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e-flux book co-op at the New York Art Book Fair

Friday, September 30, 2011

e-flux book co-op at the New York Art Book Fair

"book co-op" at the New York Art Book Fair, PS1, New York, 2011. Photo courtesy of e-flux.

Costly and often monopolistic approaches to the distribution of art books has resulted in a situation where it has become common for not only the author, but also the publisher to receive little to no revenue for a book’s sales. As a possible alternative, e-flux is pleased to present the book co-op: a mobile bookstore of over 600 titles on contemporary art, theory, and criticism from over 100 international art centers, artist-run spaces, and independent publishers. Housed in a refurbished aluminum Airstream trailer, this temporary model for more equitable distribution in art publishing will display and sell books on behalf of the co-operative’s member institutions.

The book co-op trailer will live in the PS1 courtyard throughout the duration of the 2011 New York Art Book Fair, after which it will embark on an international tour of contemporary art venues.

Join us at PS1 on Saturday October 1, 12 noon for the New York launch of Are You Working Too Much? Post-Fordism, Precarity, and the Labor of Art, the fourth in the e-flux journal reader series published by Sternberg Press. To mark this occasion, W.A.G.E. (Working Artists and the Greater Economy) will present a live reading followed by a self reflexive Q+A; and Liam GIllick will read from Construction of One: A Manuscript (2011), an unpublished text on the progressive working practices deployed by Volvo factories in the early 1970s.

book co-op:
98weeks : Architectural Association / Bedford Press : Arsenal Gallery : Artspace : AS220 : BAK, basis voor actuele kunst : Ballroom Marfa : BAS : Bergen Kunsthall : Berliner Künstlerprogramm / DAAD : Bielefelder Kunstverein : Brumaria : CA2M Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo : CASCO—Office for Art, Design and Theory : Casino Luxembourg—Forum d’art contemporain, Luxembourg : CDA-Projects : Contemporary Image Collective (CIC) : Cultural Center of Belgrade : DeLVe, Institute for Duration, Location and Variables : Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane : EACC—Espai d’Art contempoarani de Castello : Eastside Projects : Fillip / Motto : Fondazione March : Fondazione Nicola Trussardi : Foreman Art Gallery of Bishopʼs University : Galerija Miroslav Kraljevic : Gallery Nova / WHW : Grazer Kunstverein : IASPIS : ICA Sofia : Ikon Gallery : Independent Curators International (ICI) : Index, The Swedish Contemporary Art Foundation : Kadist / Kadist Paris : Kim? : Kölnischer Kunstverein : Kumu Art Museum : Kunsthalle Basel : Kunsthalle Bern : Kunsthaus Bregenz : Kunsthaus Graz : Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein : Kunstnernes Hus : Kunstverein Hamburg : LABoral Centre for Art and Creative Industries : Les Laboratoires d’Aubervilliers : M HKA : MACBA : MAMbo-Museo d’Arte Moderna di Bologna : Master in Visual Arts, Faculdade Santa Marcelina : Maumaus, Escola de Artes Visuais : Milton Keynes Gallery : Moderna Galerija Ljubljana : MUMA, Monash University Museum of Art : Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, University of British Columbia : Museum of Contemporary Art Serralves : NKV, Nassauischer Kunstverein : MNAC, National Museum of Contemporary Art Bucharest : NBK, Neuer Berliner Kunstverein : Nottingham Contemporary : OMMU : Pavilion : Pavilion Unicredit : Pori Art Museum : Portikus / Städelschule : Postgraduate Program in Curating, Zürich University of the Arts / Whitespace : Press to exit project space : Project Arts Centre : Publication Studio : Rakett : READ Books, Charles H. Scott Gallery, Emily Carr University of Art and Design : REDCAT : Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten : SALT : Salzburger Kunstverein : Sarai-CSDS : Serpentine Gallery : Shedhalle : split/fountain : Sternberg Press : Stroom den Haag : The Books : The New Gallery : The Power Plant : The Renaissance Society : Traffic : Van Abbemuseum : Vitamin Creative Space : Walker Arts Center : White Flag Projects : Wysing Arts Center : Zachęta National Gallery of Art and others.

For further information please write to Laura (at) e-flux. com.

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Reviews
“E-flux Talks About the book co-op at the New York Art Book Fair”, Rhizome
by Orit Gat

E-flux’s book co-op is a mobile home for publications from over two hundred art institutions across the world. It will be presented at the New York Art Book Fair, which opens today and runs through the weekend at MoMA PS1. I aksed e-flux for more information about the project: Costly and often monopolistic approaches to the distribution of art... Read more.

“Ten Things Not to Miss at this Weekend’s NY Art Book Fair 2011”, The L Magazine
by Ian Erickson-Kery

MoMA PS1 is looking especially sharp this weekend as the hungry masses—the kind voracious for aesthetically refined and cutting-edge printed material—descend on the museum to find exactly what they’re looking for and much, much more. The  New York Art Book Fair (through Sunday) consists of over 200 stands representing international art book... Read more.

“Highlights From The NY Art Book Fair”, Art Fag City
by Whitney Kimball

It’s decided: artists’ books are the way to go. Opening night, the New York Art Book Fair preview at PS1 was abuzz with bespectacled young and old art professionals and literary types, wandering through sprawling tables and crowded halls.  With the mass of cheap zines requited to an outdoor tent in front of the museum, I was bankrupt before I even... Read more.

“Going Through the Stacks at the 2011 New York Art Book Fair”, Hyperallergic
by Brendan S. Carroll

Now in its sixth year, the  New York Art Book Fair , which takes place at MoMA’s hipper sister in Queens, PS1, from September 30 to October 2, features more than 200 exhibitors from Ireland to South Korea. Presented by Printed Matter, the fair is the world’s premier event for artists’ books, contemporary art catalogues and monographs, art... Read more.

Images
"book co-op" at the New York Art Book Fair, PS1, New York, 2011.
"book co-op" at the New York Art Book Fair, PS1, New York, 2011.
A. K. Burns at the launch of "Are you working too much? Post-Fordism, Precarity, and the Labor of Art," book co-op, PS1, New York, 2011. Photo by Mila Zacharias.
Liam Gillick at the launch of "Are you working too much? Post-Fordism, Precarity, and the Labor of Art," book co-op, PS1, New York, 2011. Photo by Mila Zacharias.
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