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THE CLASSROOM

Now in its ninth year, this curated series of informal conversations, workshops, readings and other artist-led programs is also an avenue for artists, writers and publishers to feature new releases and present their publications. Participants include: Alissa Bennett, Scott Covert, Peter Cramer and Jack Waters, Patty Chang, Shantrelle Lewis, Chiara Bottici, Lester K. Spence, Federico Pérez Villoro and Christopher Hamamoto, Maureen Cooper, Luca Antonucci, Paul Lamarre, and Melissa Wolf, amongst many others. The Classroom is organized by David Senior, Head of the Library and Archives, SFMOMA.

The Classroom is generously supported by AbeBooks.

 

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 22

 

2:00 – 3:00pm
Seth Seigelaub

 

3:00 – 4:00pm
On An Iron Post: A Screening of Video Works by Simone Forti
Hesse Press presents a screening in celebration of the release of On An Iron Post. The images in On An Iron Post are from Simone’s solo show of the same name, which took place at The Box LA in 2015. The pages accumulate like a day of experiences with different energies: abrasive, lyrical, pedestrian, adding up to something complex but without closing in on any particular meaning. There are images of the video Flag in the Water, of a sculpture built out of steel originally sketched in a notebook way back in 1961, and even of a small painting of a sink. Flag in the Water, as well as two other recent video works will be presented.

 

4:00 – 5:00pm
Dandy Lion: The Black Dandy and Street Style, with Larry Ossei-Mensah, Shantrelle P. Lewis and Olaronke Akinmowo
Moderated by Larry Ossei-Mensah, Shantrelle P. Lewis and Olaronke Akinmowo, founder of the Free Black Women’s Library, discuss the role of photography and Black men’s style as a form of personal politics across the Diaspora in honor of Lewis’s new book, Dandy Lion: The Black Dandy and Street Style, a project that explores global Black dandyism. These men and women of African descent use style and fashion to define and inhabit a proud, radically independent public persona and cultural heritage. In the vein of Malick Sidibe and Seydou Keita, contemporary photographers capture their revolutionary spirit and sartorial attire in this internationally renowned project.

 

5:00 – 6:00pm
Paint & Polish, Chicago street style, from the Land of Lady Hustlers, with Helen Maurene Cooper, Roula Seikaly, Jackee Blue and Glynnus Alexander
The book, Paint & Polish, Cultural Economy and Visual Culture From the West Side, visually codifies a self-selected and almost clandestine community of Latin and African-American women who work as nail artists on the northwest side of Chicago. This community of salons is linked by mothers and daughters and by cross-mentorships, which has allowed for long term growth and the financial stability of many women. The author, Helen Maurene Cooper, has collaborated with nail artists and salon owners for over eight years. Paint & Polish documents and elaborates on these relationships and structures. Join us for a spirited conversation on nail art, design, books, labor and power, moderated by contributing writer Roula Seikaly. Panel members include nail artists/salon owners Jackee Blue and Glynnus Alexander, publisher Freek Lomme, and author/photographer Helen Maurene Cooper.

 

6:00 – 7:00pm
The Dead Supreme, with Allissa Bennett and Scott Covert
Writer Allissa Bennett joins artist Scott Covert to discuss dark themes and enigmatic characters. Both Bennett and Covert have new books debuting at the NYABF. Bennett is releasing I Expected Something Nice, the fourth installment in her Dead is Better series. Covert debuts The Dead Supreme, a book of photos and texts documenting the past 30 years of his life which consists of living in a van, visiting graves, and creating stone-rubbing-based paintings. Bennett and Covert share their knowledge of celebrity crimes, despair and vice which appears prominently in both of their works. Presented by HEINZFELLER NILEISIST.

 

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 23

 

12:00 – 1:00pm
Under the Radar: Underground Zines and Self-Publications 1965 – 1975, with Tania Prill
Tania Prill, Swiss graphic designer and co-editor of the book Under the Radar: Underground Zines and Self-Publications will introduce the audience into the world of hectographs, mimeographs, and offset printing of the mid-1960s when small, low-cost print runs with their unique aesthetic were developed: using wild mock-ups, “messianic amateurs” combined typescript aesthetics, handwriting, scribbled drawings, assemblages of collaged visuals, porn photos, snapshots, and comic strips. This book is the first to present the underground and self-published works that came out of West Germany in such depth, while also showing the international context in which they emerged: not as an anecdotal history but as an attempt to tap into the aesthetic cosmos of a Do-It-Yourself rebellion, one that also challenges us to take a new look at the current boom in “independent publishing”, the risograph aesthetic, and so on. Presented by Spector Books.

 

 

1:00 – 2:00pm
Bulletins of The Serving Library, no. 13
The 13th issue of Bulletins of The Serving Library (New York, Liverpool) is conceived and produced in partnership with Public Fiction (Los Angeles) and dedicated to the theme of “conscientious objection,” featuring contributions from Hilton Als, Tauba Auerbach, Octavia Butler, Anne Carson, Valentina Desideri & Denise Ferreira da Silva, Chris Evans, Angie Keefer, Marcos Lutyens, Adrian Piper, Jack Self (Real Review), Patrick Staff, Frances Stark & Ian Svenonius, Martine Syms, Ben Tiven & Erik Wysocan (Library Stack). These Bulletins double as Public Fiction’s own Conscientious Objector issue and will play a role in an exhibition by the same name opening in Los Angeles in February 2018. Join us for a conversation with editors and contributors on the dramatization of politics in art & media, focusing on key historical moments from the 1960s to present day, which several contributors have directly addressed in the issue.

 

2:00 – 3:00pm
Museum of Capitalism with Chiara Bottici, Lester K Spence, Edward Morris, and FICTILIS.
The Museum of Capitalism in Oakland, California, treats capitalism as a historical phenomenon. This speculative institution views the present and recent past from the implied perspective of a future society in which our economic and political system is memorialized, and subjected to the museological gaze. Join us for a reading and discussion by contributors to Museum of Capitalism (Inventory Press, 2017) around the intersections of ecology, race, museology, historiography, economics, and politics. Presented by Inventory Press.

 

3:00 – 4:00pm
HUGH STEERS 2017 with Sam McKinniss, Bryson Rand & Ursula Davila-Villa, presented by Visual AIDS
Visual AIDS hosts a discussion with painter Sam McKinniss, photographer Bryson Rand and art historian Ursula Davila-Villa, highlighting the contemporary influence of painter Hugh Steers on a younger generation of artists and creatives. Hugh Steers: The Complete Paintings, published by Visual AIDS, is the first monograph focused on the career of American figurative painter Hugh Steers (1962–1995), whose life was cut short by AIDS at the age of 32. Unique among painters, Steers consciously brought AIDS, intimacy, and the body into the traditional vocabulary of painting, and his figurative painting style continues to speak to political and personal issues around HIV/AIDS, healthcare, and sexuality. This beautiful hardcover monograph features over 600 full-color images of Steers’ paintings and includes a foreword by Dale Peck and essays by Cynthia Carr and James Smalls, along with a complete exhibition history and bibliography. Presented by Visual AIDS

 

4:00 – 5:00pm
The Wandering Lake by Patty Chang
A performative slide lecture by Patty Chang celebrating the release of The Wandering Lake, an artist’s book accompanying her exhibition at the Queens Museum. Chang’s travelogue combines writings and photographs in a personal, associative, narrative meditation on mourning, caregiving, and landscape. Followed by a conversation with writer, editor, performer, and critic Claudia La Rocco and introduced by curator Hitomi Iwasaki. Presented by Dancing Foxes Press.

 

5:00 – 6:00pm
Printer Prosthetic: Futura, with Federico Pérez Villoro and Christopher Hamamoto
Federico Pérez Villoro and Christopher Hamamoto discuss their new publication Printer Prosthetic: Futura, an “intervened reprint” of Hansjörg Mayer’s seminal Futura pamphlet series. Using a custom 3D-printed mechanism to manipulate the encoder strip of a desktop printer, the artists reworked the collection of 26 concrete works into a new abstracted form. Together with curator and art historian Roxana Fabius, the conversation will explore facets of the project as it relates to Concrete Poetry, the elasticity of words on a printed page, and the ties between meaning and reproduction techniques. Published as part of Printed Matter’s Emerging Artists Publication Series. Presented by Printed Matter, Inc.

 

6:00 – 7:00pm
Shade the King by Rindon Johnson
A reading to launch Shade the King, a paperback collection of poems by Rindon Johnson with illustrations by Ser Serpas, published by Capricious. Readings from Rindon Johnson, Ser Serpas, Shiv Kotecha and Diamond Stingily, with conversation to follow.

 

7:00 – 8:00pm
En Mi Piel, with AnaKaren Ortiz Varela and Stephanie Orentas
The upcoming issue En Mi Piel by Latinx collective La Liga Zine touches on the manifestations of colorist attitudes specific to Latin America and its diaspora. Co-founder, AnaKaren Ortiz Varela and collective member, Stephanie Orentas will facilitate conversation around Latinidad as a cultural identifier, social construct and intersection by exploring themes of autonomous identity, collective memory and encouraging alternatives to white media outlets. Presented by La Liga Zine.

8:00 – 9:00pm
Draw This by Benjamin Gable
Occasionally in life, it’s nice to be told what to do. Soft City Printing invites you to a performative drawing session in conjunction with Draw This by Benjamin Gable. With prompts to draw “a new letter in the alphabet that represents the “th” sound,” “a portrait of a cousin that you rarely think about,” or “three items you wish were in your pocket right now,” Draw This is the ultimate antidote for the uninspired. Responses will be collected on site and a second edition of the book will be produced with the drawings. Presented by Soft City Printing.

 

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 24

 

12:00 – 1:00pm
WERE IT AS IF with Bik Van der Pol
Artists Bik Van der Pol discuss their latest publication with Witte de With Publishers. The book follows their exhibition WERE IT AS IF at Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art, and includes different views enlisting the power, and value over time, of fragments and traces as springs of provocation. What does it mean to form a “collection of traces” of a contemporary art institute? Can staging a history through exhibition fragments be seen as an act of resistance pitting against the constant task of accumulation?

 

1:00 – 2:00pm
Companion, with Julie Peeters
A presentation by graphic designer and editor Julie Peeters on Companion, a quarterly publication series, which Kunstverein München has produced in collaboration with Roma Publications since April 2015. These publications are presented in conjunction with the exhibitions at Kunstverein München and present the artists’ work more suitable for the printed page. Books that have been published so far include: Karel Martens, Hamburger Eyes, Jos De Gruyter & Harald Theys, Ola Vasiljeva, Dexter Sinister, Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven and more.

 

2:00 – 3:00pm
AIDS OS Y Version 10.11.6 by Allied Productions, Inc.
AIDS OS Y Version 10.11.6 is a zine hybrid edited by Peter Cramer & Jack Waters for Lost and Found Danspace Project Platform 2016. The presentation will include a discussion on collectivism and intergenerational legacy of HIV/AIDS : presence and erasure defines both memory and current experience. AIDS OS Y Contributors/Participants include Bizzy Barefoot, Valerie Caris Blitz, Peter Cramer, Walter Dundervill, Robert Flynt, Carl George, Mimi Gross, Geoffrey Hendricks, Andre Hereford, Hi Tiger, John Humpstone,, Ryan Lawrence, Ricardo Nelson, Robert Vazquez, Vasilios Papapitsios, Stephen Kent Jusick, Carlo Quispe, Susan Salinger, Ethan Shoshan, Sur Rodney (Sur), Brad & Brian Taylor, Jack Waters and Quito Ziegler.

 

3:00 – 4:00pm
Starving Artists Cookbook, Paul Lamarre and Melissa Wolf with Anthony Haden Guest, Donald Goddard, Betty Tompkins, Bill Mutter, David Sandlin, Bonnie Sherk and Maynard Monrow.
Paul Lamarre and Melissa Wolf began the Starving Artists Cookbook project by producing a series of video verité kitchen portraits in the East Village during the late 1980s. By turns playful and profoundly serious, it was also an elegy of sorts. New York was gentrifying, HIV/AIDS was exacting a horrific toll on the city’s cultural fabric, and the intimate ‘art world’ was metamorphosing into the global ‘art market.’ After the duo had completed more than 160 such portraits and collected original recipes and food-related artworks from an extraordinary roster of artists and gallerists, Lamarre and Wolf’s project culminated in a limited-edition artists’ book and a ten-hour video series, which was screened over multiple nights at Anthology Film Archives in 1989. Today, Food Sex Art | The Starving Artists’ Cookbook Archive provides a time-capsule view of culinary practices among the City’s creative class during an era of profound transitions. This program reunites Lamarre and Wolf with project participants for gossip, stories and anecdotes about their experiences at the time and the role that cooking and dining with friends, lovers, and collaborators played (and might still play) in their creative lives. Presented by Arthur Fournier in collaboration with EIDIA House, White Zinfandel and The Lovage.

 

4:00 – 5:00pm
Adult Contemporary, with Amelia Bande, Lisa Cohen & Clara López Menéndez.
Adult Contemporary is a mobile reading and performance series founded in 2013 by Katherine Brewer Ball and Svetlana Kitto. We ask artists, academics, performers, and writers to “read” in whatever way they see fit; to play off each other; to self-determine; to use the platform to experiment in form; to give us words, movements, sounds or textures. Adult Contemporary is a salon-style site of experimentation, genre collapse and extra-ordinary conversation. Our events are always free and open to the public. This September will mark the launch of Adult Contemporary 01, a journal of art and literature.

 

5:00-6:00pm
Taxi ! تاكسي , with Sarah Alfarhan
Fair attendees are invited to respond to the theme of the “taxi” through Risograph-printed cards. The taxi-themed exposition of fillable cards will display fairgoers’ experiences and memories. Everyone is invited to contribute by writing or drawing about a taxi ride and cab driver they have encountered locally or abroad. This program is presented by the illustrator and graphic designer Sarah Alfarhan, along with Brownbook, the ten-year-old urban guide to the Middle East, whose recent 64th issue is themed Taxis. Presented by Brownbook.

 

6:00-7:00pm
P!DF by Prem Krishnamurthy
Event organized by Prem Krishnamurthy & David Reinfurt (remote)
Performed by Thea Westreich & David Edward Knowles (local)
P!DF is a genre-bending, interactive app by designer & curator Prem Krishnamurthy, programmed & published by O-R-G, that juxtaposes aspects of memoir, portfolio deck, multidisciplinary manifesto, and speculative science fiction pedagogical prospectus. The premiere of this ever-updating monograph takes the form of a performative presentation, following the desires and prompts of the audience—who will choose the ultimate direction for the future.

 

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 24
Sunday Classroom Sessions in the MoMA PS1 Basement Theatre

 

12:00 – 1:00pm
Civic TV screening
Civic TV Vol.3 is a 43 minute program presented by Colpa Press. Featuring video work by Nate Boyce, Christina Corfield, Arash Fayez, Rhonda Holberton, Mitsu Okubo and Chris Lux. Available on VHS at Colpa’s table in the dome – B13.

 

1:00 – 2:00pm
WELCOME! NEW YORK ARCHITECTURE BOOK FAIR, with Felix Burrichter and Eva Franch
In June 2018, Storefront for Art and Architecture will present the New York Architecture Book Fair. This event marks the launch of a ten-month series of discussions and programs aimed at reflecting upon the last thirty five years of architecture book production in a global context. With an archeological and projective twist, the New York Architecture Book Fair seeks to both celebrate and evaluate the published and the missing volumes of a history still in the writing. With a Global Survey of Architecture Books, the Book of Architecture Books, and a series of events in New York City (including salons in the home libraries of New York architects, a network of pop up architecture selections within local bookstores, and an exhibition at Storefront’s gallery space), this first edition of the New York Architecture Book Fair aims to agitate the discussion and debate in and around architecture books. To help us identify some of the publications (both real and fictional) that should be the fundamental references of our global contemporary culture, this event will present the views of contemporary architects and critics.

 

2:00 – 3:00pm
Artists Who Make Books: Connecting the past with the present, with Andrew Roth, Philip Aarons, Claire Lehmann, and Christophe Cherix.
This event celebrates the launch of Artists Who Make Books, a new fully-illustrated reference book edited by Andrew Roth, Philip Aarons and Claire Lehmann, co-published by PPP Editions and Phaidon Press. Featuring artists’ books from the mid-twentieth century to the present, the publication focuses on artists who integrate book-making into their larger practice and the connectivity of early conceptually-based works with those created by contemporary artists. Christophe Cherix will moderate a discussion with the book’s editors and Benjamin Buchloh.

 

3:00 – 4:00pm
ELLEN CANTOR: I’m Still Coming Screening and Talk
To mark the publication of Capricious’s ELLEN CANTOR: I’m Still Coming, EAI and Capricious present a screening of film and video work by artists originally featured in Cantor’s groundbreaking 1993 exhibition Coming to Power: 25 Years of Sexually X-Plicit Art by Women. Cantor’s own video work will screen, along with film and video by Peggy Ahwesh, Cheryl Dunye, Barbara Hammer, Carolee Schneemann, and others. An informal talk with I’m Still Coming editors and co-curators of the 2016 re-staging of Coming to Power, Pati Hertling and Julie Tolentino, about late friend, artist and provocateur Cantor will follow – taking in their own 2016 re-staging of her Coming to Power exhibition, their new publication, performances, archival materials, and feminist writers – then and now. Presented by Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI) and Capricious.

 

4:00 – 5:00pm
Wank Bank Masterclass by Adam Seymour
The Australian artist who created an art book from his happy ending massages in New York City, brings you an informative, interactive and playful masterclass of original techniques to perfect the art of handling your partner’s member (or even your own). Enjoy waves of adolescent laughter and be prepared to end up in a hilarious circle jerk with carrots and cucumbers.

 


STAGE At the top of the steps in the Courtyard at MoMA PS1.

 

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 21 Presented by Printed Matter, Inc.
 

6:00 – 9:00 pm
Performances by Upstate Music, BLONDES and Alexis Taylor (HOT CHIP).

 

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 22 Presented by Printed Matter, Inc.

Schedule to be announced

 

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 23 Presented by KNOW-WAVE

Schedule to be announced.

 

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 24 Presented by 8-Ball

Schedule to be announced

 


EXHIBITIONS

The NY Art Book Fair is pleased to host a number of exhibitions at this year’s event. The varied exhibitions range in subject matter, from survey collections of works by individuals significant to the artist’s book medium, to curated presentations of historical ephemera.

 

PPP Editions presents Artists Who Make Books: Connecting the past with the present. An exhibition presenting highlights of artists’ books that are discussed in depth in Artists Who Make Books, the new fully-illustrated reference book edited by Andrew Roth, Philip Aarons and Claire Lehmann, co-published by PPP Editions and Phaidon Press. Featuring artists’ books from the mid-Twentieth Century to the present, the exhibition will focus on artists who integrate book-making into their larger practice and the connectivity of early conceptually-based works with those created by contemporary artists. The exhibition will include Andy Warhol’s A Gold Book; Hans-Peter Feldmann’s Bilderhefte; Hanne Darboven’s Welttheater 79; Martin Kippenberger’s T.O.T.; Christopher Wool’s Cats in Bags Bags in River, and Josh Smith’s New York Death Trip 3, to name just a few.

 

Boo-Hooray presents Posters from the Paddington Printshop. The Paddington Printshop was founded by John Phillips and friends in 1974. This printshop became a model for community activist printshops across the UK in the 1970’s. The Paddington Printshop produced posters for the burgeoning squatters rights movement, for community resources, and for acts of social and political activism in the center of London in the mid-1970’s for over a decade onward. The posters are visually striking examples of silkscreen and stencil printing at its most vibrant.

 

Arthur Fournier Fine & Rare presents FOOD-SEX-ART | The Starving Artists’ Cookbook, a project that began as an effort on the parts of downtown artists Paul Lamarre and Melissa Wolf, a.k.a. EIDIA House, to draw an intimate, subterranean food map of New York City’s creative communities between the years of 1986 and 1991. Now, the duo’s archive of 150 video-verité culinary portraits, original artworks, handwritten recipes, and manuscript correspondence with contributors including Gilbert & George, Carolee Schneemann, Marilyn Minter, John Cage, John Sex, Tony Conrad, Louise Bourgeois and others forms the basis of this special exhibition about cooking as intimacy in daily life during the late 1980s – at the height of the HIV-AIDS crisis, as the city was rapidly gentrifying, and the art world was metamorphosing into the art market.

 

Gagosian is pleased to present a special Project Space conceived by Sterling Ruby at the 2017 NY Art Book Fair. Ruby, a multidisciplinary artist with a broad international following, extends his work beyond the sphere of fine art. From architectural transformations to apparel, Ruby translates the transgressive and material impact of his painting and sculpture into interventions that intersect the worlds of fashion and mass media. For Gagosian’s project space, Ruby has created an immersive environment that will include a selection of rare books, editions, as well as catalogues of his recent exhibitions, published by Gagosian.

 

Marian Goodman Gallery presents a special installation of work by the French artist Annette Messager. From the 1970s onward, Messager’s work has been known for a diversity of form and subject matter, ranging from the personal to the fictional, the social to the universal. Her installation here focuses on matters of the female body and a concern that women’s desire — and especially their ability to openly express it — continues to be met with resistance, and is being held back. Through her drawings of dynamic uteruses and triumphant breasts, Messager offers a partial response to this issue. The exhibition will commemorate the launch of Les uterus fleurissent, a new limited edition leporello-style book.

 

 

Onestar press / Three Star presents three new Camera Artist portfolios by Daniel Gordon, Carter Mull, and Terri Weifenbach – each a new photographic work accompanied by an artist book housed in handcrafted cases; Lawrence Weiner graces our room with a special project, As Often As Not, and from our world of artists’ books, Lucy Bull presents a selection of her drawings and painterly works in Plume; Parker Ito brings forth a self-referential work in Parker Ito with gold leafing that reveals surprise text when manipulated; Elizabeth Jaeger presents objects from dearest and nearest featured in In Case Of Fire, and Honza Zamojski returns with his latest edition, The Fear, alongside a select series of the artist’s original drawings. And make sure to check out Three Star Books’ latest edition from the indelible world of Jonathan Monk.

Sequence Press presents new titles by Marina van Zuylen, Blake Rayne, and Rochelle Goldberg, and is pleased to feature R. H. Quaytman‘s limited edition Orchard Spreadsheet, which lists every transaction that took place during the three-year life of Orchard, the artist-run gallery on the Lower East Side of New York City. As a founding member, the artist takes a self-reflective look at the fiscal evolution of the collaborative enterprise. Quaytman calls the print “a landscape,” and has built it up as such: a dizzying topography of black and white stripes that produce an optical effect, rendering quasi-illegible the detailed list of information — an illusion of transparency.

 

Steven Harvey Fine Art Projects presents Paradise (remix), underground culture in NYC 1978-84. Revisiting our October 1916 exhibition, featuring printed, book, photographic, film and original works by artists including Glenn Branca, Walter Robinson, Eric Mitchell, John Lurie, Jane Dickson, Bill Rice, Charlie Ahearn, Pat Place, Peter Hujar, Zoe Leonard, James Nares, Beth and Scott B, David Wojnarowicz, Jack Smith, Christopher Wool and others. Paradise investigates the fertile cross-pollination in between music and performance, electrostatic graphic design, film, photography, drawing and painting in the electric moment when no wave was a dominant downtown aesthetic and hiphop was born.

 

Slow Culture & Deadbeat Club are proud to present THE FOTOMAT. A pop-up installation paying homage to vintage drive-thru photo kiosks with actual 24 hour film developing services. Photographer friends will be guest clerks and sell exclusive prints to the fair. Also available will be film & photography accessories, zines, photo books and other photo related ephemera.

 

Supportico Lopez will present an exhibition of materials from Archivio and Edizioni Conz. Since July 2017 Supportico Lopez represents Archivio Conz. Francesco Conz (1935 – 2010, Verona – Italy) was a publisher and a collector of neo-avantgardes: Fluxus, Viennese Actionism, Zaj, Lettrism, concrete poetry, sound poetry and Gorgona. Archivio Conz consists in original works from Conz’s personal collection and the precious multiples produced for the Edizioni Conz, from 1971 until 2010. The archive today is located in Berlin-Charlottenburg and includes almost 5000 works, between the collection and the editions.

 

Werkplaats Typografie presents Approaches to what? It’s time to reflect and question things. Particularly the common goods. Those certain ones, which make the personal cravings of materiality reach the abstract and inner landscape of values. What is it about these t-shirts, records, benches, fish tanks, lamps, wine books, bike rain covers, natural pigments, agendas, playing cards and therapy bowls of ours? Is it reflections of market movements, guilty pleasures, memorabilia? Werkplaats Typografie will present an inventory of items, exhausted and for sale. See you in the boiler room.

 


BOOK SIGNINGS + LAUNCHES

 

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 21

 

6:00pm, A42 Signing of Chasing Light by Desilu Muñoz. Presented by Applesauce Industries.
6:00pm, O07 Signing of The Strip by Tiane Doan na Champassak. Presented by Siam’s Guy Books.
7:00pm, N23 Launch and signing of The Second Explosion – The Nineties by Tadej Pogacar. Presented by Zavod P.A.R.A.S.I.T.E.
7:00pm, W07 Launch and signing of Performances by Polly Brown. Presented by SPHERES Publication.
7:30pm, Artbook Signing (and birthday celebration) with Christian Wassmann. Presented by Artbook.
 

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 22

 

1:00pm, N19 Launch of Brownbook Magazine Issue 65. Presented by Brownbook.
4:00pm Artbook Launch of Jan Voss ARTBOOK Edition. Presented by Artbook.
4:00pm, N07 Launch of paper game by Lee Yun Mei. Presented by nos:books.
4:00 pm, N63 Launch and signing of An Empty Field by Elisabeth Tonnard. Presented by Joachim Schmid and Elisabeth Tonnard.
4:00pm, U02 Signing of The Day The Earth Shakes by Orna Wertman. Presented by Idea Books.
5:00pm, O12 Book Launch for Azimut by Raul Walch. Presented by Drittel Books.
5:30 pm, Z05 Launch and signing of Puppy Paintings by Sebastian Black. Presented by Triangle Books.
6:00pm, A42 Release of Film Friday by Paul Carrillo. Presented by Applesauce Industries.
6:00pm, A78 Launch and signing of For Everard, Vol. 7 by Anthony Malone. Presented by Anthony Malone.
6:00pm, N27 Signing of The Gardener, The Visionary, and The Traveller by Daniel Glendening. Presented by Small Editions.

 

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 23

 

12:00 pm, O18 Launch and signing of High Winds by Sylvan Oswald AND Jessica Fleischmann. Presented by X ARTISTS’ BOOKS.
1:00pm, Artbook Signing with Katherine Bernhardt. Presented by Artbook.
1:00pm, O12 Signing for These Americans by Mercedes Jelinek. Presented by KGP.
2:00pm, 8 Ball Community Signing of TVegan Chinese Food Danny Bowien from Mission Chinese. Presented by 8-Ball Community.
2:00 – 6:00pm Q01
Launch and signing of Breadcrumbs by Ethan Shoshan, Pestilence Comix by Jack Waters and new editions by Peter Cramer, Haley Hughes, and John Michael Swartz AKA Graphigrapher, with live on site drawings signed by Carlo Quispe. Presented by Petit Versailles/Allied Productions, Inc..
2:00pm, B03 Signing for BUILDING by Sergej Vutuc. Presented by Sergej Vutuc.
2:00pm, I02 Launch for Babelon by Grace Lang and Simon Vasta. Grace Lang will be present, signing books and making art at the Vasta stand. Presented by Vasta.
2:00pm, N07 Signing of Sun’s Shadow by Son Ni. Presented by nos:books.
2:00pm, N23 Launch and signing of Ich Überrasche, Colouring Book by Small but dangers. Presented by Zavod P.A.R.A.S.I.T.E.
2:00pm, N34 Signing of Somewhere Someone by Cynthia Daignault and Curran Hatleberg. Presented by Hassla Books.
2:00 pm, O05 Signing of Sleeping by the Mississippi by Alec Soth. Presented by MACK.
2:00 pm, Z03 Launch and signing of A Dance with Fred Astaire by Jonas Mekas. Presented by Anthology Editions.
2:00pm, Z09 Signing of Walking Woman by Tanyth Berkeley. Presented by Conveyor Editions.
3:00pm, 8 Ball Community Signing of Heroes by the Land Gallery artists. Presented by 8-Ball Community.
3:00pm, Artbook Signing with Sascha Braunig. Presented by Artbook.
3:00pm, M03Signing of Carroll Dunham Into Words: The Selected Writings of Carroll Dunham Presented by Badlands Unlimited.
3:00pm, N27Signing with Anne Vieux. Presented by Small Editions.
3:00pm, N29 Launch and signing of Dog Days by Andrea Stern. Presented by bookdummypress.
3:00pm, N32 Launch and signing of BIRDS OF PARADISE by Rosanna Bach. Presented by Paradigm Publishing.
3:00pm, O03 Signing of Local Objects by Tim Carpenter. Presented by The Ice Plant.

 

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 23 (cont’d)

 

3:00pm, O05 Signing of Deep Springs by Sam Contis. Presented by MACK.
3:00pm, O12 Signing for A Setting Sun, Volume 03 by Gregg Evans. Presented by KGP.
3:00pm, O12 Signing for Brandenburg by Andreas Gehrke. Presented by KGP.
3:00pm, W08 Signing of DMYCC by Sean Vegezzi. Presented by Loose Joints.
4:00pm, 8-Ball Community Signing of To Oblivion by Sheida Soleimani. Presented by 8-Ball Community.
4:00pm, A42 Release of Untitled by Sifry Borrayo. Presented by Applesauce Industries.
4:00pm, C10 Signing of The Tempest Essays by Molly Nesbit Midnight. Presented by Inventory Press.
4:00pm, O03 Signing of The Transverse Path by Mike Slack. Presented by The Ice Plant.
4:00pm, O05 Launch and signing of Corbeau by Anne Golaz. Presented by MACK.
4:00pm, O18 Launch and signing of The Artists’ Prison by Alexandra Grant and Eve Wood. Presented by X ARTISTS’ BOOKS.
5:00pm, O05 Launch and signing of Rowing A Tetrapod by Fumi Ishino. Presented by MACK.
5:00pm, O07 Signing of The Strip by Tiane Doan na Champassak. Presented by Siam’s Guy Books.
5:00pm, O12 signing for Julio’s House by Orestes Gonzalez. Presented by KGP.
4:00pm, O16 Launch and signing of Saul Leiter by François Halard. Presented by Libraryman.
5:00pm, W01 Launch and signing of Township and Bement Grain by Adrianna Ault, Tim Carpenter, Raymond Meeks, and Brad Zellar. Presented by TIS.
4:00pm, W05 Launch of As of Late publication series. Presented by Orangbeg Press.
4:00 pm, W07 Signing Performances by Polly Brown. Presented by SPHERES Publication.
4:00pm, W08 Signing of Where the flowers still grow by Bharat Sikka. Presented by Loose Joints.
5:00 pm, Z05 Launch and signing of Headless Woman with Parrot by Caitlin Keogh. Presented by Triangle Books.
4:00pm, Z09 Signing of Grey Cobalt by Felicia Honkasalo. Presented by Conveyor Editions.
6:00pm, A42 Release and signing of Non-Partisan Statement by Joe Segura. Presented by Applesauce Industries.
6:00pm, N23 Launch and signing of Nine tanks (and some blank pages) of Brasil by Tadej Pogacar. Presented by Zavod P.A.R.A.S.I.T.E.
6:00pm, Z09 Signing of Debris of the Days Bryan Graf. Presented by Conveyor Editions.
7:00pm, Artbook Launch of BOMB Magazine Issue 141. Presented by Artbook.

 

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 24

 

12:00pm, A45 Launch of Sausage Hands by Sifry Borrayo x Andrew Smith. Presented by Applesauce Industries.
1:00pm, N19 Launch of Brownbook Magazine Issue 65. Presented by Brownbook.
3:00pm, N32 Signing of LOVE by Jonathan Rentschler and writer Mark Suciu. Presented by Paradigm Publishing.
2:00pm, O05 Launch and signing of What the Living Carry by Morgan Ashcom. Presented by MACK.
3:00pm, W08 Signing of Paintings by Harley Weir. Presented by Loose Joints.
4:00pm, A42 Launch and signing of mundane, mundane by Kevin Novales. Presented by Applesauce Industries.
4:00pm, N23 Signing of Tadej Pogačar, OHO reunion (4 performances and some razor blades) by Tadej Pogacar. Presented by Zavod P.A.R.A.S.I.T.E.
5:00pm, Z05Signing of There is no there there and Driving is awesome by Harold Ancart. Presented by Triangle Books.


FOCUS: PHOTOGRAPHY

 

A curated cross-section of photo-based artist’s books and magazines, this year’s Focus: Photography includes:

 

Akio Nagasawa
Aperture Foundation
Bemojake
Dashwood Books
Datz Press
Drittel Books
Edition Patrick Frey
edition.nord
Études Books
GOLIGA
Hesse Press
The Ice Plant
Image Text Ithaca
J&L Books
Kaunas Photography Gallery
KGP
Komiyama Tokyo
L’Artiere

Libraryman
Little Big Man Books
Loose Joints
MACK
Mörel
Oranbeg Press
ROMAN NVMERALS
RVB Books
S_U_N_
Sebastien GIRARD
Siam’s Guy Books
SPBH Editions
SPHERES Publications
SUPER LABO
TBW Books
TIS books
Trolley Books
Victory Journal
VUU
X MAGAZINE & EINSTEIN STUDIO
Yossi Milo


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. Exhibitors include:

 

XE(ROX) & PAPER + SCISSORS

 

Aaron Anderson
Adam Villacin
Aidan Koch
Alicia’s Klassic Kool Shoppe
Andrew Jeffrey Wright
antoine lefebvre editions
Antenna
Anthony Malone
Applesauce Industries
Art Baby Girl
Arts and Sciences Projects
BlisterZine
Brie Moreno
Bronze Age
Cakeboy Magazine
Casey Deming
Cash Machine
CASSANDRA
Christopher Clary
Cody DeFranco
Colorama
Colour Code
Dale Wittig
Dale Zine
DIK Fagazine
Endless Editions
Eric Timothy Carlson
Extra Vitamins
Frenemies Forever: Shortt Editions & A OK Press
Gary Kachadourian
Gayletter
GenderFail Press
HOMOCATS
HUMOBOOKS
INSTIGATOR
Issue Press
James Ulmer
Jennifer Calandra
Jennifer Shear
Jo Rosenthal
KILLER ACID
La Chamba Press
La Liga Zine
Lainey Waugh
LAZY MOM
Look Back and Laugh
Mark Pawson
MASSIVE GOODS
Matt Crabe
Matt Leines
Mega Press
Melinda Melmoth
Michalis Pichler
Microeditorial Amistad
Modern Women
Mrs Patersons Press
NEWSPAPER
Nicole Killian
NOAH LYON
NoRoutine Books
Panayiotis Terzis
Perish Publishing
Pegacorn Press
THE PHOTOCOPY CLUB

XE(ROX) & PAPER + SCISSORS (cont’d)

 

Plana
Press Press
Primitive Languages
Print All Over Me/Wacky Wacko
Rand Paul
RAW MEAT
RawRaw
Research and Destroy New York City
rope press
Rural Ranga
Samuel
Sean Maung
Scott Hug
Shana Sadeghi-Ray
Slow Editions
Slow Youth
Snöar Press
Stephen Grebinski
STUGAZI
Tan & Loose Press
Teleidoscope
Th-ink Dept.
Tiny Splendor
TXTbooks
UDLI Editions
Upon
Villa Arson
WIZARD SKULL

 

THE SMALL PRESS DOME

 

Aaron Krach
Basement
Colpa
Commune
Deadbeat Club
Desert Island
Eric Elms / AndPress
Expanding the Field of Architectural Publishing
FIST
Flat Fix
Hamburger Eyes
Heavytime Books
HEINZFELLER NILEISIST
HEX Editions
IIIII Columns
Innen / Zug
Jason Polan
Knowledge Editions
Lodret Vandret
Matt Borruso / Visible Publications
Miniature Garden
Nieves
Pau Wau Publications
Peradam
PRE-ECHO
RE/Search
Sergej Vutuc / Move Elore
Silent Face
Song Cave, The
Stefan Marx
TARTARS
ultraterrestrial.xyz
Unity Press


FRIENDLY FIRE

 

This diverse group of politically-minded collectives and presses focused on the intersection of art and activism, curated by Printed Matter’s Max Schumann, includes:

 

Autonomedia
Bread and Puppet Press
Fire Island Artist Residency
Guerrilla Girls
Half Letter Press
Interference Archive
Just Seeds
Other Forms
Temporary Services
True Laurels
Visual AIDS
World War 3 Illustrated


SPECIAL EVENTS

Tune in to KNOW-WAVE for a never-ending stream of programming, interviews and music broadcast live from NYABF16.

 

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 15

 

6:00-9:00 pm, Staircase
Join us on Thursday, September 17 from 6 to 9 pm, at MoMA PS1 for our opening night preview. The evening will feature special live performance on the steps of PS1 by Upstate Music, BLONDES and Hot Chip.

 

Entry to the Preview will cost $10, proceeds going to support NYABF16. The first 2,000 visitors to pre-pay online or to pay at the door (while supplies last) will receive a Ticket Edition by Ryan Gander.

 

7:00 – 8:00pm, Basement Theatre
book, with Nemo Librizzi and Jim Jarmusch
If Nemo Librizzi is a new name for many readers, for some New Yorkers on the downtown scene he is already a veteran novelist. Among the first to appreciate his work filmmaker Jim Jarmusch discovered his novella Hot & Cold Heroes in 1991 and has encouraged Nemo to stay on the path ever since. Paradigm is proud to present his latest project, book to the larger reading public: an autobiographical picaresque in vignette form, ripped from the pages of Facebook. Jarmusch will be speaking with the author about where he is from, and what makes book a unique and relevant document for our times. Presented by Paradigm Publishing.

 

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 23

 

The Courtyard Stage will be programmed by Printed Matter Inc. all day – for full schedule go online at www.nyartbookfair.com.

 

Tune in to www.know-wave.com for a never-ending stream of programming, interviews and music broadcast live from NYABF16.

 

6:00 – 7:00pm, Basement Theatre
PhotoBook Awards Announcement
The annual Paris Photo–Aperture Foundation PhotoBook Awards celebrate the photobook’s contribution to the evolving narrative of photography, showcasing the best recently published books across three major categories: First PhotoBook, PhotoBook of the Year, and Photography Catalogue of the Year. The 2017 shortlist jury this year includes Kathy Ryan, Joel Smith, and Gregory Halpern. The jury will speak briefly about the current State of the PhotoBook in advance of announcing the thirty-five books short-listed for award consideration. Presented by Aperture.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 23

The Courtyard Stage will be programmed by Know-Wave all day – for full schedule go online at www.nyartbookfair.com.

 

Tune in to www.know-wave.com for a never-ending stream of programming, interviews and music broadcast live from NYABF16.

 

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 24

 

The Courtyard Stage will be programmed by 8 Ball Zines all day – for full schedule go online at www.nyartbookfair.com.

 

Tune in to www.know-wave.com for a never-ending stream of programming, interviews and music broadcast live from NYABF16.

 

OFFSITE

 
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 23
10pm – 3am
The ACE Hotel
20 W 29th Street New York

 

The ACE Hotel presents the BOOKS ARE HEAVY: DJ set by Alexis Taylor (Hot Chip) Kyle Garner (LLaStSaturDayDance) and special guests.