October 16, 2008 - Printed Matter, Inc. - The NY Art Book Fair Benefit Preview
October 16, 2008

The NY Art Book Fair Benefit Preview

The NY Art Book Fair Benefit Preview
October 23, 2008 6pm-9pm
Fair continues October 24 – October 26, 2008

Phillips de Pury & Company
450 West 15th Street at 10th Avenue
Third Floor



Benefit Preview
Join us for a first look at the NY Art Book Fair offerings, including a special performance conceived by artist Jonathan Monk, and for the release of the 2008 fall benefit editions, by artists PAUL CHAN, ANNE COLLIER and MATTHEW HIGGS, and JONATHAN MONK.

Tickets come with a special edition artwork by JONATHAN MONK. All proceeds benefit Printed Matter, Inc.

PRINTED MATTER, INC., the world’s largest non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion of publications made by artists, presents the third annual NEW YORK ART BOOK FAIR on October 24-26 at PHILLIPS DE PURY & COMPANY in New York City.

The only fair of its kind, the NY Art Book Fair presents 143 exhibitors from around the globe. Publishers, booksellers, and antiquarian dealers from Berlin to Beijing present a diverse range of the very best in contemporary art books, art catalogs, artist’s books, art periodicals, and zines. Outgrowing its original site, the Fair now occupies a 30,000 square foot space provided by PHILLIPS DE PURY & COMPANY at its 450 West 15th St. location.

The New York Art Book Fair is FREE and open to the public.

2008 Highlights include

FRIENDLY FIRE, a curated section of the Fair, features thirty independent artists and art collectives in three galleries, including a video room programmed by Deep Dish TV, Paper Tiger Television and Not an Alternative.

QUEER ZINES, from Straight to Hell to BUTT Magazine, an inclusive historical survey of over 100 publications that examines the continuing transgressive potential of queer and punk zines. Curated by Philip Aarons and AA Bronson, with Alex Gartenfeld. A comprehensive catalogue is available for purchase.

CONTEMPORARY ARTISTS’ BOOKS CONFERENCE, focusing on recent developments in artists’ books, is co-presented by Printed Matter, Inc. and the Art Libraries Society of New York (ARLIS/NY) with events at the NY Art Book Fair, the MoMA, the New York Public Library and other locations throughout the city. The keynote presentation features a public interview by HANS ULRICH OBRIST with JOSEPH GRIGELY and RIRKRIT TIRAVANIJA.

– Michèle Dider presents On Kawara’s now complete trilogy–I MET, I WENT and I GOT UP
– Hu Fang, Zhang Wei, and Xu Tan of Beijing’s Vitamin Creative Space display their take on a “reading room”
– Peres Projects and DADDY Magazine present a special project by Dash Snow
– Electronic Arts Intermix premieres a new video program–OUT OF PRINT
– plus a jam-packed schedule of book launches, readings, panels, and performances by Brendan Fowler, Angel Deradoorian, Woods, and Kayla Guthrie.
– and non-stop book signings by artists Marina Abramović, Michel Gondry, Slava Mogutin, Gary Panter, Terence Koh, Derek Sullivan, Matt Keegan, Jason Fox, Matthias Herrmann, Jesse Burke, Henrik Olesen, and AA Bronson, who will sign the new reprint of FILE Megazine.

For more information, and for a complete schedule visit


2nd Cannons Publishing, A.R.T. Press, Afterall, Anartist, Andrew Roth, Arkitip, Art Fancy, Art Metropole, The Art Newspaper, Artbook/D.A.P., Artforum, Artists Books Johan Deumens, Artists Space, artonpaper magazine, Artspeak, Aspen Art Gallery, Autonomedia, Banana Books, BAS, Basso, Bengtsson Fine Art, Billy Miller, Beni Bischof, Bobo, Bongout, Book Works, Bookforum, Booklyn, Bose Pacia, Eleanor Brown, BUTT Magazine, Bywater Bros. Editions, Cabinet, Marcus Campbell Art Books, Capricious Publishing, Center for Book Arts, Charles H. Scott Gallery, Cinders Gallery, Dalhousie Art Gallery, Daviet-Thery, DECODE BOOKS, Deep Dish TV, Dexter Sinister, Dia Art Foundation / Dia: Beacon, Dobbin Books, Drawn & Quarterly, Ediciones Originales, Edition Fink, Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI), Emily Carr University Press, Exit Art, Eye Level Gallery, Edie Fake, Fillip, Fluens Forlag, Four Corners Books, Free103point9, Freight + Volume, Gagarin – The Artists in their Own Words, Galeria Estampa, Gallery 360 Degrees, Girls Like Us, Kate Glicksberg, Handbook Magazine, Susan Happersett, Harper’s Books, Hassla Books, Iconoclast Editions, Islands Fold, j. morrison, the journal, K48, Kingsboro Press, Kink, Darin Klein, David Krut Projects, Le Edizioni Della Luna, Steven Leiber, Leonard and Bina Ellen Gallery, Lovely Daze, Michael Lowe, Malmö Konsthall, Scott McCarney Visual Books, John McWhinnie at Glenn Horowitz Bookseller, Mer Paper Kunsthalle, mfc – michèle didier, Gregory R. Miller & Co., MIT Press, modlitbooks, Mount Saint Vincent University Art Gallery, Nieves, Not an Alternative, onestar press, Ooga Booga, Our Mouth Records, Paper Tiger Television, Paperback Magazine, Parkett Publishers, Passenger Books, Mark Pawson, Peres Projects/DADDY THE MAGAZINE, Michalis Pichler, Picturebox, PIN-UP Magazine for Architectural Entertainment, Pinups Magazine, Plug In Institute of Contemporary Art, Presentation House, The Press of the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, James Prez, Primary Information, Printed Matter, Inc., Printed Project, Purgatory Pie, Pyramid Power, R.A.M. Publications + Dist., Inc., Le Regroupement des centres d’amitié autochtones du Québec (RCAAQ), Red 76, Regency Arts Press Ltd., Retard Riot., Saint Mary’s University Art Gallery, Sara Ranchouse Publishing, Silverman Gallery, Sims Reed Ltd., skúta, Specific Object, Spoonbill & Sugartown, THE THING QUARTERLY, THEY SHOOT HOMOS DON’T THEY?, Three Star Books, Torpedo Press, USELESS Magazine, Utrecht, Visionaire, Visual Studies Workshop, Vitamin Creative Space, Weproductions, Western Exhibitions, White Columns, Dale Wittig, WW3 Illustrated, Zucker Art Books

Benefit tickets can be purchased online at www.nyartbookfair.com

For inquires and more information, contact Mo Johnston at 212.925.0325, or mojohnston@printedmatter.org

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