NY Art Book Fair 2015
THE NY ART BOOK FAIR PREVIEW
Join us on Thursday, September 17 from 6 to 9 pm, at MoMA PS1 for our opening night preview. The evening will feature special live performances on the steps of PS1 by DROOID5$Z (Lost Soul Enterprises, NYC) and Bookworms (L.I.E.S. Records, NYC).
Now in its seventh year, this curated series of informal conversations, workshops, readings and other artist-led programs is also an informal venue for artists, writers and publishers to feature new releases and present their publications. Participants include: Hal Fischer, Experimental Jetset, Christian Patterson, Public Movement Delegate: Alhena Katsof, Carmelle Safdie & Sophy Naess, Johanna Drucker, Jeffrey Schnapp, Felipe Mujica & Johanna Unzueta, and many others. The Classroom is organized by David Senior, Museum of Modern Art Library. See the full Classroom calendar here.
Contemporary Artists’ Books Conference (CABC)
The eighth annual Contemporary Artists’ Books Conference presents two full days of lively debate on emerging practices and issues within art-book culture. Session topics include recordworks, archives in photobooks, criticism, activism, and instructional works. This year the CABC will also experiment with an open mic format called Show and Tell.
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), which was edited by Beshty, and for which Gillick was a contributor. With this volume as a backdrop, they will discuss both their work and critical writing in relation to the broad network of relations that contemporary art traffics within, and the centrality that systems of distribution and the social field have come to play in its reception. See the full CABC calendar here. XE(ROX) & PAPER + SCISSORS, and The Small Press Dome
A lively selection of international artists, zinesters, and small presses will represent independent publishing at its most innovative and affordable in the MoMA PS1 courtyard. Select exhibitors include: FIST (California); Commune (Japan); Knuckles & Notch (Singapore); Pau Wau (New York); Hundöra Press (Netherlands), among many others.
This diverse group of politically-minded collectives and presses focused on the intersection of art and activism, includes: Visual AIDS (New York), Black Lives Matter (USA), World War 3 Illustrated (New York), and others. Curated by Printed Matter’s Max Schumann.
A curated cross-section of photo-based artist’s books and magazines, this year’s Focus: Photography includes: Aperture Foundation (New York); Mack Books (London); X-Magazine & Einstein Studio (Japan); RVB Books (France); Little Big Man (New York); Mörel (London); Trolley Books (London), and more.
Printed Matter, Inc. proudly presents an exhibition of zines and ephemera by popular artist-trio Paper Rad, curated by Paul Bright, in celebration of the release of PPP – The Zines of Paper Rad. Although perhaps best known for their influential website paperrad.org, the three-member, New England-based collective also produced hundreds of handmade books, stencils and posters throughout their 10+ years working together. Delema Books and Bright Lyons will exhibit a selection of Zines, clothing and other printed ephemera created by Paper Rad between 1997 and 2009, most of which has not been seen publicly until now. The collection, assembled by Paul Bright over a ten-year period, represents the largest private collection of Paper Rad’s work.
Andrew Roth will exhibit a complete run of rare, limited edition artist’s books by the Belgian poet/conceptual artist Marcel Broodthaers (1924-1976). Beginning with Pense-Bête (1963) and ending with his posthumously published La Conquête de l’Espace. Atlas à l’usage des artistes et des militaires (1976), Broodthaers treats the book as art, manifesting some of his most radical work within its covers. Referencing Magritte and the poets Baudelaire and Mallarmé, these book-objects effortlessly connect the past with the contemporary.
Arthur Fournier activates Maurice R. Stein and Larry Miller‘s iconic work of radical pedagogy with a full-scale deployment of Marshall Henrichs‘ iconic Charts presented alongside rare books, magazines, ephemera and artifacts sourced from the Blueprint for Counter Education‘s provocative bibliography. Visitors to the Boiler Room are invited to engage with the installation as they see fit — perhaps taking a cue from the 101 Learning Aids for the Charts in the Style of Tuli Kupferberg by Don Krohn — in an environment staged to resemble the off-campus living quarters of a socially conscious humanities graduate student, ca. 1970. Equal parts immersive theater, discursive game, and tribute to the original Blueprint, Fournier presents the Construction as a point of departure for new pedagogical experiments relevant to the challenges of knowledge production in the late-capitalist era, particularly given the corporate mediation of selfhood via our collective participation in online social networks.
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An preview will be held on the evening of Thursday, January 29, 2015.
The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA
152 N Central Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90012
The NY Art Book Fair is free and open to the public:
Preview: Thursday, September 17, 6–9 pm (Ticketed entry)
Friday, September 18, 1 pm–7 pm
Saturday, September 19, 11 am–9 pm
Sunday, September 20, 11 am–7 pm