Is this a fanzine or artists’ book? Colombia’s Publishing Scenario

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In the company of 6 women artists and managers of different projects in the editorial scene, this group conversation will center self-publishing practices in Colombia. What determines whether a publication is defined as a fanzine or an artist’s book? What are the meeting and divergence points between one and the other in the discourse of the national scene? What are the implications of these definitions in the form of conceptualization, production, distribution and discovery of books? Do they have a direct impact on the international visibility of the publications?

Zully Sotelo, Juliana Ocampo, Eva Parra, Alejandra Montero, Jennifer Vega, and E V A, who manage Aquí y Allá (distributor and learning platform), Techo Roto (editorial), Calipso Press (printing house), Papel Caliente (fair and library), Musa Paradisiaca (distributor) and N13BL4 (editorial), will give us their impressions as distributors, librarians, printers, editors, and artists from the editorial scene in Colombia.


About CABC

Initiated in 2008 by a group of independent volunteers, the Contemporary Artists’ Book Conference presents in depth talks, panels, and conversations to further the critical dialog surrounding artists’ books. CABC Now administered by Center for Book Arts, the CABC committee is made up of a group of independent historians, art librarians, artists, and professionals in the field, sessions cover a range of lively topics from artists, scholars, and other leading figures.

The Contemporary Artists’ Book Conference is a long time programing partner of Printed Matter’s Art Book Fairs. The 2022 conference is scheduled to take place virtually in October 14 & 15, 2022 in conjunction with Printed Matter’s New York Art Book Fair.

See the full conference schedule and visit the archive here.

About Printed Matter’s Art Book Fairs

Printed Matter’s Art Book Fairs are among the leading international gatherings for the distribution of artists’ books, celebrating the full breadth of the art publishing community.

Printed Matter presents the 2022 NY Art Book Fair taking place October 13–16, 2022 at 548 W. 22nd Street. NYABF returns to the historic location of Printed Matter’s first Art Book Fair, right around the corner from our Chelsea bookstore! After three years apart, we are grateful to have this opportunity to reunite in person and celebrate the history and future of artists’ book publishing together.

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