The seller, the publisher, the artist – A small inquiry about artist’s books: three conferences dedicated to the thematic of editorial independence and artists books, presented by A plus A Slovenian Exhibition Center of Venice in collaboration with Automatic Books.
The theme of the “artists book”, that will be explored through multiple points of view thanks to the contribution of prestigious guests: the curator and publisher Cornelia Lauf, the artist Franco Vaccari and the art collector Giorgio Maffei.
To talk about the “artists book” is today an interesting but complex theme, starting from its definition. From years curators and art historians participate to this endless diatribe “What is an artists book?”. This cycle of conferences looks forwards to be a precious occasion to look for an answer to this question, debating with important protagonists of this sector whom, other than collecting artists book, dedicated themselves completely to this media through exhibitions, publications and events.
Cornelia Lauf, October 15, 2012, 6pm
Franco Vaccari, November 10, 2012, 6pm
Giorgio Maffei, December 3, 2012, 6pm
A plus A, Slovenian Exhibition Center, Venezia