Motto Distribution founder Alexis Zavialoff talks about his practice, the distribution channels and publishing models in today's art and design publishing. As a central figure in the field, Alexis is well positioned to comment on the ways how printed matters find their audiences in the contemporary climate of increased interest in small editions and artist -led publishing.

Bookies is a seminar on artist- and designer-led publishing as a vehicle for artistic expression and mode of distribution of contemporary art today. The seminar was held in Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki, Finland on April 14-15th 2012.

Bookies seminar and exhibitions were part of the official World Design Capital Helsinki 2012 and Helsinki Photography Biennial 2012 programs. Bookies was organized with support of Arts Council of Helsinki Metropolitan Region, Estonian Institute, FRAME, Goethe-Institut, Helsinki Photography Biennial, Kiasma, The Arts Council of Finland, The National Council for Photographic Art of Finland, The Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia and WDC Helsinki 2012.

Filming: Oskari Parkkinen

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