September 25, 2014 - NY Art Book Fair - Printed Matter’s NY Art Book Fair 2014 at MoMA PS1
September 25, 2014

Printed Matter’s NY Art Book Fair 2014 at MoMA PS1

Sara Cwynar, CMYK Print Test Panel (Darkroom Manuals) (detail), 2014. Set of four silkscreen prints, NY Art Book Fair fundraising edition.

Printed Matter’s
NY Art Book Fair

September 26–28, 2014

Preview: Tonight,September 25, 6–9pm

22–25 Jackson Avenue, at 46th Avenue 
Long Island City, New York
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Free and open to the public, Printed Matter’s NY Art Book Fair is the world’s premier event for artists’ books, catalogs, monographs, periodicals, and zines.  This year’s fair features over 350 booksellers, antiquarians, artists, institutions and independent publishers from 28 countries, as well as a full schedule of discussions, talks, book launches, performances, and other activities over the Fair weekend. Last year’s NY Art Book Fair was attended by more than 27,000 visitors.

A full list of participating exhibitors can be found here.

The NY Art Book Fair preview
Join us this evening, Thursday, September 25 from 6 to 9pm, at MoMA PS1, for a free opening preview of Printed Matter’s NY Art Book Fair 2014. The evening will feature a DJ set by JD Samson followed by a live set by Thurston Moore & James Nares 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 the artist and pro skateboarder Mark Gonzales.

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, with a keynote by the artist R. H. Quaytman in conversation with her mother, poet and scholar Susan Howe, moderated by May Castleberry. See the full Conference schedule here.

The Classroom 
A curated series of informal conversations, workshops, readings and other artist-led programs serves as an informal venue for artists, writers and publishers to feature new releases and present their publications. The Classroom is organized by David Senior, Museum of Modern Art Library. See the full Classroom schedule here.

Focus Rooms
Special exhibitor sections include XE(ROX) & PAPER + SCISSORS, and The Small Press Dome, a lively selection of international artists, zinesters, and small presses; Friendly Fire, a diverse group of politically minded collectives and presses focused on the intersection of art and activism; Norway Focus: KUNSTNERBØKER, a curated selection of 23 Norwegian booksellers, institutions, artists, and independent publishers; and FOCUS: Photography, a curated cross-section of photo-based artist’s books and magazines.  

Exhibitor project rooms
Fulton Ryder (New York) presents Intercommunal No-Sock-Hop; Three Star Books/onestar press (France) will collaborate with Westreich Wagner Publications and TWAAS Publishers of Artists’ Books (New York);  Werkplaats Typografie presents Exhibition, Catalogue, Gift Shop: a temporary museum dedicated to researching and exhibiting the school’s archive; 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; plus project rooms by Ivàn Navarro and Hueso Records. See details on exhibitor project rooms here.

Printed Matter presents an exhibition of Dorothy Iannone‘s artist books, with support from Air de Paris, Peres 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 (Read more about the Iannone exhibition here).

Also on view over the weekend; Andrew Roth in association with PPP Editions presents Watanabe Katsumi’s Rock Punk Disco 1960s – 1980sBoo-Hooray presents The Tattooed Dragon Meets The Wolfman – the science fiction fanzine collection of Lenny KayeBruce Silverstein Gallery presents Book by Book: 2nd Edition, an installation by the renowned book artist Keith A. Smith. Norwegian platform FRANK, run by the artists Liv Bugge and Sille Storihle, presents Marie Høeg Meets Klara Lidén.

A full list of book signings and launches is available here.

A full program of live performances is available here.

Fundraising editions
Printed Matter debuts three new limited-edition artworks by Jonathan Horowitz, Sara Cwynar and Dorothy Iannone, available at the Printed Matter booth. Purchase these editions to support the Fair, helping to ensure that the event remains free.

Imagine There’s no Israel, There’s no Palestine is a four-color silkscreen by Jonathan Horowitz, bringing the Israeli and Palestinian flags together into a single graphic, overlaid with the word “imagine” and accompanied by Horowitz’s alternative lyrics. Invoking the sentiment of John Lennon’s Imagine, expressing the utopian sentiment of a world without geopolitical borders and national identity, Horowitz also references the fact that some on both sides of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict refuse to acknowledge the existence of the other.

Jonathan Horowitz (b. 1966, New York City) is a New York-based artist working in video, sculpture, sound installation, and photography. Horowitz critically examines the cultures of politics, celebrity, cinema, war, and consumerism.

Print Test Panel (Darkroom Manuals) is a set of four variable silkscreen prints by Sara Cwynar. The work borrows an image from an ’80s darkroom manual demonstrating how ink is laid down in offset printing; in the process of scanning the black-and-white graphic, Cwynar transforms the image by moving the page across the scanner bed. In each of these silkscreens, the three- and four-color prints (comprised of cyan, magenta, yellow and black) are differentiated only by the order in which each color is laid down, resulting in four varying colorways. 

Sara Cwynar (b. 1985, Vancouver, BC, Canada) currently lives and works in Brooklyn and is currently enrolled in the Yale MFA Photography program. She holds a Bachelor of Design from York University, Toronto, and studied English Literature at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver.

Doesn’t Everyone Make Mistakes in September, 1976, is a brand-new white silkscreen print on black museum board by Dorothy Iannone. On occasion of the exhibition of Iannone’s artist’s books in the Dome at Printed Matter’s NY Art Book Fair 2014, this image, created originally as a postcard issued in 1976, is released, as a limited edition larger-format print, the original of which is also on display within the exhibition.

Dorothy Iannone (b. 1933, Boston, Massachusetts, USA), is a storyteller and self-taught artist, has been making vibrantly subversive work for over five decades. The American-born, Berlin-based artist is known for her colorful, whimsical depictions of emotionally and sexually explicit narratives of her life.

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

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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