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ArtsLibris – Speakers’ Corner

12:0021:00 h
Venue: Arts Santa Mònica
La Rambla, 7
08002 Barcelona
Presentation

ArtsLibris 2018 will provide a dynamic and flexible space for debate, discussion, and exchange between authors, publishers and the general public. It will hold a continuous program over the three days of the fair, with presentations of projects, dialogues and talks by artists and publishers, chaired by Glòria Picazo.

Saturday 21st April

6 pm

Manuel Olveira, director of MUSAC (León), presents The Book of Letters, by José Luis Castillejo (Seville–Houston), a facsimile edition brought out on occasion of the exhibition TLALAATALA. José Luis Castillejo y la escritura moderna, at the MUSAC.

7 pm

Manuel Segade, director of CA2M Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo (Móstoles), presents the centre’s editorial line and its most recent publications: No sabíamos lo que hacíamos. Lecturas para una educación situadaAllan Kaprow. Comfort ZonesMiguel Trillo. Doble exposiciónCoreografiar exposiciones; Cuerpo político negro and Julia Spínola. Lubricán.

8 pm

Artist Ana Garcia-Pineda (Barcelona) presents an extended reprint of her book Más Máquinas y Maquinaciones in conversation with Amanda Cuesta (Barcelona), freelance art critic, curator and publisher.

Sunday 22nd April

5 pm

Agustí Alcoberro (Pals) and Ramon Sicart (Llorenç del Penedès) will talk art and politics for the presentation of their book 3 Octubre – 155 reaccions per a una República, published by Sic\Art Edicions.

6 pm

Consonni presents El arte de la mediación, by researcher and curator Oriol Fontdevila (Barcelona), who will be in conversation with Javier Peñafiel (Zaragoza).

7 pm

Re-imaginando y re-activando el libroNatasha Christia (Barcelona), freelance curator, in conversation with David Solo (American photography and photo book collector) and Annakarin Quinto (French photographer and director of leboudoir.02, an experimental projects platform revolving around books and their intersection with photography, experience in real time and the human condition).

8 pm

Photographer Eugeni Gay (Barcelona) presents his new book Desde la isla cuántica (Ediciones Anómalas), in conversation with publisher Montse Puig.

12.30 pm 

Presentation of the Centenari Tharrats activities in celebration of the centennial of Joan Josep Tharrats’ birth, organized by the Fundación Tharrats d’Art Gràfic and Ajuntament de Pineda de Mar, with Xavier Amor (mayor of Pineda de Mar), M. Àngels Torras (director of SS. TT. Barcelona, Departament de Cultura of the Generalitat de Catalunya), Joan Tharrats (Joan Josep Tharrats’ son), Arnau Puig (philosopher and art critic), Lluís Ivern (curator and coordinator) and Ricard Mas (curator of the main exhibition).

1 pm

Awarding of the Art Byblio Prize of the Llotja Escola Superior de Disseny i Art.

4 pm 

Alfredo Mateos Paramio, editor of Photosai, presents the art publication Semimaru, a special interpretation by Darío Álvarez (Valladolid) of the eponymous piece of Noh theatre by Zeami Motokiyo, as well as an original libretto in Japanese, translated into Spanish and showing drawings and stage designs by the artist. With the presence of Menene Gras, director of Culture and Exhibitions at Casa Asia.

4.30 pm

Renato Della Poeta and Cristina López Morcuende present the exhibition catalogue of Ernesto Neto (Rio de Janeiro) for the Blueproject Foundation, Um dia todos fomos peixes, in conversation with Laura Olea (Barcelona).

5 pm

Curator Horacio Fernández (Madrid) presents a selection of Editorial RM’s most recent titles on the photo book: Fenómeno FotolibroNew York en fotolibroMiserachs and Fotos & Libros. España 1905-1977.

6 pm

Presentation of the latest issue of the Concreta review (Concreta 11) by Pep Benlloch (Valencia), with José Díaz Cuyás (Valencia), guest editor of Concreta 10.

7 pm

Wilfredo Prieto (Sancti Spíritus, Cuba) presents Loophole, fourth title of the AL Series, prefaced by Glòria Picazo. Announcement of the name of the artist chosen to produce the series’ fifth title.

8 pm

Artist Gonzalo Elvira (Argentina/Barcelona) presents his project 12 canciones concretas, published on vinyl for the CRU collection, with text by José Luis Corazón Ardura, design by Alex Gifreu and music by Grösso (Argentina/Barcelona), who will accompany him in the presentation and do a demonstration.