This article traces the roots and development of the Beau Geste Press, which developed extensive international networks through its publishing activity in the 1970s. The article suggests that these links developed because an idea of “openness” was applied to artistic practices, resulting in a shared aesthetic language that enabled cross-border collaboration. I propose the term “translocal” as a way of understanding how artists in different contexts communicated and attempted to build a system parallel to the art world.

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