Editions + Books

Editions + Books showcases a cross-section of established and emerging artists. From limited editions to publications, the exhibitors offer a diverse array of print media and object-based practices that span across photography, sculpture, and monographs, and other multiples.

2019 Editions + Books

Art+Culture Projects, New York
Brodsky Center at PAFA, Philadelphia
Field Editions, London
FRONT International, Cleveland
Island Press, St. Louis
Manneken Press, Bloomington
René Schmitt, Berlin, WOL
Skira | Artbook, Milan, New York, Los Angeles
Spudnik Press Cooperative, Chicago
Tate Editions, London
Whitechapel Gallery, London


In 2019, these exhibitors were presented alongside a special section curated by Index Art Book Fair, Mexico City, featuring leading international publishers:  

Accattone, Milan
Art Catalogues, Los Angeles
Book Works, London
Canadian Centre For Architecture, Montreal
Casa Bosques, Mexico City
Columbia Books On Architecture, New York
Dent-De-Leone, London
Ediciones Hungría, Mexico City
Ediciones Manivela, Mexico City
König Books, Berlin
Motto, Berlin
Mousse Publishing, Milan
O Book Publisher, Berlin
Onomatopee, Eindhoven
Inga / Platform Editions, Chicago
Sternberg Press, Berlin
Terremoto, Mexico City
The Renaissance Society, Chicago
White Fungus, Taichung

Events at Index Art Book Fair

A series of free public programs, co-organized by Index Art Book Fair and Terremoto.

We live in a world where the discourses of angst, violence, and terror need to be fought against and disarticulated. That is why the critical and dissident editorial exercise towards the imposed status quo is an act of resistance. Resistance implies alliance and complicity; it involves weaving an accompaniment from the disagreement that happens when we position ourselves politically in the face of a reality that does not sustain life. This program of exchanges, conversations, and book signings seeks to unfold reflections on the power of the editorial exercise when working with the components of language with the purpose of raising togetherness. Presented in partnership with Terremoto.


Publishing as a Tool for the Dissemination of New Languages of Togetherness

Participants | Yanni Aviles, Adelheid Mers, and Judith Pedroza
New vocabularies can be seen as a family of words—key signifiers of a wished-for utopia constructed out of collective desires—that help create realities previously thought impossible. How is publishing disseminating and validating languages that activate new vocabularies? Can these vocabularies mobilize new purposes?

Book Signing: Walks to the Paradise Garden

Published by Institute 193 Press


Geopoetical Togetherness

Participants | Lou Cornum, Diego del Valle Rios
What are the artistic and political ideals in the geographies of America? Questioning the idea of nation, this conversation evokes geopoetics to talk about the plurality of contexts we work with when editing for different audiences.

EXPO CHICAGO Art Critics Forum
Criticism as Modes of Distribution

Participants | Francesco Tenaglia (Mousse), Rebecca Anne Proctor (Harper’s BAZAAR), Louise Benson (Elephant), Alexis Zavialoff (Motto)


Maintaining the Commons — Everyday Practices for Togetherness

Participants | Maria Gaspar, Ronak Kapadia, Rodrigo Téllez
What can be learned through the consideration of context-specific opportunities and challenges? This conversation follows everyday practices for togetherness within the Chicago art and publishing scene.

Reading / Talk

Self-organized learning group Open-End-Ed, based in Chicago, will host a public meeting at the exposition for guided reading discussions surrounding issues of visual culture and the contemporary condition, with a long-term purpose and curriculum decided by its participants.