Open Call

 

 

The “Book Nomad” project is an initiative of abC (art book in China) Art Book Fair. Since the pandemic, abC has continued to cooperate and exchange with the global art publishing communities actively. Through projects such as “abC Online Art Book Fair” and “Book Reunited Nations,” abC continues to introduce overseas publications to Chinese readers, trying to bridge the information and cultural gap caused by objective conditions.

 

Under the curatorial theme of “Nomadic and Imagined,” the 7th abC Art Book Fair plans to launch the “Book Nomad” project to explore the possibilities of independent publishing and distribution through self-practice. We hope to bring cutting-edge, independent art publications from China and other countries and regions to global readers in a curated manner.

Focusing on “Asianness,” with the theme of “Nomadic and Imagined,” the project will select a collection of art publications, which will be sent to the next destination by logistics. We are now looking for suitable destinations (any country/region) and curators/spaces willing to join in the project.

 

 

 

HOW TO PARTICIPATE

 

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 (yaya@artbookinchina.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 (yue@artbookinchina.com)

 

 

 

EXPENSES

 

 

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.

 

 

 

PRESERVATION AND DISPOSITION OF EXHIBITED PUBLICATIONS

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.

 

 

 

DISCLAIMER

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.

 

 

 

 

牧书计划”由中国的abC (art book in China)艺术书展发起。自2020年疫情大流行之后,abC依旧积极保持与全球艺术出版界的合作与交流,通过“abC Online线上书展”、“全世界的书联合起来 Book Reunited Nations”等项目持续促成海外出版物与中国读者见面,力求弥合因客观条件造成的信息不畅与文化隔阂。第七届abC艺术书展计划在“游牧与想象”的策展主题之下,我们发起「牧书计划 Book Nomad」,以自我实践去探索独立出版发行与流通的延伸可能。希望将中国与其他国家和地区的前沿独立艺术出版物有策划性地带到身处异地的读者手中。

 

该项目将聚焦“亚洲性”、以“游牧与想象”为主题筛选了一系列艺术出版物合集,我们将通过邮寄的方式送往下一个目的地。现开放寻找合适的目的地(国家/地区不限),欢迎愿意承接该计划的策展人/空间与我们联系。

 

 

 

参与形式

 

 

「牧书计划 Book Nomad」将由北京出发,通过邮寄的方式抵达下一个目的地。我们邀请目的地空间为此项目再加入3-5本当地的出版内容,并在目的地空间展示1-2周(至少)。展览结束后,abC将协调联络下一站目的地。

 

「牧书计划」第一阶段:2022年3月——2022年10月,如有意参与请于2022年8月16日之前与我们联系。2022年 abC艺术书展·上海 为第一阶段的最终站,将对「牧书计划」作阶段性的整理与呈现。

 

有意愿参与本项目者:比如国际艺术书展主办方/ 关注艺术出版的独立艺术空间 / 拥有展陈空间的艺术书店,请将活动/场地信息发送至项目协调工作人员:
刘小门 (yaya@artbookinchina.com)
如果你是希望能够为本项目提供书籍的出版人与艺术家,请将出版物信息发送至内容负责人:周玥 (yue@artbookinchina.com)

 

 

 

成本说明

 

发起者 | art book in China-abC
出版物的信息整合、展览协调联络、媒体宣传等工作
在abC艺术书展展出本项目期间可能发生的包括但不限于展览搭建、制作等成本
将书箱寄往下一个目的地的运费(可能为国际运费)

 

参与方
在其场地展出本项目期间可能发生的包括但不限于展览搭建、制作等成本
将书箱寄往下一个目的地的运费(可能为国际运费)
*abC可协助所有活动参与方以此项目内容申请所在国相关文化艺术基金补贴

 

 

 

参展书籍的保全与流向

 

abC希望全部参展书籍在展览与运输期间得到周全的保护,并有意将这些出版物在全部展览结束后,收入abC发起的abCa艺术出版文献库中。文献库专员将在展览后与每位参与方沟通书籍的捐赠与购买事宜。

请知悉,所有参展书籍均有在巡展过程中磨损、损坏甚至丢失的风险!因此,针对参展书籍可能为珍本、孤本的情况,我们允许部分书籍仅在当地展示,不参与后续的巡展过程。

 

 

 

免责声明

 

请确保全部参展书籍已事先取得版权所有者的授权;
请确保即将提供给abC的图文资料不受第三方权利影响,包括版权与个人权利;
请确保即将提供给abC的图文资料可以部分或全部用于:
2022abC艺术书展实体手册
abC官方网站: www.artbookinchina.com
本项目的相关活动推文,包括abC与后续其他参与方的社交媒体账号
如有更多媒体授权需求,我们将通过邮件再次确认