Apr 28, 2014

Arts libris 2014 (photos)

So, after 5 days of art books & zine fair, here comes the resume in photographs. Thanks everybody who come to the desk we were sharing with Desisto, Do the print and Adolfo Press. We are all very happy, also, after receiving the residency of three weeks at the Frans Masereel Centrum in Kastelree (Belgium/Flanders).

Entrance. Nice colours!

Photozines lying on the table.

(From left to right): Ricardo (Desisto), representation of the FMC, Pere (Bad Weather), Margarida (Desisto) and Edgar (Do the print).

Margarida and Edu (Adolfo Press) explaining the different projects of the 4 publishers

Our stand, on the back, had nice views.

Roc Herms came Wednesday and left us some samples of "The first lady of home Fashion".

Lídia Moreno (Moreno & Soria) was one of our neighbours. Super nice!

And thanks, thanks for coming! See you on Gutter Fest in two weekends! (9 & 10 May)

Apr 24, 2014

Fotografia Europea 2014 / Reggio nell'Emilia, Italy

Robert (left) from Bad Weather Press and Margarida (right) from Desisto on Arts Libris

Quick update wile we are on the Arts Libris fair (wich opened yesterday) and will remain open until Sunday 27 April. After this event, we are pleased to anounce that our published (and reprinted) work from Carlos Cancela, Natureza, luz, homem, will be exhibited on the "Senza Meta. Il libro come pensiero fotografico" (Without a destination. The book as a photographic thought) and it will be one of the major show of the Festival.
The exhibition will remain open to the public untill 15th of June.

Fotografia Europea is an annual photographic Festival hold in Reggio Emilia, Italy, that this year reaches its ninth edition. The Festival is a cultural project that intends to attain the widest European cultural ambit and takes the cue by the work of the local photographer Luigi Ghirri who was able to create a dialogue between different artistic languages such as photography, architecture, sculpture, literature and music. The festival tries to keep this interdisciplinary attitude inviting artists and photographers from all over Europe and adopting a unique subject for each edition.

Reggio nell'Emilia / Photo from Wikipedia

"Natureza, luz, homem" will be also available to buy on the festival through the Milan photobookstore: Micamera. Also, on Fatbottom Books, Gutter Fest next month and online on the website.

Photo from the Fotografia Europea 2014 site

Apr 3, 2014

Arts Libris & Gutter Fest 2014

Hello again! This month, and the next one, we are on fairs! The first one is Arts Libris, is a Artist book fair in Barcelona, organized by Raíña Lupa and Arts Santa Mònica.

(copy from the web): Arts Libris will take place from the 23rd until the 27th of April in the Arts Santa Mònica Centre. As in previous editions, the opening will coincide with Sant Jordi: the Catalan national holiday that celebrates literature, books as art pieces, experimental graphic design and special editions. In relation to Michel Butor’s quote: “In the future, the few books in which we will be interested, will be the ones considered artworks”, Arts Libris is working for this future to be full of fascinating, pleasant and stimulating editions and books.

Poster by Clara-Iris Ramos, beautiful!

On 9 and 10 of May, we have the D.I.Y. supreme fair on Hangar: Gutter Fest. We went there the last year and was really good! Music, comics, photozines and lots of screenprints. Like in Arts Libris (and as usual on all the fairs we are going), we are going to have music from Orgonomy Records, specially the last cd Blue Birds Dominion.

Pere Saguer (Bad Weather Press) with the zines and cd's next to Carla Besora (Tropèl)

And, don't forget to follow the Zines of the Zone tour! Last photographs we saw, from Budapest, we saw Internet romance and Altres tafaners! Good to see the stuff published travelling around Europe!

Desk on Budapest / Photo: ZNZN