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10° edition

2022

November 25 – December 10

SPRINT—Independent Publishers & Artists' Books Salon  |  Milano

ART BOOK FAIR

DISPLAY

SCREENING

TALK

BILLBOARD

FUNDRAISING
 
PARTY

WORKSHOP

B2B

AWARD


POSTER/
 
CATALOGUE

 
ALL THE EVENTS
 
ARE FREE

ADMISSION

EXCEPT THE

WORKSHOP

AND THE
 
FUNDRAISING

PARTY

VOLUNTEERS

— Paolo Barbieri, Alice Bazzini, Benedetta Bellucci, Vittoria Brugali, Chiara Catarin, Alexandra Chiojdeanu, Luca Coccimiglio, Greta Cozza, Luca Dal Ben, Ambra Fiore, Deborah Franceschini, Elisa Liu, Marco Lorenzon, Alice Machado, Elisa Marchand, Clara Mastrangelo, Erica Matta, Silvia Muñoz, Mattia Pastore, Sofia Rainer, Laura Riva, Carlotta Salvatori Beatrice Savoldelli, Giulia Senni, Sara Vallar, Anita van Heusden, Margherita Villani, Laura Vivaldi, Giulia Zago

THANKS TO

— Eleonora Arosio, Stefano Azzolini, Bradford Bailey, Claudia Buraschi, Ale Cane, Silvia Carollo, Davies Costacurta, Graziella Gay, Matteo Guarnaccia [in spirit], Loredana Lipperini [to exist], Luis Juárez, Michele Lombardelli, Lee Lozano [in spirit], Giorgio Maffei [in spirit], Silvio Mancini, Elsa Morante [in spirit], RAMM:ΣLL:ZΣΣ [in spirit], Paola Nicolin, Marika Rock ’40, Maite Rodriguez, Filippo Salvadori, Tareq Tamimi

THE CREW22

— An Idea by
O’ non-profit association

— Curated & Designed 
by

Dafne Boggeri

– Special Project
Ilenia Arosio

— Fundraising
Leonardo Caldana

— Coordinator
Clelia Colantonio

— Assistant & Risograph Workshop Coordination
Maddalena Manera

— Comunication
Federica Nicastro

— Volunteer Coordination
Andrea Sabetta

— Guest–Table Coordination
Claudia Agusto

— Talk Coordination
Elena Bertacchini

— Official Type
Apfel by Luigi Gorlero
for Collletttivo

SMABF22 PUBLISHERS

– 045PUBLISHING  Verona

– 70 PERCENTO  MI

– ABOUT BOOKS  Zurich/Berlin

– ACCATTONE MAGAZINE  Bruxelles

– AL HAYYA INC  Beirut/Montréal

– ALI KULUNYAR  Istanbul

– ALIEN  London/MI

– ALTANA  MI

– AMAZIN PRESS  Bridgeport US

– ARABPOP  Napoli

– ARANTZA PEÑA POPO  LA

– ARCHIVE BOOKS  Berlin/MI/Dakar

– ARCHIVIO MAGAZINE  Torino

– ARIMA SCRIBA  MI

– ASSOCIAZIONE BARRIERA  Torino

– AXIS AXIS  Torino

– BALAM MAGAZINE  Bueno Aires

– BICEPS FRANCE  Marseille

– BLADR  Copenhagen

– BONUS DUO  MI

– BRIGADE CYNOPHILE  Marseille

– BRONZE AGE  London

– BUILDING FICTIONS  Amsterdam

– CAMP BOOKS  London  

– CAN CAN PRESS Mexico City

– CASA BIGLIERI  Torino

– CESURA PUBLISH  Pianello Val Tidone [PC]

– COLPA PRESS  SF

– COMBOS PRESS  Portland

– COMPLICE PRESS  Lugano

– CONDYLURA  Bologna

– COSTANZA NANI  Bergamo

– CTRL BOOKS  Bergamo/MI

– DANIEL DRABEK  CH  

– DEPART POUR L’IMAGE  MI

– DISCONTENT  London

– DOLCE PUBLISHING  Athens

– e-flux BOOKS  NY

– EDITION TAUBE  München/Zurich

– ENTER PRESS  Bologna

– ENTROPY EDITIONS  Minneapolis

– ETC ETC  MI/Taranto

– EVERYEDITION  Zurich

– FABRIZIO VATIERI  MI

– FERMACAMPIONE  MI

– FOLDER Bookshop–SoundOhm  MI

– FOOD&  Berlin

– FOTOSFERA  Buenos Aires

– FRANCABOSCO  Matera

– FRANKENSTEIN MAGAZINE  MI

– FUZAO STUDIO  Locarno

w/ Strongman, Xiao longhua, 1 and Half Atelier, jiazazhi, Yihu

– GIANXMARCO  Forlì

– GIORGIA RACHEL DONNAN  MI

– GLORIA GLITZER  Berlin

– GOODWITCH + LA Warman  NY 

– GRAFICA BAMBAATAA  Monza

– GRAFIS NUSANTARA  South Borneo [Indonesia]

– HABITAT  Tredozio [FC]

– HANDHSHAKE  Valencia

– HOMIE HOUSE PRESS  MI

– HOPSCOTCH READING ROOM / HOPSCOTCH EDITIONS  Berlin

– JIAQI LI  Bologna

– JUMBO PRESS  Barcelona

– KABUL  Turin/MI

– KALEIDOSCOPE  MI

– KAYFA TA  Amman/Cairo

– KLAUS MISER  Pescara

– KOBAYASHI BOOKS PRESS  Mexico City

– LA BALSA ED.  Bilbao

– LANDESCAPE  Alcamo [TP]

– LENDROIT ÉDITIONS  Rennes

– LORENZO MASON STUDIO  Venezia

– MANARÒT  Trento/MI

– MASSIMILIANO RICCI  MI

– MG POSANI  Bologna

– MICHALIS PICHLER  Berlin

– MIGRA – Feria de Arte Impreso  Buenos Aires

w/ Archivo de la Memoria Trans, Ricochet, Alcohol y Fotocopia, Cuestión Editora, Bucle Editorial, Club del Prado, Editorial Chaco, Estampa Feminista, Ediciones el Fuerte, Humobooks, Estudio Enrollado, La Protesta Sexual por Nicolas Cuello, Flore, Subeditoria, Zunizines, Foto Estudio Luisita, St. Rosa Editora

– MONROE BOOKS  Berlin

– MORSU2O22  Perugia

– MOUSSE  MI

– MULIERIS MAGAZINE  MI

– NERO  Roma

– NEVER SLEEP c/o GABBER ELEGANZA  Berlin

– NICO FONTANA  Richmond US

– NXS WORLD  Berlin/Amsterdam

– OCCASIONAL PAPER  London

– OFICYNA PERYFERIE  Warsaw

– ORERI—INIZIATIVA EDITORIALE  Cagliari

– ORINOCO  Porto

– PAGEMASTERS  London

– PAGE NOT FOUND  The Hague NL

– PERIMETER EDITION  Melbourne

– PESSIMA  MI

– POLENTA MALGAZINE  Trento

– PREMIATE EDIZIONI  MI

– PRESS PRESS  MI

– PRINTER FAULT PRESS  Palma/Frankfurt am Main

– QUANTO  MI

– ROBIDA  Topolò [UD]

– ROMA PUBLICATION  Amsterdam

– RORHOF  Bolzano

– SALI E TABACCHI JOURNAL  MI

– SE IMPRIME  Santiago CHILE

– SEATON STREET PRESS  Philadelphia

– SET MARGINS’ PUBLICATIONS  Eindhoven NL

– SHH BOOKS  LA

– SHORTT EDITIONS  Gainesville US

– SKINNERBOOX  Jesi

– spazioSERRA  MI

– STAY STONED  Viareggio

– STUDIOFAGANEL  Gorizia

– STUDIO SAFAR  Montréal/Beirut

– TAZI ZINE  MI

– THE BOY IS BEAUTIFUL  London

– THE MOVEMENT MOVEMENT  London

– THE SERVING LIBRARY  Berlin/NY/Parma

– TIRESIA  Roma

– TOMBOYS DON’T CRY  MI

– TOMMASO TOMMASINI  Ancona

– TONEWENTITIES  Singapore

– TONINI EDITORE  Gussago [BS]

– TSAR BOOKS  Vevey CH

– TULPRESS  MI

– TUNGNINGCHEUNG PRESS  London

– ULTRACELESTIA  MI

– UNION EDITIONS  Roma

– VEII  Roma

– VERTIGO PRESS  Varese

– VIAINDUSTRIAE PUBLISHING  Foligno [PG]

– VIARAFFINERIA X SUQ. MAGAZINE  Catania/Augusta

– WELL GEDACHT PUBLISHING  Berlin  +  AȘINA Turkey

– WITTY BOOKS  Torino

WOBBY.CLUB  Tilburg NL

– X  Torino

– XONG  Bologna

– YANXIN  Urbino

– YU CAI  Venezia

#SMABF22 In Partnership with Slam Jam  |  → 24–25 NOV  11am–9pm  |  Spazio Maiocchi

EXHIBITION  |  MAKING WAVES – Conjuring of New Forms in Publishing

From the Whole Earth Catalog experience to the How to manuals by كيف تـ Kayfa ta

curated by SPRINT

– The first edition of the Whole Earth Catalog appeared in the fall of 1968, conceived by its founder Stewart Brand, under the editorial direction of Lois Jennings, as a user-curated selection of the best hardware and ideas for living beyond the limits of suburban and corporate America. With its slogan Access to Tools, the iconoclastic, visionary and widely influential catalog soon became a symbol of thinking that looked at self-organization, do-it-yourself, ecology, alternative education, low-tech methods, holism, with contradictory sides that over the years have led to its identification as an aide to the development of Silicon Valley's techno-libertarian spirit, as is well dissected by Tool Globalism* texts by Simon Sadler on display [*from Global Tools 1973–1975, 2018, curated by Valerio Borgonuovo and Silvia Franceschini, published by NERO].

– Through analogies and points of contact, the exhibition connects WEC legacy - charting the social and cultural revolutions of the period - to the present day, gliding in a new shape of complexity and intersectional vision, till the contemporary publishing house كیف تـ Kayfa ta, a non-profit Arab initiative base between Cairo and Amman, founded in 2012 by the artists/curators Maha Maamoun and Ala Younis, using the popular form of the how-to manual [how=kayfa, to=ta] to respond to present-day needs.

– The exhibition move around eight stretchy categories identify transitions, triangulations, overlaps, course changes and cross evolutions between more than 80 volumes presented:

 

  • WHOLE EARTH CATALOG & SPIN–OFF  |  1968–1977

  • SAME TIME SAME WAVE   |  1970–1975

  • INTERLACED EXPERIENCES & INSPIRATION  |  from 1970

  • DOMES / ZOMES / SHELTERS & STRUCTURES  |  from 1968

  • RESEARCH & ANALYSIS ON WEC  |  from 2004

  • NEW WAVES  |  from 1985

  • EXPANDED MATERIAL  |  from 1154

  • SONIC WAVES  |  from 1956

 

– A wide-ranging journey through original copies, facsimiles, bootlegs, maps and ephemera that address sustainability of resources, self-building and visionary architecture, interspecies inclusiveness, struggles for survival and social rights, to keep asking: 

 

How do we live together?

Pages become waves, bonds are in motion, multiple stories cross each other.

 

Making Waves A4 catalog was produced during SPRINT's annual Risograph printing Workshop - The Riso Club - curated by Swiss graphic designers Eilean Friis-Lund & Alice Vodoz. The processed material has been extracted from the editions displayed in the exhibition, accompanied by a feature text, bibliographic/ephemeral list. If you want buy a copy, write us: sprint@sprintmilano.org

– SPRINT22 Poster/Catalog celebrates the MW exhibition with a series of elements extracted from the books, zines and magazines used in the display.

In Partnership with Slam Jam  |  →  opening 25 NOV  6–10pm  |  until 10 DEC  2am– 6pm  |  Dropcity - Magazzini Raccordati della stazione Centrale

SCREENING EUROPEAN PREVIEW  |  WE ARE AS GODS [2022, US] 

Documentary Directed by David Alvarado & Jason Sussberg, Original Score by Brian Eno

TRAILER

– The documentary delves into the visionary figure of Stewart Brand, founder of the Whole Earth Catalog, the legendary publication that Steve Jobs called Google in paperback form, 35 years before Google existed quoting also its sentence Stay hungry. Stay foolish! 

– With his optimistic approach Brand was able to be at the center of cultural and technological shifts, from the 1960s back-to-the-land attitude to the cyberculture and the modern environmental movement. 

– Now his case for so-called de-extinction receives pushback, from various scientists and activist who regard the notion of reviving woolly mammoths with the droll skepticism of Jeff Goldblum in Jurassic Park and who believe he’s gone too far in his approach to future recalling him to consider that:

 

Pessimists serve a purpose too!

 

– A testimony about Brand's multiple trajectories and his legacy to wonder: how use technology on this planet, in relation to the bodies that inhabit or have inhabited it and to the landscape that already preserves intrinsically the notion of time...

In Partnership with Slam Jam  |    1'34'', v.o. ENG s.t. ENG  |  25 NOV 9.30–11.30pm  |  Dropcity - Magazzini Raccordati della stazione Centrale

↙︎↙︎↙︎ [note of insights] ↘↘↘ 

 

The Whole Earth Catalog philosophy and its creation, officially began in 1963, when Stewart Brand [biologist, photographer] and Lois Jennings [mathematician, member of the Ottawa tribe] were drove around the US with their Whole Earth Truck Store to sell equipments to outlying communities, likewise Access Mobile, an alternative library and an itinerant micro-education service.

 

– In 1966 when Stewart Brand had an epiphany after a revealing LSD trip, and began to wonder:

 

Why haven’t we seen a photograph of the whole Earth yet?

 

– He started selling buttons with this slogan on the streets of San Francisco, to spur people to reflect on the idea of the planet as home and as a place to be preserved. 

Two years later, the NASA photograph of the whole earth appeared on the cover of the Catalog, frequently described as one of the most influential publications of recent decades: mediated between psychedelia and computer culture, analogic romantics and technology geeks and thus triggered defining impulses for the environmentalist movement and the rise of the digital network culture.

– The Whole Earth Catalog was published several times a year between 1968 and 1972, and occasionally thereafter, until 1998. The magazine featured essays and articles, but was primarily focused on product reviews, without selling directly. The vendor’s contact information was listed alongside the item and its review, creating the need of numerous editions to keep price and availability information up to date, asking for feedback from the public and suggestions on products and books.

– Surrounded by motivated collaborators, as Lois Jennings [director], the editors Kevin Kelly [later Wired co-founder] and Lloyd Kahn [later Shelter Publications founder], Stewart created WEC by recasting an alchemy of references, inspired by the title of the book Spaceship Earth [1968] by Barbara Ward, the popular L. L. Bean Catalog of outdoor stuff [mentor of what will later become the country WASP 'n' Preppy style], the manual Dome Cookbook [1968] by Steve Baer, from whom he took inspiration for paper type and tabloid format. 

 

– Additionally he decided to open the first WEC issue with the phrase:

 

We are as gods and might as well get good at it*

 

*stolen from A Runaway World? By British anthropologist Edmund Leach [1968].

 

– A particular attitude of Stewart in putting things together, whose theoretical core are the writings of Norbert Wiener, B.Fuller and Marshall McLuhan, fueled by Stewart’s experience inside multimedia group USCO [co-founded by Gerd Stern and Michael Callahan as in Us Company or Us Co.] and Merry Pranksters the famed cabal of devotees who are the subject of Tom Wolfe’s book The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test, associated with author Ken Kesey, for which Brand co-produced the Trips Festival [1966] in San Francisco, working just few years later with Douglas Engelbart on The Mother of All Demos  who in 1968 introduced hypertext, email and the mouse.

– This Conjuring of new forms, as the CATALOG describes itself in the CATALOG [quoting David Senior, Bibliographer at The Museum of Modern Art Library NY], became a generational benchmark and was benefited by the the US National Book Award [1972], won for the first time by this typology of  format, carrying with it those insights and idiosyncrasies of a generation.

ON LINE SCREENING ITALIAN PREVIEW  DROP CITY [2012, US] 

Documentary Directed by Joan Grossman

TRAILER

 

– As a link to the Making Waves exhibition investigating experiences that gave rise to publishing projects SPRINT presents on Afterimage the documentary DROP CITY a testimony of one of the first rural DIY communes of the 60s, founded by artists with ties to the legendary Black Mountain College, inspired by Buckminster Fuller and Steve Baer’s architectural ideas and became known for their self-constructed geodesic domes/zome made out of recycled materials, experimenting on solar technology and anticipating sensitivity to energy conservation and waste. Drop City has been a pivotal place in the history of the Whole Earth Catalog and other projects, such as the self-publication Dome Cookbook [1968] by Steve Baer or the eponymous chronicle book [1971] by Peter Rabbit, aka Peter Douthit, poet and former Black Mountain College student, who chronicles its evolution through his own personal growth and change.

 

– Coming from a milieu where the common tendency was to work within the system and surrender to the psychological fatigue caused by the profligacy promoted by consumerism, the Droppers decided to overcome the social abjection by retiring themselves in a scrubby desert land at the edge of Colorado, in Trinidad. Here they instituted a clinical space for recovery and a lab for social and architectural experimentation under the name of Drop City, both a conceptual trope and a physical place, that during its 7 years lifetime [1965-1972] offered a space where to: try out the first civilian use of geodesic domes and zomes - achieve an existence immersed in nature - express creative dissidence - choose a communitarian living out of the advanced capitalism’s panorama.

[extract from Afterimage's introduction text by Elena Bertacchini]

In Partnership with Slam Jam  |  →  82'', v.o. ENG s.t. ENG  |  25 NOV – 10 DEC  |  Afterimage – digital platform by Spazio Maiocchi

EXHIBITION  |  LE VAMPIRE DI CRESCENZAGO by Giorgia Rachel Donnan

 

– An unpublished selection of drawings and installation inspired by suburban figures/environments and the tradition of B-horror movie, among deformed bodies, hallucinated gazes in the background of a distorted Milan in its nuances. All the human and inhuman around us and vice versa.

GET RID OF MEANING. YOUR MIND IS A NIGHTMARE THAT HAS BEEN EATING YOU: 

NOW EAT YOUR MIND

Quoting the American writer Kathy Acker [1947–1997]

 

– Born in 2000 from a multicultural family, Giorgia Rachel Donnan defines her growing path ranging from drawings to photography, from fashion to paintings. Her work explores the relationship between grotesque and sexy. Influenced by suburban cultures and mundane situations, she brings life to her vision of beauty. The freshness of her attitude, the attention to detail, carved on the sheets by pencils that look like blades, make her work among the most interesting on the present Italian scene. 

In Partnership with Slam Jam  |  →  26–27 NOV  11am–9pm  |  Superattico

EXHIBITION  |  FONTANA curated by Félicité Landrivon Ventoline fanzine FR

& Gaspare Balducci Editions Biceps FR

 

– Like frantic gushes, the works in the exhibition converse by elective affinities linked by experimental typography and lettering research in a complicity of reverberations, with works by:

 

Virginia Genta ITA, Julien Gobled FR, Rudy Guedj & Nora Steenbergen FR/NL, 

Ayasha Khan FR/BE, Hélène Marian FR, Nadja Meier FR, Camille Potte FR, Jules Rousselet FR/BE

 

– Ventoline series by Félicité Landrivon is a fanzine project launched in 2020, featuring women from the amateur or professional music scene who are still underrepresented in the industry.

– Biceps Edition run by Gaspare Balducci is a publishing project in development that brings together several graphic artists.

In Partnership with Slam Jam  |  →  26–27 NOV  |  11am–9pm  |  Artifact c/o Spazio Maiocchi

EXHIBITION  |  THE MOST BEAUTIFUL SWISS BOOKS

 

– The competition The Most Beautiful Swiss Books is an instrument of the Federal Office of Culture that rewards the quality of book design in Switzerland and brings it closer to the public. The competition is open to exponents from the fields of design, publishing and printing. Every year, around 400 titles are submitted to the Federal Office of Culture. A five-member international jury selects the most beautiful Swiss books of each year from these entries. The competition records trends and identifies tendencies in contemporary book design and production, while at the same time creating a historical memory that goes back a long way.

 

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.

– On the occasion of SPRINT the 23 titles selected will be installed in an inflatable site-specific geodesic structure that will then migrate from  →  Spazio Maiocchi [26-27 NOV 11am–9pm] to  →  Dropcity [29 NOV - 10 DEC 2–6pm]

 

In collaboration with Istituto Svizzero  |  DOWNLOAD TMBSB 2021 CATALOG  ⤷  HERE

EXHIBITION–TALK  |  744 Km

STORIES FROM THE SWISS-ITALIAN ALPINE FRONTLINE by VOLUME Zurich

 

– 744 kilometers, that is the length of the border between Italy and Switzerland, which runs through the High Alps but also the lowest point in Switzerland. This physical and mental border metabolizes the shared histories and frictions between the two territories. Publications from artists, independent, academic and mainstream publishers of the last decades, tell us some of these different stories, projections and ideologies embedded within the topography.

– VOLUMES is a non-profit organization created in Zurich in 2013 and run by Anne- Laure Franchette, Patrizia Mazzei and Gloria Wismer. The collective aims to support and investigate publishing practices through a series of events and an ongoing research agenda. VOLUMES was awarded the Jan Tschichold Award 2022.

744 Km: Trajectories, boundary dynamics & ways of operating 

was the discussion in the context of the exhibition with artists Maria Iorio & Raphaël Cuomo, photographer Salvatore Vitale, SPRINT and VOLUMES [Zurich] 

 

– Maria Iorio and Raphaël Cuomo are two artists and filmmakers. Favouring a collaborative praxis and long-term research, their recent projects engage with past and present global mobilities and unfold the entangled histories shaped by those movements of life, [post]colonial encounters, migrating forms and sounds. Investigating the conditions under which hegemonic historical narratives are produced and can be challenged, their films manifest unheard voices, diasporic experiences, resistant subjectivities. 

– Salvatore Vitale is a Swiss-based visual artist, editor and educator. In his multi-layered artistic practice and research, Vitale’s work focuses on the development and complexity of modern societies exploring power structures, impression management and simulations, social cosmologies and technological mediation, whilst making use of expanded documentary analysis, including elements of fiction, speculative storytelling and the use of multiple visual forms.

 

In collaboration with Istituto Svizzero  |  →  exhibition 26–27 NOV 11am–6pm ~ 29 NOV–10 DEC 2–6pm  |  → talk 03 NOV 5pm  |  Istituto Svizzero

SCREENING  |  A STORY FROM CIRCOLO DELLA ROSA [2014]

Tracce di un movimento interdisciplinare

 

– A film by Alex Martinis Roe in which she continues her work on feminist genealogies. The film is narrated by the artist’s voice and is addressed to a close colleague in the form of a letter, telling a story about two women. It weaves together fragments from her recent oral history research in collaboration with La Libreria delle donne di Milano and her experiences of their collective activities, as well as her exploration of related spaces, archives and texts.
The screening is accompanied by Sitting in the back of the radical feminist classroom, a reflection by Camilla Paolino on the political practice of relations among women, and the role of countercultural publishing and bookselling in forging transgenerational feminist alliances.
Alex Martinis Roe is an artist researching genealogies of feminist political practices of difference. Her projects seek to foster solidarity between different positions and generations as a way of participating in the construction of feminist histories and futures.
Camilla Paolino lives and works in Geneva, where she is pursuing a PhD in contemporary art history at the University of Geneva, exploring the material nexus between reproductive and creative work in 1970s Italian art practice.

 

In collaboration with Istituto Svizzero  |  →  26 NOV/ 10 DEC 2am–6pm  |  Dropcity – Magazzini Raccordati stazione Centrale

TALK  |  SOPHIE TAEUBER–ARP E L'ESPERIENZA DI MONTE VERITÀ

Tracce di un movimento interdisciplinare

 

– Researcher Medea Hoch [ZHdK] will trace the relationships between Sophie’s artistic research and the avant-garde movements of the beginning of the century, in the context of the Monte Verità utopian community in Ascona [Canton Ticino, CH].

– Starting point of the discourse is the book Sophie Taeuber-Arp. Briefe 1905 – 1942 [part of the Most Beautiful Swiss Books] edited by Medea Hoch, Walburga Krupp, Sigrid Schade and published by NIMBUS. Kunst und Bücher AG, Wädenswil [CH].

– Three volumes containing almost 500 letters from Sophie Taeuber-Arp [1889–1943] add up to an impressively rich assembly of materials, prompts a re-reading of her reception in art history, previously based almost exclusively on the recollections of Hans Arp and other associates. The research project explores her conceptions of what it means to be an artist, the points where she situates herself between applied, free and representational art, abstraction procedures, and gender assignments in their reception. It yields insights into aspects not previously illuminated by research and into her transdisciplinary oeuvre, particularly regarding the impetus generated by technical and media innovations.

In collaboration with Istituto Svizzero  |   29 NOV 6pm  |  Dropcity – Magazzini Raccordati stazione Centrale

 

TALK  |  SMABF22 [26–27.11  |  2–7PM  |  Spazio Maiocchi]

MIGRA  |  FERIA DE ARTE IMPRESO Buenos Aires 

– with Luis Juárez, founder of MIGRA, Rivista Balam and curator of the editorial section of the Archivo de la Memoria Trans Argentina. MIGRA It is a collective based in Buenos Aires that arises from the need to generate a community space for containment, support and growth that allows the representation and visibility of emerging and established projects within the panorama of publications, visual arts and photography. With an inclusive approach and support for dissident minorities, spreading its wings at the Migra Fair, Migra School, Migra Interviews and Balam Magazine

ROUTES/WORLDS

– It was planned that anthropologist Elizabeth A. Povinelli would connected in live streaming to talk with curator and critic Barbara Casavecchia about her new title Routes/Worlds [published by e-flux Books/Sternberg Press] but unfortunately there was a sudden commitment and Barbara introduced the book to the audience also by reading excerpts from it.

– In Routes/Worlds, Elizabeth A. Povinelli maps the creation and dismantling of worlds formed by the twinning of historical progress and settler colonialism—as a unity in events and a contradiction in ideology. She rearticulates large-scale systems of power and affect, even as—or precisely because—those systems stage increasingly novel forms of neglect. Today, it only becomes clearer that struggles to survive day-to-day challenges are most often struggles against sedimented raw deals whose disastrous logic needs to be traced over large expanses of space and time to become perceptible. In this constant struggle, Povinelli provides weapons as well as inspiration.

– Elizabeth A. Povinelli is Franz Boas Professor of Anthropology and Gender Studies at Columbia University. Her books include Geontologies: A Requiem to Late Liberalism [2016], Economies of Abandonment: Social Belonging and Endurance in Late Liberalism [2011], and The Cunning of Recognition: Indigenous Alterities and the Making of Australian Multiculturalism [2002]. She is also a founding member of the Karrabing Film Collective.

– Barbara Casavecchia is a freelance writer, independent curator and educator based in Venice and Milan.  Contributing editor for Frieze, her features and essays – often focused on Italian contemporary art, visual cultures, and feminisms – have appeared in Art Agenda, Art Review, Flash Art, South/documenta 14, Spike, among others, as well as in several artist books and catalogues. In 2021-23, she is leading The Current III Mediterraneans: Thus waves come in pairs [after Etel Adnan] for TBA21-Academy.

ACCARTOCCIAMOCI #1

– Some Italian realities present their paths related to local territories and strategies of imaginative and cultural survival.

Habitat is a permanent cult[r]ural settlement and collective workshop carrying participatory practices of living [and publishing] within and beyond the local scale.  A project curated by Jacopo Lega, Enrico Tarò, Ilaria Marzolla, Federico Poni. In partnership with Comune di Tredozio [FC], Rocca San Casciano [FC], Portico e San Benedetto [FC].

Landescape is a mediterranean association that acts in the Sicilian territory and promotes the reactivation of the cultural, social and economic fabric through an interdisciplinary approach that integrates contemporary art, local tradition and alternative teaching methods to reverse the impoverishment processes affecting southern Italy.

Robida is a collective that works at the intersection of written and spoken words – with Robida Magazine and Radio Robida – and spatial practices developed in relation to the village of Topolò/Topolove, where the collective is based. Robida is a curatorial group for long term projects connected to landscape and the place of Topolò. Robida is commitment, dedication, concreteness, care and responsibility. Robida Fam are: Dora, Janja, Laura, Vida, Aljaž, Elena, Tanja, Maria, Cate.

SE IMPRIME & FLYERCHILENO

– Paul Casio from Santiago [Chile] will talk about Se Imprime and Fleyrchileno, an editorial project documenting the Chilean techno rave scene of the 90s, including the book preview Euforia. Cuando Santiago era una Fiesta. Se Imprime, through the zine Flyerchileno, is also the protagonist of a billboard in the courtyard of Spazio Maiocchi.

PAGE NOT FOUND

introduced by the founder Sébastien Tien, Page Not Found [The Hague NE] is a non-profit space whose aim is to promote publishing as artistic practice, and to make artists’ publications and related writings accessible to a wider audience, combining a bookstore and a cultural platform for artists’ talks, performances, lectures and workshops. The bookstore is specialized in artist-made publications and printed matter. The cultural platform produces a program of public events which focuses on introducing contemporary and independent publishing practices to the public. The platform invites artists, designers and writers to reflect on and share their publishing practice. 

HOPSCOTCH READING ROOM

Erin Honeycutt will talk about Hopscotch reading Roomthe English language bookstore and publishing house in Berlin, centering non-western & diasporic, a space for seduction and indecipherability. It had to be named after a book. I chose Hopscotch [after Julio Cortázar’s 1963 novel] for two reasons. First, it’s a game I heard kids play daily in Harlem, where I lived for 20 years, and where I first wanted to open a bookshop. Second, it’s a book in the modernist tradition set in Paris about the way people move through time and space, which could definitely also serve as a guide to moving through this collection. I want people browsing in the philosophy section to hop from popular names in European thought to the Middle Eastern section on the next shelf, where few of the authors will be familiar to our customers. [Siddhartha Lokanandi founder of Hopscotch interviewed by Patrick Kurth for FRIEZE]

AWARD  |  SURPRIZE – SUPPORTING PUBLISHING PRACTICES

 

– SURPRIZE, a one off award, is dedicated to publishing experimentation aimed at those realities involved in the 10th edition of SPRINT. Three projects under development – to be published in 2023 by single artists or small houses – will receive funds support for production and research, to nurture pathways and new imagery.

Projects selected:

WITTY BOOKS Torino  |  ‘Oikeiòsis’ an ancient Greek word, used to indicate self-realization through the knowledge of the inner self, will be the title of the photo book by Mara Palena, which has been fixing analog images since 1999, to examinate the theme of introspection
COLPA PRESS San Francisco  |  an archival project based on Mondo 2000, a magazine published in the Bay Area from 1984 to 1998 on the topic of cyber culture. Colpa will produce a publication devoted to the art of Mondo 2000, as well as its previous iterations, High Frontiers and Reality Hackers, accompanied by in-depth texts
JIAQI LI
Bologna  |  a composition of drawings made at Nintendo, printed on transparent sheets to evoke memories in a handful of jarring pixels, in an ode to life in 72 dpi: ‘I love the trees, the clouds, and your heartbeat’

Supported by Fondazione Marcelo Burlon

B2B  |  SPRINT22 >< MIGRA23 Buenos Aires  +  SE IMPRIME Santiago

– SPRINT22 >< MIGRA23  |  we welcomes for the first time in Milan MIGRA – Feria de Arte Impreso from Buenos Aires,  that will curate a selection of some of South America's most interesting editions. This back2back will be relaunched in March 2023, when SPRINT will travel to Buenos Aires, presenting material from the Italian panorama in the MIGRA Art Book Fair. it is a great emotion to meet a reality that we have admired for years for the sensitivity, ethics and attitude of the gaze on all the projects related to publishing that it produces, from the Art Book Fair to the collateral contributions.

SE IMPRIME  |  Another reality that will reach SPRINT for the first time is Se Imprime & Flyerchileno from Santiago [Chile] presenting the book preview Euforia. Cuando Santiago era una Fiesta.

Supported by Fondazione Marcelo Burlon

 FUNDRAISING PARTY  |       A                         CHE                    PUNTO SIAMO                            DELLA NOTTE     ?

CURATED by TOMBOYS DON’T CRY

– LA DIFERENCIA  Roma   |   forests, megacities, Andean cosmovision, diaspora, deserts, desolation - Rome-based Italian-Peruvian duo exploring new contemporary music from the other hemisphere

ALIENI  London/Milano   |   photographer and part of the transfeminist queer conglomerate TOMBOYS DON’T CRY fuses rich rhythms to pop culture and sonic experimentation

SONORA  London   |   spanish-born performer and DJ based in London, composes magnetic techno sets accompanied by choreographies in which she activates lysergic laser devices

SENTIMENTAL RAVE  Paris   |   french DJ and producer who experiments with the clutch of nervous sonic tangents, to express an existential impatience, an intimate universe colliding against sustained rhythms for syncopated dancing, in a journey between sound as a confession

Supported by Fondazione Marcelo Burlon  |  →  26 NOV 11pm–4am   |  Dropcity – Magazzini Raccordati stazione Centrale

  RISOGRAPH WORKSHOP  THE RISO CLUB 22

GUEST EILEAN FRIIS-LUND & ALICE VODOZ CH

– 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. SPRINT is proud to host the yearly Risograph printing Workshop, officially opening the path towards the 10° edition. Curated by Eilean Friis-Lund and Alice Vodoz. They 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 main SPRINT22 exhibition Making Waves  – Conjuring of New Forms in Publishing - From the Whole Earth Catalog experience to the How to manuals by كيف تـ Kayfa ta. The 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 Risograph printing.

Making Waves 30-page A4 catalog was printed in two colors Tile and Fluo Orange on GMUND Paper, using for internal pages the innovative type ‘Hanf’, an ecological solution obtained from 100% European hemp. Official Type ‘Apfel Grotezk’ by @2xlgorle for @collletttivo.

– The workshop was coordinated by Maddalena Manera and supported in the printing practice by ATTO studio of design and communication

 

Supported by Istituto Svizzero  |  Under the Patronage of Fondazione Cariplo  |  Gmund Paper – exclusive Risograph Workshop supplier  |    05–06 NOV 10am–7pm  |  selection from portfolio on open-call  |  Spazio Maiocchi

LOCATIONS  

PATRONAGE  

IN PARTNERSHIP WITH  

CULTURAL PARTNER 

SUPPORTED BY  

TECHNICAL SPONSOR   

MEDIA PARTNER   

Spazio Maiocchi   |   Via Achille Maiocchi 5/7

Artifact c/o Spazio Maiocchi

Dropcity   |   Via Sammartini 60

Istituto Svizzero   |   Via del Vecchio Politecnico 3

Superattico   |   Via Eustachi 40

Afterimage   |   digital platform by Spazio Maiocchi  

Municipio 9 – Comune di Milano

Fondazione Cariplo

LET'S TALK ABOUT #SPRINTMILANO22
⤷  Zero  |  SMABF 10° edizione by Annika Pettini
⤷  Ptwschool 
 |  Infinite Scroll ’22
⤷  Ptwschool  |  Interview: Giorgia Rachel Donnan, Le Vampire di Crescenzago, SPRINT 2022 by RFM

 
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