Decolonizing Art Book Fairs
by Art Theory
The global publishing industry is still dominated by gatekeepers in the Global North. To what extent does the colonial gaze shape the publishing scene? How is it possible to decolonize the art book industry?
Can we decolonize art book fairs? Can we decentralize knowledge and deconstruct privilege in our contexts? Decolonizing Art Book Fairs aims to rethink through the existing and speculative frameworks of organizational practice in the art book fairs. This workbook attempts to introduce new narratives and help deconstruct the frontiers between north(s) and south(s), putting an emphasis on practitioners and initiatives from the African continent and diaspora. Decolonizing Art Book Fairs – Publishing Practices from the Souths is a workbook with primarily newly commissioned texts and interviews with artists, authors and publishers. The volume attempts to enrich the discourse on publishing and of art book fairs, with an emphasis on practitioners and initiatives from the African continent and diaspora.
Decolonizing Art Book Fairs: Publishing Practices from the South(s)
Editors: Yaiza Camps, Moritz Grünke, Pascale Obolo, Michalis Pichler, Parfait Tabapsi
Contributing editor: Nkule Mabaso
Copy editor: Mark Soo / linguistic.services
With contributions by: Fouad Asfour, Jean-Claude Awono (Ifrikiya), Chayet Chiénin, Chimurenga, Djimeli Raoul, Renata Felinto, Wanjeri Gakuru (Jalada), Aryan Kaganof (Herri), Sharlene Khan, Grada Kilomba, Carla Lever, Dzekashu MacViban (Bakwa Books), Gladys Mendía, James Murua, Tinashe Mushakavanhu (Black Chalk), Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung, Simon Njami, Monica Nkodo, O Menelick 2Ato, Pascale Obolo (Afrikadaa/African Art Book Fair), Mario Pissarra, Sergio Raimundo, Flurina Rothenberger (NICE Magazine), Bienvenu Sene (Mabiki), Bisi Silva (CCA Lagos), Kwanele Sosibo, Parfait Tabapsi (Mosaiques), Louise Umutoni (Huza Press), Zamân Books & Curating…
Co-Publishers: Miss Read, Afrikadaa and Mosaïques, 2021
17×24cm, 252 pp: English
Mousse Publishing, 2019