TALK | Paint it Black + Rec

Recontemporary / Lounge

13 December 2023

13.12 | h. 7pm
at Paint it Black, Via Fratelli Calandra 6a, Turin
Entry talk + drink 3€

On the occasion of the exhibition currently hosted by Recontemporary dedicated to Lawrence Weiner, with the aim of highlighting the artist’s significant publishing history, a presentation of some of his catalogs will be organized in collaboration with the independent bookstore Paint it Black on December 13, 2023.

Through the selection of some of the artist’s most important catalogs and publications, an open conversation will be facilitated between Iole Pellion di Persano, founder of Recontemporary, and Margherita Rossi, coordinator of Paint it Black and the designer Franco Mello.

Author biography

Paint It Black
Founded in 2022, Paint It Black stands as an independent publishing house dedicated to the arts and a bookshop located in Turin. Paint It Black embraces and explores various realms of the publishing world, developing projects that convey artistic research and expand the concept of publishing by connecting it with other languages and forms of expression. Within its bookshop, there is a carefully curated selection of books, magazines, essays, catalogs, and fanzines published by international and independent publishers. The space regularly hosts events, lectures, and presentations with the aim of promoting experimentation, discussion, and exchange.

Franco Mello
Born in Genoa in 1945. Lives and works in Turin and Spineto Scrivia. Mello works in the fields of design, packaging, graphic design, publishing and art. He has edited books on art and design catalogs and posters for numerous artists from Arte Povera to Transavantgarde, including Piero Manzoni, Giulio Paolini, Giuseppe Peone, Alberto Burri, Yves Klein, Bridget Riley and Pinot Gallizio.