NoPlace 3, 2018

Questo libro, prodotto in crowdfunding nel 2018 col sostegno di molti partecipanti e del Comune di Suzzara, è l’album fotografico di NoPlace 3, la mostra del 49º Premio Suzzara (2016) a cui hanno partecipato 496 artisti provenienti da vari paesi europei. La pubblicazione contiene le foto della giornata (e sono tantissime!) scattate dagli artisti e dal pubblico.

Scheda tecnica: edito da La Centrale Edizioni (no ISBN) / anno 2018 / formato 16.8 × 24 cm / 272 pagg. / rilegato in brossura filo refe / edizione di 700+25 copie numerate / 1387 foto a colori e bianconero / testi in italiano;
disponibile qui


This book, produced through a crowdfunding campaign in 2018, is the catalogue of NoPlace 3, the exhibition of the 49th Premio Suzzara (2016), where 496 artists from all around Europe took part at the project. The publication includes all the photos taken by the participating artists and the public—a lot of images!

Published by La Centrale Edizioni (no ISBN) / year 2018 / size 16.8 × 24 cm / 272 pages / sewn binding / edition: 700+25 numbered copies / 1387 color and bw images / including some texts in Italian;
available here


REAL, Lugano 2017

REAL, Rassegna Editoria d’Arte
c/o Turba, via Cattedrale 11, Lugano, Switzerland

Saturday September 16, 2017, 11am/9pm

REAL offers a wide-ranging overview of the art publishing market: from the hand press publishers, to the publishing houses specialized in photo-books and contemporary artist’s books, with some incursions into the world of illustration and comics.

During the day, meetings, book-signings, readings and screenings will present new publications to the public.

The international publishers and artists selected through the open call are:
a+mbookstore (Italy); Al Manar Editions (France); Anatomie (Italy); Artphilein Editions (Switzerland); Blisterzine (Italy); Boîte Editions (Italy); Bolo Paper (Italy); Bruno (Italy); Timothy Hofmann (Switzerland); Humboldt Books (Italy); Il Buon Tempo (Italy); Kitschic Ediciones (Spain); La Centrale Edizioni (Italy); Libri Finti Clandestini (Italy); Marco Cechet, Giovanni Mazza (Italy); Otto Publishing (Italy); Pergola Chiara (Italy); Pulver und Asche (Switzerland); Road Books (Irleland); Witty Kiwi (Italy); YET Magazine (Switzerland).

REAL is a parallel event of WopArt Fair, Lugano.


Sabato 16 settembre 2017, h 11/21

REAL propone un’ampia panoramica sul mercato dell’editoria d’arte: dagli editori più tradizionali, che utilizzano la stampa a caratteri mobili, l’incisione e la rilegatura a mano, a case editrici specializzate in libri fotografici e libri d’artista contemporanei, con qualche incursione nel mondo dell’illustrazione e dei comics.

Durante la giornata si terranno incontri, book-signing, reading e proiezioni, per presentare al pubblico le nuove uscite editoriali.

Gli editori e artisti internazionali, selezionati tramite open call sono:
a+mbookstore (Italia); Al Manar Editions (Francia); Anatomie (Italia); Artphilein Editions (Svizzera); Blisterzine (Italia); Boîte Editions (Italia); Bolo Paper (Italia); Bruno (Italia); Timothy Hofmann (Svizzera); Humboldt Books (Italia); Il Buon Tempo (Italia); Kitschic Ediciones (Spagna); La Centrale Edizioni (Italia); Libri Finti Clandestini (Italia); Marco Cechet, Giovanni Mazza (Italia); Otto Publishing (Italia); Pergola Chiara (Italia); Pulver und Asche (Svizzera); Road Books (Irlanda); Witty Kiwi (Italia); YET Magazine (Svizzera).

REAL è un evento collaterale di WopArt Fair, Lugano.

Der Gast und der Eindringling, 2015

Ermanno Cristini, Giancarlo Norese (ed. by),
Der Gast und der Eindringling. Umgekehrtes Spiel
The guest and the intruder. Double game
Edition Atelier, Bern, 2015

The exhibition catalogue of a show from the series L’Ospite e l’intruso, curated by Ermanno Cristini, held at Progr, Zentrum für Kulturproduktion, Bern in March 2014
Il catalogo di una mostra della serie L’Ospite e l’intruso curata da Ermanno Cristini, tenutasi al Progr, Zentrum für Kulturproduktion, Berna, nel marzo 2014

With/Con Roberto de Luca, Ermanno Cristini, Barbara Fässler, Paul Le Grand, Giancarlo Norese, Olivia Notaro, Antoni Pinent, Luca Scarabelli;
in collaboration with Alessandro Castiglioni and Michael Krethlow;
photos Martin Rindlisbacher

88 pages, 24,5×17 cm
edition: 700

Roaming Images, 2014

Alessandro Castiglioni and Ermanno Cristini (ed. by),
Roaming Images. About the intermittence of art work
riss(e) edizioni, 2014

A selection of images from 22 editions of Roaming.
Una selezione di immagini delle 22 mostre di Roaming.

Including photos by / Con foto di Vincent Berg, Agostino Osio, Markus Bollingmo, Francesco Licata, Julia Krahn, Casaluce/Geiger, Miriam Steinhauser, Mario Sillani Djerrahian, Giancarlo Norese, Gianni Schicchi, Jernej Skrt, Massimiliano Di Fabio, Annalisa Sonzogni, Pierluigi Fresia, Gerhard Maurer, Francesco Joao Scavarda e Dario Guccio, Indigène (Andreanne Oberson & Jean-Marie Reynier), Barbara Fässler, Alessandro Di Giugno, Lucia Leuci, Dejan Habicht, Alice Pedroletti

102 pages, 21×29,7 cm
edition: 150

Besides, it’s always the others who die, 2014

Emilio Fantin, Luigi Negro, Giancarlo Norese, Cesare Pietroiusti, Luigi Presicce (eds.), Besides, it’s always the others who die

This book, whose title is the epitaph on Marcel Duchamp’s tombstone, is one of several initiatives that we have developed around the theme of death, starting from “The Celebration of the Living (who reflect upon death).”

We have proposed turning the traditional November 2nd celebration, the “Day of the Dead,” into a new holiday. For the first edition of this celebration, in 2010, we invited those who were interested to be part of a pilgrimage, probably the shortest and slowest in the world, that departed from its destination (rather than arriving at it): Lu Cafausu in San Cesario di Lecce.

Lu Cafausu is a mysterious small building, an architectural remnant that we have elected as a source of metaphors and narratives. It is “an imaginary place that really exists.” It taught us that coincidences are meaningless if taken as mere coincidences: only when you are aware of connections can you become free to open yourself to their mystery, to their truth, or, rather, to their multiple, inextricable, and fragile truths. And then, after all, as it happens, it’s always us who die.

Including contributions by Emilio Fantin, Luigi Negro, Giancarlo Norese, Cesare Pietroiusti, Luigi Presicce, Sara Alberani, Lisa Batacchi, Marco Benincasa, Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev, Sarah Ciracì, Irene Coppola, Gianluca Marinelli, Luca Musacchio, Caterina Pecchioli, Mattia Pellegrini, Davide Ricco, Roberto Tenace, Ayreen Anastas, Rene Gabri, Stefan Banz, Francesca Marianna, Adrian Paci, Antonella Rizzo, Giorgio Rizzo, Franco Vaccari, Francesco Lauretta, and anonymous friends.

Published by Verlag für Moderne Kunst, Vienna,
and Kunsthalle Marcel Duchamp, Cully — KMD N° 15, 2014

Hardcover, 14×11 cm, 116 pages, ill., color and b/w
ISBN 978-3-86984-080-2
available here

Dialogos secondo, 2013

Alessandro Castiglioni, Ermanno Cristini (ed. by),
Dialogos secondo, Cahiers d’Art no. 5, MACT/CACT, Bellinzona
MACT/CACT Editions, 2013

Exhibition held at MACT/CACT Center for Contemporary Art, Bellinzona, Switzerland, December 2013

Dialogos is a project of an exhibition arranged between a performative dynamics and an installation’s intervention. Dialogos is based on a negotiation practice among artists.
Dialogos è un progetto espositivo disposto tra dinamica performativa e intervento installativo. Dialogos è basato su una pratica di negoziazione tra artisti

With/Con Enrico Boccioletti, Mario Casanova, Dustin Cauchi, Alessandro Castiglioni, Richard Clements, Ermanno Cristini, Vicky Falconer, Simone Frangi, Francesca Mangion, Mickaël Marchand, Giancarlo Norese, Paolo Tognozzi, Alessandro Rolandi, Luca Scarabelli, Miki Tallone, Virginia Zanetti

153 pages, 21×29,7 cm
edition: 500

L’ospite e l’intruso, 2012

Alessandro Castiglioni, Ermanno Cristini (ed. by),
L’ospite e l’intruso
riss(e) edizioni, 2012

 The guest and the intruder. The guest: Ermanno Cristini opens up his studio by inviting an artist to present a work or a project within his private spaces. Then, the invitation is extended also to another artist, hidden and invisible: the intruder.

L’ospite e l’intruso. L’ospite: Ermanno Cristini apre il suo studio e invita un artista a presentare un lavoro o un progetto nel suo spazio di vita e di lavoro. Poi, l’invito è esteso a un altro artista, nascosto e invisibile: l’intruso.

With/Con Kristine Alksne, Sergio Breviario, Vincenzo Cabiati, Gianni Caravaggio, Umberto Cavenago, Nina Danino, Oppy De Bernardo, Al Fadhil, Barbara Fässler, Michele Lombardelli, Microcollection, Giovanni Morbin, Andrea Nacciarriti, Giancarlo Norese, Giada Pucci, Roberto Pugina, Lidia Sanvito, Luca Scarabelli, Miki Tallone, Elisa Vladilo

54 pages, 15×21 cm
edition: 200