IABF brings together leading independent art publishers from Europe, Asia and the Americas, with special emphasis on artist books and printed matter resulting from experimental approaches to editing, writing and printing. Established in 2014, Index Art Book Fair supports and promotes the production and distribution of art publications; an area that has become increasingly important in contemporary art in recent years. Art editions include images and/or text in experimental formats such as books, art texts and collectively edited magazines, as well as monographs and photography books. In this fertile ground, the work of international artists, designers and photographers is made available to the public through affordable editions, creating an alternative space for art appreciation beyond galleries and museums.
The IABF 2020 public program seeks to encourage dialogue, exchange, creation and learning, through book presentations, panels, workshops, readings, projections and performance, among other activities. This edition will address the publication as an exercise in the care of ideas and how the act of publishing can be understood as a way of caring, cultivating and “building worlds.” Care practices are those in which our persistence and that of the other is sought. We like to think that the book arises from the care of a set of ideas, concepts and practices that crystallize or materialize in an object through publication. The book (and therefore the independent edition) is a practice that persists thanks to interwoven networks of care. Professor Emeritus Donna Haraway will give a lecture during Index in which she will address these and other issues.
January 24, 1 – 2 pm
Book launch The Grinberg Mystery by Rodrigo Ortiz Monasterio
Thursday 6 – 10 pm
Friday 11 am – 7 pm
Saturday 11 am – 7 pm
Sunday 11 am – 6 pm
Governor Rafael Rebollar 94
Colonia San Miguel Chapultepec, CDMX