Romanian Art Publishing at London’s Offprint Fair

19 - 21/05/2017 @ Tate Modern – Turbine Hall, Bankside, London SE1 9TG

Following last year’s successful participation at Offprint, one of Britain’s largest art publishing fairs hosted yearly by Tate Modern, PUNCH Bucharest returns to London for another display of exquisite editorial craftmanship. For a whole weekend in mid-May, the powerhouse of modern art will turn its famous Turbine Hall into a vast showcase of books, magazines, vinyl, posters, prints, websites, and blogs, bringing together artists and independent publishers from all over the globe.

The Romanian display of art and photography books, curated by P U N C H Bucharest and supported by the Romanian Cultural Institute in London, will feature books published by Nicodim Press, Ivan Gallery, Galeria Posibilă, Salonul de Proiecte and others.


P U N C H is a specialist bookshop with thematic focus on theory and contemporary practices in art, architecture, design and connected fields. The initiative, based in Bucharest, also works as a distribution platform for small publishers, artists, organisations and institutions from the South-East European region (and beyond) who want to reach a wider audience. P U N C H also acts as a platform for presentations, workshops and publishing.

Offprint Projects is a traveling art publishing fair featuring discerning projects across a wide range of media. Now in its second year, the London fair includes books, zines, vinyls, posters, prints, websites, magazines, and blogs from over 140 participants in the fields of contemporary art, graphic design, literature, poetry, philosophy, and experimental music. In collaboration with Tate Modern and curator Simon Baker, Offprint London 2015 dedicated a special space for photobooks, inviting 70 independent photobook publishers from all over the world. Acknowledging a dissolving effect of traditional sites and media (museums / books / schools) and their respective activities (curating / publishing / teaching), Offprint showcases an alliance between printed strategies and digital cultures within the art world, presenting concrete examples of the contemporary dissemination of artistic practices.


When: Friday 19 to Sunday 21 May. Free entry but please confirm your attendance on Eventbrite.

Where: Tate Modern, Turbine Hall, Bankside, London SE1 9TG