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Sprint Book Fair 2016, Nov 25 – 27

22 November 2016

The 2016 edition of the Sprint Book Fair taking place at various locations across Milan is opening November 25 to the 27.

The non-profit, independent publishers and artist books salon is now in its fourth edition, bringing together a weekend of exhibition, talks, performances, screenings, workshops and readings.

Some events include a screening of A Walk with Dorothée Dupuis (Petunia) and Jessica Gysel (Girls Like Us) Around the Chinese Pavilion and the Japanese Tower in Brussels presented by online exhibition space Buenos Tiempos Int. at Teatro Verdi. It will be part of Ten Kilos of Apples in a Straw Basket and a One Hour Sound Piece Surrounded by Magical Carpets by Félicia Atkinson and shelter press where “an environment composed of a poem, a sound piece, ten kilos of apples surrounded by carpets” will be presented. 

The BLADE BANNER group exhibition invites artists to “produce an image all-over printed in a silk fabric module” and features works by Chiara FumaiLorenza Longhi, Beatrice Marchi and Jacopo Miliani among others.

See the Sprint Book Fair website for the full programme and more details.**

Speed Demon Queer Zine, Scanned image (2016). Courtesy of Sprint Book Fair, Milan.
Speed Demon Queer Zine, Scanned image (2016). Courtesy of Sprint Book Fair, Milan.
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Alberto García del Castillo launch @ San Serriffe, Apr 16

14 April 2015

Amsterdam’s San Sariffe art book shop is launching Retrospective, a new novelette by Alberto García del Castillo, on April 16.

Alberto García del Castillo is a Spanish-born “faggot curator and writer” and chief curator of the Buenos Tiempos, Int. online exhibition space dealing with “faggotry as it is today”. With Retrospective, his first novel (originally published by Shelter Press in 2014), he has created a kind of comedy-science fiction novelette, exploring “faggotry” in the art world and flaunting otherness.

The text celebrates beautiful homosexuals and depicts a “retour-au-passé in contemporary painting”, comes with a story called ‘Thumbs-Up’, and another titled ‘Why Homos Are Better’, as well as a drawing by Jurgen Ots, a photograph by César Segarra, and a poem by Lars Laumann. The launch will be accompanied by a reading from del Castillo at 8pm.

See the San Serriffe website for details. **

Alberto García del Castillo, Retrospective (2014). Courtesy Shelter Press.
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