From april 23th to april 28th Libros Mutantes will hold its fourth edition. The Art Book Fair will exhibit a wide range of experimental publications, art and design books, medicines4all magazines and zines from different countries. The final selection is the result of an Open Call at librosmutantes.com. These projects challenge the general assumptions about publishing through an experimental approach to printed paper. Despite their visual appeal, most of these publications have limited print runs and distribution, so Libros Mutantes will offer a unique opportunity to flick through them and meet their creators in person.
The curatorial team has also selected a group of international guests who have a special presence at Libros Mutantes: Max Schumann from Printed Matter Inc. (New York), Études Studio (France), Junk Jet (Germany), Rollo Press (Switzerland) or The Rodina (Czech Republic). All of them will show their publications at the Book Fair, and they will share their experiences at Perspectivas Mutantes, a series of lectures on independent publishing that will take place during the weekend, and which will include a special lecture by the designer Albert Folch.
Workshops, Music & More
The educational programme is also a fundamental part of Libros Mutantes. On April 23-25 the photographers collective Blank Paper will coordinate an experimental workshop aimed at photographers and visual artists. Besides, designer Senyor Pablo will teach how to apply graphic concepts to knitwear through a Hand loomed knitting machine, and the general public will have the opportunity to experiment with different graphic techniques at the Fanzine para llevar (Take Away Fanzine) activity.
Some snaps from last years event to get you in the mood!