Event — Fruit – self-publishing exhibition

You are invited to Fruit a self-pub­lish­ing exhib­i­tion at Artelibro Art Book Fest­iv­al open­ing on Septem­ber 20th 2012 in Bologna, Italy…

Self-pub­lish­ing is still an undefined world, the strategies of which are often util­ized by small pub­lish­ing houses, gal­ler­ies, labor­at­or­ies and artist­ic com­munit­ies which under­take the entire cre­at­ive and pro­duct­ive pro­cess until the edit­or­i­al object is pro­duced: it is a cre­at­ive, free and amus­ing expres­sion of an art which makes use of the most var­ied print­ing tech­niques, from pho­to­cop­ies to let­ter­press and silk­screen print­ing with the intent of pro­du­cing art and artist’s pub­lic­a­tions, cata­logues and magazines which can be defined exper­i­ment­al from a styl­ing and con­cep­tu­al point of view and with a low budget.

In a spe­cif­ic sec­tion of the com­mer­cial exhib­i­tion of Artelibro at Palazzo Re Enzo, vis­it­ors can dis­cov­er and buy a selec­tion of such pub­lic­a­tions deal­ing with con­tem­por­ary art only made known by unof­fi­cial cir­cuits, off the edit­or­i­al main stream.

Fruit. Focus on con­tem­por­ary art presents an oppor­tun­ity to get in touch with inde­pend­ent pub­lish­ers whose ideas and cre­at­ive pro­cesses rep­res­ent a valu­able form of con­tem­por­ary artist­ic expres­sion: multi-shaped paper pub­lic­a­tions made unique by their con­tents, graph­ics, print­ing tech­niques and mater­i­als.

Exhib­it­ors com­ing from all over Europe are thus giv­en the pos­sib­il­ity of present­ing their ‘fruits’ to the mar­ket and con­trib­ute to the ambi­tious pro­ject to build up the first lib­rary of artist­ic micro and self-pub­lished edi­tions.”
 — Artelibro

Palazzo Re Enzo e del Podestà
Bologna, Italy

Septem­ber 21st to 23rd 2012
Open­ing recep­tion: Septem­ber 20th at 7pm