Book Fair

consonni in ArtsLibris @ARCOmadrid 2019

27/02 - 03/03 2019

IFEMA, Madrid

Imagen de la actividad

This year we repeat in Feria ARCO under the wing of Feria Internacional de la Edición Contemporánea ArtsLibris.
From the 27th of January to the 3rd of February at IFEMA (Madrid), pavilion 9.

We’ll be presenting our latest publications on Thursday the 28th at 17pm in ArtsLibris. On the one hand, we count on the Cuban essayist, critic and curator Iván de la Nuez, author of Teoría de la retaguardia. This is an ironical manifesto that mentions both Teoría de la Vanguardia by Peter Bürger and the assumed failure of the double task that this book requires to the Art, which were breaking the representation and making disappear the border that separates it from life.

On the other, we also count with the collaboration of the artist Maider López, the head of the work “Marcapáginas” on Video Green book, by the writer Chris Kraus. From a reference of this essay, in which Kraus reflects on the object fetishism, the proposal of López is based on recollecting memories that we commonly use as bookmarks (marcapáginas in Spanish). Then, every book has an unrepeatable particularity, the experience of somebody. It would be a talk moderated by the commissioner and researcher Olga Fernández López.

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Iván de la Nuez is an essayist, critic and curator. His books include La balsa perpetua (1998); Paisajes después del Muro (1999), El mapa de sal (2001); Fantasía Roja (2006); Postcapital. Crítica del futuro (2006); Inundaciones (2010) and El comunista manifiesto (2013). These books have been translated into different languages and published by companies like Mondadori, Península, Debate, Periférica, Surkhamp, Galaxia Gutenberg, Castelvecci and Angelus Novo.
He has curated or co-curated shows like La isla posible (1995); Inundaciones (1999); Parque humano (2002); Banquete(2003); Postcapital (2006); De Facto.Retrospectiva de Joan Fontcuberta (2008); Dentro y fuera de nosotros. Retrospectiva de Javier Codesal (2009); La Crisis es Crítica (2009); Atopía. El arte y la ciudad en el siglo XXI (2010); and Iconocracia (2015).
He has written essays for retrospective shows by Stan Douglas, Los Carpinteros, Manuel Álvarez Bravo, Vik Muniz, Joan Fontcuberta, Carlos Garaicoa and Javier Codesal.

Maider López (San Sebastián, 1975)
With a degree in Fine Arts from the University of the Basque Country and a master's degree from the Chelsea College of Art in London, Maider López works through interventions in public spaces and architecture. Her work has been widely exhibited both nationally and internationally, including, for example, at the 51st Venice Biennial, 2005, the Sharjah Biennial, 2009, the 13 Istanbul Biennial, 2013, and Prospect 4 in New Orleans, 2017. She has carried out projects in public spaces such as: Ataskoa, 2005Polder Cup (Skor and Witte de With, Netherlands); Eclats (Centre Pompidou-Metz), 2010; Mountain (Lower Austria Contemporary), 2013. She has had her work displayed in individual exhibitions such as: 1645 Tizas (Pieces of chalk), Matadero Madrid, 2016, and Displacement (Displacement), Koldo Mitxelena and MARCO museum in Vigo, 2015.

Olga Fernández López is a teacher in the History and Art Theory at the la Universidad Autónoma of Madrid and she’ll be helping the authors. She’s researching about the particularities of the expository means and the critical possibilities of the curatorial practices. She has recently commissioned the Mil bestias que rugen exhibition. Exhibition devices for a critical modernity (Centro andaluz de arte contemporáneo).