The NY Art Book Fair

The NY Art Book Fair

Printed Matter, Inc.

September 26, 2009

Printed Matter, Inc. presents The NY Art Book Fair, October 2-4 at P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, featuring 205 exhibitors from 21 countries.

Deitch Studios hosts a benefit for Printed Matter, October 1. Tickets include an edition by artist Tom Sachs

Printed Matter, Inc. and The NY Art Book Fair take over all three floors of P.S.1 to present 205 international presses, booksellers, antiquarians, museums, galleries, and artists from twenty-one countries, showing the very best in contemporary art publishing. More than sixty new exhibitors join this year’s event. The Fair opens from 6-8pm on Thursday, October 1, and runs from October 2 through 4th at P.S.1. Entrance to the Fair is FREE.

After the opening, Deitch Studios in Long Island City, hosts a Benefit for Printed Matter, with musical guests I.U.D. and Silk Flowers. Artist-DJs Tim Lokiec and Gary Murphy spin vintage house. Tickets include limited artist editions by Elmgreen & Dragset, Jutta Koether, Tom Sachs, and Mungo Thomson. Buy tickets online now at

All weekend long, The NY Art Book Fair bursts at the seams with exhibitors, lectures, exhibitions, performances, and the second annual Contemporary Artists’ Books Conference.

Richard Prince: Calling All Readers, is the featured exhibition, a special, three-day survey of the influential artist’s books and posters from the 1970s onward.

Zine-makers, artists, collectives, and young publishers bombard two full galleries with all things DIY—from rare zines to hand-packaged DVDs—in the Friendly Fire and Flaming Creatures sections of the Fair.

Peres Projects and Daddy the Magazine present a solo exhibition by Bruce La Bruce in a blacked-out gallery. Dexter Sinister, EAI (Electronic Arts Intermix), Gallery 360º from Tokyo, and the entire student body of Dutch super-school Werkplaats Typografie take over P.S.1′s project rooms for the duration of the Fair.

On the third floor, the Contemporary Artists’ Books Conference features a keynote session by artists Maria Eichhorn, Hans Haacke, and lengendary curator/author Seth Siegelaub in conversation with MoMA curator Christophe Cherix.

Other events includes:

• The Classroom, three days of rapid-fire, artist-driven programming with: Bruce High Quality Foundation, Haim Steinbach presented by Three Star Books, John Miller, presented by mfc-michèle Didier, Jennifer Sullivan, Rick Myers, Triple Canopy, Ugly Duckling Presse, and many others!

• Exhibitors from featured countries Canada and Mexico (Segunda Edición) present the latest in art publishing from across North America.

• Book signings, with Shirin Neshat, Ryan McGinley, Gregg Bordowitz, AA Bronson, Sarah Morris, Vince Aletti, David Benjamin Sherry and others.

• Performances by Bow Ribbons and Mark Borthwick, presented by Lovely Dave; Hot Box and DubbKnowDubb, presented by Cinders; and a special celebration in honor of the journal‘s tenth anniversary!

LEARN TO READ ART: A History of Printed Matter, a complete history of Printed Matter’s 300 books, zines, multiples, and publishing projects spanning 33 years of works by: John Baldessari, Barbara Bloom, Larry Clark, Liam Gillick, Jenny Holzer, Terence Koh, Barbara Kruger, Christian Marclay, Jack Pierson, Ed Ruscha, Felix Gonzales-Torres, Christopher Wool and many others. Produced in collaboration with the Badischer Kunstverein, Karlsruhe, and curated by AA Bronson.

For a complete list of exhibitors, programs, and to purchase benefit tickets, visit


Printed Matter, Inc. presents
The NY Art Book Fair, October 2-4
P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center
22-25 Jackson Ave at the intersection of 46th Ave, Long Island City, NY

Free and open to the public:
Thursday, October 1, 6-8 PM
Friday and Saturday, October 2 & 3, 11-7 PM
Sunday, October 4, 11-5 PM

Press preview:
Thursday, October 1, 5 PM

Benefit event for Printed matter:
October 1, 8:30 PM
Deitch Studios
4-40 44th Drive at the East River waterfront, Long Island City, NY
Purchase benefit tickets online at or call 212 925 0325.

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Printed Matter, Inc. is an independent 501(c)3 nonprofit 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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