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September 2, 2014

Printed Matter’s NY Art Book Fair 2014

Printed Matter’s
NY Art Book Fair

September 26–28, 2014

Preview: Thursday, September 25, 6–9 pm

MoMA PS1
22–25 Jackson Avenue, at 46th Avenue
Long Island City, New York

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Printed Matter, Inc. presents the ninth annual NY Art Book Fair, from September 26 to 28, at MoMA PS1, with a public opening on the evening of Thursday, September 25, from 6 to 9pm.

Free and open to the public, the NY Art Book Fair is the world’s leading event for artists’ books, catalogs, monographs, periodicals, and zines presented by more than 355 booksellers, antiquarians, artists, and independent publishers from 26 countries.

A full list of this year’s exhibitors is online here.

The NY Art Book Fair preview
Join us on Thursday, September 25 from 6 to 9pm, at MoMA PS1 for our opening night preview. The evening will feature a DJ set by JD Samson followed by a live set by Thurston Moore on the steps of PS1.

At 7pm, stop by Printed Matter‘s booth in the lobby of PS1 for a signing of Thurston Moore’s new chapbook of lyrics The Best Day, published by Ecstatic Peace Library, and a launch and signing of Non Stop Poetry, a comprehensive publication chronicling over 145 zines by Mark Gonzales.

Special programming

The Classroom
Now in its sixth 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 Isla Leaver-Yap with Happy Hypocrite (London), David Reinfurt (New York), Lawrence Burney with True Laurels (Baltimore), Ishiuchi Miyako with Andrew Roth (New York), Album with Primary Information (New York), Ištvan Išt Huzjan with MER. Paper Kunsthalle (Belgium), and many others. The Classroom is organized by David Senior, Museum of Modern Art Library. See the full Classroom schedule here.

Contemporary Artists’ Books Conference (CABC)
The seventh annual Contemporary Artists’ Books Conference presents two full days of lively debate on emerging practices and issues within art-book culture. This year’s conference will feature keynote addresses by the artist R. H. Quaytman in conversation with her mother, poet and scholar Susan HoweMay Castleberry, Editor of Publications of the Library Council of The Museum of Modern Art, will moderate a discussion about the new collaborative publication Tom Tit Tot. The work knits together 67 poems by Howe, with design elements and original prints by Quaytman. Additional conference sessions will include panel discussions on such topics as design authorship, fashion publications, narrative photobooks, contemporary livres d’artistes, and graphic novels. This year will also see the return of the Pecha Kucha session, featuring ten speakers presenting for five minutes each. See the full Conference schedule here.

The Conference is organized by the CABC Committee, a national group of art library professionals. Funding for the Conference is supported by generous donations from Phil Aarons, Peter Norton, and David Teiger. Additional support has been provided by the Art Libraries Society of New York.

All sessions are free but space is limited. General admission is first-come-first-seated.

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 Bodega (New York); Lovely Daze (Taiwan); Wild Life Press (UK); Lodret Vandret (Denmark); and The Song Cave (Northampton MA), among many others.

Friendly Fire
This diverse group of politically minded collectives and presses focused on the intersection of art and activism includes Red76 (Minneapolis), Research and Destroy New York (New York), Women’s Center for Creative Work (Los Angeles), and others. Curated by Printed Matter’s Max Schumann.

Norway Focus: KUNSTNERBØKER
This year, the NY Art Book Fair, with support from the Norwegian Consulate General in New York, presents KUNSTNERBØKER, a curated selection of 23 Norwegian booksellers, institutions, artists, and independent publishers, accompanied by programming, screenings, exhibitions, and interventions related to this cross-section of Norway’s artist book community.

Focus: Photography
A curated cross-section of photo-based artist’s books and magazines, this year’s Focus: Photography includes A-Jump Books (Ithaca, New York); SUPER LABO (Japan); Edition Patrick Frey (Switzerland); Études (Paris); Libraryman (Sweden); SPBH Editions (London); TBW Books (Oakland, CA), and more.

Exhibitor project spaces
Fulton Ryder (New York) presents Intercommunal No-Sock-HopThree Star Books/onestar press (France) will collaborate with Westreich Wagner Publications and TWAAS Publishers of Artists’ Books (New York); Werkplaats Typografie (The Netherlands), a fair favorite, presents a collaborative project by its entire student body for the sixth year running; Know-Wave (New York) broadcasts live from the fair continuously throughout the weekend; Karma (New York) launches their new publication 1 month ago by Wade Guyton.

Special exhibitions

Printed Matter proudly presents an exhibition of Dorothy Iannone‘s artist books, with support from Air de ParisPeres Projects and Siglio Press. The American-born, Berlin-based artist is famous for her whimsical, colorful and, perhaps most importantly, explicit depictions of female sexuality—which have, since the 1960s, often fallen prey to censorship. This exhibition, in the Dome at PS1, showcases a selection of Iannone’s artist books and printed ephemera (more here). On the occasion, Printed Matter and Dorothy Iannone have produced a fundraising edition, featuring a 1976 drawing by the artist screenprinted in white ink on black museum board.

Andrew Roth in association with PPP Editions presents two new books: Watanabe Katsumi‘s Rock Punk Disco 1960s – 1980s including black-and-white photographs shot at night in dance and strip clubs in Shinjuku, along with excerpts of Watanabe’s writing from Discology, published in 1982. Here and Now: Atomic Bomb Artifacts, ひろしま/Hiroshima 1945/2007—is a new limited edition artist book by Ishiuchi Miyako printing 230 color photographs of clothing and personal effects that survived the blast and were gifted to the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum Archive by the families of the deceased.

Boo-Hooray presents The Tattooed Dragon Meets The Wolfman—the science fiction fanzine collection of Lenny Kaye, member of The Patti Smith Group, legendary compiler of Nuggets, music historian, and a once-teenage science-fiction fanzine editor/publisher/contributor. Ranging from 1941 to 1969, these fanzines represent ground zero for the zine explosion that was to come years later in rock, punk, skate, fashion, and art. Primarily published on mimeograph machines, science-fiction fanzines were initially small-run circulars traded amongst fans that offered criticism, letters to the editor, and gossip from the 1930s up until digital. This visionary amateur art is outside the realm of anything we’ve ever seen.

Bruce Silverstein Gallery presents Book by Book: 2nd Edition, an installation by the renowned book artist Keith A. Smith. The exhibition will be comprised of unique and editioned books, prints, and photographs from the 1960s to 2014. Additionally, Smith has created three images to be released as special editions in conjunction with the fair. Smith’s earliest books from the 1960s set the bar for the possibilities within this art form. Additionally, his influence as a teacher and author on the subjects of alternative bookbinding and structure is widespread; this exhibition will be an opportunity to view his acclaimed methods and process that have inspired artists over the decades.

Norwegian platform FRANK, run by the artists Liv Bugge and Sille Storihle, presents Marie Høeg Meets Klara Lidén. In the 1980s a box of glass negatives was found in a barn in Eastern Norway; the person behind these rediscovered images proved to be Marie Høeg (1866–1949), a Norwegian suffragist and photographer. In this exhibition, FRANK pairs Høeg’s photographs, challenging normative notions of gender in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, with work by contemporary Swedish artist Klara Lidén. The pairing suggests dislocating the narration of history as linear progression through humor, play, and sly performativity.

Iván Navarro and Hueso Records presents The Music Room, a site-specific installation allowing fairgoers to listen to the work of non-musicians who maintain an audio practice as an extension of their body of work. The sounds that emerge out of these collaborative recordings are informed by the diverse visual and conceptual experiences from a range of artists, architects, graphic designers and thinkers.

Nieves presents an exhibition celebrating 10 Years of Nieves Zines. All 200 zines published since 2004 are shown together for the first time. Aaron Rose writes: “Nieves could possibly be considered the world’s first “zine” publishing company. Never before has one person and a black and white photocopier been responsible for such a prolific body of work spanning such a diverse group of artists.”

New editions

New fundraising editions to benefit the NY Art Book Fair
Printed Matter presents new limited-edition artworks by Jonathan HorowitzSara Cwynar and Dorothy Iannone. Purchase of these editions support the Fair, helping to ensure the event remains free.

New book to benefit the Contemporary Artists’ Books Conference
Each year the Contemporary Artists’ Books Conference commissions a new artists’ book as part of its program. This year, James Hoff will produce an altered reprint of Russell Arundel’s unknown classic Everybody’s Pixillated (1937). The edition is produced by Container Corps.

Hours and location
The NY Art Book Fair is free and open to the public:

Thursday, September 25, 6–9 pm
Friday, September 26, noon–7pm
Saturday, September 27, 11am–9pm
Sunday, September 28, 11am–7pm

Staff
Shannon Michael Cane, Curator
Jordan Nassar, Coordinator
Garrick Gott, Designer
Yoshie Hozumi, Assistant Designer

Special thanks
Printed Matter thanks Klaus Biesenbach, Peter Katz, and the dedicated staff of MoMA PS1 for their incredible support, as well as AA Bronson, Philip Aarons and Shelley Fox Aarons, Jonathan Horowitz, Sara Cwynar, Dorothy Iannone, Air de Paris, Peres Projects, Lisa Pearson, the Ace Hotel, American Apparel, Kayrock Screenprinting, Inc., Peter Norton, David Teiger, David Schulman, Shapco Printing, Inc., Hyperallergic, Ingrid Moe, Eiler Nils Fleischer, the Norwegian Consulate General in New York, Thurston Moore, I.U.D., Showpaper, and our other partners and in-kind supporters.

Printed Matter, Inc.
Printed Matter, Inc. is an independent 501(c)3 non-profit organization founded in 1976 by artists and art workers with the mission to foster the appreciation, dissemination, and understanding of artists’ books and other artists’ publications.

 

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