bala 2016, bilboko arte liburu azoka (feria de publicaciones artísticas) 4ª edición)

A fair dedicated to forms of publishing that go beyond the usual formats and explore the field of experimentation and artistic research with books.

In addition, Bilboko Arte Liburu Azoka seeks to be a platform for emerging practices related to the world of independent publishing in the Basque Country, promoting the work of contemporary Basque artists through publications (books, catalogues, self-publishing, original publications or fanzines) and creating a space of dialogue by organising talks, presentations and workshops that reflect the artistic capabilities of a publication and its conditioning factors, from its creation until its publication.

On 16, 17 and 18 December in Bilbao.


Friday, 16 December

16:00 Opening of the fair
18:30 Presentation of Gabinete Sycorax Breve historia del pimiento para uso de la vida extraterrestre (A Brief History of Pepper for Extra-Terrestrial Life Use)
19:00 Presentation by Consonni. Novelties in the Paper collection: Artoons by Pablo HelgueraI see / You mean by Lucy R. LippardCuerpos que aparecen. Performance y feminismos en el tardofranquismo (Bodies that appear. Performance and feminism in late Francoism)  by Maite Garbayo
20:00 Presentation of Saioa OlmoEromecánica
21:00 Sound and photography installation. Laurentx Etxemendi‘Emfasis
21:00 Screening La ley de la palanca (The Law of the Lever) by Ángel Peláez Poyán1988, 63 min. A cult film that explores La Palanca, (The Lever in Spanish), the neighbourhood of Cortes street in Bilbao. The film shows us characters that are part of the area’s identity.
22:00 Doors close.

Saturday, 17 December

11:00-13:00 Children’s workshop: Lehen liburua (First Book), Olaia Cervera
12:00 Presentation of La temperatura de la luz (The Temperature of Light)Dora Kelvin
18:00 Sound and photography installation. Laurentx Etxemendi:Emfasis
19:00 Talk: Alberto García-Alix
21:30-22:00 Noche abierta (Open Night). Circus show.
22:00-00:00 Music with dj Makala
00:00 Doors close

Sunday, 18 December

11:00 Opening of the fair.
11:00-13:00 Children’s workshop: Liburu berria (New Book)Aran Santamaría
12:00 Talk: Elena Odriozola
13:00 Music & Vermouth with the Lazybone Ramblers
20:00 Doors close