总负责人 / 艺术总监：周玥
项目管理：杨丹 / 许珂 / 陈家心
公教活动：陈家心 / 胡沁迪
The Second Tour of the BOOK NOMAD
The 5th stop（20-22 October 2023）:
Newly-added by Vienna Art Book Fair：
The Shameful Chrysanthemum / 恥菊
Author: Sayo Senoo
Publisher: northing / pamflett Bergen
In the history of mankind, peace always seems tenuous and ephemeral. We are living in a world that is constantly transitioning from one war to the next, regardless of the scale and range. There are always people, mostly those in leading positions, that seek meanings and purposes in wars, or worse, getting rich and powerful from them, and patriotic youngsters, engaged and incentivized by the propaganda, that turn into soldiers and warriors who are willing to fight to the end for the promised honour. But does honour exist in any kind of war?
When Japanese artist Sayo Senoo visited Norway for the first time as a 10-year-old child, she didn’t yet know how to answer the questions she received about the Second World War and the role Japan played in Asia. She just remembered the sad and remorseful feeling that she was educated to bear, as most people from Japan had. Now in her adulthood, as an artist, she works dedicatedly on inspiration and materials from historical events concerning radioactivity (Fukushima nuclear disaster, atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, etc.) She finally found an intuitive but artistic way, though fragmented, to answer these questions.
The (Im)possibility of Art Archives: Theories and Experience in/from Asia
Publisher: 51 Personae
This edited volume aims to fill the gap in the research, juxtaposition, and focused discussions in the existing literature on art archives in Asia. Most of the archives included in the book are independent and initiated by individuals, folk groups, or non-profit organizations. In this book, one can trace the dynamics and self-generative capacity in this particular historical and cultural milieu through these “alternative” archives and through the practices of artists and curators who apply their specific understanding of archive to their works. Many chapters resonate with each other in that they capture the experiences shared by many places in Asia. Those experiences could have resulted from the encounter with the Western idea of archive, the influence of the colonial experience, or a memory crisis triggered by the rapid transformation of media, and may serve as a basis for producing archive theories in/from Asia. The book provides an opportunity for the archives in Asia and those who work around them to recognize one another, understand what their colleagues in archival work do, how they do it and what else there is for them to do.
The 4th stop（29 September 2023 — ）:
TO BE UPDATED!
The 3rd stop（13-17 June 2023）:
einBuch.hasu is a project gallery based in Berlin. The central exhibition ethos is to showcase a book in the form of an exhibition (in German: “Ein Buch in Form einer Ausstellung”) thereby transferring the form of a book into three-dimensional spaces.
The exhibition programme features international artists and designers whose work responds to the medium of artists’ books. Starting from the content and material production of a book, einBuch.haus collaborates with the artists to develop the exhibition into various media and presentations. With an interdisciplinary approach, the programme highlights and enhances both the visual and tactile aspects of the reading experience.
Florastraße 61 13187 Berlin
Newly-added by einBuch.haus：
Publishing as Method: Ways of Working Together in Asia
Author: Ed. Lim Kyung Yong and Helen Jungyeon Ku
Publisher: Mediabus (Seoul)
Design: Sulki and Min
This book explores art publishing today, particularly small-scale publishing practices in Asia. With this focus, it attempts to contextualise the increasingly important publishing practices in contemporary art within Asia’s historical and regional contexts. The book features a diverse range of interviews and essays contributed by various publishers, artists, curators, collectives, distribution spaces, and designers. The interviews conducted since 2020 particularly shed light on the complexities and possibilities of artistic practices in the post-pandemic era. This book is also part of a larger research project of the same title that Mediabus, a publishing collective in Seoul, has been conducting since 2020 and has been realised as an exhibition, publication, and a documentary film. - text adapted from book.
The 2nd stop（11 Apr 2023）:
JBE (JEAN BOÎTE ÉDITIONS) publishes books in the digital age. In the fields of arts, humanities and poetics. With international artists and authors. For a worldwide distribution.
JBE is a book maker of and for the 21st century.
90 rue de la Folie-Méricourt, 75011 Paris
Newly-added by JBE BOOKS：
The 1st stop（9 Feb - 21 Feb 2023）:
COMMERCE is a new space opening in Milan focused on independent publishing and the exploration the contemporary.
Alongside stocking catalogues, readers, cultural and critical writings, artsist books, magazines and selected objects, they also offer a rich program of exhibitions, talks and workshops.
Via Tadino 30, 20124 Milano IT
Newly-added by COMMERCE：
Final Stop of the First Tour:
The 7th abC Art Book Fair Shanghai
（10 Feb - 13 Feb 2023）
5th stop of the Book Nomad:
（2 Dec - 4 Dec 2022）
Newly-added by KLABF：
SEARCH Vol. 1: Independence
Publisher: Lain-Lain Design
SEARCH vol. 1: Independence is an independent graphic magazine that seeks to uncover and investigate the designs, subcultures, and changemakers that are reshaping the creative landscape of Southeast Asia. Every issue takes a single theme and explores it from a design point of view, with a focus on local and regional perspectives. It aims to offer alternate perspectives and narratives about design across Southeast Asia.
Banned in KL, Astro Boy Rides the Wave to Sky Kingdom on A Grasshopper: Malaysia in Fifteen Postcards
Publisher: Cloud Projects Enterprise
Author: Lim Sheau Yun, Simon Soon and Ong Kar Jin
One postcard for every decade from the 1880s to the 2020s. Experience a history of Malaysia through visual artefacts as told by Universiti Malaya Professor Dr. Simon Soon, architectural researcher Lim Sheau Yun, and digital researcher Ong Kar Jin. From ice cream wrappers in the 1980s to the Syair Ghayat Al-Muna in the 1900s, this full-colour book is a journey through the layered stories that these objects hold. Each historical image is printed on perforated pages that can be liberated and used as postcards or as gorgeous decorations; once torn, fold the book in and voila, you have a tinier version of the book.
4nd stop of the Book Nomad:
（25 Nov - 27 Nov 2022）
Initiated by STUDIO150 in partnership with BANGKOK CITYCITY GALLERY since 2017, BANGKOK ART BOOK FAIR (BKKABF) is an annual event aimed to bring together self-publishing and co-creating community to contribute in discovering and exchanging ideas, cultural ideals, and artistic aspirations.
Newly-added by BKKABF：
Author: Natcha Taechajunta
Publisher: Natcha Taechajunta
Author: Patsachon Toyingpaiboon
Publisher: Patsachon Toyingpaiboon
Whisper Game (from first-person pronoun to third-person pronoun)
Author: Atipat Pooksrisuk
Publisher: Atipat Pooksrisuk
The Art of Thai Comics - A Century of Strip and Strips
Author: Nicolas Verstappen
Publisher: River Books
Author: Sakurako Nagaiwa
Publisher: Arc Press
3rd stop of the Book Nomad:
（15 Oct - 29 Oct 2022）
Newly-added by Temporary Unit：
2nd stop of the Book Nomad:
（1 Sep - 20 Sep 2022）
Newly-added by pon ding：
the Book Nomad booklist:
We are now looking for suitable destinations (any country/region) and curators/spaces willing to join in the project.
The first edition of the “Book Nomad” project will focus on independent art publications related to “Asianness” and will be sent by logistics from Beijing to the next destination. We will invite the destination space to add 3-5 local publications to the book list and display the project for 1-2 weeks. After the exhibition, abC will coordinate the shipment to the next destination. The whole project will last for 1 year.
For those who wish to participate in this project – international art book fair organizers / independent art spaces focusing on art publishing / art bookstores with exhibition space – please send event / venue information to the project coordinator: Yaya Liu (email@example.com)
For publisher or artist who would like to contribute books to this project, please send your publication information to the content director: Yue Zhou (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Initiator | art book in China is responsible for
-Works related to information integration of publications, coordination, liaison, media promotion, etc
-Costs that may be incurred during the exhibition of this Project at abC Art Book Fairs, including but not limited to exhibition set-up, production, etc
-The cost for shipping the book cabinet (transnationally) to the next destination
Participant is responsible for
-Costs that may be incurred during the exhibition of the Project at the participant’s space, including but not limited to exhibition set-up, production, etc
-The cost for shipping the book cabinet (transnationally) to the next destination
(abC is willing to assist all participants in applying for subsidies from the relevant culture and art funds in their countries for the Project’s content.)
abC expects that all exhibited publications will be well-preserved during the exhibition and shipping and intends to include these publications in the abC-initiated abCa (art book in China archive) after the itinerant tour. The archive specialist will contact each participant about the donation/purchase issues.
Please be aware that all exhibited books are at risk of being abraded, damaged, or lost during the itinerant tour. For this reason, we allow some of the exhibited publications to be displayed locally only, without participating in the subsequent tour, as the books may be rare or single-copy.
-Please make sure all publications submitted to this project has obtained the prior consent from the copyright holder.
-Please make sure all images and text provided to abC are free of third party rights, meaning copyrights and personal rights.
-Please guarantee that it’s ok to use provided images and text, in full or in parts for:
the 2022 abC Art Book Fair Beijing/Shanghai printed catalogue;
abC Official Website: www.artbookinchina.com;
for advertisement purposes in the context of art book in China and other participators on our social media channels;
If any part has more authorizing requirements, please reconfirm via email.