|Escuela de Cebras|
Last sunday I went to take a look at this new art book fair MASQUELIBROS, meaning "more than books" - the first of its kind to be held in Madrid. Organized by the cultural association Triplica Equipo, it presented an impressive range of paper-themed artwork with the art book, in all its possible forms being the focus of this fair.
There was a great variety of stalls among which I found creative studios, artists, shops, academies and art galleries. I really enjoyed walking around all these tables full of color and inspiration. Here are some pictures I was able to take when I wasn't talking to the various people I met there.
|Heroin Paper Goods|
|Escuela de Diseño Superior de Madrid - (Students Work Exhibition)|
|Silvia Paredes / Paula Frailes|
|Taller d'art Llum de Lluna|
|Galería Nuble: Antonio Diaz Grande|
|Benveniste Contemporary: The Print Subscribers Club|
|El Caballero De La Blanca Luna|
|Escuela ARTEDIEZ - (Students Work Exhibition)|
I have to admit, I didn't know anything about the building in which this fair was held, and when I first saw it I was really surprised (and angry!) that nobody had told me about it before. Belonging to the UNED University, it is an impressive modern construction built around a 220-year-old restored church. Amazing.
There were so many people visiting the fair and sliding from one stall to another that I had some serious trouble keeping my camera steady!
In the end, it looked like it was a big success and I am really glad that initiatives like these, around art books and paper artists, are being well accepted by the public. Here's hoping you get the chance to see another soon!
All images by Serena Olivieri