Adriatico Book Club is a group of people interested in making and sharing books. It has been founded in Venice during the late winter of 2020.

ABC books are mainly focused on the moving image in contemporary art and are not published regularly.

Adriatico Book Club

A Performance Project by mealwaukee Based on and for Mr. Palomar by Italo Calvino

by Ginevra Dolcemare

July 2023
Italian / English
21 × 29.7 cm
57 illustrations
162 pages, monochrome
Wire-O binding
ISBN 978-88-945731-4-5

eye/I/eye is a performance project by the duo mealwaukee, freely based on Mr. Palomar by Italo Calvino. It is intended as a tribute to the observer and in a broader sense to observation. The concept book explores as a visual compass the imaginative processes inquired prior to crossing into the apparatus of theater.

Pass The Mic!:
Decolonizing Education Through Arts

eds. Eleonora Bonino
and Anna Serlenga

June 2022
13 × 21 cm
104 pages, monochrome
ISBN: 978-88-945731-3-8

Texts by Magd Asaad, Eleonora Bonino, Malvina Borgherini, Francesca De Luca, Helena Elias, Ermira Goro, Fotini Gouseti, Viviana Gravano, Alesa Herero, Wissal Houbabi, Délio Jasse, Christos Korolis, Natália Mendonça, Rita Natálio, Theo Prodromidis, Annalisa Sacchi, and Anna Serlenga

A project that pursues the decolonisation of education through the articulation of art practices, research and activism, implementing hybrid format between higher education and artistic experimentation. The project builds upon researches, artistic experiences and social movements that claim the urgency to problematize Eurocentric, discriminatory narratives and hegemonic pedagogical contents in schools and society at large. It is also concerned with school abandon rates and lower access to higher education among racialised people and groups exposed to structural inequalities.

Esso: Shadows Oozing Gold

by Carloni-Franceschetti
curated by Giuliana Carbi Jesurun
and Janka Vukmir

May 2022
English / Croatian / Italian
24 × 33 cm
56 pages, monochrome
Stapled book
Static shielding bag
ISBN: 978-88-945731-2-1

Distributed by Motto

Texts by Hervé Joubert-Laurencin, Enrico Pitozzi, and Annalisa Sacchi

The volume was published for the Carloni-Franceschetti joint exhibition Esso: Shadows Oozing Gold, at the Institute for Contemporary Art in Zagreb, on display from the 27th of May to the 2nd of July 2022. The show’s title takes its name from a cycle of works that the two artists had been developing from 2017. This series investigates, through temporal short-circuits bridging current events with Italy’s collective memory, the various forms in which fascism takes root as a cultural model in differing social strata. The project relates fascist ideology to petroleum, taking its cue from Pasolini’s reflections on the topic in his last, posthumously published novel.

Immune Morphologies:
Forms of Militarization and Alliance in Emergency Processes

eds. Chiara Davino
and Lorenza Villani

March 2022
13 × 21 cm
208 pages, monochrome
ISBN: 978-88-945731-1-4

Distributed by Antenne Books

Texts by Malvina Borgherini, Serena Dambrosio, Chiara Davino, Piersandra Di Matteo, Marco Felicioni, Elena Giacomelli, Pierluigi Musarò, and Lorenza Villani

Translation and proofreading by Julius De Michelis

Designed by Lorenzo Mason Studio

The book is a collection of essays which reflect on the double dimension of immunity: as aggressive-military distortion and as permeable border that generates alliances.

Referring to the fields of Urban Studies, Sociology of Culture, and Visual Arts, the authors analyze, starting from 2020, how the nesting of emergency processes spatializes along material and symbolic boundaries, consolidates in immune narratives, and how these can be deactivated. The volume stands at the margin between academia and independent realities.


eds. Malvina Borgherini and Lorenzo Lazzari

December 2020
Italian / English
15 × 22.5 cm
160 pages, monochrome
ISBN: 978-88-945731-0-7

Available at Libreria Marco Polo.

Texts by Luigi Agazio, Leandro Agrò, Isabel Florencia Baeza, Malvina Borgherini, Martina Citarella Correa, Danilo Correale, Matija Debeljuh, Pierluca Ditano, Miriam Gili, Lorenzo Lazzari, Claudio Leone, Camilla Mazzocato, Anto. Milotta, Luca Ruali, Arianna Spanò, Michela Tomasi, and Alessandro Vangi

Designed by Lorenzo Mason Studio

Produced by
MOVIES—Moving Images Arts
Istituzione Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa
Regione del Veneto

Published on the occasion of the homonymous group show at Istituzione Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa, Palazzetto Tito, Venice (18.12.2020–6.1.2021), Opposizioni is a notebook that stops moving images. An ensemble of singularities that finds common ground through their opposition. A clash of images.

Lonely at the Party

eds. Eleonora Bonino, Valerio Conti, Pauline Maure,
Stefano Pelosato, and Giulia Savorani

September 2020
Italian / English
24.5 × 34 cm
8 pages / folded poster
ISBN: 978-8-89848-860-5

Texts by Malvina Borgherini
and Cosimo Ferrigolo

Produced by Meta Forte
and MOVIES—Moving Images Arts

Designed by Martina Citarella Correa
and Camilla Mazzocato

This folded poster has been published on the occasion of the homonymous one-night happening hosted at Meta Forte on September 4, 2020. A 30-hands reflection on the intersections between the moving image and performance arts is unfolded through the surrealistic game of the Cadavre Exquis.

I Love My Close-Friend-Books
and My Close Friend's Close-Friend-Books

by Luigi Agazio, Leandro Agrò, Matija Debeljuh, Martina Citarella Correa, Pierluca Ditano, Miriam Gili, Camilla Mazzocato, Antonino Milotta, and Alessandro Vangi

July 2020
Italian and English
21 × 29.7 cm
140 pages
114 color ill.

Produced by MOVIES—Moving Images Arts
Designed by Lorenzo Mason Studio

A collection of works produced from May to June 2020, during the lockdown due to Covid-19 pandemic. The group of young artists who participated in this book is part of a postgraduate program at the Iuav University of Venice. The texts and images collected are short experiments about the long isolation perpetuated for three months.

On Responsibility:
The Moving Image Questions Spectatorship

ed. Lorenzo Lazzari

June 2020
11 × 17.5 cm
112 pages
15 monochrome ill.
ISBN: 978-88-98488-55-1

Available at
PageFive in Czech Republic
After 8 Books, Re:Voir, and Yvon Lambert in France
do you read me?! in Germany
Cafoscarina, Libreria Marco Polo and Marmo in Italy

Distributed by Antenne Books

The book is a collection of essays, by scholars and curators, which reflect on the symbolic exchange between the spectator and the moving image. The authors analyze this relationship through the analysis of different works by artists, film and video-makers such as Éric Baudelaire, Tony Conrad, Morgan Fisher, Kahlil Joseph, and Vittorio De Seta. The volume also includes an interview with eight members of Videofreex, one of the pioneering US collectives who utilized the video since the late-1960s.

Texts by Malvina Borgherini, Enrico Camporesi, Vera Dika, Sibylle de Laurens, Lorenzo Lazzari, Pascaline Morincôme, and Videofreex

Translations by Jim Sunderland
Designed by Lorenzo Mason Studio