ArtsLibris International Book Publishing Fair is a meeting place for publishers operating in the fields of art, photography, design and the array of printed matter created by artists in the 20th and 21st centuries.
It aims to provide artists and publishers a place to present their publications and foster relations among collectors and the general public, with a view to igniting discussions on contemporary culture, promoting the presence of publications and artists on the international circuit, opening up the publishing market and, in short, reconnecting the arts and publishing with society.
Created and directed by the publisher and gallery owner Rocío Santa Cruz, right from its origins the fair has been based in Barcelona, home also to the Arts Santa Mònica. Centre de la Creativitat, that coincides with the festivities put on in April to mark Sant Jordi. In February, ArtsLibris is also held as part of the ARCOmadrid fair.
The fair’s increasingly international vocation has been strengthened by the surge of foreign exhibitors and the expertise of a qualified team of curators and professionals made up by Antonio Zúñiga, one of the best known publishers of artists’ books in Spain and director of Ediciones Originales; Glòria Picazo, art critic and independent curator, specialist in artists' books; Mela Dávila and Moritz Küng, curators specialised in artists’ books, Horacio Fernández, expert curator of photo books and Pedro Torres, freelance art critic and arts manager.
For more information at www.artlibris.cat