This year’s edition, the first in the city since 2019, suggests a publishing landscape as quirky and diffuse as Los Angeles itself.
What is an art book, anyway? I’m not sure this fair helped me come closer to any kind of definition. And for that, I am grateful.
Small presses, rare booksellers, institutions, and artist collectives will showcase their best publications.
Thanks in part to its virtual format, this year’s fair is the largest event yet, and the most international. Check out a slate of exhibitors you won’t want to miss.
With its first-ever virtual edition, the fan favorite offers a robust slate of exhibitors, performances, and a conference on contemporary artists’ books.
From February 25 to 28, PMVABF will showcase over 400 exhibitors from 43 countries, with online programs, performances, games, and more. The February 24 opening is free with registration.
An important aspect of Charlesworth’s practice is her longstanding engagement with publishing: she was an active writer and critic, and made several artist books and photo catalogues.
Organized by Endless Editions, this year’s fair features 47 vendors, interactive public programs, and more.
In a quickly growing collaborative spreadsheet, exhibitors share what they planned to show this year, along with detailed descriptions, prices, and links to purchase.
In the 1970s and ’80s, lesbian separatist communities produced a visual culture that spread across the country in the mail and on the shelves of feminist bookstores.
Despite the overwhelming number of independent presses, it was challenging to find the books and zines that couldn’t easily be seen elsewhere, say on Amazon or in gallery bookshops.
LeWitt’s bookmaking fits squarely within his commitment to order and seriality, revealing his overall practice as a total work of art.