Fair — Fahrenheit 39

From April 20th to 23rd 2012 Fahren­heit 39, the Itali­an Inde­pend­ent Pub­lish­ers Book Fair, moves to Mutuo – Centro de Arte in Bar­celona, Spain…

Fahren­heit 39 is a fest­iv­al that explores the book as object rather than a medi­um. The book is seen as the space where the work of artists, writers, and pub­lish­ers inter­sect. Moreover, the fest­iv­al cel­eb­rates oth­er artist­ic prac­tices related to edi­tion, integ­rat­ing an inde­pend­ent pub­lish­ing fair, with lec­tures and work­shops. Ori­gin­ally held in Ravenna, its name comes from its ori­gin: +39 is the inter­na­tion­al dial­ing code for Italy. Fahren­heit 39 is presen­ted for the first time in Bar­celona by SHS Pub­lish­ing, a young pub­lish­ing enter­prise based between the Catalan city, Rome and Ber­lin. The selec­tion, cur­ated by Emilio Mac­chia (Jan van Eyck Academie — Maastricht / Asso­ciazione Cul­turale Strativari), con­tains small edi­tions and unique pieces, map­ping the cur­rent state and future dir­ec­tion of the design of Itali­an pub­lish­ing.

SHS Pub­lish­ing will also present sev­er­al house titles. Foun­ded in 2009 by Luca Bend­andi and Mat­teo Cossu, SHS oper­ates on a new cre­at­ive mod­el, scat­ter­ing its col­lab­or­at­ors around the world in such cit­ies as Toronto, New York, Rot­ter­dam, Mil­an, Bar­celona and Ber­lin. This way, it cre­ates a net­work and con­stant flow of ideas to keep on top of the ever-chan­ging world of pub­lish­ing. SHS will present the group of cre­at­ives through a wall install­a­tions describ­ing indi­vidu­al com­pet­ences and inter­re­la­tions.”
 — SHS

Par­ti­cipants: 0_100 edi­tions, 3/3, Ivan Abbat­tista, AUT, Auto­mat­ic Books, Irene Bac­chi, Blauer Hase, BlisterZ­ine, Branch­ie, Lorenzo Bravi, Mauro Bub­bico, Giuli­ano Chi­menti, Cam­illa Can­dida Donzella, Cesura Pub­lish, Aless­andra Drag­oni, Ediz­ioni labò, Foto Lib­rer­ia Gal­ler­ia, Friends make books, Tom­maso Garner, Giulia Ciliberto, Cater­ina Giuliani, Neill Kidgell, Lorenzo Laz­zari, Diego Liotta, Silvio Lor­usso, Fed­erico Lupo, Emilio Mac­chia, Ele­onora Mar­ton, Mousse Pub­lish­ing, Gior­gia Nar­dulli, Marco Nico­tra, Fil­ippo Nos­tri, Occulto magazine, Osser­vatorio foto­grafico, Paolo Palma, Francesco Piarulli, Jonath­an Pier­ini, Michela Povol­eri, Erica Preli, Self pub­lish be happy, SHS Pub­lish­ing, Leonardo Son­noli, Strane diz­ioni, Teiera, Temp, Daria Tom­masi, Daniela Ven­turini, Müge Yil­maz, wow, Zabar.


Mutuo — Centro de Arte
C/ Julià Por­tet 5
Bar­celona, Spain

April 21th to 23rd 2012 from 3 to 11pm
Open­ing Fri­day April 20th 2012 from 7 to 10.15pm