Thomas Demand and Francesco Bonami
will present the volume “The Complete Papers” published by MACK
on Monday January 14th 2019, 7.00 pm
at the Fondazione Sozzani.

“The Complete Papers” is an extensive catalogue
spanning nearly three decades of work by the German artist Thomas Demand.
Demand produces large-scale photographs that appear convincingly real
or strangely artificial in their minimalism. His images are in fact records of life-size paper installations,
which he often creates based on images culled from the media.

Posted on: Saturday, January 12th, 2019

The Transitory Museum
by Emanuele Coccia, Donatien Grau

from December 21st, 2018
at Fondazione Sozzani Bookstore.

Throughout modernity there has been a clear divide between art and commerce.
Objects could either be consumed as commerce or contemplated as art.
Today, as museums are facing increasing financial pressure
and as stores have become inventive locations for the conception of new modes of display,
this clear divide has shifted. One place signifies a key stage in this evolution:
10 Corso Como.

It was founded in Milan at that very address in 1991
by fashion editor Carla Sozzani
and has since expanded to Seoul, Beijing, Shanghai and New York.
The name “concept store”, which has now spread across our globalised world,
was originally coined to describe this new form.
It brings together objects for sale, artworks, books, clothes, accessories,
and even souvenirs in a unique location, blending commerce and contemplation, fashion and art.
Stemming from a case study of this genre-defining entity,
this first philosophical inquiry into a store aims to shed a new light on how categories
that have governed our modern social, economic, political and individual lives,
such as commerce, art, fashion, museum, are being redefined today.
It calls on us to re-engage with what we long considered to be separate:
transcendence and immanence, human beings and their objects.

Posted on: Thursday, December 20th, 2018
Spleen Romain Gary

«A brilliant piece of work illuminates itself when it forgets it is brilliant.
I think in respect to the great masters of literature, the student is to use them
as brutally as possible; to devour them. Because they are made for this;
to get one’s hands dirty and transform them into something else.» 
Manuel Fior

talking with Marco Missiroli, author
and Manuele Fior, illustrator
on the occasion of the first Italian illustrated Edition

(The Life Before Us)

by Romain Gary (Émile Ajar)
published by NERI POZZA

Thursday December 20th 2018, at 7PM
Fondazione Sozzani 

The presentation of the volume 
is accompanied by a selection of plates by Manuele Fior
on view at the Galleria Carla Sozzani bookshop.

Posted on: Monday, December 17th, 2018

An evening with Massimo Giacon, Marcello Jori and Fabio De Luca
to present a double project:
the Advent Calendar by Giacon – Jori, published by Panini and Alessi,
together with the illustrated book about “100 TV series” published by Panini.
Thanks to the smart questions by Fabio De Luca, radio broadcaster host,
a little devil and Santa Claus came down to attend.

Posted on: Thursday, December 6th, 2018
cocktail ny

Martin Parr captures scenes in Cannes
for Gucci’s limited-edition photographic book
‘WORLD (The Price of Love)’
named after the song by British post-punk band New Order
now at Fondazione Sozzani Bookshop.

Posted on: Thursday, December 6th, 2018

A spotlight on the process behind Demn Gvasalia’s Winter 2018 show for Balenciaga.
Published by Rizzoli, the book consists of 300 behind-the-scenes images
that were personally selected by Gvasalia and show everything from sketches and fittings
to models backstage and on the runway.

The images in the book were captured by Pierre-Ange Carlotti and Johnny Dufort,
who’s differing photography styles give different perspectives on the collection.

Now at Fondazione Sozzani Bookshop.

Posted on: Tuesday, December 4th, 2018

Wednesday December 5th 2018, at 7pm

Talking with Massimo Giacon
on the occasion of his new book on 100 TV Series
…ed è subito serial” published by Panini 9L

Fabio De Luca musical journalist and broadcasting presenter for RAI 2
Marcello Jori
artist and co-author of the Advent Calendar  2018
published by Alessi and Panini Comics.

avvento 2

Posted on: Tuesday, December 4th, 2018

Dialogue with
Elio Grazioli
, Photography and Contemporary Art Critic 
and Martina Corgnati, Art Historian and Art Critic 
on the occasion of the book

L’arte contemporanea ai limiti
Infrathin /Contemporary Art beyond the boundaries
published by postmedia books

Wednesday November 28th 2018, at 7.00 pm
Fondazione Sozzani Bookstore.

Posted on: Monday, November 26th, 2018

Potential Museums is the seventh issue of Paradis Magazine
created in 2008 by art director Thomas Lenthal
and writer Jonathan Wingfield
specially edited by scholar Donatien Grau
now available at Fondazione Sozzani Bookshop.

Featuring 6 different covers, this book-size issue brings together over 50 contributions
from some of the world’s cultural luminaries, across design, art, film, history,
literature, and science, with each contributor inventing a new model for a museum.

Including contributions by Azzedine Alaïa, Mathias Augustyniak, Manuel J. Borja-Villel,
Pablo Bronstein, Francesco Clemente, Sir Timothy Clifford, Emanuele Coccia, Joshua Cohen,
Philippe Costamagna, Douglas Coupland, Keren Cytter, Chris Dercon, Edouard Derom,
Edmund de Waal, Anthony d’Offay, Geoff Dyer, Jas Elsner, Douglas Gordon, Camille Henrot,
Alex Israel, Dakis Joannou, Alejandro Jodorowsky, Harold Koda, Wayne Koestenbaum, Ben Lerner,
Hilary Lloyd, Mara McCarthy, Paul McCarthy, Tom McCarthy, Jonas Mekas, Alessandro Mendini,
Philippe de Montebello, Aram Moshayedi, Hans-Ulrich Obrist, Charlemagne Palestine,
Raymond Pettibon, Joachim Pissarro, Maël Renouard, Amanda Renshaw, David Rimanelli, Israel Rosenfield,
Olivier Saillard, Dimitar Sasselov, Luigi Serafini, Juergen Teller, Adam Thirlwell,
Caroline Thompson, Luc Tuymans, Kaari Upson, Philippe Vergne, Oriol Vilanova,
Marina Warner, Richard Wentworth, Jordan Wolfson.

Posted on: Sunday, November 25th, 2018
Corto rosso

José Muñoz and Marco Steiner
will present the new book
Mirage of memory
An hypnotic journey along Corto Maltese’s way
Nuages Editions
Thursday October 25TH, 2018 at 7.00 PM
at Fondazione Sozzani Bookstore.


Posted on: Wednesday, October 24th, 2018
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