Exhibition period: 14.04 - 28.05.2021
Un foglio è un foglio, ma piegato enne volte diventa un libro d’artista is the new exhibition hosted by Spazio Choisi 01, curated by REPLICA, the archive of Italian artist’s books founded by Lisa Andreani and Simona Squadrito.
The exhibition tells – through editions, prototypes and maquettes of projects – the story and the publishing practices of Libri Tasso (L.T.): a small independent publishing house born between 2014 and 2015 in Bologna, from an idea of the artist Giuseppe De Mattia, whose books often arise from a single sheet that folded, cut or torn becomes a book format.
Since 2019, photographers Carlo Favero and Eleonora Ondolati joined the editorial project.
Winking at the idea of self-production and home-made, Giuseppe De Mattia chooses the street of his own home, dedicated to Torquato Tasso, as the name for the publishing house. The leitmotif that outlines L.T. publications is: the cheapness of their realisation, as well as the use and reuse of papers and poor materials. L.T. editions are made precious by their limited circulation and by the craftsmanship of the production. In some cases the edition is assembled by hand and takes the form of a maquette, with original drawings or photographs, which make it unique.
The exhibition includes the presentation of a prototype, 45 lampadari cazzo, which together with some audio works and materials, allows us to explore not only the finished object but also the process that leads to its realisation.