ArtsLibris en ARCOmadrid 2022
ArtsLibris will be present again this year at ARCOmadrid. In this seventh edition, it presents 55 national and international exhibitors, with a notable presence of publishers from Brazil, Mexico and Portugal, in addition to an extensive cultural program starring participating artists and publishers. This year, for the first time, our space for presentations and debates, Speakers’ Corner, is joined by the programming of the galleries participating in ARCO. In this way, we encourage collecting through artist publications.
ArtsLibris has established itself as a space for reflection and dialogue around the place that publications occupy in artistic production.
ARTSLIBRIS PARTICIPANTS IN ARCOmadrid 2022
42 lineas, (Oviedo) · 55SP, (São Paulo) · Akal, (Madrid) · Alias, (Ciudad de México) · Al-Tiba9 Contemporary Art, (Barcelona) · Àfriques Edicions, (Sant Cugat) · Animales de Lorca, (Valencia) · Art Architecture Design Research (AADR), (Baunach) · Bartlebooth, (Lugo / Madrid) · Blow up Press, (Varsovia) · CA Franches-Montagnes, (St-Brais) · Casa de Velázquez, (Madrid) · Caja Negra, (Buenos Aires) · CENDEAC, (Murcia) · Charco, (España / México) · Concreta, (Valencia) · Consonni, (Bilbao) · Consorci de Museus Valencians, (Valencia) · Contemporanea, (Lisboa) · Dalpine, (Madrid) · El Disparate, (Madrid) · estudioAsia, (Madrid) · Fabra i Coats: Centre d’Art Contemporani, (Barcelona) · Familia Editions, (Río de Janeiro) · FAW, (Vigo) · Fundación María José Jove, (A Coruña) · Hu Editions / Carmen Hurtado, (Barcelona) · Institut de Cultura de Barcelona. Ajuntament de Barcelona, (Barcelona) · Klosterfelde Edition, (Berlin) · La Aurora Ediciones, (Murcia) · La Capella, (Barcelona) · Laboratorio Creativo Vilaseco, (A Coruña) · La documental Edicions, (Valencia) · La Virreina Centre de la Imatge, (Barcelona) · LibrosArte, (Madrid) · Metales Pesados, (Santiago de Chile) · Mia Martí, (Sentmenat) · Muga, (Gijón) · Multistudios, (Barcelona) · Ogami Press, (Madrid) · PEZPLATA Ediciones, (Madrid) · Photovision, (Sevilla) · Puigfaura Edicions, (Sabadell) · Raiña Lupa, (Barcelona) · RocioSantaCruz, (Barcelona) · Rubén Barroso, (Sevilla) · RV Cultura e Arte, (Brasil) · Simetría Doméstica, (Buenos Aires) · TBA21 Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary, (Viena/Madrid) · Temblores Publicaciones, (Ciudad de México) · The Green Parrot Editions, (Barcelona) · The Sea Urchins Container Artist Residence, (Alicante) · Tinta Invisible, (Barcelona) · Urucum, (Lisboa) · Ximena Pérez Grobet, (Barcelona / México)
SPEAKERS' CORNER 2022
CONSONNI / HUARTE CONTEMPORARY ART CENTER
Presents: There are no soloists. Huarte Arte Garaikideko Zentroaren Aldizkaria / Huarte Contemporary Art Center Magazine.
With: Oskia Ugarte, Nerea de Diego, Maria Ozcoidi, Consonni. There are no soloists is the new cultural magazine project of the Huarte Contemporary Art Center that emerges as an extension of the institution to share and display reflections, work processes and practices of the plural and diverse ecosystem of which it is a part.
HOUSE OF VELAZQUEZ
Presents: Sinik. A Pillow Book (The limit of dreams) by Cristina Gamón; Homo Indifferens at the House of Pablo Pérez Palacio; and Croma, by Mery Sales.
With: the three artists and Fabienne Aguado, artistic director of the Casa de Velázquez. Cristina Gamón presents a book made up of two parts, a story that reflects the conflicts of an indifferent artist in a context like the House, largely a collective possibility, and three maps based on transparencies. Pablo Pérez’s project becomes possible thanks to the interrelation between hyperfiction and hyperreality. Croma, by Mery Sales is the first artist’s book produced within the framework of “Other life on the net”, in the residence of the Casa de Velázquez 2021/2022.
LA DOCUMENTAL EDICIONS
Presents: The Mr. Velasco Collection as an archipelago
With: Álvaro de los Angeles (editor) The Mr. Velasco Collection is a collection of books where everyone is different. It is an anti-collection that recalls the way an archipelago acts with the islands that make it up: a relationship between its books or islands based on what separates them.
LA VIRREINA CENTRE DE LA IMATGE
Presents: The museum as an editorial project
With: Valentín Roma, director of La Virreina Center de la Imatge Can a museum become a publisher? From what arguments and through what content? Since 2016, La Virreina Center de la Imatge has tried to support an independent publishing project from its exhibition program, which would be a line of work in itself, with its own logics and tensions, not necessarily in the field of art.
Presents: Google Pattern -T he Rest is History. Chroma Art Prints, 2021
With: Juan Lara, Julio Criado and Ira Lombardía Ira Lombardía’s Chroma Art Prints project involves the combination of traditional techniques such as photogravure – widely used during the 19th and 20th centuries for the reproduction of artistic documentation in books and copies – with other mechanical reproduction processes that were very common during the 20th century, such as screen printing and finally digital interaction that allows the pieces to be altered by users. The pieces are based on the appropriation of historical archives, which are self-sacrificing with a serigraphic stain.
FABRA I COATS: CENTRE D’ART CONTEMPORANI
Presents: Fabra i Coats Publications: Center d’Art Contemporani
With: Joana Hurtado, director of Fabra i Coats: Center d’Art Contemporani, and Bendita Gloria, design studio. Since 2019, the new direction of Fabra i Coats proposes an editorial line that is as experimental and porous as the institution seeks to be. This is how the artist publications Sucede cada día, by Jordi Mitjà; Things that things say, curated by Latitudes; The Late Estate Broomberg & Chanarin; and A True Exhibition, by Martí Anson.
Presents: Makebelieve Neuromancer
With: Lucía C. Pino, artist, and David Armengol, director of La Capella (Barcelona) Publication about the immersive sculptural installation that Lucía C. Pino presented at La Capella. From the material point of view, the proposal explores issues of transience and its ability to form other modes of existence and subjectivity, thus connecting sculpture and queer theory.
Presents: CONCRETA 18, Dialogue as restitution and reparation. Beyond the objects.
With: Laura Valles Vilchez, Tania Safura Adam, Hasan G. López Sanz and Lorenzo Sandoval. Concreta 18 (autumn 2021) reflects on the restitution and reparation of African heritage in the post-colonial context. An issue circumscribed to the return of collected or looted objects that often ignores the immaterial dimension outside the walls of museums.
INVISIBLE INK EDITIONS
They present: Juxtapositions. A set of 576 pages, 12 figures, 9 colors.
With: Carlos Bunga, Manuel Guerrero, Paulo Miyada and Martí Guinovart. Carlos Bunga proposes a juxtaposition of punched and bound white sheets of paper, with loose sheets of different colors inside a wooden box. The object book becomes a game of variable geometry. In turn, it becomes a work of art that is transformed every time the spectator, actor or reader opens it and alters the place of the 9 colored sheets.
Presents: Mutations in the public space, VVAA
With: Sören Meschede, cultural manager and co-editor of the work, and Fran Quiroga, researcher, curator and co-editor of the work. The pandemic has obligatorily constrained public space and this onslaught has exposed political processes that were already being announced in recent decades: the growing normalization of space, social inequity, distrust of the other, the dismantling of public or community initiatives. or the desire for immediacy have been revealed more crudely in recent years.
MARIA JOSE JOVE FOUNDATION
Presents: Black Path. Damian Ucieda.
Texts: Juan de Nieves, Iago Carro, Emilio Santiago Muiño and Leticia Gutiérrez Becker.
With: Susana González with the artist Damián Ucieda and Juan de Nieves, accompanied by Laura Estevez, from Turner. The editorial line of the María José Jove Foundation is presented, in addition to books such as Helmets, by June Crespo or the Research and Essay Awards, therapeutic applications of art: Voices from an impossible place by Diana Rangel and Remirando el olvido, by Rebeca Zurru.
HU EDITIONS / CARMEN HURTADO
They present: Zenobia, A room of one’s own, Nomother, Torreblanca, The magic mountain, The sacrifice, The shadow, The body, Chosen.
With: Carmen Hurtado Pérez Inspired by Ulises Carrión in “The new art of making books.” HU editions allows the artist to format her projects as publications. From writings and images, she creates experimental art within the white cube of the space-time of books. The publication it can be: a trip, a parenthesis, a drift, an installation, a room sheet, a work that starts from another without definition.
They present: Painting within the books Imatges and Cities.
With: Mia Marti Presentation of the original artist’s books and the books of limited editions and intervened by hand Ciutats y Imatges. The book goes from being a support to being the work itself, it welcomes the painting inside. Its pages are the canvas on which the image, photography, drawing and painting unfolds.
Presents: Watercolors – Aquarelle – Aquarelas
With: Klaus Hinkel. The artist Klaus HINKEL, resident in Frigiliana, Andalusia, presents his new book Watercolors – Aquarelle – Watercolors, with a selection of unique works and his very particular way of painting watercolors. With a careful, varied and intense color through the expressive blue of the south. A very particular and intuitive way of painting watercolors is how the peculiarity of this richly illustrated book stands out.
Presents: 50 years of art through books. Contemporary Art and Visual Studies.
With: Miguel Ángel Hernández, writer, art critic, Professor of Art History and deputy director of the Center for Visual Studies at the University of Murcia); and Jesús Espino, Akal Editions. A meeting to learn about the evolution of artistic studies over the last 50 years through the Ediciones Akal collection, from the new perspectives of analysis of Contemporary Art and Visual Studies.
Presents: Construction light.
With: Olvido Muñoz Heras, author. It is a book about the identity of the Spanish architect at the beginning of the s. XXI and the light of his gaze. Calligraphed in three languages: Spanish, English and Japanese. Printed on two-color carbonless paper. Manual binding, numbered series 250 copies. He has received the 2021 Lázaro Galdiano Edition Award in the Art Books category.
With: Enrique Fraga and Elisa Miralles. Terminal investigates the dehumanization and isolation produced by the lifestyle of work trips, starring a select club of people who are proud to belong to it and who constantly travel through a series of places without identity. The photographs that make up this book recreate the atmosphere of shadows and flashes of color that illuminate that transit.
VILASECO CREATIVE LABORATORY
Presents: Antonio Murado. Artist book.
With: Miriam Pérez, editor; Antonio Murado, artist; María De la Vega, author of the texts; and Carolina Núñez, graphic designer. Presentation of the special edition of the book Antonio Murado. A circulation of 150 copies where the covers are linen painted by the Galician artist. A reflection through an artist’s book, with texts by the historian María de la Vega, which places us as human beings in a world dominated by algorithms, standardized and programmed tasks while bringing us closer to the universe of the artist and his creative processes.
Presents: Contemporaneity Islanders. Digital anomie and critique of multiple perspectives (Ad hoc Collection, 2021).
With: Pedro Medina, author; Miguel Cereceda and Luis Francisco Pérez. The journey that this book proposes seeks to immerse itself in the digital to explain its essence and the disorientation it has caused, with the aim of assessing the reasons for this malaise and discovering shores of good hope. This journey begins with a continuous, uniform and homogeneous conception of the world, which is fragmented into an accelerated landscape of images and simultaneities.
COMISURA AND MUGA
Presents: They always go alone, the bugs.
With: Laura C. Vela and Suso Mourelo, authors. They always go alone, the bugs is a hybrid story about the tiny, the rare and what is about to disappear. Through the photographs of Laura C. Vela and the words of Suso Mourelo, the insects speak as equals with the strata, the legends, the tiny human beings and their concerns.
Presents: Impossibility of architecture. Specific interventions and critical readings (Infralight Collection, 2021).
With: Andrés Carretero, author; Fernando Castro; Fernando Quesada and Marta Ramos-Yzquierdo. (Im)possibility of architecture collects a selection of texts, specific interventions and critical readings published between 2016 and 2020 by Andrés Carretero. Testimonies of a theoretical production that unfolds from the exercise of architecture in a period of crisis, uncertain and precarious, crossed by the generational experience of the political moment lived, the concern for the state of work, the forgetting of the recent past and the memory anti-nostalgic for lost futures.
Presents: Collection unique books.
With: Stephanie Papescu The publisher’s collection of unique books appears as a way to break the silence. It shows the first sketches, the first experiments of the artist. It breaks with the solemnity of keeping them in a showcase and begins to circulate artist’s books through other spheres.
Presents: 3. Minor Atlas 1: Sexual Dissidence, VVAA → Minor Atlas #1 Sexual Dissidence, VVAA
With: Ana Olmedo and Elena Águila, VenidaDevenida; Nucbeade, art collective; and Yera Moreno, philosopher and researcher. Looking at cartography from sexual dissidence enables a resignification process that speaks in other terms, treats other territories and breaks with the hegemonic ideals of the cartographic. It seeks to find a potential that allows questioning, removing and imagining other possible experiences; account for the subjective and activate tools that denote a political will.
Presents: Several independent publications.
With: Erika Achec, Ignacio Navas, Karina Morante, Laura C. Vela and Rocío Bueno. A careful selection of independent and self-published publications within the framework of contemporary photography.
Presents: Château-d’Eau. Poemas em tema e variações, by Ema M.
With: Ema M., author and PhD Fine Arts, Laura Lio, editor and visual artist Emília Ferreira, Director of the Museum of Contemporary Art in Lisbon Javier Arnaldo, art historian and writer. Château-d’eau or Water Castle is a French term that designates the same as in Portuguese “mãe de água” or cistern in Spanish. It is a place-container that allows natural water to be collected and preserved for times of drought. This expression inspires the artist in the creation of this book with a short run and a special edition with original illustrations.
FAMILY EDITIONS (Brazil)
Presents: —EIS-ME HERE. – AQUI ESTOY.
With: Isabella Lenzi, curator; Regina Parra, author artist; and Maria Lago, editor. The idea for this artist’s book arose from conversations between the artist Regina Parra and the publisher Maria Lago about the possibility of portraying the image of women through the evolution of their representation in the performing arts. The result includes images painted in oil especially for the publication, interspersed with citations in the original languages of the 12 selected works.
RUBEN BARROSO / THE DEER
Presents: Private life of an artist.
With: Rubén Barroso. Catalog of intimacies and privacy of an artist in the middle ages who has nothing to say but is very good at saying it.
Features: Middle Design, by Keller Easterlng.
With: Lucía Jalón, architect and researcher, and Andrés Jaque, architect, curator, and author of the prologue. Design of the medium displays a possible activist repertoire intertwined with the contradictions of a capitalist realism dominated by polarized debates. It covers different scales of planetary problems that have been the target of ideological debates from both sides of the political spectrum.
BLOW UP PRESS
Presents: Object amnesic: a compost manifesto by Henrik Strömberg & Jens Soneryd
With: Grzegorz Kosmala Object amnesic: a manifesto that deals with topics such as growth and decay, memory and forgetting, permanence and change. It explores how and when writing and photography can be applied in opposition to their usual uses, if they can also be used to unlearn what we have learned from them.
Presents: Kasia Fudakowski, Continuouslessness Travel Edition, 2021
With: Alfons Klosterfelde This edition is the miniature version of Continuouslessness, which began in 2011, with three delicately crafted panels that exude exuberant playfulness in ornamentation. Kasia Fudakowski found the inspiration for these works in Poland, the country of her grandparents. Traditionally, people have collected waste left behind by the metal industry and, according to their own creative designs, used it to build gates to their properties.