Emiliano Battista - on Artists’ books and research
Friday October 25, 10 am
Emiliano Battista works as a translator, bookmaker, and author. He has written about a wide range of figures in contemporary art (Sophie Whettnall, Paul Sietsema, Dora García, Ana Torfs, Aglaia Konrad, Mette Edvardsen, Henri Jacobs, etc.), as well as about the relationship between art and theory, and the way that relationship unfolds in the proliferation of printed matter in the art world. He has worked alongside artists in bookmaking projects: Sophie Whettnall (at) Work (Mercatorfonds/Yale UP, 2019); Segunda Vez (Torpedo Press, 2018), the fruit of a long research project with Dora García about the work of Oscar Masotta, a multifaceted Argentinian figure who was responsible, among other things, for introducing the work of Jacques Lacan to Spanish readers; Aglaia Konrad from A to K (Koenig, 2016); Daan van Golden Photo Book(s) (2014). In 2015, he conceived, in partnership with the platform theTomorrow, a project for the 56th edition of the Venice Art Biennale entitled Figures of Capital, a program of screenings, talks and interventions whose guests included Jacques Rancière, Alexander Kluge, John Akomfrah and others.