top of page

24–25–26  NOVEMBER  2023



EXHIBITION  |  ⟶ eastcontemporary


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   |   5 – 9 pm

⟶ eastcontemporary

On view until 27/01

EXHIBITION  |  ⟶ Spazio Maiocchi


Italian Zine 1978–2006  


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, 1,000 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   |   11 am – 9 pm

⟶ Spazio Maiocchi

EXHIBITION  |  ⟶ Spazio Maiocchi


– 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   |   11 am – 9 pm

⟶ Spazio Maiocchi

EXHIBITION  |  ⟶ Spazio Maiocchi + Istituto Svizzero


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   |   11 am – 9 pm

⟶ Spazio Maiocchi

29 NOV–16 DEC

Mon–Fri   11 am – 5 pm

Sat & Public Holidays   2 – 6 pm

⟶ Istituto Svizzero

EXHIBITION  |  ⟶ Spazio Maiocchi


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   |   11 am – 9 pm

⟶ Spazio Maiocchi

EXHIBITION  |  ⟶ Regina Giovanna


‘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   |   11AM – 9PM

⟶ Regina Giovanna

ONLINE SCREENING H24  |  ⟶ Afterimage


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.


⟶ Afterimage

LINK ACTIVE FROM  14/11  TO  16/12 ⟶ HERE

SPRINT MILANO ART BOOK FAIR  |  ⟶ Spazio Maiocchi + Regina Giovanna  



the full list  HERE 

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: 


W/ Academy of Media Arts CologneContemporary Image Collective

Esmat Publishing List, Mohamed AllamNikolskaya-Lund PublishingRizo Masr


W/ Bestiario EdicionesCerro Press, Estudio DOIconbototosMinigolf Books

Se ImprimeZuni Zines


W/ Aaronsworld94CamtuDen SouvenirGrafis NusantaraHaqHause

RipeWrought MaterialYun



SURPRIZE – Supporting Publishing Practices – in its second episode is an award dedicated to photography experimentation aimed at those realities involved in the 11th edition of SPRINT MABF. One projects under development – or published during 2023 – will receive nancial 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   |   11 am – 9 pm

⟶ Spazio Maiocchi

⟶ Regina Giovanna

TALK  |  25 NOV  |  1 – 2 pm  |  ENG  |  ⟶ Regina Giovanna


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.

TALK  |  25 NOV  |  3 – 4 pm  |  ENG  |  ⟶ Regina Giovanna


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.

TALK  |  25 NOV  |  5 – 6 pm  |  ITA  |  ⟶ Regina Giovanna


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


TALK  |  25 NOV  |  7 – 8 pm  |  ITA  |  ⟶ Regina Giovanna


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

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

TALK  |  26 NOV  |  1–2pm  |  ITA  |  ⟶ Regina Giovanna


– sul processo di produzione di Utopie dattilotessili

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].

TALK  |  26 NOV  |  3 – 4 pm  |  ITA  |  ⟶ Regina Giovanna

TRAX 1981–1987

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.

TALK  |  26 NOV​  |  5 – 6 pm  |  ENG  |  ⟶ Regina Giovanna


Yuzuru Agi's design in Vanity Records and its inheritance today

+ edition.nord & immeasurable labels legacy


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.


TALK  |  26 NOV​  |  7 – 8 pm  |  ITA  |  ⟶ Regina Giovanna


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  |  25 NOV  |  4 - 5pm  |  ⟶ Regina Giovanna

Union Edition presents


by  Aloe Vera

Live performance


PERFORMANCE  |  25 NOV  |  8 - 9pm  |  ⟶ Regina Giovanna

Union Edition presents


by  Fabrizio Vatieri

Live performance


PERFORMANCE  |  25 NOV  |  1 - 9pm  |  ⟶ Regina Giovanna

Union Edition presents

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  |  26 NOV  |  2 – 9pm*  |   ⟶ Regina Giovanna

Altalena presents

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.


A CHE   PUNTO     SIAMO         DELLA NOTTE            ? 

Dj set by:




~ Childhood Intelligence / Berlin ~


curated by


25 NOV  |  11 pm – 05 am​

⟶ Nivea Club


– double page extract from #INGRID
by Zoé Aubry  |  352 pages  |  edited by RVB Paris with Gato Negro Ediciones Mexico  |  2022
ur_Trax Test_A5_01 cover.jpg
url_2023-11-09 alle 17.46.18.png
url_2023-11-13 alle 17.21.56.jpg
url__a 2023-11-13 alle 17.52.42.png
Schermata 2023-11-14 alle 11.42.18.png
Schermata 2023-11-14 alle 11.39.54.png
url_Aloe Vera - Union Editions 4.jpg
Schermata 2023-11-14 alle 11.18.09.png
bottom of page