ABC Artists’ Books Cooperative
To coincide with this year's Miss Read book fair, Artists’ Books Cooperative [ABC] are launching ABC Stampa, a homage to Ulises Carrión's collectively produced but unfinished The Stampa Newspaper. For ABC Stampa - as with Carrión's original - artists were invited to contribute a design for a rubber stamp and to mark where on a sheet of newspaper paper they would like their stamp to be placed. As a result, two or more artists could request the same space, therefore inviting chance and coexistence to also be collaborators on the project.
As with many of ABC's recent works, other artists were invited to participate, and we are excited to be working with new friends from Venezuela, France, Indonesia, Peru, Canada and Lebanon amongst other countries.
Each copy will be individually numbered and made to order by members of ABC at our table during Miss Read.
On Saturday 23rd September we will also be hosting a presentation of the project at DZIALDOV Gallery, where you join us after the fair to wind down and make your own copy of ABC Stampa! 8pm-late at Maybachufer 43, 12047 Berlin, Germany.
ABC [Artists’ Books Cooperative] is an international group of artists, publishers, and educators seeking to create, engage, and experiment with the form of the book, and to foster alternative forms of distribution through collaboration. As well as working on our own practices, we work together to produce collective projects. Centered on book fairs and our online forum, we aim to develop a growing international network of artists.