The Art of Publishing - An Exhibition of MACK books

Opening: Friday 5 January, 6-9pm
Exhibition: 5 – 20 January 2018
CCP, 404 George St, Fitzroy, Victoria 3065, Australia

This exhibition, presented by Perimeter Books, traces the publishing history of MACK, the London based art book publisher. Originally established in 2004 under the imprint steidlMACK, MACK was founded in 2010 as an independent publishing house and is considered to be one of the world’s leading producers of contemporary and historical photography books. Highlighting the areas of interest and long-term relationships with artists that have resulted in some of the defining artist books of the twenty-first century, the show brings together more than 200 books, editions and related objects – many of which are rare and previously unseen in Australia – alongside original prints, explorations into digital publishing and the complete backlist of MACK.

MACK publications are renowned for their tactile materiality, conceptual rigour and for a focus on the book as a work of art – the book form as a primary destination for the author’s ideas. MACK is at the forefront of the boom in photobook publishing but the books are notable for an absence of the design excesses common in the sector. Each book is designed in the studio in London in collaboration with the author and with the belief that content should not be dominated by design.


Coinciding Events

Saturday 6 January – Lecture by Michael Mack, CCP Melbourne. Tickets available through
Sunday 7 January – Portfolio Reviews with Michael Mack & Dan Rule, CCP Melbourne. Tickets available through


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