VOLUME MTL, Montreal’ artists’ publishing festival and conference is returning this fall for its 5th iteration. This year’s conference explores the broad theme of recuperation. How can artists’ publishing recuperate ideas, places, practices, and histories? Thinking through strategies of translation and transformation — across time, borders, and mediums — this year’s presenters offer new strategies and methods for speculation, revision and reclamation, of the past, the present and future.

In advance of our full program announcement, we are pleased to share a few of our presenting partners this year:

Throughout the fair, Join C Magazine’s online art book columnist Cason Sharpe for a series of rapid-fire interviews with a handful of the many exhibitors and presenters featured in this year’s edition of VOLUME. Brief, irreverent, and informative, each interview will be conducted on-location and broadcast over the internet. Inspired by the candid red carpet interviews of Joan Rivers and the backstage antics of Nardwaur the Human Serviette, this series is designed to introduce viewers to a range of publishing projects and practitioners from across Canada and beyond.

1—130: Selected works Ghassan Bishouty b. 1941 Safad, Palestine — d. 2004 Amman, Jordan.

Toronto’s Art Metropole is pleased to present a conversation between artist Nour Bishouty and artist and curator Swapnaa Tamhane, discussing Bishouty’s publication, 1—130: Selected works Ghassan Bishouty b. 1941 Safad, Palestine — d. 2004 Amman, Jordan.

Studio Safar and the Detroit Art Book Fair present the Launch of Flint Magazine: Issue 3, Wonder, organized in collaboration with writer/musician Alexei Perry Cox. Join us at Systeme MTL  (Plaza St Hubert) for a set of music performances inspired by the work of the late Egyptian composer, musician, and ethnomusicologist Halim El-Dabh (1921-2017) in celebration of the forthcoming record, The Wondrous Reverberations of Halim El-Dabh, included in issue 3 of Flint Magazine.

This year features programming and presentations from Wendy’s Subway (NYC), Le Sigh Magazine (TO/MTL), Peripheral Review (VAN); Publication Studio Guelph; Artexte (MTL); the BAnQ; Intertexte (MTL) and more!

Applications for tables are still open – sign up to join us!

Volume 5 MTL is an ARCMTL production made possible in part thanks to the support of the Canada Council for the Arts,  SODEC and the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec.