International Fair of
9th edition Barcelona
3rd edition ARCOmadrid
April 21 to 23, 2018keyboard_arrow_right
Arts Santa Mònica Sant Jordi 2017
From 21st to 23rd April
February 21 to 25, 2018keyboard_arrow_right
ARCO International Contemporary Art Fair 2017
From 22nd to 26th February
ArtsLibris International Book Publishing Fair 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 made up by Antonio Zúñiga, one of the best known publishers of artists’ books in Spain and director of Ediciones Originales; Glòria Picazo, art critic and independent curator, specialist in artists' books; Pedro Torres, curator and arts manager; and an international committee comprised by professionals involved in the past editions of the fair.
International Fair of Contemporary Editions
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, Barcelona International Fair of Contemporary Editions, will hold its 8th edition from April 21st to 23rd at Arts Santa Mònica.
The ArtsLibris Barcelona 2017 program includes the presence of more than seventy international exhibitors, the 4th International Symposium on Artist’s Book and the Speakers' Corner presentations, as well as the exhibition Legible-Visible. Between the Film Frame and the Page, curated by Mela Dávila; the presentation of the third book of the ALSeries, by Javier Peñafiel; the guest project Fun Fan Fest, 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
* on Friday 21 general public opening at 1 pm
Place: Arts Santa Mònica (La Rambla 7, 08002, Barcelona)
– Friday April 21 ann Sunday April 23, free entrance
– Saturday April 22: 4 € general public
2 € concessions: students, unemployed, retired
Entry free to under -12s and subscribers of La Vanguardia
50% discount to members of TR3SC
Participating Exhibitors ArtsLibris Barcelona
13L Edicions (Barcelona) | A3 Colectivo (Mataró) | Alicia Carrera** (Barcelona) | Apart Edicions (Barcelona) | Archeles Ediciones de Arte (Madrid) | Artika (Barcelona) | Artists Books For Artists / Ximena Perez Grobet (Barcelona) | Arts Coming (Barcelona) | Bernard-Gabriel Lafabrie (Paris) | Blueproject Foundation (Barcelona) | Carmen Alonso Libros (Santander) | Casa de Velázquez (Madrid) | CCCB (Barcelona) | Centre de la Photographie de Genève (Ginebra) | Centre d'art la Panera (Lleida) | Centro José Guerrero (Granada) | Cercle d'Art (Paris) | Chin – Chin Records** (Barcelona) | Chucherías de Arte (Mèrida) | Círculo del Arte (Barcelona) | Consonni (Bilbao) | Cuscusian*s Ediciones (Girona) | Deep Edicions (Barcelona) | De la Pulcra Ceniza (Barcelona) | Do the print** (Barcelona) | Ediciones Anómalas (Barcelona) | Ediciones L'Horta Gràfica (València) | Ediciones Originales (Barcelona) | Edicions 1010 (Barcelona) | Éditions Xavier Barral (París) | Editorial Concreta (Castelló) | Editorial Gustavo Gili (Barcelona) | Editorial RM (Mèxic DF / Barcelona) | El Naufraguito (Barcelona) | Enciclopèdia Catalana (Barcelona) | Escola d'Art i Disseny Tarragona (Tarragona) | Escola d'Art La Industrial (Barcelona) | Escola d'Art Pau Gargallo (Barcelona) | Escola Massana (Barcelona) | Escola Superior de Disseny i Art Llotja (Barcelona) | Fundació Antoni Tàpies (Barcelona) | Galeria Balaguer (Barcelona) | Galeria Cànem (Castelló) | Galeria Sicart / Sic\Art Edicions (Vilafrancadel Penedès) | Galerie Librairie &co119 (Paris) | Herder Editorial (Barcelona) | Hola Ediciones** (Barcelona) | Iconomoteur (Avenay) | Il bosco blu ediciones & lunablau (Barcelona) | Instantes Gráficos (BuenosAires) | Juan Carrano (Barcelona) | L'Arengario Studio Bibliografico (Gussago) | La Capsa Erno** (Barcelona) | La Fábrica (Madrid) | Lalata (Albacete) | Librería el Astillero (Barcelona) | Lubok (Leipzig) | MACBA (Barcelona) | Manuella éditions (Paris) | Marbre Negre** (Barcelona) | Marta Grimalt** (Palma de Mallorca) | Mercè Soler Paperworks (Barcelona) | Michalis Pichler (Berlin) | Minimae (Madrid) | MNAC (Barcelona) | Multipress Forlag (Oslo) | Münster Studio** (Barcelona) | Museu del Disseny (Barcelona) | Museu Molí Paperer de Capellades (Capellades) | Museu Picasso (Barcelona) | Onestar press (Paris) | PapelArt Ediciones (L'Hospitalet) | Paralaxe Editions** (Barcelona) | Photosai (Madrid) | Point d’ironie (Paris) | Raíña Lupa (Barcelona) | Redfoxpress (County Mayo) | Roca Umbert Fàbrica de les Arts (Granollers) | Steidl (Göttingen) | Studio Montespecchio (Mòdena) | Taller de gravat Manera Negra (Barcelona) | TD Papeles** (Barcelona) | Tinta Invisible edicions (Barcelona) | Tristan Barbarà (Barcelona) | Université du Havre & ESDAHaR (Le Havre) | Xilofera Edicions (Barcelona) | Zona230 + Map3s (Barcelona)
** Fun Fan Fest guest project exhibitors
4th ArtsLibris International Symposium
Faktura and Systematics of the Artist’s Book
The 4th International Symposium Faktura and Systematics of the Artist’s Book will be held on April 21st and 22nd. It will be divided into four conferences chaired by Glòria Picazo and Antonio Zúñiga and will include the participation of renowned professionals who will debate three aspects of the culture industry where books work as a space and creative sign: the institutional model, the publisher, and the artist’s work.
With: Michael Mack, David Senior, Miguel von Hafe Pérez, David Maroto and Joanna Zielinska
General information: +34 935 671 110
Friday April 21
Publishing production and distribution
Michael Mack, founder and publishing director of Mack Books (London)
* Conferences in English with simultaneous translation to Catalan
Saturday April 22
Publishing production and the artist’s work
Miguel von Hafe Pérez, publisher at Inc. Livros e edições de autor (Porto) and curator, ex-director of CGAC
David Senior, curator and bibliographer at MoMA Library (New York)
The artist’s work
David Maroto and Joanna Zielinska, artist and publisher specialized on artists’ books, such as the project The Book Lovers
* Conferences in English with simultaneous translation to Catalan
Faktura and Systematics of the Artist’s Book
The artist’s book as we know it today was formalized among the innovative elements that emerged from the early 20th century artistic avant-garde movements, but it was not until the 1960s that it was further developed in Europe and North America.
The speakers taking part in this year’s ArtsLibris International Symposium come from London, New York, Warsaw and Lisbon. Forming an international quadrangle, or frieze, these professionals will outline three aspects of the culture industry that already featured in Lissitzky’s observations when in 1928 he referred to the book as a space and creative sign. These three aspects are the institutional model, the publisher, and the artist’s work in the medium of books, which combine to foment and modify the notion of the artist’s book ‘relaunched’ in the context of the ever-increasing number of fairs and the growth of specific collections within the archives departments of contemporary art museums.
Representing the institutional model is David Senior. He will discuss the selection criteria used by the MoMA library and reveal how the collection’s contents are managed and made public.
The production and distribution of art books, where technique and industry come together to make real objects, is the area covered by publisher Michael Mack and curator Miguel von Hafe Pérez, who will focus on the decisive role of the publisher who builds up a collection purely on the production of books, and of the curator whose selection of exhibition material forms a body that also shapes the idea of the artist’s book.
The third aspect of the symposium is the expansion and reconfiguration of the idea of the artist’s book in the figure of the artist him or herself. In The Books Lovers, artists David Maroto and Joanna Zielinska blur the professional margins and construct a curatorial piece with a set of books that acquire meaning through their project on the novel as artist’s book.
moderated by Glòria Picazo and Antonio Zúñiga
April 21, 22 and 23
ArtsLibris 2017 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 April 21
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
Saturday April 22
De Abacus a 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 April 23
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 Serie AL
Dramatised conference by Javier Peñafiel (Zaragoza) introduced by Glòria Picazo for the presentation of the third book of the AL Series, Teatro dentífrico
Exhibition at Arts Santa Mònica
Legible – Visible. Between the film Frame and the Page
Curtaed by Mela Dávila
Curator Assistant: Maite Muñoz
From April 6 to May 28
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.
Guided tour with the curator on Sunday April 23 at 1 pm
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 dentífrico 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 the Speakers’ Corner
2017: Javier Peñafiel and Ana Garcia-Pineda
ArtsLibris cuenta con dos proyectos de edición limitada: la Serie AL, una colección de libros de artista producida gracias al apoyo de la Fundación Banco Sabadell, y la edición limitada de guantes y bolsas, patrocinada este año por Blueproject Foundation, con dibujos de Ana Garcia-Pineda.
ArtsLibris Limited Edition 2017
by Ana Garcia-Pineda
Tote bags and gloves, 500 copies
Bookbinding and Creating words using paper and seed workshops
Over the weekend there will be a number of workshops for the general public with no prior requirements necessary. Limited seating.
General information: +34 935 671 110
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.
Days and hours: 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.
Day and hours: Saturday April 22, at 4.30 pm and 5.30 pm
Duration: 45 minutes
Price: 2 € per person (maximum 12 participants per session).
Guest project: Fun Fan Fest
Exhibitors, 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
Artists: Acaso Hubo Búhos Acá, Arnau Sala, Diego Paonessa, Edu Comelles, Javi Álvarez, Lolo & Sosaku, Plom, Winebox Press, 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 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/Terrassa
Sunday April 23, 8 pm: concert performance by Lolo & Sosaku (Japan/Argentina), first floor
Price per workshop: 5 €, limited capacity
Previous registration: email@example.com
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.
Day and hours: 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.
Days and hours: 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.
Day and hour: Sunday April 23, 13.00 h
Duration: 2 h
For the second year running, ARCOmadrid acknowledges ArtsLibris Barcelona as the fair of reference for Catalonia and Spain’s 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 programme, a world-renowned event that attracts some 100,000 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.
ArtsLibris Barcelona will dispose of some 300 m2 to show the work of 25 publishers of international standing, including an ample representation of Barcelona’s own publishing houses.
Similarly, ArtsLibris Barcelona will host a cycle of artist’s book presentations given by the artists themselves in dialogue with their publishers.
List of Exhibitors ArtsLibris – ARCOmadrid 2017
Archeles Ediciones de Arte (Madrid) | Big Sur Books (Buenos Aires) | Casa de Velázquez (Madrid) | Círculo del Arte (Barcelona) | Consonni (Bilbao) | Danilo Montanari editore (Ravena) | Del Infinito (Buenos Aires) | Ediciones L'Horta Gràfica (Valencia) | Ediciones Originales (Granada–Barcelona) | Éditions Jannink (Paris) | Éditions Xavier Barral (Paris) | Fanzinant (Madrid) | Instantes Gráficos (Buenos Aires) | L'Arengario Studio Bibliografico (Gussago) | La Rueda Distribución (Madrid) | Librería el Astillero (Barcelona) | Lubok (Leipzig) | Nocapaper Books & More (Santander) | Raíña Lupa (Barcelona) | Sic\Art Edicions (Vilafranca del Penedès) | Studio Montespecchio (Modena) | STEIDL (Göttingen) | Tinta Invisible (Barcelona) | Tristan Barbarà (Barcelona) | We Do Not Work Alone (Paris)
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