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The art book aficionados of Los Angeles will be kept busy this week. On Friday, the Independent Art Book Fair (IABF), now in its second year, will be opening its doors in Downtown Los Angeles, not too far from Printed Matter’s LA Art Book Fair, also taking place over the weekend.
The IABF will be especially worth perusing for its Los Angeles- and California-based exhibitors, including the Other Places Art Fair, Grab Bag Studio, Asterisk Press, and the Residue Collective. But the fair’s reach also extends to other regions and cities, like Paris and Hong Kong. Personally, I’m looking forward to grabbing a copy of Lyrics as Poetry, a journal that presents the work of singer-songwriters as a poetic art form.
As with all book fairs, it’s always fun to make your own discoveries as you move through the eclectic displays. But for those of us who like to plan, Danielle Genzel of Clarity Editions will be leading a cyanotype workshop (you’ll get to produce photographs that are cyan blue and white by exposing it to light) on Saturday, April 13 at 1pm, and on Sunday, Olivia Park of Studio Human Beings is giving a talk at 4pm on how her Korean-American upbringing and the food she ate inspired her work as an artist. And, of course, there will be a Fuzzy Photobooth for selfies, brought to you by the Los Angeles-based artist Uzumaki.
When: Friday, April 12–Sunday, April 14, 12–7pm daily
Where: 939 East 31st Street, ground floor (Downtown, Los Angeles)
More info at the Independent Art Book Fair.
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