THE BOOK SOCIETY #02 – Paraguay Press

Publishing, in its multiple manifestations, from catalogues to art books and magazines, is a space in which not only is something conveyed, but contents are developed and created.
The Book Society, a project devoted to the most experimental forms of production in publishing, involves creating a reading room in the Contemporary Art Museum of Villa Croce, Genova, where during 2013-2014 some of Europe’s most interesting publishing houses will be presented.

The second reading room, July 9, 6pm, is dedicated to Paraguay Press – the publishing house of castillo/corrales, the Paris co-operatively run exhibition and bookstore space – which will present a selection of their publications. Each project developed by Paraguay Press looks carefully into the pragmatics of publishing, and adapts each print-run and scope, deploys different printing devices, and considers various distribution strategies — according to the nature of each publication. All depart from an understanding of the space of the book, considered not as a medium of documentation nor a vector of promotion, but as an act of translation and the extension of artistic, critical and curatorial thinking into a graphic, mobile, democratic and durable form.

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