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.
Ilia and Emilia Kabakov, Painting the Stage, 2019. 40 x 40 x 15 cm. Print numbered from 1 to 60, sculpture signed by Mario Botta. Courtesy of Skira Editore and Artbook.
EXPO CHICAGO 2019.
Kay Rosen, Howdy Ma'am, 2019. Silkscreen on 300 gram heavy rag paper, 21" x 12". Edition of 16 + 2. Courtesy of RENE SCHMITT.
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
INDEX ART BOOK FAIR
In 2019, these exhibitors were presented alongside a special section curated by Index Art Book Fair, Mexico City, featuring leading international publishers:
Art Catalogues, Los Angeles
Book Works, London
Canadian Centre For Architecture, Montreal
Casa Bosques, Mexico City
Columbia Books On Architecture, New York
Ediciones Hungría, Mexico City
Ediciones Manivela, Mexico City
König Books, Berlin
Mousse Publishing, Milan
O Book Publisher, Berlin
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.
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 20
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
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 21
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)
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 22
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.