December 9th, 10th & 11th 2011: CUARTA EDICIÓN. Contemporary Publications Forum

Venue: Museo de Arte Carrillo Gil, Mexico City.







CUARTA EDICIÓN. Contemporary Publications Forum is a space to display, promote and reflect on the publishing world. Organized by the Museo de Arte Carrillo Gil, LAST and Textofilia Ediciones, the forum ‘s goal is to foster dialogue about contemporary publishing strategies through conferences and workshops. It also encourages the participant projects through a book fair at the Museum, the traditional venue of this outstanding event. The Book Fair, free of charge to the public, hosts more than sixty international publishing houses, artists, writers and editors, in order to offer an exclusive selection of publications. CUARTA EDICIÓN. Contemporary Publications Forum is a festive gathering devoted to conferences, workshops, round tables, book presentations and its book’s sale. Every year, the forum receives a guest country. This time, our special visitor is Holland, represented by four creative, original and highly emblematic projects: PrintRoom, Onomatopee, Werkplaats Typografie and BIS Publishers. On this occasion, our main topic is “The book is dead. Long live the book!” It seems that our reading habits change according to the new formats books assume. Printed books will not disappear, or at least they do not seem to do so: they are just transforming into the new ways and possibilities offered by the contemporary publishing world. Technology, hand in hand with tradition, is forming and opening new paths to explore. In addition to the Forum, this year we launched Exp/Edition. Mobile Bookcase of Contemporary Publications; it is a mobile library that carries books donated in previous forums. For three months, Exp/Edition has been visiting public spaces and cultural institutions in Mexico City. It will conclude its journey at the Museum during the book fair days. Sponsored by the Embassy of The Netherlands in Mexico, Exp/Edition is an “outside the walls” device whose objective is not only to strengthen our Forum and to reach new audiences, but to work as a creative promotional tool. We hope that CUARTA EDICIÓN. Contemporary Publications Forum will become a useful platform, which will serve as a stepping-stone to create networks, links and new projects. Program
: Museo de Arte Carrillo Gil, Mexico City.
Date: December 9th, 10th & 11th 2011.

Book Fair Hours:
Friday 9 December,18:30–22:00 hrs
Saturday 10 December, 12:00–20:00 hrs
Sunday 11 December, 12:00–18:00 hrs Conferences and Round tables: Friday 9 December  
18:30 Opening.
19:30 Presentation of the catalogue “Tiempos violentos / Shattered Glass: reinterpretando la colección del Museo de Arte Carrillo Gil”.
21:30 Cocktail + Sonido Gallo Negro. Saturday 10 December
12:00 Workshop: “On books and imaginary creatures” –Ex libris.
13:30 Round table discussion: The Netherlands, Belgium, USA and Argentina. Four countries and a single occupation: editing.
15:00 Roundtable discussion: New publishing strategies. Sunday 11 December
12:00 Workshop: “On books and imaginary creatures” –Ex libris.
12:00 Roundtable discussion: New forms of reading: the book as an object on the Internet and the Social Networks.
16:00 Roundtable discussion: Publishing Guerrilla. All our cultural programs are open to the public, and take place at Museo de Arte Carrillo Gil, unless otherwise noted. We are located at 1608 Revolución Avenue at San Ángel in Mexico City. To arrive by public transportation, take the 9 line subway to Barranca del Muerto Station and then the bus to San Ángel/corner
with Altavista Avenue.

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