Same as last year, Fruit 5 will take place the last weekend of January, from the 27th to the 29th in Palazzo Re Enzo, Bologna, in conjunction with Arte Fiera, the international contemporary art fair coming back to Bologna for its 41st year.
The deadline is extended to the 15th October to apply to the independent publishers market of Fruit Exhibition 5. The international fair is celebrating the brightest issues of traditional and digital publications. The call is open to publishers, illustrators, graphic designers, artists, independent distributors and printers as well as all creatives engaging with independent publishing, including digital and multimedia publications, animation, web and new devices product.
The festival will include an independent international publishers market, an innovative programme of conferences and talks with a number of professionals from the art and publishing world, workshops for adults and children, exhibitions an audio-video performances. Already confirmed for the publishers market some well-known names such as Lubok Verlag (DE), Roma Publications (NL) and BoloPaper (ITA), but also some new entries: Onomatopee (NL), A+M Bookstore (ITA) and the photography magazine YET.
Edition 5 updates:
Fruit’s new project dedicated to photography, FRUITOGRAPHY is taking shape: it will include a number of activities such as workshops and portfolio reviews led by important names from the photography world soon to be released. A specific call has been addressed to international publishing houses specializing in photo books to create a dedicated exhibition space.
We are also glad to announce some important extensions to our international media partnership: Based in London but gathering authors and contributions worldwide, Paper Journal is an online magazine featuring the best international contemporary photography ideas and creations. From Hungary, HYPEANDHYPER, concept store and online magazine specializing in the best of design. Designed.rs, online magazine from Serbia whose manifesto is to help people understanding the importance of design in communication. Founded in 1957 in Frankfurt, form is today one of the most important magazines dedicated to design with more than 250 issues published.
As last year, the festival programme will be divided into 3 parts, each one having a dedicated day for itself:
- Self-publishing and self-production, comparing national and international experiences, new and well-known publishers
- New publishing techniques and new media, from digital publishing to multimedia, also including apps, e-books, web-zines and motion graphic design
- Graphic design as national and international heritage: the issues of being accepted as art and culture professionals, liaising with public and private institutions, art and culture communication, project managing and communication
For more information and to download the application form: www.fruitexhibition.com
Application Deadline: Saturday, 15th October 2016
The project by CRUDO is supported by Bologna City Council.