Archivorum Chapter #1
Luis Lázaro Matos
Archivorum is excited to present the first two artists’ books of the Archivorum×M series:
Scott Mendes's Pleonasm by Darren Bader
The Pond Skater by Luís Lázaro Matos
published in collaboration with Kodoji Press.
Excitingly, on the occasion of the publication of these two books, Archivorum has organised an extra-ordinary event...
We will present the books in an unusual and, above all, itinerant context, on a unique boat that will not go unnoticed because it will carry with it the interventions of the artists Darren Bader and Luís Lázaro Matos. The books published by Archivorum×M will all be on sale in this magical place, visible to both the curious and the enthusiastic.
A free boat ride: a hop-on hop-off round trip on the Rhine River to discover the two new artists’ books.
From the 20th to the 26th of September 2021, from 10.00 until 18.00.
We will be happy to welcome anyone aboard who wants to be part of this new and exciting experience! Entry is free!
Check below the stops and the schedule!
Curious to learn more about Archivorum×M? Read more about our vision below!
In continuation of its commitment to the protection and promotion of artists and art-related publishing, Archivorum will be launching a series of artists' books called Archivorum×M.
Archivorum×M involves artists and publishers from all over the world, with the aim of enhancing and disseminating their creativity through books. Here, the nature of a ‘book’ becomes a peculiar expression of the artists' creative production, yet also still an object of common use that can be proliferated more widely, accessible to all.
Archivorum×M aims to bear witness to art as an everyday experience, using books to widen art’s audience. Archivorum×M will be affirming art’s non-exclusivity; art is what is produced and intended for all human experience, not just what a gallery has chosen.
Each of these publications was originally conceived by the particular artists involved in Magic Megève (hence Archivorum×M).
Magic Megève is a contemporary art project born in the village of Megève, France, where internationally renowned artists are contributing to the renovation of a chalet by creating structural elements such as stairs, floors, ceiling, lighting, furniture, etc. On the one hand, the project includes a space dedicated to art that will be accessible to the public, with a programme of events tailored specifically to the chalet itself. On the other hand, it will also be possible to stay in splendid artistic rooms, each of which is distinguished from the other. Furthermore, Archivorum has also provided the chance for each artist involved in the project to create a book in their own, unique way, sui generis. There is no restriction on subject, format or size; we want the artist to be able to experiment and explore, whichever direction they choose. This idea was based on Mario Merz's book “Voglio fare subito un libro” *. Artists are by definition innovative, creative and free souls; boundaries can be stifling to such spirits. Archivorum would love to see what might transpire when boundaries are abandoned entirely!
* Mario Merz, Voglio fare subito un libro, hopefulmonster, Turin, 1985
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