Book Launch E42 by Aitor Bigas
Friday April, 5th – Barcelona

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E42

E42
Aitor Bigas

Edition of 150

E42
E42
E42
E42
E42
E42
E42
E42

PROGRESSO ARCHIVE – 005


The publication 'E42' intertwines the author's photographic chronicles with a carefully curated array of quotes sourced from literature, archives, and historical manuscripts, fostering a profound discourse that interlaces aesthetics with politics. By delving into the EUR neighborhood, it extends a compelling invitation to readers to embark on a journey of exploration.

This book is a portrayal of the stark contrast between the envisioned glory and the silent reality that EUR has become, inviting readers on a romantic stroll through the fuming ruins of a dream that failed to materialize. 


22,5 × 30,5 cm
Hardcover 
Design: Querida
Publisher: Progresso
Limited edition 150 copies

 

December 2023

 

978-84-125797-4-1

50€

How to Pose the Model

How to Pose the Model
Rita Lino

Edition of 100

How to Pose the Model
How to Pose the Model
How to Pose the Model
How to Pose the Model
How to Pose the Model

PROGRESSO ARCHIVE – 004


 

With selected artworks from the archive of the visual artist Rita Lino, and afterwards assembled together by lafolie8, “How to pose the model” is the first poster curated and produced by Progresso.

When unfolded, the set of subtle images come together at peace, revealing a series of movements that seem to have been interrupted by the audience.

Focusing mainly on her personal work, Rita Lino has been developing and materialising it in many series of photos as visual exercises that explore a natural obsession with the self and the persona; a continuous work-in-progress using the body as primary matter to be re-created and exorcised.

Lino describes her photography as animalistic, instinctive, intimate, narcissistic, a thousand possible interpretations, a spiritual place, a self-sustained rehab outlined by a brutal transparency.


59'4 × 84'1 cm
Folded poster inside an envelope
Design: Lafolie8
Publisher: Progresso
Limited edition

 

 

November 2023

 

978-84-125797-3-4

18€

Long-sleeved T-shirt – ONE by STILLZ

Long-sleeved T-shirt – ONE by STILLZ
STILLZ

Edition of 150

Long-sleeved T-shirt – ONE by STILLZ

ONE T-SHIRT

 

Long-sleeved T-shirt designed for the booklaunch of the Archive 003 - ONE by the artist STILZ. 

 

With the collaboration of Carhartt WIP.

 


100% Organic Cotton
Design: Progresso

 

June 2023


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ONE

ONE
STILLZ

Edition of 1500

ONE
ONE
ONE
ONE
ONE
ONE
ONE
ONE
ONE
ONE
ONE
ONE
ONE

PROGRESSO ARCHIVE – 003


“One” is the first printed selection of an ongoing series by the American Colombian photographer and film director STILLZ. Designed as a type of “telephone directory”, the book results in a compilation of photographs he has been taking with his 70s Polaroid Big Shot since 2017.

Inspired by Warhol’s Polaroids (1958-1987), he uses this same format to create a living map of America’s contemporary urban scene. In a way, the publication functions as the artist's manifesto and a declaration of intent, using his own words, “to create a kind of personal mark at a specific point in time for the music culture”. Indeed, as once did Warhol, STILLZ continues to work with the most influential characters of our times.

The collection of portraits, including artists such as Erykah Badu, A$AP Rocky, Miley Cyrus or the late XXXTentacion, is the material testimony of STILLZ’s outstanding professional career and the relationships that are forged during the process.


22,9 x 28,9 cm, 240p

Hardcover

Published by Progresso
Prologue by Rosalía
Design by Basora

 

Supported by Carhartt WIP

 

978-84-125797-2-7

75€

197 Landscapes of Abstraction

197 Landscapes of Abstraction
Adrià Cañameras

Edition of 200

197 Landscapes of Abstraction
197 Landscapes of Abstraction
197 Landscapes of Abstraction
197 Landscapes of Abstraction
197 Landscapes of Abstraction
197 Landscapes of Abstraction
197 Landscapes of Abstraction
197 Landscapes of Abstraction
197 Landscapes of Abstraction
197 Landscapes of Abstraction

PROGRESSO ARCHIVE – 002


Adrià Cañameras has transformed a moment of artistic disorientation (as he himself states) into an opportunity to explore the possibilities presented by the interaction between a limited series of chemicals and Fujifilm's FP-100 photographic paper.

The work is limited in terms of the materials used (bleach, turpentine, citrus), but also in terms of the number of tests possible, limited to a batch of 20 packs of 10 films, and that are now out of stock commercially. This limitation is not a shortcoming, but rather serves to make the artist's project more concise. Two of the pieces have been lost, therefore the work collected here actually consists of 197 + 3 abstract landscapes. Unfinished, the series of compositions first of all shows the productive nature of repetition. Despite variations, repetition of the same technique is not redundant, but instead progressively traces the outlines of a landscape of undecided dimensions.



22 × 29'7 cm, 232 p
Softcover and flaps
Design and editing: Progresso
Language: Spanish and English
Hand-signed by the artist

 

 

December 2022

 

978-84-125797-1-0

45€

CAP

CAP
PROGRESSO

Edition of 50

CAP

PROGRESSO CAP

 

100% Organic Cotton
Low profile 6 panel design
Soft unstructured crown
Pre-curved peak

 

February 2023

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15€

The Social Life of Ghosts

The Social Life of Ghosts
Marria Pratts

Edition of 200

The Social Life of Ghosts
The Social Life of Ghosts
The Social Life of Ghosts
The Social Life of Ghosts
The Social Life of Ghosts
The Social Life of Ghosts
The Social Life of Ghosts
The Social Life of Ghosts

PROGRESSO ARCHIVE – 001

 

The artist’s book "The Social Life of Ghosts" by Marria Pratts features more than one hundred drawings. With this repertoire, Marria appears to uphold the relevancy of drawing. And despite, or indeed thanks to, its modesty and the simplicity of its execution, reasons for which it is often not a respected medium, Marria rejects such market categorizations. 


These works are not minor nor are they preparatory. Neither are they so as standalone pieces, nor are they so as the sequential narrative they form after being selected, organised and presented as a collection in this publication. In the same way she does in her huge paintings or neon brushes, Marria once again demonstrates a willful and affectionate pursuit of insistency, never-ending purpose and an opening up of the world. In both form and content, the artist gifts us a unique reflection of the radical experience of liminality and alienation that still surrounds us and that is so lonely and, at the same time, so collective.


18 × 24 cm, 272 p
Fabric hardcover with tip-on
Design and editing: Progresso
Language: English

 

July 2022

 

978-84-125797-0-3

55€

Long-sleeved T-shirt – The Social Life of Ghosts

Long-sleeved T-shirt – The Social Life of Ghosts
Marria Pratts

Edition of 100

Long-sleeved T-shirt – The Social Life of Ghosts
Long-sleeved T-shirt – The Social Life of Ghosts

THE SOCIAL LIFE OF GHOSTS T-SHIRT

 

Long-sleeved T-shirt designed for the booklaunch of the Archive 001 - The Social Life of Ghosts by the artist Marria Pratts. 

 

With the collaboration of Carhartt WIP.

 


100% Organic Cotton
Design: Progresso

 

September 2022


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