LA Art Book Fair 2016 (photo by Casey Winkleman, courtesy Printed Matter)

Organized by longtime New York City-based purveyor of art books and ephemera Printer Matter, the LA Art Book Fair returns to the Geffen Contemporary at MOCA this weekend for its fifth annual edition. The event kicks off Thursday with a three-hour opening night preview featuring performances from retro-glam-queer-punk musician and artist Seth Bogart and legendary downtown New York performance art rocker Kembra Pfahler. Continuing through Sunday, the fair will present over 300 artist-run presses, antiquarian booksellers, and independent publishers from all over the US and abroad. A full program of talks, workshops, and performances will take place throughout the weekend, featuring artist Peter Coffin, artist and rapper Yung Jake, and a keynote address from LA Art Book Fair founder AA Bronson, among others. Tickets to Thursday night’s preview are $10 (admission is free Friday–Sunday) and include a limited edition ticket designed by Mike Mills and Experimental Jetset that simply states the vote lead by which Hillary Clinton won the popular vote.

When: Opens Thursday, February 23, 6–9pm
Where: The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA (152 North Central Avenue, Downtown, Los Angeles)

More info here.

Matt Stromberg is a freelance visual arts writer based in Los Angeles. In addition to Hyperallergic, he has contributed to the Los Angeles Times, CARLA, Apollo, ARTNews, and other publications.