INBOOK OUTBOOK IFBOOK 2018 / residenza

INBOOK OUTBOOK IFBOOK 2018 / residenza

INBOOK OUTBOOK IFBOOK 2018 / residenza

Artists’ Books Program

Artists’ Books residency session
A project by Viaindustriae and Mahler & Lewitt Studios
Guest curated by Jo Melvin
Spoleto / Foligno

Jacopo Rinaldi (Artist)
Federico Antonini (designer)

The Artists’ Books residency session, symposium and related public program at the Mahler & LeWitt Studios stems from interactions with a unique artists’ books collection, owned by Primo De Donno, and the connected Viaindustriae Archive in Foligno. The project is organised by the Mahler&LeWitt Studios and guest curator Dr Jo Melvin (Reader in Archives and Special Collections at Chelsea College of Arts, UAL, London), in collaboration with Viaindustriae, Foligno. De Donno’s extensive collection of artists’ books begins with Italian Futurism and includes Fortunato Depero’s 1927 masterwork Depero Futurista. As well as books, Primo has contextualised his collection with related artworks, design objects, furniture and ephemera, creating a unique cultural map which facilitates research and teaching.