Printed Matter

Post image for Skinheads, Patterned Sweaters, and Other Favorites from the NY Art Book Fair

I made the bold decision to venture into the NY Art Book Fair presented by Printed Matter at MoMA PS1. There were throngs of people examining books, chatting about books, buying books, and having books thrust upon them.

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Post image for The Underground Press and Its Extraordinary Moment in US History

What if the history of an era were stocked away in an attic, waiting for our attention?

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Post image for Thirty Years On, Colab Members Assess Their Successes and Failures

Last month, members of Colab gathered at Printed Matter for the opening of a new iteration of the A. More Store, the collective’s pop-up exhibit of cheap multiples. The display coincides with the publication of A Book About Colab (and Related Activities) (2015), a sumptuous collection of archival images and written accounts compiled by Printed Matter’s director Max Schumann.

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Post image for Tauba Auerbach Sculpts a Pop-Up Book for Grownups

In her sculptures and installations, California-born artist Tauba Auerbach often plays with the flux state between two and three dimensions. Her latest project continues in this vein: It’s an oversized pop-up book.

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Post image for “The Ephemeral Moment of Exchange” in Barbara Bloom’s Wrapping Papers

Bloom’s papers mine the histories of gift rituals, interrogate the meaning objects are endowed with as gifts, and place value on an object that is meant to be used once and then discarded.

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Post image for Plastic Bongs, Chinese Mini-Zines, and Endless Labors of Love at the LA Art Book Fair

The fair is a cornucopia of art-world rarities, oddities, and editioned experiments at every turn.

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Galleries

In New York City, Punk Is in the Air

by Kate Wadkins on February 9, 2016

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There was a week in high school when my mom begrudgingly let me stay out in New York City for almost three nights in a row.

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Post image for Printed Matter’s LA Art Book Fair Returns February 11–14

Printed Matter presents the fourth annual LA Art Book Fair (LAABF), from February 11–14, 2016, at The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA.

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Books

5 Mini Reviews of Zines from the NY Art Book Fair

by Hyperallergic on September 18, 2015

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The 2015 edition of Printed Matter’s NY Art Book Fair opens to the public today and in anticipation we reviewed some of its standout offerings.

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Post image for Printed Matter’s 10th Annual NY Art Book Fair Opens this Week

Printed Matter presents the tenth annual NY Art Book Fair, from September 18 to 20 at MoMA PS1 in Long Island City, Queens. A preview will be held on the evening of Thursday, September 17.

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