The Index Art Book Fair Mexico City 2020

Geschrieben am 21.01.2020
Kategorie(n): ARCH+ news, Book Fair, Index Art Book Fair, Publikation, Mexiko, Buchmesse

January 23–26,
Gobernador Rafael Rebollar 94,
San Miguel Chapultepec, Cuauhtémoc, CDMX

The Index Art Book Fair Mexico City 2020

Press tour: Thursday 23 January, 12 am
Opening cocktail for publishers: Thursday 23 January, 5–6 pm
Opening hours to the public:
Thursday, 6–10 pm
Friday, 11–7 pm
Saturday, 11–7 pm
Sunday, 11–6 pm

ARCH+ is very pleased to announce its participation in the Index Art Book Fair in Mexico the second time after the EXPO Chicago venue last year through our fair ambassador, photographer and publisher Erica Overmeer:

Index Art Book Fair creates a space for dialogue about art, architecture and design publications and serves as a platform for the dissemination of ideas related to the production and experimentation of the creative printed medium. This fair brings to­gether the leading independent art publishers from America and Europe making special emphasis on artist’s books and prints resulting from experi­mental approaches to editing, writing and printing.

Founded in 2014, IABF supports and promotes the production and distribution of art publications, a field that, in recent years, has become increasingly important in contemporary art. Given the trajectory of kurimanzutto in this field and the importance that the gallery has given to print and its circulation through its bookstore, the Index team found it the ideal venue for its 2020 edition.

Art editions include images and/or text in ex­perimental formats, such as artist’s books, col­lectively edited magazines, as well as catalogs, monographs, fanzines and photo books, among others. The collaboration between IABF and kuri­manzutto establishes a platform and a meeting point where the work of international artists, writers and designers is made available through affordable editions to the public.

Established in Mexico, its first edition was cele­brated in Guadalajara, Jalisco in November 2014 at the Zapopan Museum of Art (MAZ). The Jumex Museum, in Mexico City, hosted its two subse­quent editions in February 2016 and April 2017. IABF has had six satellite editions: at Zona Maco Contemporary Art Fair in February 2015 in Mexico City; at La Casa Encendida in Madrid, as part of the Libros Mutantes fair in April 2015; at the Beeler Gallery of Columbus College of Art & Design in Columbus, Ohio in February 2018; at the Toronto Art Book Fair in July 2018 and, the latest, at Expo Chicago, Modern and Contemporary Art Fair, in 2018 and 2019.

The IABF 2020 public program seeks to encour­age dialogue, exchange, creation and learning, through book presentations, panels, workshops, readings, projections and performances, among other activities. This year’s edition will address publication as an exercise in the care and devel­opment of ideas and how the act of publishing can be understood as a way of cultivating, taking care of and “building worlds.” Care practices are those in which our persistence and the persistence of the others are sought. We like to think that the book emerges from the care of a set of ideas, concepts and practices that materialise in a phys­ical object through publication. The production of a book (and therefore independent editions) is a practice that persists thanks to interwoven networks of care. During this edition, Professor Emerita Donna Haraway will give a conference in which she will address these and other issues concerning the process of publication.

This edition is possible thanks to the support of kurimanzutto gallery. kurimanzutto is a contemporary art gallery based in Mexico City and New York. Founded in 1999 by Mónica Manzutto and José Kuri, the gallery started without a fixed exhibition space in order to incite and foment a differ­ent way of working, focused on promoting the artists’ career. Since 2008, the gallery settled in the San Miguel Chapultepec neighbourhood. Currently, kurimanzutto represents 33 national and international artists and is characterised as a meeting place open to criticism, diversity and research.

Please find detailed informations on the participants and the event program, here:

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