FLAT – Fiera Libro Arte Torino

FLAT – Fiera Libro Arte Torino

FLAT – Fiera Libro Arte Torino

Dieter Roth, Diary 1967 photo Michael Pfisterer. © Dieter Roth Estate. Courtesy Hauser & Wirth. GIF Courtesy FLAT / graphic design FIONDA. La Nuvola and Public Program. Photo: Andrea Guermani.

October 8, 2018

FLAT – Fiera Libro Arte Torino

November 2–4, 2018
FLAT – Fiera Libro Arte Torino
La Centrale, Nuvola Lavazza
Via Ancona 11/a
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FLAT – Fiera Libro Arte Torino, the international event dedicated to artist’s books and contemporary art books, will take place in Turin from November 2 to 4, 2018 in the La Centrale space at the new Nuvola Lavazza complex. The 44 exhibitors, from 11 countries, will show the best international production of exhibition catalogues, monographs, essays, artist’s books, rare editions, out-of-print books and magazines.

The selection was made by the scientific committee comprising Liliana Dematteis, curator of artist books and collector, Turin; Richard Flood, Director of Special Projects and Curator At Large, New Museum, New York; David Senior, Head of Library and Archives, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Ken Soehner, Chief Librarian, Watson Library, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Lawrence Weiner, artist, New York, together with FLAT’s founders Chiara Caroppo, Beatrice Merz, Mario Petriccione.

Participants: 20th Century Art Archive, Cambridge, UK; a+mbookstore, Milan, Italy; ABC [Artists’ Books Cooperative], London, UK; ANARCHIVE, Paris, France; a r c h i p e l a g o, London, UK; ARCHIVIO Magazine, Turin, Italy; Arengario Studio Bibliografico, Gussago, Italy; Artifex Press, New York, USA; AVARIE, Paris, France; Bay of Mars, Naples, Italy; Bernhard Cella, Vienna, Austria; Book Works, London, UK; Centro Di, Florence, Italy; Colpa, San Francisco, USA; Corraini Edizioni, Mantua, Italy; Danilo Montanari Editore, Ravenna, Italy; Dia Art Foundation, Beacon, USA; Edicola 518, Perugia, Italy; EDITION PATRICK FREY, Zurich, Switzerland; Éditions Incertain Sens, Rennes, France; Fricke, Berlin, Germany; GAGARIN, Antwerp, Belgium; Gato Negro Ediciones, Mexico City, Mexico; Giorgio Maffei, Turin, Italy; Hammann von Mier Verlag, Munich, Germany; hopefulmonster editore, Turin, Italy; Humboldt Books, Milan, Italy; Lendroit éditions, Rennes, France; Libreria OOLP, Turin, Italy; Montez Press, London, UK; Mousse Publishing, Milan, Italy; NERO, Rome, Italy; Nouveau Musée National de Monaco, Monaco, MC; PCCC - Paolo Credi Collectors Consulting, Modena, Italy; PUNCH, Bucharest, Romania; Ridinghouse, London, UK; Roma Publications, Amsterdam, Netherlands; The MIT Press, London, UK; The Soon Institute Publishing House, Amsterdam, Netherlands; Three Star Books, Paris, France; Valiz, Amsterdam, Netherlands; VIAINDUSTRIAE PUBLISHING + COLLI PUBLISHING PLATFORM, Foligno, Italy; Witty Kiwi, Turin, Italy; Zucker Art Books, New York, USA.

FLAT will also host a rich cultural programme to reflect on the state of art publishing, on the practices and issues concerning the culture of artist’s books.

The second phase of the Le pagine series of exhibitions curated by Elena Volpato celebrates Dieter Roth, leading figure in the history of the artist’s book, presenting over one hundred of his books and the entire corpus of his manuscript diaries, to document the importance of a work that continues to be an inexhaustible source of inspiration for contemporary artists. FLAT will also produce a scientific publication collecting all of the artist’s books, copy books and diaries.

FLAT Public Program—a multifaceted series of talks, round-table discussions, workshops, performance, music and book launches curated by Francesca Valentini—gathers international artists, designers, curators, professionals and experts from the art and artist publishing world to discuss the relevance of the book as an object, medium and instrument for art, its distribution and circulation. Participants: Alfonso Artiaco, Lindsay Aveilhé, Alessandra Bonomo, Valentina Bonomo, Antonio Brizioli, Bernhard Cella, Nicola De Maria, Liliana Dematteis, Dirk Dobke, Achille Filipponi, Richard Flood, David Grosz, Hammann von Mier (Stefanie Hammann and Maria von Mier), Jurczok 1001, Luca Lo Pinto, Hansjörg Mayer, Danilo Montanari, Silvia Ponzoni, Björn Roth, León Muñoz Santini, David Senior, Femke Snelting, Ken Soehner, Bruno Tonini, Chris Vacchio, Elena Volpato, Martha Wilson, Adachiara Zevi, Matthew Zucker.

Finally, two important initiatives supported by CRT Foundation for Modern and Contemporary Art: the FLAT Prize – CRT Art Foundation, a recognition for unpublished editorial projects chosen within the proposals of publishers participating to the fair; the series of important acquisitions that will enrich the Giorgio Maffei Fund, dedicated to the great bibliophile and collector of rare books on the arts of the twentieth century established at GAM, Turin’s Civic Gallery of Modern and Contemporary Art.

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