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11° edition

2023

November 24 – December 16

SPRINT—Independent Publishers & Artists' Books Salon  |  Milano

SPRINT MILANO ART BOOK FAIR

25–26.11.2024

Spazio Maiocchi

→ Regina Giovanna

PUBLISHERS, LABELS, RARE/USED DEALERS:

045 PUBLISHING  Verona

134M13i  MI/Udine

70 PERCENTO  MI

ALBERTO MARTINO  MI

– ALGA MARGHEN  MI

ALI KULUNYAR  MI

ALTALENA  MI

ALTANA  MI

ANNI LUCE  MI/Ambon [IDN]

ARBOR EDITIONS  Rome

ARCHIVE BOOKS  MI/Berlin

ARCHIVIO DIGITALE  MI

ARCHIVIO MAGAZINE  Turin

ARCHIVO DE LA MEMORIA

TRANS  Buenos Aires

ARTETETRA  MI

ASSOCIAZIONE BARRIERA  Turin

ATELIER BIZZARRO  Lecce

AURAL TOOLS  MI

BALAM MAGAZINE  Buenos Aires

BARRIOSINZAPATOS  Pichilemu [CHL]

BEAUROMA BOOKS  Rome

BIG BLACK MOUNTAIN THE DARKNESS NEVER EVER COMES  Athens

BIN  Roedvig/Stevns [DK]  w/ Institute for Danish Sound Archeology

BLACK SWEAT  MI

BLACKN[È]SS ZINE  MI

BLOOMING  Amsterdam

BLUME  MI

BOABOOKS  Geneva

BODILESS EDITIONS  Paradiso CH

BOUNTY HUNTERS  London

BUCLE EDITORIAL  Buenos Aires

CAIRO ART BOOK FAIR  Cairo  

W/ Academy of Media Arts Cologne, Contemporary Image Collective, Esmat Publishing List, Mohamed Allam, Nikolskaya-Lund Publishing, Rizo Masr

CAPSLOCK MAGAZINE  MI

CATALDO LUCCHESE  Taranto

CCD  MI

CESURA PUBLISH  Pianello Val Tidone PC

CHILDHOOD INTELLIGENCE

  Berlin/Tokio/Zurich

CIAO PRESS  Biel/Bienne

CLAUS BOOKS  Antwerp/Ghent

CODICECHIUSO  Rome

COHERENT STATES  Athens

COLORAMA  Berlin

CONDYLURA  Bologna

COSTANZA NANI  Bergamo

CPS  MI

CTRL MAGAZINE  MI/Bergamo

CURA.  Rome

CURÆ  MI

DÀME MAGAZINE  MI

DANIEL DRABEK  Zurich

DARIO PISTILLO  Bologna

DAVIDE FAMS  Genoa  

W/ Tundedorden

DAVIDE MORGILLO  Zurich

DÉPART POUR L’IMAGE  MI

DIE SCHACHTEL  MI

DOLCE  Athens 

DORMIDORA EDITORA  Santiago 

 W/ Bestiario Ediciones, Cerro Press,

Estudio DO, Iconbototos, Minigolf Books, Se Imprime, Zuni Zines

ECONORE  Mönchengladbach DE

EDICIONES VALIENTES/LA GILDA  Valencia

EDITION FINK  Zurich

EDITION.NORD  Kobe-shi/Minamiuonuma City JP W/ Immeasurable

EDITORIAL TUBITO  Buenos Aires

EKIN ÇIFTER  Instambul

ELICA EDITIONS  Ivrea

EMERGENCE MAGAZINE  Inverness CA

ENTER PRESS  Bologna

EV0  Lausanne

EVERYEDITION  Zurich

– FAIR ENOUGH  Geneva/St.Gallen/Zurich

FEDER MARTINEZ  Buenos Aires

– FIAMMETTA SEPERTINO  Turin

– FLASH ART  MI

– FORTNER ANDERSON  Montreal

– FRANCAFUNGO  Matera

– FRANKENSTEIN MAGAZINE  MI

– FRUTE  Udine

– FUGAZ EDICIONES  Buenos Aires

– FUZAO STUDIO  Locarno

– GAFFA  St. Gallen [CH]

– GATE 44  MI

– GIANXMARCO  Forlì

– GIOSTRE EDIZIONI  Siena

– GLORIA GLITZER  Berlin

– GRAFICA BAMBAATAA  Monza

– GRANNY RECORDS  Thessaloniki

– HABITAT  Tredozio [FC]

– HANDSHAKE  Valencia

– HEDERA  MI

– HEIMAT DER KATASTROPHE  MI

– HOLIDAYS RECORDS  MI

– HOMIE HOUSE PRESS  MI/Baltimore

– HUNDEBISS RECORDS  MI

– IKUISUUS  Tampere

– IN MY HANDS MAGAZINE  Cologne

– INFERNO 5   Bari

– INVENTORY PRESS  LA

– ISTITUTO SICILIA  Acireale [Catania]

– JACOPO BENASSI JUNK  La Spezia

– JIAQI LI  Bologna

– JUMBO PRESS  Barcelona

– JUNGLE BOOKS  St. Gallen

– KABUL EDITIONS  MI/Turin

– KALEIDOSCOPE  MI

– KARGOPRESS  Antwerp

– KLASSE WRECKS

PLANETLUKE.COM  Hong Kong

– KOEN VAN RIJN  Rotterdam

– KUNSTVEREIN MILANO  MI

– LA RIVOLUZIONE

DELLE SEPPIE  Belmonte Calabro [Cosenza]

– LA SIGNORA DESIDERA  MI

– LABORATORIO

ZANNA DURA  Turin

– LE FATE  Trento

– LOLLI EDITIONS  London

– LOM  Bratislava

– LOOK BACK AND LAUGH  Ljubljana

– LORENZO MASON STUDIO  Venice

– LOWRY  MI/Rome

– LUIGI MOSCA  MI/Napoli/Palermo

– M+F  Wien

– MAPPA  Lučenec [SK]

– MARTINA SARRITZU  Bologna

– MASSIMILIANO RICCI  MI

– MEDIEVALISTIC  MI

– MEMORIA LLENA   Buenos Aires

– MG POSANI  Bologna

– MICHALIS PICHLER  Bologna

– MICHELA DE MATTEI  Milano

– MINDY SEU  NY

– MONROE BOOKS  Berlin

– MORSU2O22  Perugia

– MOTI DIALOGICI  Pordenone

– MOUSSE  MI

– MP5  Rome

– MULIERIS MAGAZINE  MI

– MULTI FORM PUBLISHING  Udine

– NERO  Rome

– NEVER SLEEP

c/o GABBER ELEGANZA   Berlin

– NICO FONTANA  Richmond [CA]

– NINA IZYCKA  Warsaw

– NOEMI VOLA  Bologna

– OCCULTO  Berlin

– OPTICAL ORGAN  MI

– ORERI — INIZIATIVA

EDITORIALE  Cagliari

– OSSÌ!  Rome

– OTHER PUBLISHING  NY

– PAGEMASTER  London  

W/ Bronze Age

– PAINT IT BLACK  Turin

– PAN  Berlin

– PANOPTICON  MI

– PCCC  Modena

– PILAR DEL RÍO  Valencia

W/ Pau Santiago Roda

– POSTERZINE/PEOPLE OF PRINT  Brighton

– POTLATCH  MI

– PRESS PRESS  MI

– PRINTER FAULT PRESS 

Frankfurt am Main/Palma

– PUNCH  Bucharest

– PURGE  Porto

– Q-O2  Bruxelles

W/ Umland Editions

– QUANTO MAGAZINE  MI

– RAQUEL MONTERO  Valencia

– REALIA  MI

– RETROEDICOLA  Bergamo

– REVUE PHYLACTÈRE  Paris

– RICOCHET  Buenos Aires

– ROBIDA  Topolò [UD]

– RUE DU BOUQUET  Paris

– RUGGE  MI

– RVNG INTL.  NY  

W/ Freedom to Spend

– S  MI

– SALGEMMA MAGAZINE  Bari

– SALOND FÜR KUNSTBUCH  Wien

– SECOND SLEEP  Vittorio Veneto [TV]

– SENTIERO FUTURO

AUTOPRODUZIONI  MI

– SER  MI

– SERGIO PONTILLO  Turin

– SET MARGINS’  Eindhoven

– SHRUB  Singapore  W/ Aaronsworld94,

CamtuDen SouvenirGrafis NusantaraHaqHauseRipeWrought MaterialYun

– SKINERBOOX  Jesi

– SKUPINA  Brno [CZECH]

– SLAV AND TATARS  Berlin

– SOUNDOHM  MI

– SPRAYTRAINS  Turin

– SPYROS RENNT  Berlin

– SSWE BOOKS  MI

– STAY STONED  Viareggio

– STEFANIE LEINHOS  Leipzig

– SUPERIOR VIADUCT  SF  

W/ Antarctica Starts Here, Etats Unis, W.25TH

– SUSANNA MORARI  MI

– SWAVE  Rome/Kyiv

– TAZI ZINE  MI

– THANYYYYYY  MI

– TO NEW ENTITIES  Singapore

– TO0KUT34U  MI

– TOMBOYS DON’T CRY  MI

– TOMMASO TOMMASINI  Ancona

– TONINI EDITORE  Gussago [Brescia]

– TREADER  Kingstone/Colombus  

W/ Hegoa

– TRIA PUBLISHING PLATFORM  Zurich

– TSSS TAPES  Perugia

– TULPRESS  MI

– TWO HOURS AGO I FELL IN LOVE  MI/Berlin/Stockholm

– ULTRACELESTIA  MI

– ULTRAVIOLETTO  MI

– UNION EDITIONS  Rome

– UNPAE  Pescara

– URASHIMA  MI

– UVA ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE  MI

– VAI VEM  Porto

– VEII  Rome

– VERTIGO PRESS  Varese

– VIAINDUSTRIAE PUBLISHING  Foligno [PG]

– VLZ PRODUCT [EDITION COCOCARA]  Tokio

– WARM WINTERS  Bratislava  

– WITTY BOOKS  Turin

– X_X  Buenos Aires

– XONG  Bologna

– XXX  MI

– ZIC ZIC EDIZIONI  Polignano a Mare [Bari]

– ZINCADINE  MI

– ZINEALBUM  MI

– ZOLLER&PORTER  London

– ZZEDITIONS  Bologna

VOLUNTEERS

— Alice Giorgini, Sara Vallar, Federica Pisani, Bianca Bauer, Lucrezia Mannino, Giulia Gollin, Bernardo Tavares, Francesca Somaini, Paolo De Castiglioni, Sara Chieppa, Anna Giulia Benvenuti, Camilla Sebben, Beatrice Savoldelli, Sofia D’Andrea, Ludovica Forino, Umberto Ruffo, Rachele Sorgon, Matilde Crucitti, Ludovica Tacconelli, Chiara Primerano, Irina Andreasyan, Bessa Ali, Sofia Paoli, Katerina Kabesheva, Mattia Pastore, Valentina Bonsignore, Enrica Brogna, Martina Turati, Giulia Mattoni, Anastacia Mala, Annachiara, Barbanti, Simona Boccuzzi, Emilie Saubestre, Paola Abbiati, Fern Cecamore

THANKS TO

— Eleonora Arosio, Alessandro Brame, Claudia Buraschi, Silvia Carollo, Funkly, Anna Levati, Michele Lombardelli, Laura Marino, RAMM:ΣLL:ZΣΣ [in spirit], Marika Rock

CREW23

— An Idea by
O’ non-profit association

— Curated & Designed 
by

Dafne Boggeri

– Special Project
Ilenia Arosio

— Fundraising
Leonardo Caldana

— Coordinator
Clelia Colantonio

— Assistant, Workshop Guest–Table Coordination

Maddalena Manera

— Volunteer Coordination
Francesca Rossi

— Talk Coordination
Elena Bertacchini

— Official Type
Apfel by Luigi Gorlero
for Collletttivo

EXHIBITION   |   SALTY SERMON  

by  Slavs and Tatars

curated  by  Zoë De Luca Legge – in collaboration with eastcontemporary

 

SPRINT23 is pleased to announce a solo show by Slavs and Tatars. The exhibition will gather pieces from different work cycles to give an overview of their multifaceted production. The selection of artworks mirrors Slavs and Tatars' investigation of the organic relationship between the role of language and the practice of reading, and the resulting cultural and geopolitical phenomena. Founded in 2006, Slavs and Tatars is a ‘faction of polemics and intimacies devoted to an area east of the former Berlin Wall and west of the Great Wall of China known as Eurasia.’ The Berlin-based collective explores the complexities of this region by challenging stereotypical heritages and dominant narratives. Their practice researches identity, language, traditions, and myths through exhibitions, books, and lecture-performances. They have published over twelve books and recently opened Pickle Bar, a Slavic aperitivo bar-cum-project space next to their studio. Recent shows include the 58th Venice Biennale [Venice], @MHKA [Antwerp], Humboldt Forum [Berlin], Kunsthalle Osnabrück [Osnabrück], Hayward Gallery [London], Pinakothek der Moderne [Munich].

– Slavs and Tatars is an internationally renowned art collective devoted to an area East of the former Berlin Wall and West of the Great Wall of China known as Eurasia. Since its inception in 2006, the collective has shown a keen grasp of polemical issues in society, clearing new paths for contemporary discourse via a wholly idiosyncratic form of knowledge production: including popular culture, spiritual and esoteric traditions, oral histories, modern myths, as well as scholarly research. Their work has been the subject of solo exhibitions at institutions across the globe, including the Vienna Secession; MoMA, NY; Salt, Istanbul; Albertinum Dresden, amongst others. The collective’s practice is based on three activities: exhibitions, publications, and lecture-performances. The collective has published more than twelve books to date, including most recently Лук Бук [Look Book] with Distanz Verlag. In 2018, Slavs and Tatars launched a residency and mentorship program for young professionals from the region and in 2020, the collective opened Pickle Bar, a slavic aperitivo bar-cum-project space a few doors down from their studio in the Moabit district of Berlin  | • 24  NOV – 27 JAN  →  eastcontemporary  |  extended view until 17.02

 

 

EXHIBITION   |   OUT OF THE GRID. Italian Zine 1978–2006  

by  SPRINT

 

Through original material, facsimiles and ephemera, the exhibition introduces a preview of the book Out Of The Grid presenting a critical selection of 100 Italian zines from 1978 to 2006 that display a broad spectrum of social, political, aesthetic, and technological changes in the use of language and communication strategies across the territory of self publishing. Widely mapping Italian society, particularly youth culture - over an extended period that can be symbolically defined as the post-movement and pre-internet3.0 - this outpouring of creativity gave visibility to small, imaginative and technical shifts on paper that made mimeographs, photocopiers and offset machines tremble, and often erupted into the need to communicate through other mediums. The titles selected originated from different scenes - musical, social, artistic, literary... - within which the distances between authors and readers match. To help navigate this multitude of subcultures, each zine is introduced by a profile that provides further analysis and information. No specific structure has been imposed, leaving room for the specific characteristics of each project to emerge. 100 titles ∞ paths.

 

The 400 page, 1k copy volume in English is introduced by four interviews with key people from different scenes: Stefano Gilardino & Glezös, Lorenza Pignatti & Gino Gianuizzi, Fabiola Naldi & Pietro Rivasi, Giulia Vallicelli [Compulsive Archive] & Dafne Boggeri.

 

A project by Dafne Boggeri for SPRINT, O’ associazione non profit, curated with the collaboration of Sara Serighelli; contribution by Marta Zanoni; photoeditor: Ilenia Arosio. 


Project realized thanks to the support of the Directorate-General for Contemporary Creativity of the Italian Ministry of Culture under the Italian Council program [11th edition, 2022]  |  Supported by VANS  |  Paper supplied by Sappi  | • 25–26 NOV  →  Spazio Maiocchi

 

 

EXHIBITION   |   HOLDING HANDS IN WEIRD PLACES 

A reference library – by Johanna Maierski COLORAMA & Stefanie Leinhos

 

Johanna Maierski Colorama and Stefanie Leinhos give insight into their recent publications PPSS - small press publishing tools reader and Portrait of the Artist as a Writer. Maierski’s and Leinhos’ work is united by their emphasis on reference systems. While Leinhos plays with the quotation and rearrangement of seemingly known imagery and, recently, text alongside her own writing, Maierski focuses on creating platforms for resource sharing in both publication or residency and workshop formats. The reference library will be available as a printed poster for visitors to take home.

– Johanna Maierski is the founder of Colorama, a publishing house and Risograph printing studio based in Berlin since 2015. Colorama understands publishing as a collaborative, trial-and-error practice and democratic tool to participate in artistic and political discourses. Publications feature the works of current comic- and serial artists, exploring the means of assembling and storytelling. Colorama sees themself as part of a wider community of publishers and printers that believe in para-institutional learning, equity and autonomy.

– Stefanie Leinhos is a visual artist, based in Leipzig, with a focus on drawing, writing and [self-]publishing. In her work, Leinhos cross-references literature, comics and minimal or conceptual art. She co-founded the newly formed Comics Union in Germany in 2021  | • 25–26 NOV  →  Spazio Maiocchi

 

 

EXHIBITION   |   THE MOST BEAUTIFUL SWISS BOOKS

in collaboration with Istituto Svizzero

 

TMBSB will display the twenty titles awarded on the occasion of the prestigious competition held by the Federal Office of Culture that brings together the best of Swiss publishing. Each year, the award celebrates the work of the most talented book designers and their outstanding achievements in book production and art, highlighting and promoting high-quality works that reflect contemporary trends. A traveling exhibition is organized annually in Switzerland and abroad as a promotional measure to share and consolidate skills related to book design. 

 

What is a Swiss book?

A product is considered a Swiss book if it meets at least one of the following three criteria:

The book was designed by a Swiss designer, the publishing house has its headquarters in Switzerland, or

the printing house has its headquarters in Switzerland.

 

The Most Beautiful Swiss Books 2023 Catalog  →  HERE

The books will be on view during SPRINT Milano Art Book Fair hosted at Spazio Maiocchi and after will move to Istituto Svizzero  | • 25–26 NOV  →  Spazio Maiocchi  +  29 NOV–16 DEC  →  Istituto Svizzero

  

 

EXHIBITION   |   BILLBOARD  

by  Slavs and Tatars

 

The 6 x 3 m poster posted in the courtyard of Spazio Maiocchi, one of the two venues of the Art Book Fair, is a work by Slans and Tatars that reinterprets the inscription ღიმილი [smile] in Georgian  | • 25–26 NOV  →  Spazio Maiocchi

 

 

EXHIBITION   |   TRAX CORE

 

‘Trax [1981–1987] audio-zine was born from a desire to fill a void, to establish bridges of communication with the rest of the world while still living in provincial towns where nothing interesting ever happens. Not cold, one-way communication but something that could initiate a dialogue with other people and produce results. I had already exhibited some of my collages in the mid-1970s, but I was not at all satisfied with the relationship of inevitable detachment that exists between the artist, the critic who analyses their work, the gallery owner, and the regular attendees of the vernissages. Having grown up listening to and reading about alternative culture, I felt the need to move more freely and flexibly. In 1977, I discovered the existence of Mail Art, i.e., other people around the planet who thought more or less like me. Trax is an open multimedia project that incorporates Mail Art methods, creating the same short-circuit effect that it causes in the art market machine [anyone can participate and become an artist, works are bartered for, not sold]. The serial releases from Trax [cassettes, records and audio recordings] are a parody of the consumerist materialism of the culture industry: the contact established between the various terminals of the Trax network is more important than the finished product, and anybody who gets hold of Trax works is always stimulated to interact. Indeed, many of the first Trax readers have become active participants in subsequent works.’ —Vittore Baroni. A catalog of the exhibition was produced during SPRINT Risograph's annual workshop The Riso Club, edited by Art Director Silvia Carollo with technical assistance from Andra Zambardi  from studio ATTO  | • 25–26 NOV    Regina Giovanna

 

ONLINE SCREENING H24

CYBERFEMINISM INDEX by Mindy Seu

 

Afterimage - Spazio Maiocchi’s digital platform, hosts the streaming of the performative lecture by designer, professor, and researcher Mindy Seu, recorded on April 6, 2023 at Hammer Museum in LA, about her last book Cyberfeminism Index, designed by Laura Coombs and published by Inventory Press.

‘You can use it as a reference, follow a thread, or just access it at random and it delivers wit and wisdom from over three decades of one of the most politically and intellectually challenging movements of our era. What happens between sexed flesh and gendered tech? More than ever we all need to know.’

—McKenzie Wark, author of A Hacker Manifesto 2004

In Cyberfeminism Index, hackers, scholars, artists, and activists of all regions, races and sexual orientations consider how humans might reconstruct themselves by way of technology. When learning about internet history, we are taught to focus on engineering, the military-industrial complex, and the grandfathers who created the architecture and protocol, but the internet is not only a network of cables, servers, and computers. It is an environment that shapes and is shaped by its inhabitants and their use. The creation and use of the Cyberfeminism Index is a social and political act. It takes the name cyberfeminism as an umbrella, complicates it, and pushes it into plain sight. Edited by Mindy Seu, it includes more than 700 short entries of radical techno-critical activism in a variety of media, including excerpts from academic articles and scholarly texts; descriptions of hackerspaces, digital rights activist groups, and bio-hacktivism; and depictions of feminist net art and new media art.

– Mindy Seu [b. 1991, California] is a designer and technologist based in New York City. Her expanded practice involves archival projects, techno-critical writing, performative lectures, design commissions, sharing–typically in the form of lists and spreadsheets–and close collaborations. Her latest writing surveys historical precursors of the metaverse and reveals the materiality of the internet. Mindy’s ongoing Cyberfeminism Index, which gathers three decades of online activism and net art, was commissioned by Rhizome and presented at the New Museum in its online form, and its print form is a recipient of a Graham Foundation Grant. She has lectured internationally at cultural institutions [Barbican Centre, New Museum], academic institutions [Columbia University, Central Saint Martins], and mainstream platforms [Pornhub, SSENSE], among many others, and has been a resident at MacDowell, Sitterwerk Foundation, Pioneer Works, and Internet Archive. Mindy holds an M.Des. from Harvard’s Graduate School of Design and a B.A. in Design Media Arts from the University of California, Los Angeles. She is currently Assistant Professor at Rutgers Mason Gross School of the Arts and Critic at Yale School of Art.

A text by Flavia Criscione introduces the streaming video.

The book is featured at SPRINT Milano Art Book Fair  | • 24 NOV–16 DEC    Afterimage

 

SPRINT MILANO ART BOOK FAIR

PUBLISHERS, LABELS, RARE/USED BOOK DEALERS

→  Spazio Maiocchi + Regina Giovanna

 

More than 250 participations from 31 different countries. This year we are exceptionally launching several thematic areas that amplify the relationship with contemporary publishing: a selection of reality that also relate to sound-whether by pressing vinyl or recording tapes-small independent labels that take special care of covers and booklets within their sound projects, dissemination of second-hand or rare publishing, for cross-access to a form of collecting. Special focus through organizations/publishers that reach us for the first time: 

 

CAIRO ART BOOK FAIR  CAIRO  

W/ Academy of Media Arts Cologne, Contemporary Image Collective, 

Esmat Publishing List, Mohamed Allam, Nikolskaya-Lund Publishing, Rizo Masr

 

DORMIDA EDITORA  SANTIAGO 

W/ Bestiario Ediciones, Cerro Press, Estudio DO, Iconbototos, Minigolf Books, 

Se Imprime, Zuni Zines

 

SHRUB  SINGAPORE  

W/ Aaronsworld94, Camtu, Den Souvenir, Grafis Nusantara, Haq, Hause, 

Ripe, Wrought Material, Yun

 

 

SURPRIZE AWARD

Supporting Publishing Practices – in collaboration with EXPOSED

 

In its second episode SPRINT award is dedicated to photography experimentation aimed at those realities involved in the 11th edition of SMABF. One projects under development – or published during 2023 – will receive financial support for production, research, to nurture pathways or to ignate time/space in vision and purpose. The winner will be included in SPRINT spin-off participation to EXPOSED, the new International Festival of Photography, inaugurating in Turin on May 2nd, 2024  | • 25–26 NOV    Spazio Maiocchi    Regina Giovanna

 

 

TALK  | • 25 NOV  →  Regina Giovanna

THE TRANSLITERATIVE TEASE a performative lecture  by  Slavs and Tatars

– Through the lens of phonetic, semantic, and theological slippage, Transliterative Tease explores the potential for transliteration – the conversion of scripts – as a strategy equally of resistance and research into notions such as identity politics, colonialism, and faith. The lecture-performance focuses on the Turkic languages of the former Soviet Union, as well as the eastern and western frontiers of the Turkic sphere, namely Anatolia and Xinjiang/Uighuristan. Lenin believed that the revolution of the east began with the Latinization of the alphabets of all Muslim subjects of the USSR. The march of alphabets has always accompanied that of empires – Arabic with the rise of Islam, Latin with that of Roman Caholicism, and Cyrillic with the Orthodox Church and subsequently communism. This lecture-performance attempts not to emancipate peoples or nations but rather the sounds rolling off our tongues. The lecture-performance has been presented at the following venues, amongst others: Kunsthalle Zurich; Dallas Museum of Art; MoMA, NY; Asian Culture Center Theater, Gwangju; Royal College of Art, London; La Colonie, Paris; OGR, Turin; and Pejman Foundation, Tehran.

CAIRO ART BOOK FAIR with Nour El Safoury 

– The Cairo Art Book Fair is a celebration of the diversity of publishing practices that take place today in Egypt, majority Arabic-speaking communities, the Mediterranean basin, the African continent and the world. In December 2022, the first edition of the fair welcomed over 30 exhibitors among them were artists, self publishers, zine makers, independent publishers, galleries, and art institutions committed to publishing in/around the arts.

RISCRIVERE IL CORPO with MP5  &  Jonathan Bazzi

– A conversation with writer Jonathan Bazzi about CORPUS, the first collection of MP5's works. A book that is not just a catalogue, it is a story, an account of everything that producing images has meant for MP5 to date.

Some people know MP5 for her large-scale mural works, others because her creations have become symbols of transfeminism and queer culture. Her work has been exhibited around the world and has appeared in prominent publications. In this book, MP5 has collected years of her production for the first time, selecting and rearranging images according to three declinations -- Corpus Erotico, Ermetico and Eretico -- to recompose the narrative of her artistic practice. Published by Rizzoli Lizard

NUOVA BOZZA with Noura Tafeche  &  Khadim Loum

– Restitution of the outcomes of the workshop 'NUOVA BOZZA': Identity, tokenism, white-passing, second generations, racialization, integration. How many and what are the words that define our experience as children3 of migration and diasporas? Social media and journalism have coined terms that have dominated public debates as well as personal and social positioning, but which of them do we feel comfortable with to describe ourselves? Why not collectively reappropriate a technology as powerful as language so that we can return to ourselves a more accurate translation of our experiences, perceptions, and demands?
Neologisms is an essential tool for addressing evolutions in perception and reality with poietic aptitude and initiative. Neologisms are useful the more they tend to represent and describe a condition, an experience--individual or social--in which one wishes to make the world a participant so that this word can add quality and accuracy to the way we interpret, translate and observe ourselves3, relationships with others and the world. The Workshop was held on October 28, at the headquarters of the non-profit association GALATTICA.

During SMABF, the zine collecting the reflection tracks of the laboratory, printed in Risograph by THE RISO CLUB, will be presented.

TALK  | • 26 NOV  →  Regina Giovanna

 

FOTOCOPIARE UN LIBRO – sul processo di produzione di Utopie dattilotessili with Luca Carboni  &  Andrea Garcés Oreri–Iniziativa Editoriale

– Utopie dattilotessili is a selection of artist Davide Tocco's work - poised between concrete poetry, typography and graphic design - and a reflection, in book form, on the publishing process. The book brings together reproductions of 100 typewritten works, created between 2017 and 2023 with an Olivetti Dora, and a series of critical texts - also typewritten - about Tocco's work and the process of producing the book itself. All pages of the book are photocopies of the originals, obtained with a Riso MF9350 digital duplicator without the use of computers and graphic design software. From the images of the production process, theə editorsə will reflect on the materiality and limits of art publishing in a hyper-digital world. [Utopie dattilotessili by Davide Tocco With texts by Wu Ming 1, Fiammetta Pani, Ilaria Pisanu, Federico Antonini, Marta Veronese, Luca Carboni, Andrea Garcés. Oreri-Iniziativa Editoriale, Cagliari, 2023].

TRAX 1981–1987 with Vittore Baroni  &  Massimo Giacon

– About the ‘modular’ audio zine that experimented with sound and print, Activating a density of collaborations on different formats, with visionary production.

EARS, EYES, AND HANDS:  Yuzuru Agi's design in Vanity Records and its inheritance today + edition.nord & immeasurable labels legacy with Shin Akiyama EDITION.NORD

– Vanity Records, which started in 1978 at a time when the post-punk wave was about to take off around the world, is said to be Japan's first independent label. Akiyama explains the advanced design of its founder, editor/critic Yuzuru Agi. He will also introduce the physical strategies of the labels ‘edition.nord’ and ‘immeasurable’, which inherit Agi's design spirit.

ACCARTOCCIAMOCI #2 with La Rivoluzione delle Seppie  +  Unpae  +  Zic Zic Edizioni

– Pathways that turn to the territory, reasoning about local dynamics, to introduce specific ways of generating culture through relationships of proximity and survival strategies, between urgencies, needs, desires and bureaucracy.

 

PERFORMANCE  |  Union Editions presents

25 NOV  →  Regina Giovanna

– YOU KNOW, MY HEAART IS IN A THOUSAND PIECES A DAY

by  Aloe Vera  |  Live performance

– STANDARDS OF LIVING

by  Fabrizio Vatieri  |  Live performance

– NEVER ALONE 1998-2002

photos  by  Valentina Morandi  &  Cheyenne Clementi  |  A preview extracted from the book Never Alone 1998–2002 - Raving in Europe - a new photographic archive book has documented the illegal rave scene in Europe in the late '90s and early '00s, a community of free-party ravers as they travel to cities such as Marseille, Lisbon and Prague, where they attended a Teknival party.

 

 

PERFORMANCE*  |  Altalena presents

26 NOV  →  Regina Giovanna

PORPORINE  -  episodes  1  &  2

– Porporine is a polycephalic podcast by Altalena born as a weird choir of nocturnal butterflies sharing the same body. Contributions by: Marina Cavadini, Gabriele Cremonesi, Ilaria di Emidio, Alice Fiorelli, Hun, Edoardo Manzoni, Andrea Magnani, Mattia Pajè, Alessandro Polo, Stella Succi.

*SPATIAL SONIC DIFFUSION WILL ALTERNATE WITH TALK PROGRAM

 

 

FUNDRAISING PARTY   |   A   CHE     PUNTO    SIAMO       DELLA NOTTE              ? 

curated by TOMBOYS DON'T CRY

Dj set by:

• FIGHTINGDISCOTINHA

• ALIENI

• VENUS NEWS NETWORK ~ Childhood Intelligence / Berlin ~

• TZAZIKY & CRACK

 

• 25 NOV    Nivea Club

WORKSHOP RISOGRAPH  |  THE RISO CLUB

Curated by Silvia Carollo

Risograph is an eco-friendly printing method into which the chromatic attitude of silk printing meets the fast timing of photocopy reproduction and the softness of inkjet prints. It’s an awesome and professional - even if cheap - solution for little editions, due to its range of possibilities going from uniform tones to crazy analog patterns. Silvia Carollo will lead the workshop tutoring and helping during the development of the design, the printing planning and actions. Graphic sources will be elaborated and warped together, starting with material coming from the SPRINT23 exhibition 'TRAX CORE'  –  on the 'TRAX' multimedia zine, created by Piermario Ciani, Vittore Baroni and Massimo Giacon from 1984 to 1987. The workshop call was open to artists, photographers, illustrators and visual designers who love archives, who wish to have a first approach or deepen their knowledge of Riso printing.

– TRAX CORE, zine, 24-page, A4 catalog printed in two colors tile and fluo orange, English text, official Type ‘Apfel Grotezk’ by Luigi Gorlero for Collletttivo.

– The workshop was coordinated by Maddalena Manera and supported in the printing practice by ATTO studio of design and communication  • selection from portfolio on open-call  |  18–19 NOV     Spazio Maiocchi

WORKHSOP  |  NUOVA BOZZA

From an idea by Noura Tafeche and co-curated with Khadim Loum

Experimental Onomaturgy Laboratory for ‘second generations’ who do not like to define themselves by the word ‘second generation’. The material produced during the day-long workshop was compiled into a Risograph zine. A tool to begin the discussion on this key issue, gathering new words for a possible present.

Extract from the zine introduction: 'NUOVA BOZZA' is a project that took shape gradually, beginning with conversations between Noura and Khadim, and gradually involving several members of our local community as well. Our motivation was to want to define and represent ourselves autonomously, using words that were not at all costs imported from a dominant academic and social context, such as the English-speaking and U.S. contexts, but were instead, created or adapted in Italian to fully express ourselvesə. We saw significant potential in onomaturgy. In the highest aspiration of this practice, we aspire not only to coin new terms, but to do so through a shared community process. It is no longer the individual who takes on the task of translating a fragment of reality, but it is a task entrusted to those who feel involved in an evolution, with which they identify and to which they feel they actively belong. Frequently we experience a language gap, similar to a crack left open in a wall. It is in these moments that an opportunity opens up to fill that crack, thus preventing the wall from collapsing. This can happen through a creative, collaborative and participatory act that inevitably requires boldness, effort and imagination. The poietic attitude of onomaturgy helps us develop a more vigorous spirit of presence toward words, moving us away from a supine and passive adherence to our reality.
– NUOVA BOZZA, zine,  32 pages, printed by The Riso Club, color: black, pink fluo, A5, ed. of 50, Italian text  | • 28 OCT  →  GALATTICA

LOCATIONS  

Spazio Maiocchi   |   Via Achille Maiocchi 5/7

Artifact c/o Spazio Maiocchi

Regina Giovanna   |   Via Achille Maiocchi 4

Istituto Svizzero   |   Via del Vecchio Politecnico 3

eastcontemporary   |   Via Pecchio 3

Nivea Club

Afterimage​   |   digital platform by Spazio Maiocchi  

PATRONAGE  

IN PARTNERSHIP WITH  

MAIN CULTURAL PARTNER 

Municipio 9 – Comune di Milano

CULTURAL PARTNER 

SUPPORTED BY  

TECHNICAL SPONSOR   

MEDIA PARTNER   

untitled association

ZERO

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