Exclusive for the Unlock Book Fair 2017! Two freshly released books from Editions Terrain Vague (Paris) will be first available at the fair: the english version of Dialogues by Alexandre “Mosa” Bavard and The infancy of art by Gues and WXYZ.
Dialogues: Alexandre Bavard, AKA Mosa, engages in four dialogues to better define his protean artistic approach. The artist talks to Christine Tsouladzé, his mother, Jacques Bavard, his father, Bernard Fontaine, author of books on urban art, and Manuel Morin from P38 gallery.
The infancy of art: WXYZ and Gues decided to reconnect with the roots of graffiti by engaging in a graphic dialogue with several children from seven to twelve. The boundaries between the ages, between drawing and writing, fade away to invent new repertoires of forms in colorful compositions with several hands that this book reproduces faithfully.
The Dutch Graffiti Library is a collection of more than 30 years of graffiti in the Netherlands documented in thousands of original photographs and documents. An ambitious project at the service of education, museums and researchers.
The Dutch Graffiti Library also publishes books. Check them out at the Unlock Book Fair 2017 in Berlin.
French artist Loiq recently broke into the scene with Graffitips, a series of humorous and detailed illustrations about graffiti’s secret and invisible methodology.
We are proud to announce, the printed version of Graffitips will have its german launch at Unlock Book Fair 2017. Loiq’s presentation at Unlock Talks Lisbon 2017 was nothing short of brilliant, expect a highly entertaining and insightful talk in Berlin.
Among the publication launches at Unlock Book Fair 2017 is Padiglione in Movimento – Part I.
It documents the the Moving Pavilion project, a series of uncommissioned artworks by international artists painted on trains running into the Venice train station during the starting week of the Venice Biennale 2017.
Artist and curator Jens Besser (DE) gained access to the top secret materials and produced the publication.
See the full program of events here.
The Unlock Book Fair is produced in close partnership with the TAG Conference, the first academic conference about name writing, or tagging. The conference will take place at Freie Universität on September 14th and 15th, right before the fair, and will feature contributions from highly respected scholars, authors and artists. Entrance to the lectures is free.