Event: Offprint Paris
An annual not-to-miss event for emerging art press and printed image lovers. This time Paris Offprint Festival was hosted by l’Ecole des Beaux Arts. Previous events took place at Le Bal et à l’Espace Kiron in Paris. Numerous publishers met up in the big and charming hall of Beaux Arts to exhibit to the public their realizations. A full overview of various practices is offered; from the traditional art catalogues to independent and self published issues, from collective publishing book to institutional publications. Saturday, November 17th, a series of lectures were organized about « art publishing » with speakers from different backgrounds and countries. Most of them being artists and others theorists. In a chronological order of appearance: Rafael Rozendaal (brazilian-dutch interactive web artist), Richard Kostelanetz (american author and critic), Alberto de Michele (italian artist and curator), Paul Armand Gette (french photographer, sculpor, director and writer), Lorenzo de Rita (italian inventor).
Here below you can have a glimpse on how the Beaux Arts Pavilion organised the setting of the event.