Book Nomad

Book Nomad
abC(art book in China) Art Book Fair

Vernissage ⎢Tues. June 13, 18 - 21 hr
Exhibition⎢June 13 - 17, 2023

Wed. - Sat. 11 – 18 hr⁠ / Florastr.61, 13187 Berlin hosts a project Book Nomad initiated by abC (art book in China) Art Book Fair. Since the pandemic, abC has continued to cooperate and exchange with the global art publishing communities actively. 

Under the curatorial theme of “Nomadic and Imagined,” the 7th abC Art Book Fair plans to launch the “Book Nomad” project to explore the possibilities of independent publishing and distribution through self-practice. The initiative wants to bring cutting-edge, independent art publications from China and other countries and regions to global readers in a curated manner.

Focusing on “Asianness,” with the theme of “Nomadic and Imagined,” participants from different cities select a collection of art publications that reveal the observation or reflection through a different cultural perspective.


Das Projekt Book Nomad ist eine Initiative der abC (art book in China) Art Book Fair. Seit der Pandemie hat die abC die Zusammenarbeit und den Austausch mit weltweiten Art Publishing Communities aktiv fortgesetzt.

Unter dem kuratorischen Motto „Nomadic and Imagined“ plant die 7. abC Art Book Fair das Projekt Book Nomad, um die Möglichkeiten des unabhängigen Publizierens und des Vertriebs im Eigenverlag zu erkunden. Dabei sollen über ein kuratorisches Konzept innovative, unabhängige Kunstpublikationen aus China und anderen Ländern und Regionen einem globalen Publikum zugänglich gemacht werden.

Mit dem Fokus auf „Asianness“ und dem Thema „Nomadic and Imagined“ wählen Teilnehmer*innen aus verschiedenen Städten eine Sammlung von Kunstpublikationen aus, die die Wahrnehmung oder Reflektion durch eine andere kulturelle Perspektive offenbaren. selection for the Book Nomad project:
° Mikyung Song, White House (nomadelab Publishing, 2019)
° Wie-yi T. Lauw, Dunkle Paarung (backbonebooks, 2021)
° Rahel Zoller and Asami Murakami, Title / タイトル (2020/21)
° Jumping He (Ed.), Another Reading. Contemporary Book Design from China (Hesign, 2023)
° Lim Kyung Yong and Helen Jungyeon Ku (Ed.), Publishing as Method: Ways of Working Together in Asia (Mediabus Seoul, 2023)


Book Nomad Previous Tours

abCABF (Beijing) - pon ding (Taipei) - Temporary Unit (Singapore) - BKKABF (Bangkok) - KL Art Book Fair (Kuala Lumpur) - abcABF (Sanghai) -Commerce Commerce (Milan) - JBE BOOKS (Paris)


abC Art Book Fair 

Founded in 2015, abC is dedicated to promoting local artists’ books and independent publications in China as well as introducing excellent global publishers and institutions to establish a profound multilateral dialogue. As the most professional exhibition of artist’s books and expo of independent publications, abC Art Book Fair takes place in Beijing and Shanghai respectively. It has been developing a distinct influence in the fields of contemporary art, design, and publishing, welcoming thousands of publishers, media platforms, and visitors around the world.


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