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.
Highlights include lectures by Carlo McCormick (US) and Susan Phillips (US), the launch of Unlock’s fascinating book reader on late 1800s – early 1900s hobo graffiti Tramp Directories, Noms-de-Road, and Unwritten Codes, and a live performance by dancer and calligrapher Kedir “Amigo” Memis (DE) with baglama player Haydar Kutluer (DE).
Long Gone (US, 2003) by Jack Cahill and David Eberhardt.
Nug, Vandal in Motion (SE, 2012) by Akay and Lars Berge.
Red Bluff Hobo Carvings (16mm raw footage) (US, 1969) by Robert Ranberg.
Who is Bozo Texino? (US, 2005) by Bill Daniel.
One of the highlights of the Unlock Book Fair is the Unlock Showcase, a bookstore offering limited and rare publications. This year the focus of the fair is on North American railroad cultures, and the Showcase will display a fascinating selection of independent and obscure North American publications on the topic.
For this year’s Showcase we have the help of Bombing Science, whose team is taking care of the overseas shipment logistics from their Canadian headquarters.