Free and open to the public, the NY Art Book Fair is the world’s premier event for artists’ books, catalogues, monographs, periodicals, and zines. This year, the fair features over 370 booksellers, antiquarians, artists, institutions, and independent publishers from 28 countries. Last year’s fair was attended by more than 35,000 people.
This year’s NY Art Book Fair includes an ever-growing variety of exhibitors — from the zinesters in (XE)ROX & PAPER + SCISSORS and the Small Press Dome representing publishing at its most innovative and affordable, to rare and antiquarian dealers offering out-of-print books and ephemera from art and artist book history, plus the NYABF classic Friendly Fire, focused on the intersection of art and activism, which includes Visual AIDS (New York), Black Lives Matter (USA), World War 3 Illustrated (New York), and others.
NYABF15 will also host an array of programming and special events. Now in its seventh year, The Classroom is a curated engagement of informal conversations, workshops, readings, and other artist-led interventions. The Classroom is organized by David Senior, Museum of Modern Art Library. The eighth annual Contemporary Artists’ Books Conference (CABC) presents two full days of lively debate on emerging practices and issues within art-book culture. This year’s conference will feature a keynote address by the artists Walead Beshty and Liam Gillick on the occasion of the publication of the volume Ethics in Whitechapel’s Documents of Contemporary Art series (MIT Press 2015).
A full calendar of events and exhibitor list is now online at nyartbookfair.com.
Preview Thursday, September 17, 6–9 pm
$10 Preview Tickets include a limited-edition lenticular print from the New England-based collective Paper Rad.
Friday, September 18, 1–7pm
Saturday, September 19, 11am–9pm
Sunday, September 20, 11am–7pm
MoMA PS1 is located at 22-25 Jackson Avenue on 46th Avenue, Long Island City, Queens, New York.
See you there!
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