the world. Collecting, safeguarding and maintaining are the primary tasks associated with collection supervision, serving to protect and sustain the archival and collection inventories and also to augment them in coherence with related research. One of the most recent exhibition and research project is Artists’ Books for Everything.
Artists’ books and their circumstances
Deputy Director of Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía
After Mallarmé, artists redefined the concept of the book and its possibilities. Artists’ books have been one of the freest mediums of expression in terms of the creation and circulation of an artwork. From self-publication and artist-led distribution circuits to the current situation where artists’ books depend more and more on the dictates of markets and institutions, we reflect on the state of affairs of artists’ publications today.
Rooms of a library-museum, display-bookcase
Assistant Director of Collection and Exhibitions at the IVAM
What happens to books when they enter a museum? When do they turn into something more than just books? What happens if they end up locked in a display cabinet? Are they artworks or certifying documents? Do they complement or complete discourse? Drawing from his experience at the IVAM, Sergio Rubira will discuss how books shape the formation of a collection.
* Simultaneous translation service in Catalan will be offered
chaired by Glòria Picazo
April 21, 22 and 23
ArtsLibris 2018 will provide a dynamic and flexible space for debate, discussion, and exchange between authors, publishers and the general public. It will hold a continuous program over the three days of the fair, with presentations of projects, dialogues and talks by artists and publishers, chaired by Glòria Picazo.
Saturday 21st April
Manuel Olveira, director of MUSAC (León), presents The Book of Letters, by José Luis Castillejo (Seville–Houston), a facsimile edition brought out on occasion of the exhibition TLALAATALA. José Luis Castillejo y la escritura moderna, at the MUSAC.
Manuel Segade, director of CA2M Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo (Móstoles), presents the centre’s editorial line and its most recent publications: No sabíamos lo que hacíamos. Lecturas para una educación situada; Allan Kaprow. Comfort Zones; Miguel Trillo. Doble exposición; Coreografiar exposiciones; Cuerpo político negro and Julia Spínola. Lubricán.
Artist Ana Garcia-Pineda (Barcelona) presents an extended reprint of her book Más Máquinas y Maquinaciones in conversation with Amanda Cuesta (Barcelona), freelance art critic, curator and publisher.
Sunday 22nd April
Agustí Alcoberro (Pals) and Ramon Sicart (Llorenç del Penedès) will talk art and politics for the presentation of their book 3 Octubre – 155 reaccions per a una República, published by Sic\Art Edicions.
Consonni presents El arte de la mediación, by researcher and curator Oriol Fontdevila (Barcelona), who will be in conversation with Javier Peñafiel (Zaragoza).
Re-imaginando y re-activando el libro: Natasha Christia (Barcelona), freelance curator, in conversation with David Solo (American photography and photo book collector) and Annakarin Quinto (French photographer and director of leboudoir.02, an experimental projects platform revolving around books and their intersection with photography, experience in real time and the human condition).
Photographer Eugeni Gay (Barcelona) presents his new book Desde la isla cuántica (Ediciones Anómalas), in conversation with publisher Montse Puig.
Presentation of the Centenari Tharrats activities in celebration of the centennial of Joan Josep Tharrats’ birth, organized by the Fundación Tharrats d’Art Gràfic and Ajuntament de Pineda de Mar, with Xavier Amor (mayor of Pineda de Mar), M. Àngels Torras (director of SS. TT. Barcelona, Departament de Cultura of the Generalitat de Catalunya), Joan Tharrats (Joan Josep Tharrats’ son), Arnau Puig (philosopher and art critic), Lluís Ivern (curator and coordinator) and Ricard Mas (curator of the main exhibition).
Awarding of the Art Byblio Prize of the Llotja Escola Superior de Disseny i Art.
Alfredo Mateos Paramio, editor of Photosai, presents the art publication Semimaru, a special interpretation by Darío Álvarez (Valladolid) of the eponymous piece of Noh theatre by Zeami Motokiyo, as well as an original libretto in Japanese, translated into Spanish and showing drawings and stage designs by the artist. With the presence of Menene Gras, director of Culture and Exhibitions at Casa Asia.
Renato Della Poeta and Cristina López Morcuende present the exhibition catalogue of Ernesto Neto (Rio de Janeiro) for the Blueproject Foundation, Um dia todos fomos peixes, in conversation with Laura Olea (Barcelona).
Curator Horacio Fernández (Madrid) presents a selection of Editorial RM’s most recent titles on the photo book: Fenómeno Fotolibro, New York en fotolibro, Miserachs and Fotos & Libros. España 1905-1977.
Presentation of the latest issue of the Concreta review (Concreta 11) by Pep Benlloch (Valencia), with José Díaz Cuyás (Valencia), guest editor of Concreta 10.
Wilfredo Prieto (Sancti Spíritus, Cuba) presents Loophole, fourth title of the AL Series, prefaced by Glòria Picazo. Announcement of the name of the artist chosen to produce the series’ fifth title.
Artist Gonzalo Elvira (Argentina/Barcelona) presents his project 12 canciones concretas, published on vinyl for the CRU collection, with text by José Luis Corazón Ardura, design by Alex Gifreu and music by Grösso (Argentina/Barcelona), who will accompany him in the presentation and do a demonstration.
Exhibition at Arts Santa Mònica
Curated by Glòria Picazo
From January 30 to April 23
New York in photobooks
Curated by Horacio Fernández
From 21 to April 23
Artists: Ignasi Aballí / ALIAS / Clara Boj/Diego Díaz / Fernando Bryce / Iñaki Bonillas / Antònia del Rio / Enric Farres-Duran / Dora Garcia / Javier Peñafiel / Juan Pérez Agirregoikoa / Francesc Ruiz / Oriol Vilanova
Arts Santa Mònica and ArtsLibris, in collaboration with La Casa Encendida, are pleased to present the exhibition Improbable Libraries, curated by Gloria Picazo. The basic premise of this show is the role of the library as a place that has been and remains a repository of the knowledge gathered and stored by human beings through the centuries.
We see the library as the story of a chimera, an illusion, a pipe dream, for if we view it as a container capable of holding the whole memory of the world, it will always end up being an "unattainable utopia". Yet there are many possible variations on that idea of the total library, and we can find them in libraries which, according to the rules and conventions long held sacred by library science professionals, would be considered personal, diverse, subjective, anarchical and uncommon.
Improbable Libraries is a single project that combines the idea of the "infinite library"—insatiable, ever-changing and always open to knowledge of every kind—with the contributions of contemporary artists who, from the late 1960s to the present day, have revised the notion of libraries, archives and books as inexhaustible sources of knowledge. The artists included in this project were chosen based on their profound interest in books and artist's editions, a creative format which, despite its apparent marginality, figures prominently in their aesthetic discourses.
If we consider the library as the space where all knowledge is concentrated, as the quintessential hub of culture and democracy since public libraries first began to appear in the mid-19th century, then we must inevitably explore this theme from a variety of different angles: the importance of the library as a physical, architectural space, the singularity of its bibliographic collections, but also the possibility of seeing it as a mental space, as envisioned by Jorge Luis Borges, a space where knowledge overflows and we are overwhelmed by doubts when confronted by the idea of that "infinite library", as old as time itself. Legendary libraries like that of Alexandria, private, subjective libraries like Michel de Montaigne's, utopian libraries like the 18th-century architectural projects of Étienne-Louis Boullée, and even the acceptance and questioning of the "cloud", that massive archive which gathers the mind-boggling amount of data generated by today's society, comprise the thought-provoking landscape that underpins this exhibition.
The selected artists present their complete corpus of artist's editions in this show, and each has been assigned a different exhibition space depending on how they want spectators to read and observe their editions. The project features a selection of "personal libraries" containing artist's editions, classic books, drawings and personal belongings—something similar to what we might find in our own libraries.
In middle of the exhibition itinerary, visitors will find our own particular "restricted reading room", the place where rare, valuable or forbidden books were once kept, visited only by bibliophiles. The "reading room" of Improbable Libraries contains publications by artists whose inventions gave new meaning to the concept of special editions in the 1960s and 70s, a genuine "bibliophile treasure trove".
Besides the exhibition at Arts Santa Mònica, Improbable Libraries has two outside interventions:
- At the Ateneu Barcelonès (C/ de la Canuda, 6) by Enric Farrés.
- At ELISAVA Escola Universitària de Disseny (Rambles, 30-32) by Francesc Ruiz.
Loophole, by Wilfredo Prieto
The AL Series, a publishing project by ArtsLibris, works in collaboration with the Fudanció Banc Sabadell and honours its annual commitment of releasing a limited edition of an artist’s book. This year’s publication will be by Wilfredo Prieto (Sancti Spíritus, Cuba, 1978), entitled Loophole.
2018: Wilfredo Prieto and Ignasi Aballí
ArtsLibris has two projects of limited editions: the AL Series, a collection of artists' books produced with the support of Fundación Banco Sabadell, and the limited edition of tote bags and gloves, sponsored by Blueproject Foundation and designed by Ignasi Aballí.
ArtsLibris Limited Edition 2018
by Ignasi Aballí
Activities and workshops
Over the three days that the fair lasts, there will be a range of workshops for the general public that require no prior knowledge. Places are limited. To take part:
- Prior enrolment, until 20 April at 12 pm: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
- During the fair, please go to the information desk
General information: +34 935 671 110
Given by students of Book Art from the Escola Llotja of Barcelona.
In this workshop participants will be familiarised with French link stitching through the creation of two small books with covers made of different materials.
Times: Saturday 21st April and Sunday 22nd April, at 12.30pm and 4pm.
Duration: 1h 30 mins
Price: €3 per participant (maximum of 12 per session).
La biblioteca sin ley (“The lawless library”)
Activity by artist Antònia del Río
Activity aimed at families in which books provide the material with which to explore the concept of the library through different actions. We will look beyond their actual contents and discover the possibilities books afford as objects for building and play. Activity recommended for children aged 3 and up.
Time: Saturday 21st April from 5.30 to 7pm.
Duration: 1h 30 mins
Price: Free, prior enrolment necessary.
This activity is part of the Art en Obert de Experimetem amb l'ART project. Espai d'educació artística i creació contemporània, 2014.
Workshop given by Marta Salarich Bardia
Workshop exploring the classic form of dictionary through a technique called the ‘exquisite cadaver’, with the aim of collectively transforming it to create a new thematic dictionary – a book where everyone can express their ideas on the concept put forward for the occasion: festivity. This workshop is for anyone who is sensitive to words and interested in paper and the book as a medium for expression.
Time: Sunday 22nd April at 5.30pm.
Duration: 1h 30 mins
Price: €3 per participant (maximum of 12 per session).
By Carmen Hurtado Pérez
Brief introduction to the history of collage followed by the workshop in which three collages will be made using different techniques.
Time: Saturday 21st April at 12.30pm.
Duration: 1h 30 mins
Price: €5 per participant (maximum of 12 per session).
Clínica de libros de artista (“Clinic for artists’ books”)
With Carla Rey, artist, publisher and curator specialising in artists’ books.
The artist’s book is innovation and experimentation: the choice of paper, the typography, the presentation, design, binding, colophon, materials and format… They all combine to offer an ample array of possibilities. The workshop will provide a space for exchanging ideas, presenting samples of books and discussing the best ways of translating ideas and concepts into an artist’s book. In the manner of a clinic, open debate will give participants the necessary information to design their own publications and future projects.
Times: Saturday 21st, Sunday 22nd and Monday 23rd April, from 6 to 8pm.
Duration: Sessions of 60 minutes.
Price: 1 day €50; 2 days €75, and 3 days €100.
Demonstration of screen printing
The ephemeral image in screen printing using unconventional inks
By Oslo Graphic Barceloneta
In this workshop we look at an unconventional way of printing, which makes use of wallpaper paste, which is colourless. After printing, the image becomes visible when it is covered with various types of pigments. Once the printed area is dry, any direct alteration makes the pigment fall away from the paper and, depending on the kind of paper used, leaves one trace or another. The aim of the workshop is to reflect on the durability of the reproduced image. The public will take part and be allowed to take home the piece of paper that has been printed on as a souvenir.
Time: Sunday 22nd April at 12.30pm (until 2pm)
Duration: 1h 30 mins
Price: Free demonstration
Storytelling and activities
With Sabrina Kraus, author of the book Jane Goodall – An Inspiring Story
Through the true story of Dr. Jane Goodall, primatologist and messenger of peace, the writer looks at the themes of trust, self-awareness and professions. Under the motto “Dream”, participants can draw, colour in and let their creativity run free. Activity recommended for girls and boys aged 6 to 10.
Times: Sunday 22nd April at 4pm and Monday 23rd April at 12.30pm.
Duration: 1h 30 mins
Price: €2 per participant (maximum of 12 per session).
Drawing inspiration from “Mundo Animal”, a book by José Antonio Soria, participants of this workshop will create their own artist’s book to take home. In the form of a Leporello, or folded leaflet, they will be able to print animal heads from stamps and create different scenes by converting them into new characters or personalised animals.
Times: Monday 23rd April at 12.30pm and at 4pm.
Duration: 1h 30 mins
Price: €4 per participant (maximum of 12 per session).
Workshop on pop-ups given by DoubleBrain (Roberta Bridda and Jani Lunablau)
Practical introduction to the techniques used to create moving 3D books and pop-up cards.
Time: Monday 23rd April at 5.30pm
Duration: 1h 30 mins
Price: €5 per participant (maximum of 12 per session)
Ajuntament de Barcelona
Fundació Banc Sabadell
Institut Ramon Llul
Empreses i entitats col·laboradores
Casa de Velázquez
Centre d´art la Panera
Centro José Guerrero
Fundació Antoni Tàpies
Fundació Foto Colectania
Fundació Joan Miró
Museu del Disseny de Barcelona
I am Nuria
Hotel Indigo Barcelona
Casanovas espai gastronomic & catering
For the third year, ARCOmadrid acknowledges ArtsLibris Barcelona as the fair of reference for the Spanish community of publishers by including it in its annual promotion of the sector dealing in artist’s books.
ArtsLibris Barcelona thus features as an entire section of the ARCOmadrid program, a world-renowned event that attracts a very high attendance of visitors.
This collaboration provides an excellent opportunity give both emerging and established publishers a boost, especially as Barcelona is fast becoming a point of reference thanks to its increasing presence in the art book publishing sector.
In 2018, ArtsLibris Barcelona increases its spaces inside ARCOmadrid, occupying more than 400 m2, to show the work of 30 international publishing houses. The ArtsLibris space will also host a program of presentations of artist’s books, photobooks and publications with their authors and publishers.
General information about ARCOmadrid (days, hours, etc.) here.
List of Exhibitors ArtsLibris – ARCOmadrid 2018
20th Century Art Archives (Cambridge) | AHORA, Ediciones de Bibliofilia y Libros de Artista (Murcia) | Alias (México) | Archeles Ediciones de Arte (Madrid) | Arte-blogarte (Buenos Aires) | Brumaria (Madrid) | Casa de Velázquez (Madrid) | Carmen Alonso Libros (Santander) | Carmen Araujo Arte Ediciones (Caracas) | Consonni (Bilbao) | Danilo Montanari editore (Ravenna) | Editorial RM (Barcelona/Mexico) | Enciclopèdia Art (Barcelona) | Fanzinant (Madrid) | Instantes Gráficos (Buenos Aires) | Juan Naranjo Galería de Arte & Documentos (Barcelona) | L'Arengario Studio Bibliografico (Gussago) | La Rueda Distribución (Madrid) | Librería el Astillero (Cantabria) | Mercè Soler Paperworks (Barcelona) | Naranja Librería & Editorial (Santiago de Chile) | Nocapaper Books & More (Santander) | Pacabooks (Gijón) | Photosai (Madrid) | Proyecto arte EDICIONES (Valladolid) | Studio Montespecchio (Modena) | Tinta Invisible (Barcelona) | Tristan Barbarà (Barcelona) | William Allen Word & Image (London)
21, 22, 23 and 24 February
Wednesday February 21
Dramatised talk by Javier Peñafiel, with an introduction by curator Glòria Picazo, for the presentation of Teatro dentífrico, the third title of the AL Series, published on the occasion of ArtsLibris Barcelona 2017.
Virginia López presents the Pacabooks project and some of its publications: the artist's books Cotidianas, by Daniel Franco, and La memoria del pan, by Virginia López, and the catalogue Desde lo mínimo, by Nika López, alongside the artist Daniel Franco and Juan Llano Borbolla.
La Rueda Distribución presents Corea, by Alejandro S. Garrido, alongside the author and in conversation with Sara Fernández and Alberto Berzosa.
Thursday February 22
Blueproject Foundation presents the exhibition publication of Jose Dávila's, Every Blind Wondering Ends in a Circle, in conversation with the artist and Aurélien Le Genissel, art critic and independent curator (co-artistic director of the Blueproject Foundation, 2014-2018), and Cristina López Morcuende.
Consonni presents its two most recent editorial releases: Cómo hacer cosas con arte, by Dorothea von Hantelmann, professor of Art and Society at Bard College (Berlin), and El arte de la mediación, by curator and researcher Oriol Fontdevila, in the presence of both authors and chaired by Olga Fernández López.
Nocapaper Books & More presents Manifesto, a collection of manifestos by Contemporary Women Artists, with the presence of some of the featured artists: Paula Anta, Paloma Pájaro, Estefanía Martín Sáenz, Vicky Uslé, Sonia Navarro and Saelia Aparicio.
Friday February 23
Presentation of the new releases of Photosai: No longer human, by Naoki Fuku, co-published with SinArts (The Hague) and Swinton Gallery (Madrid), and Oishii, by Fernando Bellver, with the participation of Alfredo Mateos Paramio, Goyo Villasevil and the artists Naoki Fuku and Fernando Bellver.
The artist Ouka Leele (Bárbara Allende Gil de Biedma) presents her work from the bibliophilia collection Mi Don Quixote, accompanied by philologist and academic of the Spanish language Francisco Rico, writer of the prologue, and by Ángel Pina, editor of Ahora, Ediciones of Bibliofilia y Libros de Artista.
Manuel Segade, director of CA2M, presents the centre’s latest publications, -No sabíamos lo que hacíamos. Lecturas para una educación situada; and Miguel Trillo. Doble exposición; Coreografiar Exposiciones, Julia Spínola and Cuerpo político negro – accompanied by the centre's education team and the artists Miguel Trillo and Julia Spínola.
Saturday February 24
Instantes Gráficos and arte-blogarte present the collection of artists’ books Signo & Palabra, on conceptual artists from Argentina, including Horacio Zabala, Carlos Ginzburg, Leandro Katz, Luis Felipe Noe, Diego Melero, Alejandro Thorton, Alberto Mendez and Carla Rey, with the participation of Adriana Cora and Hugo Romero.
Presentation of the Invisualidad de la pintura, una historia de Giotto a Bruce Nauman, published by Brumaria, with its author Carlos Vidal and Luis Francisco Pérez, art critic and contemporary art theorist.
The curator Horacio Fernández presents a selection of the latest publications from Editorial RM on photobooks: Fotolibro Phenomenon, New York in photobook, Miserachs and Fotos & Libros, España 1905-1977.
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Bookbinding workshop and creating words using paper and seed
Over the weekend there will be a number of workshops for the general public with no prior requirements necessary. Limited seating.
By the students of Books Art course from Escola Llotja de Barcelona
In this brief bookbinding workshop we will try to familiarise the participants with the editing of two small books using different techniques.
Dates and times: Saturday April 22, 12.30 pm and Sunday April 23, 12.30 pm
Duration: 1.30 h
Price: 3 € per person (maximum 14 participants per session).
Creating words using paper and seed
By Museu Molí Paper de Capellades
Workshop on experimentation with paper through writing and seed germination to form words. Workshop in collaboration with FLIC.
Dates and times: Saturday April 22, at 4.30 pm and 5.30 pm
Duration: 45 minutes
Price: 2 € per person (maxuimum 12 participants per session).
chaired by Glòria Picazo and Antonio Zúñiga
April 21, 22 and 23
ArtsLibris 2018 will provide a dynamic and flexible space for debate, discussion, and exchange between authors, publishers and the general public. It will hold a continuous program over the three days of the fair, with presentations of projects, dialogues and talks by artists and publishers, chaired by Glòria Picazo and Antonio Zúñiga.
Friday 21st April
Ignasi Aballí (Barcelona) and Glòria Picazo talk about catalogues considered as artists’ books
Alicia Framis (Amsterdam) and Aurélien Le Genissel present the catalogue published by Blueproject Foundation on the occasion of the exhibition La habitación de los libros prohibidos by Alicia Framis at the Foundation
Ahlam Shibli (Palestine) and Antonio Zúñiga talk about the inherent sequentiality on the Palestine artist’s work
Sunday 22nd April
From Abacus to Zimbawe, performative reading departing from a series of words with the common theme La taula de treball, elaborated by the group 13L
Joan Fontcuberta (Barcelona) and Antonio Zúñiga talk about the narrative and fictional aspects of his work, seen not only on his books but also on his exhibitions displays
Sandra Gamarra (Peru) and the curator Moritz Küng present the book Selección natural and other publishing works by the artist
Israel Ariño (Barcelona) and the publisher Montse Puig (Ediciones Anómalas) present the book La gravetat del lloc
Sunday 3rd April
Daniel García Andújar (Barcelona) and Antonio Zúñiga talk about the artist’s wide publishing production, departing from the book LTI-Lingua Tertii Imperii published by Documenta 14
Michalis Pichler (Berlin) and Antonio Zúñiga present the book Thirteen Years, published in 2015 by Printed Matter with a large selection of works edited by the author
Presentation Sèrie AL
Dramatised conference byJavier Peñafiel (Zaragoza) introduced by Glòria Picazo for the presentation of the third book of the AL Series, Teatro dentífrico
Teatro dentífrico by Javier Peñafiel
Presentation: Sunday April 23, 6 pm
The AL Series, a publishing project by ArtsLibris, works in collaboration with the Fudanció Banc Sabadell and honours its annual commitment of releasing a limited edition of an artist’s book. This year’s publication will be by Javier Peñafiel (Zaragoza, 1964), entitled Teatro dentifrice and designed by Alex Gifreu.
Glòria Picazo and the artist himself will present this edition inspired in the Modellbuch (model books) by Bertolt Brecht, which involves the audience by inviting them to actively intervene on its pages.
Presentation: Sunday April 23, 6 pm, at Speakers’ Corner
Guest project to ArtsLibris: Fun Fan Fest
Expositors, Exhibition, workshops and music
Fun Fan Fest is a festival, research platform and observatory of projects focused on local and international creative and collective groups that are linked to independent publishing through sound and image. Its way of working, based on the culture of proximity, prioritizes new creation based on the multidisciplinary and the coexistence of contexts; that seeks enrichment and local knowledge to build bridges globally. Fun Fan Fest is a project produced by Ana Manaia and Irma Marco from the TOOL_Eines per la Cultura platform. The presence of Fun Fan Fest as a guest project in ArtsLibris will take the form of a gathering of collectives and artists linked to independent edition through the exhibition of published material, art installations and works in progress, among others.
Curated by Ana Manaia and Irma Marco
Acaso Hubo Búhos Acá, Arnau Sala, Diego Paonessa, Edu Comelles, Javi Álvarez, Lolo & Sosaku, Plomo, Winebox Press and Marc O’Callaghan
Hybrid Matter presents the work of 8 artists and groups linked to independent publishing, either through sound-music or graphic art proposals: from vinyl records to video installations, moving sculptures and performance. In addition to being linked to independent publishing, their practices expand to the fields of graphic/fine arts and sound.
Work in progress
Graphic-sound installation made in real time during the three days of the fair, Regula ab servos Libris, by Marc O’Callaghan
Saturday April 22, 8 pm: opening session by Dublab.es (Barcelona), Espai Balcó/Terraza
Sunday April 23: concert-performance by Lolo & Sosaku(Japan/Argentina), 1st floor
1, 2, 3 conta-me’l al revés
We can read a book like we can travel a road, creating plot and characters as we go along. Participants will give shape to their book, open doors, cut forests and discover secrets hidden in their pages. We will create a book to play and tell.
Day and hour: Saturday April 22, 6 pm
Duration: 2 h
Zig zag – tris tras
Zigzagging til we get inside a book. A workshop for children in which to explore the possibilities of a picture in the context of a book.
Dates and times: Sunday April 23, noon and 5 pm
Duration: 1 h
By Eli Gras
Constructing a sound-book object
The aim is to create a book-object with a “snaking” illustrated text which also emits sound, by means of little wooden boxes, wire and rubber amongst other materials, and which of course has our own personal touch.
Dates and times: Friday April 21, 5 pm and Saturday April 22, noon
Duration: 1.30 h
"Group A looks at what is behind the corner book stand, the one who laughs and laughs in a strange way, the boy who is bored ... They describe it by broadcasting it live to the B team upstairs, they write, Draw and scribble. "
By allocating roles out to a very special working team we will put together a book in situ using walkie talkies and mobile phones.
Dates and times: Sunday April 23, 13.00 h
Duration: 2 h
IV Simposi Internacional ArtsLibris
Faktura i Sistemàtica del Llibre d’Artista
21 i 22 d’abril
El IV Simposi Internacional Faktura i Sistemàtica del Llibre d’Artista se celebrarà els dies 21 i 22 d’abril. Estarà dividit en quatre conferències coordinades i moderades per Glòria Picazo i Antonio Zúñiga i compta amb la participació d’importants professionals del sector que debatran sobre tres aspectes del món de la indústria cultural i el llibre com a espai i signe creatiu: el model institucional, el productor editorial i el treball d’artista.
Amb: Michael Mack, David Senior, Miquel von Hafe Pérez, David Maroto i Joanna Zielinska
Informació general:+34 935 671 110
Divendres 21 d’abril
Producció editorial i distribució
Michael Mack, fundador i director de l’editorial Mack Books (Londres)
Dissabte 22 d’abril
Producció editorial i el treball d’artista
Miguel von Hafe Pérez, editor d’Inc. Livros e edições de autor (Porto) i comissari, exdirector de CGAC
David Senior, comissari i responsable de la Biblioteca del MoMA (Nova York) i la seva col·lecció
El treball de l’artista
David Maroto i Joanna Zielinska, artista i editora, respectivament, especialitzats en llibres d'artista, com el projecte The Book Lovers
* Conferències en anglès i s’oferirà un servei de traducció simultània en català.
Faktura i Sistemàtica del Llibre d’Artista
El llibre d’artista com a tal figura entre els elements de nova producció que apareix a les primeres avantguardes artístiques del segle XX i que es desenvolupen, amb una recepció retardada, a partir de la dècada dels anys seixanta a Europa i Nord-amèrica.
El conjunt de ponents convidats al IV Simposi Internacional d’ArtsLibris integren un quadrilàter internacional entre Londres, Nova York, Varsòvia i Lisboa. Creen un fris professional que perfila tres aspectes del món de la indústria cultural que ja eren presents en les reflexions de Lissitzky el 1928 sobre el llibre com a espai i signe creatiu. Parlem del model institucional, del productor editorial i del treball d’artista en l’àmbit del llibre. Elements, tots plegats, difusos, que produeixen i modifiquen amb el seu moviment la idea de llibre d’artista rellançat en la proliferació de fires i creació de noves col·leccions específiques als departaments de documentació dels museus d’art contemporani.
El model institucional hi està representat per David Senior. Ell plantejarà les qüestions sobre el criteri de selecció a la Biblioteca del MoMA i com se’n conserven i se’n fan públics els continguts.
La producció i la distribució; conjunció tècnica i indústria dels llibres com a objecte real, estaran representades en les figures de l’editor Michael Mack i del comissari Miguel von Hafe Pérez, que centraran els continguts de la seva intervenció en el paper decisiu de l’editor, que compon la seva col·lecció en la pura producció de llibres, i el comissari, que en la selecció del material expositiu crea un cos que també dona forma a la idea de llibre d’artista.
El tercer aspecte del Simposi està vinculat a l’ampliació i reconfiguració de la idea de llibre d’artista en la figura de l’artista mateix. David Maroto i Joanna Zielinska, en un treball de dissolució dels límits professionals, basteixen una obra comissarial com un conjunt de llibres que adquireixen sentit en el seu projecte The Book Lovers, la novel·la com a llibre d’artista.
Exhibition at Arts Santa Mònica
Legible-Visible. Between the Film Frame and the Page
Curated by Mela Dávila
Curator Assistant Maite Muñoz
Artists: John Baldessari, Julián Barón, Christian Boltanski, Stan Brakhage, stanley brouwn, Ulises Carrión, Cine Quieto (Núria Gómez Gabriel i Gloria Vilches), Jef Cornelis, Patrícia Dauder, Guy Debord, Departament de Publicacions de RTVE, Fortunato Depero, Gilbert & George, Dan Graham, Vicente Huidobro, Dominique Hurth, William Kentridge, Rob van Leijsen, Rose Lowder, Chris Marker, Eline McGeorge, Miralda, László Moholy-Nagy, Raymond Pettibon, Marcel Pey, Alain Robbe-Grillet, Martha Rosler, Benet Rossell, Ed Ruscha, Isidoro Valcárcel Medina, Gloria Vilches, Lawrence Weiner.
With more than twenty works of a dual nature –publication and film–, Legible – Visible. Between the Film Frame and the Page illustrates the interest of creators in interweaving and linking the printed page and the audio-visual document, overlapping them to the extent that they become almost fused into a single surface for creation. What happens when an artist "translates" certain content from a printed medium to an audio-visual format, or vice versa? What is changed, what is altered and what remains when this transposition of formats takes place? How do they complement or counterpose one another? This exhibition invites reflection on issues such as sequentiality, narrative, cinema, the passage of time, montage, representations of movement and, ultimately, the relationship between publications and audio-visual material, two of the most important media upon which the cultural and social landscape of our times is built.
2017: Javier Peñafiel i Ana Garcia-Pineda
ArtsLibris compta amb dos projectes d'edició limitada: la Sèrie AL, una col·lecció de llibres d’artista produïda gràcies al suport de la Fundació Banc Sabadell, i l'edició limitada de guants i bosses, patrocinada aquest any per la Blueproject Foundation, amb dibuixos d’Ana Garcia-Pineda.
Edició limitada ArtsLibris 2017
Amb dibuixos d’Ana Garcia-Pineda
Bosses i guants, 500 exemplars