Labor Neunzehnin collaboration with AVARIE – is very happy to take part in BOOKS, first edition of the artists’ book festival, curated by Danilo Montanari editore and Lorenzo Balbi at MAMbo – Museum of Modern Art in Bologna – Sala delle Ciminiere.

Friday, 26 May 2023 | 12 noon – 7 pm
Saturday, 27 May 2023 | 10 am – 7 pm
Sunday, 28 May 2023 | 10 am – 7 pm

mambo | bologna
via don giovanni minzoni, 14

BOOKS, intends to position itself in a “lateral” segment, albeit not strictly alternative to the phenomenon of fairs, with the aim of proposing, thanks to the book as a medium, contents and opportunities that facilitate the direct relationship and exchange between artists and collectors.
For the first edition of BOOKS, the Sala delle Ciminiere welcomes about 40 exhibitors, booksellers and publishers, both Italian and international, presenting a real project on art books: not booths, but in-depth tables focused on a limited number of titles.
Alongside the exhibitors’ tables, eight exhibition focuses: from the presentation of Franco Vaccari’s publications to the five books born in the 1970s from the collaboration between Claudio Parmiggiani and Mario Diacono; from Paolo Ventura’s limited edition books to all the books edited by Luigi Ghirri during his activity as an artist and photographer; from Daniela Comani’s artist’s books to a selection of Jacopo Benassi’s production and a posthumous tribute to the artist Irma Blank.
A monographic focus is also reserved to Giorgio Maffei, with about 50 books he edited: books about books, dedicated to Bruno Munari, Alighiero Boetti and Sol LeWitt.
A program of talks and conversations enriches the three-day event and has its pivot in the lectio by Anne Moeglin-Delcroix, author of Esthétique du livre d’artiste (1997), an essay that since its first edition has established itself worldwide as the reference study on the subject.


Admission with MAMbo collection ticket

poster credits © Paolo Ventura