ICA Milano | Books and Others | Work-Book-Work

ICA Milano | Istituto Contemporaneo per le Arti

ICA Milano


Exhibition and workshop of ideas dedicated to art and visual culture book

27 – 29 September 2019, 12pm – 21pm

including the special exhibition project


curated by Gregorio Magnani, with works by

Céline Condorelli, Michael Dean, Karl Holmqvist, Sara MacKillop ed Erik Steinbrecher

until 6 October 2019

Books and Others’ first edition is curated by a team composed by Chiara Costa, editor and art historian, Dallas, graphic and creative studio founded by Francesco Valtolina and Kevin Pedron, Giovanna Silva, photographer and founder of the publishing house Humboldt Books and Alberto Salvadori, Fondazione ICA Milano’s director.

Within Books and Others, a jury composed by five experts will assign a prize to the best art and visual culture book published in Italy. The curators have invited thirty Italian editors working in the contemporary to partecipate.

Work – Book – Work proposes an original point of view on artists’ books, intended as activator of the surrounding space. For each of them, the artists’ books operate at the same time with and against fetishism and commodification, which are inherently implicit within the object-book or within the book-work of art and the inherent perception of the book intended as secondary supporting material for the work of art.


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