ARCOlisboa - 2023

ArtsLibris in its fifth edition at ARCOlisboa presents 43 national and international exhibitors, with a notable presence of Ibero-American publishers from Brazil, Mexico, Ecuador and Portugal. In addition, it offers an extensive cultural program starring the participating artists and publishers.

Regarding our space for presentations and debates, known as Speakers’ Corner, we continue to expand the programming with the participation of ARCOlisboa galleries. From ArtsLibris and ARCOlisboa, we continue to promote collecting through artist publications, consolidating our proposal as a space for reflection and dialogue around the fundamental role of publications in artistic creation.

The presence of ArtsLibris in ARCOlisboa for several years is of the utmost importance for our project, since it allows us to establish connections between Catalonia and other territories, such as Brazil, through the rich cultural offer of Lisbon. This broadens the projection of our local artists and publishers, fostering exchange between the Mediterranean and Latin America. We are excited to participate in ARCOlisboa 2023 at Cordoaria Nacional, strengthening our relationship with the fair and consolidating ourselves as a benchmark in artistic publications within ARCO.


42 Líneas Ediciones de Arte, (Oviedo) · Al-Tiba9 Contemporary, (Barcelona) · Art Alias Editorial, (Mexico City) · Altice, (Lisbon) · ART AFRICA, (Johannesburg) · Artforum, (New York) · ArtNexus, (Bogotá) · ArtsLibris, (Barcelona) · Caja Negra, (Buenos Aires) · Contemporânea, (Lisbon) · Dose, (Porto) · EGEAC, (Lisbon) · Electra, (Lisbon) · Fontanar Ediciones, (Segovia) · Fundació Joan Miró, (Barcelona) Fundació Mies van der Rohe, (Barcelona) Fundació Vila Casas, (Barcelona) GHOST Editions, (Lisbon) Hangar Books, (Lisbon) INCM, (Lisbon) Karen Ghostlaw Photography, (Newburgh) · La Fábrica, (Madrid) · MACBA, (Barcelona) · Majericon, (Lisbon) · Meel Press / Co_edition, (Lisbon) · Heavy Metals, (Santiago de Chile) · Mia Martí, (Barcelona) · Mousse Magazine and Publishing, (Milan) Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya, (Barcelona) Museu Picasso, (Barcelona) Raiña Lupa, (Barcelona) Restory, (Barcelona) RocioSantaCruz, (Barcelona) RV Cultura e Arte, (Salvador Bahía) · STET – books & photographs, (Lisbon) · TAFFIMAI, (Prior Velho) · The Sea Urchins Container, (Jávea) · Invisible Ink, (Barcelona) · Umbigo Ediçoes, (Lisbon) · Urucum, (Lisbon) · Vai Vem, (Porto) · XYZ Books, (Lisbon)


A dynamic and flexible space for discussion, dissemination and exchange of authors, publishers and the general public.
This year we will have around thirty presentations and activities scheduled to take place in the Speakers’ Corner.


13:00. at 15:30 ArtsLibris Speakers Corner

13:00. Fontanar Ediciones

Presents: Versos cruzados de Luis Moro

Participants: Luis Moro, Olga Simsolo, Antonio Sánchez

Artist books by Luis Moro with poetry by Antonio Gamoneda, Elena Poniatowska, Mircea Cartarescu, Ana Blandiana and María Zambrano. The participants reflect on the bridge that is established between art and literature.

1:30h. Urucum

Presents: Os Cadernos da Minha Vida by Joana Vasconcelos

Participants: Lucia Bertazzo, Sérgio Correa de Sampaio

To commemorate the artist’s fiftieth anniversary, we share a unique project: a deluxe edition of rigorously handcrafted books, based on her sketchbooks.

14:00 The Sea Urchin Container

Presents: Catálogo de residencia 20-22, Catálogo con artistas ganadores de las 3 bienales, Trilogía Piel Botánica y Silencio, censura y extinción

Participant: Maria Ibor

The Sea Urchins Container presents the projects linked to their artistic residency in Jávea, Alicante, where they support young and mid-career artists with biennials, fairs, and editions of art books, photobooks, and catalogs.

2:30 p.m. Kindred Spirit Projects

Presents: 01.Rizoma / Rizoma by Mariana Caló & Francisco Queimadela and Cristina Mejías

Participants: Sérgio Fazenda Rodrigues, Virginia Torrente

Rizoma is the first exhibition in the In the Present Now cycle, inspired by the ideas that Italo Calvino developed in Six Proposals for the Next Millennium. Rhizome questions the role of history, stories, and the connection between popular culture and academic education.

3:00 pm. Factory
Presents: Liquid Love
Participants: Joana Vasconcelos
In this talk, the renowned international artist Joana Vasconcelos will present her book Liquid Love. Through her most emblematic works carried out between 1996 and 2021, Vasconcelos offers us an original reinterpretation of the Portuguese heritage.

4 p.m. m. at 17:15 ¿Archives for other stories?
Archives have begun to gain visibility in museums, in curatorship, in art, and in the market. The term “artistic research”, which makes use of archives, shapes contemporary artistic production, transforming the relationships between knowledge and truth in the context of digital technology. On the other hand, museums review their collections and update historical narratives. In a time of dispute and tension between the past and the present, how can working with archives and collections be collaborative?
Millennium Art Talks, organized by EGEAC

Moderated by Marta Mestre and Ángel Calvo Ulloa

Participants: Pedro Barbosa, Pedro Felipe Hinestrosa, Titos Pelembe, Benjamin Weil

5:30 pm. at 18:30 Bienalismos: ¿“nuevos mundos” cada dos años? (o dar vueltas para volver a lo mismo)

Biennials are always about the “new”, even when looking to the past. There are also some that are context related, while others can exist anywhere. The themes follow one another, but are the speeches recycled? What is the role of biennials today?
Millennium Art Talks, organized by EGEAC

Moderated by Marta Mestre and Ángel Calvo Ulloa

Participants: Carlos Antunes, Desirée Pedro, João Laia, Isabella Rjelle

18:45 to 19:30 Presentation of the Catalog 15 years of MACE – aquí somos red
Millennium Art Talks

Participants: Paula Calado, António Cachola, Ana Paula Amendoeira, Miguel Coutinho, Ana Cristina Cachola

12:15 p.m. at 2:45 p.m. ArtsLibris Speakers’ Corner

12:15 p.m. STET – Livros & Fotografias

Participants: Projeto BIG BANG

With: Catarina Leitão, Isabel Baraona

BIG BANG is a project organized by Ricardo Castro at ESAD.CR (Escola Superior de Arte e Design das Caldas da Rainha) in which two graphic artists are invited to work together. On this occasion the invited artists are Catarina Leitão and Isabel Baraona.

12:45 p.m. XXYZ Books

Presents:  88/98 de Inês Gonçalves

Participants: Inês Gonçalves, Tiago Casanova, Pedro Guimarães

The book 88/98 covers a period of 10 years in the career of the Portuguese photographer Inês Gonçalves, made with reproductions collected from other books, catalogs and magazines published by the author during one of the most prolific periods of her long career.

1:15 p.m. 42 Lines Art Editions


Participants: Laura Gutierrez, Jose Santos, Pedro Velasco

The Nomad Desktop Publishing project faces the world of art publishing from the concepts of immediacy and procedural synthesis. Explore the possibility for each artist to edit their own work instantly and from anywhere in the world.

1:45 p.m. GHOST Editions


Participants: João Pinharanda, Susana S. Martins, Catarina Botelho, David-Alexandre Guéniot

Lisbon has gone through profound changes in the last decade. Lisboa Mesma Outra Cidade brings together six photographic essays and three literary essays that introduce the plurality of ways of seeing and, by doing so, offer new representations.

2:15 p.m. Hangar Books

Presents: O Corpo e o arquivo (The Body and the Archive)

Participants: Eustáquio Neves, Cristiana Tejo

This conversation appeals to the impressions of Leda Maria Martins and her conception of the Afro-diasporic body as an archive and historical writing, as well as the notion of spiral time, to discuss the poetics and trajectory of the Brazilian artist Eustáquio Neves.

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