SPRINT—Independent Publishers and Artists' Books Salon | Milano
ART BOOK FAIR
ALL THE EVENTS
ARE FREE ADMISSION
EXCEPT THE WORKSHOP
AND THE FUNDRAISING
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Curated and designed
by artist Dafne Boggeri
— Desirée Alagna, Letizia Barbieri, Lisa Barbieri, Michele Bazzoli, Ivan Bedeschi, Silvia Dadda, Giulia Dipa, Giulia Dolla, Elsa Finardi, Veronica Franzoni, Nicola Ghirardelli, Erica Gornati, Sara Miceli, Susanna Morari, Marvin Nwachukwu, Camilla Pal, Diletta Pappagallo, Laura Riva, Keti Shahini, Marco Siciliano, Sara Tortolato
— SIDEKICK Giulia Tognon. FUNDRAISING Mark Capuzzi. Gaya Andre, Eleonora Arosio, Ilenia Arosio, Beyoncé, Blitz, Elisa Bozzarelli, Marta Collini, Daniela Cristadoro e Ferruccio Ascari, Alice Daneluzzo, Annalisa Deligia, Zoe De Luca, Regis De Waey@ WOODLAND, Chiara Fumai in spirit, Veronica Gisondi, Laura Marino, Gaia Martino, Isamit Morales, Alessandra Piolotto, Rammellzee in spirit, Mirko Rizzi, Maite Rodriguez, Daniela Rossi, Teatro delle Moire, Valeria Tonni
This edition is dedicated to Giorgio Maffei a friend and generous being, passionate collector and book lover, to his brilliance and enthusiastic curiosity ∞
0_100 Limited Editions Milano
A QUEER CULTURE ILLUSTRATED GUIDE Milano
ADAMANT/Rada Koželj Como
NO FUN CITY Milano
BATT coop Paris with
~ Animal Press ~ Bells Angels ~ CQMT ~ Eden ~ Editions Matière ~ Vers le futur ~ French Fourch ~ Futur Noir ~ Galerie P38 ~ Granon Digital ~ Little Dead Bodies ~ Nazi Knife ~ Numero 10 ~ Presto Edition ~ Plus One ~ Red Lebanese ~ Rotolux Press ~ Studio H13 ~ Terrain Vague ~ United Dead Artists ~ V.Blocc ~ Wrong Culture ~ Jérôme bntt ~ Paul Cabanes ~ David Enon ~ Antoine Orand ~ Guillaume Guilpart ~ Simon Thompson ~ Paul Loubet ~ Leon Sadler ~ Hendrik Hegray ~ Anna Lejemmetel ~ Benoit Manuarii ~ Alexandre Bavard ~ Mario Picardo
JACOPO BENASSI La Spezia
BLISTERZINE by NASTYNASTY© Milano
BLOOD BECOMES WATER Sofia
SUSANNE BÜRNER Berlin
COLLECTION revue Paris
COLPA PRESS San Francisco
NEBIA [Camilla Candida Donzella, Paolo Bazzana] Brianza
DIMORA ARTICA Milano
DIORAMA EDITIONS Milano
FANTA SPAZIO Milano
FLASH ART BOOKS Milano
FOLDER BOOKSHOP Milano
FRESH AIR [super bubble, maraoscarcassiani] IT ~ INDIGO DANCE MAGAZINE [performing arts forum] FR
FRIENDS MAKE BOOKS Turin
FUZAO STUDIO Milano
A+Mbookstore EDIZIONI Milano ~ GENDA MAGAZINE Milano/Shanghai
GIRLS LIKE US Amsterdam
JEONG HWA MIN Berlin
HOMIE HOUSE PRESS Milano/DMV
IKURU KUWAJIMA Moscow
LEIF J. LEE Portland
LOZANO & ROMANOWSKY Leipzig
MEGA PRESS NY
KLAUS MISER Rimini
momentum journal Milano/London
MONROE BOOKS Berlin
BRIE MORENO Ottawa
NATHALIE DU PASQUIER Milano
OCCULT PUNK GANG Milano
GABRIEL ORLOWSKI Warsaw
RAWRAW EDIZIONI Milano
STEFANO REBOLI Milano
RIVISTA LETTERARIA Milano
MARCO SICILIANO Milano
PANAYIOTIS TERZIS NY
geetha thurairajah Toronto/NY
takecare Polignano A Mare
FABRIZIO VATIERI Milano
ZINE TONIC Milano
WITTY KIWI Turin
Special Guest ↝ LIBRI BELLI Milano — Always judge a book by its cover!
25/26.11.17 1pm—8pm ↝ O'
DISPLAY | EVER AND EVER exhibition curated by BATT coop 〈Paris〉 with The Bells Angels 〈Simon Bernheim and Julien Sirjacq〉, Jérôme Benitta, Hendrik Hegray, Antwan Horfee, Antoine Orand, Mario Picardo, Tristan Pernet and Maxime Sabourin — From line to line, perspectives appear and the surface starts to be seen, like a deep eye contact if you get lucky or adventurous. As superficial as it may seems, surfaces are none the less founder, even essential. Governed by his way of producing, some take hold of it, monopolize it, mock it. Driven by their need to replicate the world, the artists fulfill. Copy-paste, 'coupé-décalé', break in-expel: goings and comings, ever and ever. Propinquity, always artificial, is happening in itself, the binder invents itself where one chose to look for it, where the invisible struggles loneliness. BATT coop is a non-profit structure dedicated to the circulation of books, zines, self-publishing and craft edition. Eleven artists, craft printers, publishers, historians, journalist but mainly passionates people form the heart of the project | 24/26.11.17 6pm—11pm | Opening 1pm—7pm ↝ Agalma
DISPLAY | BLADE BANNER with Antonio Barletta, Sara Enrico, Cleo Fariselli, SAGG NAPOLI, Marco Pio Mucci, Francesco Pedraglio — Through B—B artists are invited to produce an image all-over printed in a 1x1m silk fabric, as a symbolic 'pixel' cut from their world. This series of modules is a collection produced by SPRINT and showed during the salon, fed every year by new collaborations, with the idea of building the content for a future itinerant exhibition that can present a view of the most vibrant italian art scene. The banners exist in two copies, one given to the artist while the other is kept in the collection | 25/26.11.17 1pm—9pm ↝ c-r-u-d
DISPLAY | SACCHETTO by Jonas Hermenjat for Sonnenstube 〈Lugano〉 — An artist's multiple by Jonas Hermenjat, produced for the space Sonnenstube, will be re-activated in a new free circulation, as a manifestation of a tropical feeling through screen printing | 5/26.11.17 1pm—8pm ↝ O' + Isola Local Street Food Market
DISPLAY | WANDER ABOUT 90s QUEER CULTURE — EXPANDED curated by Gabriele Longega
— An immersive experience in the up-side down LGBTQIAXYZ world, as a 3D collage from a d.i.y archive related to a specific social time, pre-internet, at the border of legalization and appropriation about all those personal behaviors that are political and for which we still have to fight | 25/26.11.17 1pm—7pm ↝ Studio Matias Guerra
SCREENING | THE BOOK IS ON THE SCREEN (II ed.) curated by Valeria Raho
— The book is on the screen consists in a loop of films, still and motion images related to independent publishing. By overcoming the idea of the video art as a mere book-trailer tag, the project investigates issues such as self production, the practice of archiving and studies the meanings of the artist’s book today. It includes languages, practices, formats and aesthetics to combine experiences and paths of artists, directors, publishers, collectors, performers, who participate also in SPRINT. The book is on the screen is not an attempt to overlap the two medias, video and publishing, conversely gives simultaneity to different spaces and shapes in which the artist’s book takes place. The narrative framework is by Patrizia Emma Scialpi. Video by NastyNasty©/blisterZine, Roberto Fassone, Fabrizio Vatieri, Sara Benaglia, canecapovolto, Giuseppe De Mattia, Gianluca Marinelli, Rada Kozelj, Discipula, Adriana Monsalve, Lele Marcojanni, Rossella Piccinno, Giulio Squillacciotti, The Cool Couple | 25/26.11.17 1pm—8pm ↝ O’~SoundOhm 〈basement〉
SCREENING | CIVIC TV produced by Colpa Press 〈San Francisco〉
— CIVIC TV features videos by emerging artists from the Bay Area and beyond in the format of a public access television show. Each Volume is available on a special VHS format.
— Civic TV Volume 1 | 2016
Featured: Kate Rhoades, David Bayus, Sofie Ramos, Ben Bigelow, Chris Lux, Alyssa Lempesis.
Animated Graphics by Marianne Poinsot.
— Civic TV Volume 2 | 2017
Featured: David Bayus, Sofia Cordova, Scott Benzel, D'ette Nogle, Martine Syms, Puppies Puppies, Chris Lux. Animated Graphics by Marianne Poinsot.
— Civic TV Volume 3 | 2017
Featured: Chris Lux, Arash Fayez, Nate Boyce, Christina Corfield, Mitsu Okubo, Rhonda Holberton. Animated Graphics by Marianne Poinsot.
COLPA is the collaborative art practice of Luca Antonucci and David Kasprzak. They work together as a publisher, designer, printer and curator. COLPA PRESS publishes art books, limited edition prints and art objects, often working with artists on unique projects. Founded by Carissa Potter and Luca Antonucci in 2010, with great assistance from Hailey Loman, COLPA has grown to include international events and exhibitions | 25/26.11.17 1pm—7pm ↝ Aladino
PERFORMANCE | THE RISO BOOK produced by Colpa Press 〈San Francisco〉
— The series standardizes the conditions of production underlying artist publications and presents the book as exhibition. In the occasion of SPRINT The Riso Book series will be presented for the first time in Italy as a performative tools. The Riso Book, inspired by the format of Seth Siegelaub and Jack Wendler's 1968 Xerox Book, is a geographic survey of contemporary artists with similar practices across several cities. Each artist is given 20 pages within a monochromatic 8.5x11 inch book. All 100 pages are bound into a single publication in an edition of 100. Originally created on a Xerox machine and duplicated through a lithographic process, The Xerox Book afforded each artist twenty-five pages, plus a cover/title page, to execute a site specific project for the publication. The artists included were Carl Andre, Robert Barry, Douglas Huebler, Joseph Kosuth, Sol LeWitt, Robert Morris and Lawrence Weiner. The publication itself functioned as the exhibition rather than a documentation of these site specific projects. The Riso Book takes its name from the Risograph, a printer/duplicator manufactured in Japan. The original is scanned through the machine and a master is created, by means of tiny heat spots on a thermal plate burning voids 〈corresponding to image areas〉 in a master sheet. This master is then wrapped around a drum and ink is forced through the voids in the master. Because the Risograph uses real ink rather than toner, each image looks hand-made.
— The Riso Book: New York | 25-28 September, 2014
Paul Branca, David Horvitz, Anouk Kruithof, Matthew Palladino, Dexter Sinister.
Special thanks to Endless Editions and Maëlle Brientini.
— The Riso Book: Portland | 20-26 July, 2014
Modou Dieng, Bean Gilsdorf, Anna Gray/Ryan Paulsen, Lisa Radon, Blair Saxon-Hill.
Special thanks to Maëlle Brientini and Publication Studio, Portland.
— The Riso Book: San Francisco | 8-14 June, 2014
Anthony Discenza, Vincent Fecteau, Mitzi Pederson, Will Rogan, May Wilson.
Special thanks to Kadist, Maëlle Brientini and Publication Studio, SF.
— The Riso Book: Marfa | 29-4 April, 2014
Anthony DeSimone, Hilary DuPont, Boyd Elder, Nicolas G Miller, Dustin Pevey/Yoseff Ben-Yehuda.
Special thanks to the Lumberyard, Marfa, TX.
— The Riso Book: Los Angeles | 23-26 April, 2014
Edgar Arceneaux, Juan Capistran/Hazel Mandujano, Gala Porras-Kim, Cammie Staros, Mungo Thomson.
Special thanks to Los Angeles Contemporary Archive and Publication Studio, LA.
COLPA is the collaborative art practice of Luca Antonucci and David Kasprzak. They work together as a publisher, designer, printer and curator. COLPA PRESS publishes art books, limited edition prints and art objects, often working with artists on unique projects. Founded by Carissa Potter and Luca Antonucci in 2010, with great assistance from Hailey Loman, COLPA has grown to include international events and exhibitions | 25/26.11.17 1pm—8pm ↝ Pijama
TALK | Dominare spiritualmente il progresso by Fabrizio Vatieri — A photograph, a book and a performance. These are the three elements through which Fabrizio Vatieri reflects on the distance between the working and socialized dimension of the individual and his intimate and spiritual interiority. To dominate progress spiritually: an oddity to the individual, a requiem to his dreams and his failures. Fabrizio Vatieri lives and works in Milan. He mainly works with photography. He is co-founder and curator of Pelagica, a research platform that uses artistic practice to investigate the Mediterranean scenario. As a photographer he collaborates with several magazines of architecture, design and art and is a member of opfot.com | 25.11.17 2pm—3pm ↝ c-r-u-d
TALK | WANDER ABOUT 90s QUEER CULTURE by Gabriele Longega — In order to respond to the current risk of appropriation and exhaustion of the term queer and its political and subversive power, Gabriele Longega will present an overview of the American queer core scene from the '90s. A portrait will be traced by reading a selection of excerpts from fanzines and homo and dykes collective manifestos, including Homocore, Going Homo, Lesbian Avengers, which are still incredibly relevant to our present days. Gabriele Longega lives and works in the field of visual and contemporary arts between Venice and Milan, where he is trying to build a no-wave group and a queer collective. He works primarily with performance art, punk and industrial music; in Venice he collaborated with Venice International Performance Art Week and co-founded Persuasion, an artistic-curatorial inter-zone | 25.11.17 4pm—5pm ↝ c-r-u-d
TALK | Kabul present COMPOST – Reflections on ecocentrism — 'In a present characterized by strong political and social tensions, the renewed nuclear risk and the danger of global warming, ecocentrism may well be a valid proposal for an ethical counter-model to arise the awareness of the inevitable crisis in which we live. To demolish the hierarchical values scale that holds every binary distinction produced by the human being, to relocate to the center all the abiotic and biotic factors that inhabit the Earth by influencing each other, to stimulate the creation of multicellular bonds and alliances to overcome bio-crisis: ecocentrism as an idea of a new humanity, sensitive to every form of life and in harmony with everything' | 25.11 | 18.00—19.00 ↝ c-r-u-d
TALK | NO GLOVES PLEASE by Claudia de la Torre 〈Berlin〉 — Claudia de la Torre is a mexican artist and publisher based in Berlin. She founded backbonebooks in 2011 to formalize her own practice and publish other artists’ books. Creating objects, fields, spaces in relation to the book as a highly historical & contemporary medium – backbonebooks performs consistently in a flexible, conceptual and collaborative process, aiming to open a new perspective into what a book can be. Claudia will be speaking about her process into the creation of books and editions as works of art | 26.11.17 2pm—3pm ↝ c-r-u-d
TALK | SUSY CULINSKI & FRIENDS by Beatrice Marchi and Fanta Spazio — During the talk, Beatrice Marchi will present the book Susy Culinski & friends. Born from Marchi's idea, the project gives an open look to the dimension of eroticism, a theme on which the various artists involved were asked to realize one or more drawings freely inspired by this imaginary. The project then took shape as an exhibition at Fanta Spazio in 2015. The only direction that was asked to respect was a strictly A4 format. Over the months the concept has developed following a logic of word-of-mouth, coming to include the contributions of 38 artists: Kostana Banovic, Elisa Barrera, Dafne Boggeri, Benni Bosetto, Rossana Buremi, Ludovica Carbotta, Lia Cecchin, Sara Enrico, Cleo Fariselli, Laleh Firoozi, Gina Fischli, Anna Franceschini, Kira Freije, Gaia Fugazza, Chiara Fumai, Gery Georgieva, Helena Hladilova, Daniella Isamit Morales, Dori Karbon, Deborah Ligorio, Lucia Leuci, Alice Mandelli, Beatrice Marchi, Anna Mostosi, Saki Nagatani, Ingrid Pucci, Lisa Rampilli, Margherita Raso, Alice Ronchi, Megan Rooney, Agnes Scherer, Elodie Seguin, Giovanna Silva, Cally Spooner, Alice Tomaselli, Serena Vestrucci, Alison Yip, Alexandra Zuckerman | 26.11.17 4pm—5pm ↝ c-r-u-d
TALK | PLEASURE TO CREATURES by Rada Koželj — Is a reading of texts written and interpreted by Rada Koželj, gathered in her artist book ADAMANT that you'll find at SPRINT. The portable speakers disseminate sounds by composer and pianist Giovanni Cristino. The title is an appeal to stop competing with creatures and invite them back into that game interrupted by the rivalry: the game which gave them pleasure
| 26.11.17 6pm—7pm ↝ c-r-u-d
LIVE STREAMING | Momentum Journal present
SELADOR by Anna Franceschini featuring Matilde Cerruti Quara
— A live streaming of objects in action | 25/26.11.17 1pm—8pm ↝ O'
WORKSHOP | RISOGRAPH | THE RISO CLUB with Pierrick Brégeon and
Clément Rouzaud 〈CH〉 EUROSTANDARD, assisted by artist Elena Radice
— For the third year in a row SPRINT is proud to host EUROSTANDARD — aka visual designers Pierrick Brégeon and Clément Rouzaud — a passionate duo of Riso printing researchers, whose past collaborations include institutions such as Écal, the Swiss National Film Archive 〈Lausanne〉. The workshop, in English, will take place on Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 for a group of max 20 people, selected through an open all circulated among artists, photographers, illustrators, and visual designers who want to learn more about this technique. The Risograph method, invented in Japan in 1986 is an eco-friendly printing system that brings together the chromatic results of silkscreen print with the agility of photocopy, and allows cheap and professional prints. During our two-days RISO workshop, EUROSTANDARD will share technical experiences and stylistic approaches to this peculiar printing technique. Hosted by studio ATTO, the workshop will be coordinated by Elena Radice, artist and photographer | 25/26.11.17 ↝ ATTO
WORKSHOP/PERFORMANCE | POSSE ft. Lisen Pousette 〈SVE〉 + #GEL Mara Oscar Cassiani
THE BODY AS A PAGE
THE PAGE AS A BODY
— POSSE dance and reading group is a weekly gathering at DOCH 〈School of Dance and Circus〉 in Stockholm where people want to spend time dancing and reading together. Each POSSE is hosted by a practitioner from the dance and choreography field who proposes a text and a dance to be shared. The texts vary in literary forms, from essays to poetry or academic texts and so do the reading methods. The dance material can be repertoire - our own or borrowed, practices, dance rituals venturing into the contemporary, Reggeaton Jam or other approaches or styles. POSSE current initiators are Lisen Pousette, Klara Utke Acs, Chloe Chignell and Tamara Alegre. POSSE in Milan is the first POSSE outside Stockholm. It allows POSSE to be visible in another area where the format could be potentially adopted by other initiators. POSSE in Milan will be hosted by Mara Oscar Cassiani and Lisen Pousette for _\|/_. POSSE flyers are designed by Ali-Eddine Abdelkhalek.
+ #GEL — new iconography, urban ritual dances and trance.
dancing on lo-fi house. performing the coreo.
The research of Mara Oscar Cassiani focuses on re-editing the elements of choreography and performance, moving into immaterial and mental qualities typical of the choreographic power of a body under a rhythmic trance and fluid construction. #GEL is an extract from #Backtothereallife, a workshop that belongs to the cycles of Spirit, Airmax and The sky was pink, moments pinned on the immaterial and real component of the movement.
#Backtothereallife is a workshop presented for the first time at Santarcangelo festival 2k16, which transcends dance as academic and scholastic discipline, aiming at reconnecting with the performative, ritual and universal act of composition, but also to the zeitgeist of music, its intuitive and surviving manifestation outside a space for art but capable of transcending cultural and territorial boundaries. Highlighting the need for a generational glue between music and choreography. The workshop will cover musical plays and choreographic developments starting from the synesthetic quality of the piece, composition of choreography as an open rhythmic body and mental presence.
— Lisen Pousette received her BA at ArtEZ Hogeschool voor de kunsten’s dancer/maker programme in Arnhem and was after graduating part of the Netherlands-based collective Baby Skin. Addressing an interest for structures and organizations of work within collective authorship, Baby Skin worked in different formats of collaboration with Liza Baliasnaja and India Salvör Menuez. During 2017, she has together with Olivia Riviere developed a growling practice 〈Danseatelier, Copenhagen〉 - specific vocal technique typical of the death metal and grindcore - and performed in pieces of Ellen Söderhult. She is currently studying at the MA program in choreography at DOCH, Stockholm.
— Mara Oscar Cassiani is an Italian artist working in between performance, choreography and new media. Her research is focused on creating a contemporary iconography in which languages and rituals are borrowed from the Internet, the brutality of liberalism, and the society of Desire. The relationship with the public, in an expanded dimension - both live and mediated - is explored through visual imagery that solicits the awareness of the discontinuity between streaming media and user awareness | 25/26.11 ↝ LachesiLAB
POSTER/CATALOGUE | Drawing by Maren Karlson, poster 56x84 cm, paper gr.250, edition of 600, free to the public — The manifesto’s image is created by the german artist Maren Karlson, with her unique dreamlike and psychedelic plot of irreverent figures | 25/26.11.17 1pm—8pm ↝ O'
FUNDRAISING PARTY | READING AFTER DANCING — Dj set by PETRA / N.Y.E.M / ALIENI 〈TOMBOYS DON'T CRY〉 + at the end of the night remote reading by Rada Koželj — For all those willing support the project, SPRINT organizes a fundraising party at KO Club, a landmark for the LGBTQAIXYZ community in Milan. In an acceleration of sounds – from dembow to industrial i§land and cosmic bassline – Djs PETRA, N.Y.E.M 〈aka chilean-venezuelan artist Isamit Morales〉 and ALIENI – will prompt the movement to a transversal convergence of latitudes and attitudes. Rada Koželj will close the night with a remote reading of personal texts whose editions will be presented at the fair | 25.11.17 11pm—04am ↝ KO Club
Agalma via Confalonieri 36
Aladino via Pastrengo 12
ATTO via Galla Placidia 12
KO Club via Resegone 1
LachesiLAB via Nicola Antonio Porpora 43
O' via Pastrengo 12
Pijama via Pastrengo 11
SOUNDOHM via Pastrengo 12
Studio Matias Guerra via Pastrengo 13
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