Hato Press

Open Books Volumes A – E


The Open Books project explores connections between printed objects and forms of exhibitions. It consists of a series exhibitions, events, and a publication that offer potential spaces to experiment with these interactions. 

Open Books Volumes documents this research as it goes along, questioning its own status as a catalogue. Each iteration gives birth to new content that complements the previous one. As a pile of books stacking up in a library, invariably connected to one another by their successive readings...

Volumes is a catalogue, a collection of captions, images, a series of invitations, a bookmark left in places where the editors would like someone to stop. Or is it the actual archiving of an object in real time? In any case, it is what accompanies, completes and supports a research, somewhere between an open book and an exhibition, with a permeability flowing constantly from one another.


Volume A*: Documents

Volume B*: Material

Volume C*: Exhibition catalogue

Volume D: Exhibition archive

Volume E: Spaces, Crossroads, Margins and Intervals

* reprinted and extended from first edition, 2011.

With new contributions from: 

Constance Moréteau, Fraser Muggeridge, Fay Nicolson and Oliver Smith, James Langdon and Stuart Whipps, officeabc (Brice Domingues and Catherine Guiral), Alexandru Balgiu, Dominique Hurth, Jérôme Dupeyrat, Ghazaal Vojdani, Angélique Buisson, Eleanor Vonne Brown, Paul Bailey, Aurélien Mole, Valérian Goalec, Lorraine Furter and Museum of Museum.

Hato Press is an independent publishing house established in 2009. It produces books, zines and other objects in collaboration with artists; exploring people, play, culture and community in unexpected ways. And, of course, it’s a longstanding part of the HATO family.

Published by Hato Press Format: Paperback Pages: 342pp  Dimensions: 165 x 240 mm ISBN: 978-1-910239-12-4

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