Conceived and organized by a collective of over twenty Los Angeles publishers, book sellers, and editors, ACID-FREE presents a three-day book market focused on independent art publishing from the West Coast.
Acid-Free’s 80+ exhibitors will sell publications ranging from books of critical writing to photo and artist’s books alongside daily, ongoing talks, book signings, and other programming. Curators Zanna Gilbert (Getty Research Institute) and John Tain (Asia Art Archive) will speak about the history of artists’ use of xerography, SFMoMA Librarian David Senior will give a talk on the connections between publishing and performance art, and Rakish Light will co-present a reading by painter Gailyn Saroyan & poet Aram Saroyan.
Other events will include a screening room designed by 69 with video work curated by Colpa Press, DIS, Veggie Cloud, and the Echo Park Film Center, an exhibition of vintage marijuana growers guides curated by Family Books in collaboration with The Family Acid, and music throughout the day selected by Devendra Banhart, George Chen, Moon Uterus, Allison Wolfe, and others. Food by Salad for President, Tropics, Earth’s Pizza, and Shreeb’s Coffee, among many others.
Acid-Free is presented with generous support from Art Catalogues at LACMA, Blum & Poe, and Gagosian. Artist programming in the Den supported by Art Los Angeles Contemporary.
Hosted by Blum & Poe Los Angeles May 4–6, 2018
Free and open to the public.
Full exhibitor list and programming available at acid-free.info.