FLAT – Fiera Libro Arte Torino

FLAT – Fiera Libro Arte Torino, Turin / Italy

November 2–4, 2018
May 16, 2018
FLAT – Fiera Libro Arte Torino
La Centrale, Nuvola Lavazza
Via Ancona 11/a

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FLAT - Fiera Libro Arte Torino announces the second edition of the international event dedicated to contemporary art publishing, taking place in Turin from November 2 to November 4, 2018 at La Centrale, the unique venue within the new Nuvola Lavazza complex. La Centrale is a place open to gatherings and ideas, a 4.500 sqm space inside the former power station overlooking via Bologna which can host more than 1,000 people and testifies the interest of Lavazza towards arts and culture—an interest which is once again confirmed with this partnership.

La Centrale also hosts the gourmet restaurant Condividere, the Bistrot, the Congress Hall and the Events Space which will be used for debates as well as cultural, musical and artistic events.

The call to the publishers is also open: for information and subscriptions—until June 17—please see www.flatartbookfair.com.

FLAT's founders Chiara Caroppo, Beatrice Merz and Mario Petriccione are sided by a scientific committee whose members are: Liliana Dematteis, artist’s book curator and collector, Turin; Richard Flood, Director of Special Projects and Curator At Large, New Museum, New York; David Senior, Head of Library and Archives, SFMOMA, San Francisco; Ken Soehner, Chief Librarian, Watson Library, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; and artist Lawrence Weiner, who generously created the Fair logo.

During the three days of the fair, the best of the international production of exhibition catalogues, monographies, essays, artists’ books, rare editions, out of print and magazines will be presented thanks to the participation of established publishing houses as well as independent ones, bookmakers, artists, collectors and book-lovers from all over the world.

Also this year, FLAT will be enriched by a cultural programme to explore the theme of the international art publishing system, investigating on the practices and the issues connected to the art-book culture. The exhibition programme will be curated by Elena Volpato, art historian, conservator and curator at GAM - Civic Gallery of Modern and Contemporary Art in Turin; the programme of talks and debates will be curated by Francesca Valentini, researcher and independent curator.

Two important initiatives supported by the CRT Foundation for Modern and Contemporary Art will also be renewed: the Premio FLAT - Fondazione Arte CRT, a prize to be assigned to an unpublished editorial project selected among the exhibitors proposals, and the acquisition fund Fondo Giorgio Maffei, dedicated to the Turin bibliophile and collector of rare Twentieth century art books, in order to gather at GAM - Civic Gallery of Modern and Contemporary Art in Turin all acquisitions made by the CRT Art Foundation within the Fair.

Once more, on the occasion of the second edition of FLAT, a limited-edition artist book will be published so to create a collection to mirror the identity of the project and also support it economically.

FLAT is realised in partnership with Lavazza and with the support of CRT Foundation for Modern and Contemporary Art.

With the patronage of: Regione Piemonte; Città Metropolitana di Torino; Città di Torino.

Cultural partners: CIMA, Center for Italian Modern Art, New York; Fondazione Merz, Torino.