• Curated by Fondazione ICA Milano

    29.09.2023

    30.09.2023

On Friday 29 and Saturday 30 September, Fondazione ICA Milano presents the third edition of Books & Others Festival and Prize, the eagerly awaited appointment with art books that every year Fondazione ICA Milano dedicates to art and visual culture books. The project is articulated this year in an intense two-day festival, and involves a rich selection of Italian publishers specialising in the contemporary sector whose productions are presented within an exhibition display designed for the occasion, such as NERO, bruno books, Centro Di, CURA Dito Publishing, Humboldt Books, Lenz Press, Rorhof, Ronzani, Self Publish Be Happy, Silvana Editoriale, Union Editions, Veii, Viaindustriae, Witty Books, Palazzo Grassi, Fondazione Prada, Pirelli Hangar Bicocca, Johan & Levi, Mousse, Museion, Sali e Tabacchi, Lazy Dog Press, Depart Pour l'Image, Homie House Press among others.

As usual, this year's project includes the presence of some of the most interesting Italian bookshops of art and visual culture, including the Centro Pecci bookshop (Prato), Costanza Candeloro and Francesca Ciccone's publishing project Licit Illicit (Milan) and, for the first time, it includes the presence of the famous London book shop Tenderbooks, which will participate with a selection of international artists' books and prestigious editions.

Flanking the festival is the return of the workshop Poems are like candy, dedicated to the poetry and translation of American authors. Commissioned by Fondazione ICA Milano and curated by artist, performer and lecturer Allison Grimaldi Donahue, the workshop will take place in early September in the institution's spaces. 
Its return, held during the festival, will include the presentation of the book of the same name created by the workshop participants and two reading sessions of the translated poems.

As every year, the third edition of the Books & Others Prize will be awarded by an international jury - composed this year of the curator Barbara Casavecchia, the writer Estelle Hoy, the curator and editor Silvia Franceschini and the artist Cally Spooner - whose task will be to select five titles considered of particular interest among those published in Italy in 2022 and presented in the competition.
The award ceremony will take place on Saturday 30 September, at 7 p.m., at the Fondazione ICA Milano.

The festival calendar is completed by two appointments dedicated to an in-depth examination of the opening exhibition projects. On Friday 29 September, at 6.30 p.m., the presentation of the artist's book Camille Henrot & Estelle Hoy. Jus d'Orange, as part of a talk with the artists, curator Chiara Nuzzi and Michele Angiletta of the publishing house NERO. On Saturday 30 September, at 5.30 p.m., Leda Catunda will deepen her artistic practice in a meeting open to the public.

 

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Books & Others Festival
29 - 30 September 2023, from 12 to 9 pm

 

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The winners of 2023 Books & Others Prize:

"In Fiamme. La performance nello spazio delle lotte (1967-1979)" published by bruno

"Rubem Valentim: The Brazilian trace. A riscadura brasileira" published by Mousse Magazine

"Lina Pallotta. PORPORA" published by NERO

"The drawer by Vince Aletti" published by Self Publish Be Happy

"BLACK MED" published by Humboldt Books

 

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We would like to thank Banca Intesa Sanpaolo, official sponsor of the Foundation, for supporting the programming and activities of ICA Milano.

BOOKS & OTHERS FESTIVAL

Books & Others 2023, Display a cura di Fondazione ICA Milano con il supporto di Cassina. Fondazione ICA Milano, Milan, Italy. Ph. Tiziano Ercoli | Andrea Rossetti

Books & Others 2023, Fondazione ICA Milano, Milan, Italy. Ph. Tiziano Ercoli | Andrea Rossetti

Books & Others 2023, Fondazione ICA Milano, Milan, Italy. Ph. Tiziano Ercoli | Andrea Rossetti

Books & Others 2023, Fondazione ICA Milano, Milan, Italy. Ph. Tiziano Ercoli | Andrea Rossetti

Books & Others 2023, Display a cura di Fondazione ICA Milano. Fondazione ICA Milano, Milan, Italy. Ph. Tiziano Ercoli | Andrea Rossetti

Books & Others 2023, Display a cura di Fondazione ICA Milano con il supporto di Cassina. Fondazione ICA Milano, Milan, Italy. Ph. Tiziano Ercoli | Andrea Rossetti

Books & Others 2023, Display a cura di Fondazione ICA Milano con il supporto di Cassina. Fondazione ICA Milano, Milan, Italy. Ph. Tiziano Ercoli | Andrea Rossetti

Books & Others 2023, Cally Spooner, Estelle Hoy and Silvia Franceschini. Display a cura di Fondazione ICA Milano con il supporto di Cassina. Fondazione ICA Milano, Milan, Italy. Ph. Tiziano Ercoli | Andrea Rossetti

Books & Others 2023, Fondazione ICA Milano, Milan, Italy. Ph. Tiziano Ercoli | Andrea Rossetti

Books & Others 2023, Display a cura di Fondazione ICA Milano. Fondazione ICA Milano, Milan, Italy. Ph. Tiziano Ercoli | Andrea Rossetti