Highlights at the Book Fair: Art, Design, Photography, Architecture in Hall 4.1.
Book layout and design
This year hall 4.1 will host a new fair within Frankfurt Book Fair: THE ARTS+ will be home to the culture and creative scene, to publishers, museum and photo agency representatives, booksellers, designers, collectors, art enthusiasts, writers and many others. THE ARTS+ will be the platform for exchanging new business developments.
The area offers exhibition space, a salon for exclusive talks, a lab for interactive formats, a catwalk-stage for presentations and performances and the stylish Monocle-Café.
Kick-off event will be THE ARTS+ conference on 19 October 2016.
Learn more about THE ARTS+ here
Collaborative project "Moon" is brought to Frankfurt Book Fair 2016.
“The instant a touch is made, things are set in motion. Make a drawing to reach out and be touched. Drawing together we are drawn together. This is how we make a difference in the world, on micro and macro levels, individually and collectively. By connecting in spaces for imagination – by determining what to share and how to share it – we can create a greater outcome.” This is how Ai Weiwei and Olafur Eliasson describe the idea behind the collective imagination project changing the future.
In order to stage the “Moon” at Frankfurter Buchmesse, Netherlands and Flanders (the 2016 Frankfurt Book Fair’s guest of honour) teamed up with THE ARTS+ and Studio Olafur Eliasson. “This is what we’re sharing” is the 2016 motto of the book fair’s guest of honour, thus artists from the region were approached to ask them to draw or write on the virtual moon and share their wishes with future generations.
The results of the collaboration will be shown in 9 short video clips to 2,500 guests at the book fair’s prestigious opening – among them members of the royal families of Belgium and the Netherlands, as well as politicians, writers, publishers and artists.
Studio Olafur Eliasson will also set up a Moon drawing booth in the exhibition area THE ARTS+, where everybody can take part in this collective and inter-terrestrial art experiment.
Visit moonmoonmoonmoon.com to make a drawing. Tag it with #FBM16 to join the community!
You want to exhibit in this area or cooperate with us?
Click here for the team of the Frankfurt Book Fair.
In 2015, the Beauty and the Book Award was presented for the second time. We were overwhelmed by the amount of entries and will repeat the competition in 2016. Do you think YOUR favourite book is the most beautiful one? Submissions are possible starting spring 2016 at www.beautyandbook.com. Be there in October when the winner is announced live on stage at the Frankfurt Book Fair!