P+4 Publications is a small-scale publishing programme dedicated to the promotion of Romanian contemporary art, photography and architecture, exploring the book medium as a point of encounter between theoretical research, experiments in graphic design, and ideas and subjects tackled by artists in their practice. Presently, the programme brings together the Artist Book Series and the Architecture Book Series, Parkour and Exhibition-Dossier series. Starting from 2021, P+4 Publications is managed by the Institute of the Present, a non-for-profit independent research platform in the field of visual and performing culture. Centred on artists and their personal accounts, time-specific encounters and means of (self-)archiving, the Institute looks at various practices and situations from the recent past until today from a transnational and transcultural perspective.
The publishing programme, initiated by art historian Alina Serban, was born out of necessity, having in mind as concepts: the need to research; the need to transfer information; the need to learn.