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09 Feb 2023 - 23 Feb 2023

Italy | Book Nomad tour of art publications from China and beyond

From 9 to 23 February 2023 the COMMERCE bookshop and creative space in Milan, Italy, is hosting Book Nomad, a tour of art publications from Asia on the theme of “Nomadic and Imagined”. This is the first stop on the European tour and the initiative is looking for more European partners who want to join the project. 

The Book Nomad project, an initiative of abC (art book in China) Art Book Fair, brings independent art publications from China and other countries and regions to global readers in a curated manner.

Focusing on “Asianness,” with the theme of “Nomadic and Imagined,” the project explores the possibilities of independent publishing and distribution through self-practice. Book Nomad invites each destination space to add 3–5 local publications to the book list and display the project for 1–2 weeks. After the exhibition, abC coordinates the shipment to the next destination.

So far, the project has exhibited in Beijing, Pon Ding creative space in Taipei, Temporary Unit bookshop in Singapore,Bangkok Art Book Fair, and the Kuala Lumpur Art Book Fair. This latest stop in Milan, Italy, is the first part of a European tour and the collection now has over 40 books. 

Book Nomad is looking for suitable destinations (any country/region) and curators or spaces willing to join in the project.

Contact Book Nomad if you are an international art book fair organiser, an independent art space focusing on art publishing, or an art bookstore with exhibition space and would like to participate in this project. 

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