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Lucasz Geida (@lucaszgeida)

Konkrete Hands book fair showcases overlooked artists and publishers

Running at Reference Point later this week, the fair will also offer rare art, music, and live performances

Reference Point, the library, bookshop, and bar based at 180 Strand, is set to hold a one-off book fair, highlighting “industrial books for industrial people”. Titled Konkrete Hands, the fair will collect books, zines, clothing, and music from a variety of artists in one place, for your browsing pleasure.

Bringing the books together is a commitment to independence – all work set to be showcased via Konkrete Hands is self-published. Presented across 14 individual tables, that work itself comprises everything from leather goods, hardback books, and xeroxed prints, to one-off Super8 projections, rare field recordings, and more.

“Some of these artists and people, myself included, don’t always make the cut at regular book fairs,” says artist and organiser Lucasz Geida. “We no longer wish to be an afterthought.”

Konkrete Hands will feature live performances by musicians and artists including Wendy Lavone, Sergej Vutuc, Pyrex, and Cold Swim. The long and diverse list of featured artists and publishers also includes Red Lebanese, Aircrush, Waste! Store, GUT Magazine, 550BC, Cultural Traffic, Sergej Vutuc, and many more. 

Konkrete Hands runs at Reference Point, 2 Arundel Street, London, from April 9 to April 10