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Libros Mutantes 2022. Madrid Art Book Fair


Libros Mutantes 2022. Madrid Art Book Fair

From 22 to 24 April 2022

La Casa Encendida
Ronda de Valencia, 2


Viernes 22

De 17 a 21 h

Sábado 23

De 11 a 15 h y de 17 a 21 h

Domingo 24

De 11 a 15 h y de 17 a 21 h

Libros Mutantes, the independent publishing fair, returns with a more interactive, hands-on edition where music takes centre stage. With a fresh selection of national and international indie publishing projects, and after two years of limited contact, the fair aims to focus on hybrid initiatives that explore the connections between music and publishing, design, poetry and the dancefloor.

Since it was launched in 2010, Libros Mutantes has been a showcase for Spanish and international independent publishing projects, which this year will present their latest work in the courtyard of La Casa Encendida from Friday the 22nd to Sunday the 24th. This year’s fair will feature a total of 90 exhibitors, with editorial projects devoted to art, design and comics, experimental publications, and a special section dedicated to publishing initiatives centred on music. These include US indie publishers like Wendy’s Subway, Inpatient Press and DABA, as well as the Valencian bookshop, publisher and cultural venue United Minds, specialised in African and African diaspora authors.

In the Mutant Perspectives talks programme, the French collective Audimat, specialised in combining music and essay, will present its first Spanish-language volume, co-published with La Casa Encendida. This compilation of musical essays, originally published in France and designed by Pierre Vanni, includes the articles “Trap y farmacopea” [Trap and Pharmacopoeia] by Kemi Adeyemi, “Ser feminista y que te guste el punk” [Being a Feminist and Liking Punk] by Ellen Willis, “¿Quién inventó el reguetón?” [Who Invented Reggaeton?] by Wayne Marshall, “Noise & nostalgia” by Catherine Guesde, and “Pioneras de la electrónica” [Pioneering Women in Electronic Music] by Frances Morgan.

Nat Marcus (Berlin), from Tabloid Press, will give a performative talk to take us through this project, which explores the visuality of text and its sonorous possibilities, delving into the relationship between poetry and the body. The record label and publishing house FLEE Project (France) will shed light on specific phenomena like pearl diving in the Arabian Gulf and take us on an audible journey through different regions and cultures to highlight certain lesser-known genres. Other guests include Wendy´s Subway (United States) and Kristyna Kulikova (Czech Rep.), a pioneering graphic designer on the international stage. And Madrid-based studio Tres Tipos Gráficos will survey some of its projects that have influenced the local scene.

On Saturday morning, Libros Mutantes will offer a musical line-up on the terrace in partnership with national and international radio stations. Basement, the fair space dedicated to nonstop DJ sets, will be run by the Culpa collective on Friday, with jovendelaperla and Berenice on the turntables, and the Dembooty collective with visuals by Rob Collado on Saturday.

Finally, this year the Fanzine (Cassette) To Go workshop will offer participants a chance to design their own cassette tapes and record live tracks, aided by experimental comic and recording studio Rapapawn, poet and DJ Nayare Soledad, and Juan Vacas, member of the Real No Real cultural association.

Libros Mutantes will be held in a setting designed by Laura González Raso and José Miguel Madrigal Villena, winners of this year’s Muebles de Patio contest, an open call for furniture design projects to fit out the courtyard at La Casa Encendida. They propose to bring elements from the rural world into the city through furniture, using structures and elements commonly found in kitchen gardens and chicken coops, such as straw and poultry netting with coils, in an attempt to show both sides of the coin.

Participating exhibitors: ¡Qué Suerte! Olaf Ladousse, 42 Lineas Ediciones de ArteAlexander Gross, Anoche PressATLAS ProjectosAudimat EditionsBandiz Studio, Bàrbara AlcaBartleboothBelleza InfinitaBouquet byBritney PressBronze Agebruise studio, Bucle Editorial, CAJA NEGRA EDITORACarlos González BoyConcretaContado PierdeCristina LlanosCrystal MineCthulhu BooksDABADalpineDispara / Tono AriasDo the PrintEach and Every PressEarthbound PressEdiciones El FuerteEditorial niños gratis*, Editorial supremacia, El pisitoErika Achec – Manuela LorenteEstrela DecadenteFAWFLEEFosfatinaFrancisco JordánFuego BooksFulgencio PimentelGHOST EditionsGimmefive PublishingHandshakeHUGO HERRERA TOBÓNInpatient PressJavier LozanoJuan Nadie ColectivoJumbo PressKristýna Kulíkovála mosca edicionesLas InjuriasLe Mur Book StoreLendroit éditionsLibros WaldenLlamp EdicionsMaster Artistic Research (MAR)Matilde Duartemicroutopias | PS MontevideoMINCHO PRESSMónica Martínez y Ricardo CasesNoviembreOaza BooksOlmo GonzálezOnomatopeeÓscar Raña y Cynthia AlfonsoPAPERGROUNDPepe MedinaPHREEPrinter Fault PressRAUM EditionsReal No RealRoberta VázquezRoberto Equisoain (1+1=11)Roberto MassóRocío MadridRUJA PRESSSecret Riso ClubSUBJECTIVE EDITIONSTABLOID PressTAMBOURINETD PapelesThe Kids Are RightThe PosttraumaticTHE SMART VIEWturismo vérité + Davit RuizUnited MindsuouUrbild Editions, Valiz, Amsterdam, Wendy’s Subway y Yunus Ak – Umut Altıntaş.

Libros Mutantes is supported by: Centro Checo de Madrid, Embassy of Switzerland in Spain, Goethe-Institut, Institut français and SON Estrella Galicia

Activities Fair Libros Mutantes 2022. Madrid Art Book Fair Open/close Fair
  • From 22 to 23 April 2022
    Mutant Perspectives 2022
    Talks, Presentation, Literature Mutant Perspectives 2022

    This two-day programme of talks shines a spotlight on publishing projects and the work of designers linked to the music (…)

  • From 22 to 23 April 2022
    Concerts Basement

    Friday night at the fair will conclude with CULPA, the queer artists’ collective focused on electronic music, (…)

  • 23 April 2022
    Rooftop Radio
    Radio, Projects Rooftop Radio

    Libros Mutantes will be broadcast online from the rooftop terrace via different internet radio stations (…)

  • 24 April 2022
    Fanzine (Cassette) To Go
    Talks, Projects, Literature Fanzine (Cassette) To Go

    A special edition of Fanzine To Go where you can design and record your own cassette tape, aided by experimental comic (…)

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