New York Art Book Fair 2010

Okay, I know this is a while away but it’s never too late to give a heads up. If you are a fan of international art publications, zines, photo-art books then this is the place for you. It’s a place to mingle and meet some talented, friendly people. One of those being of course, Handbook!

It’s the fifth annual NY Art Book Fair, November 5-7, 2010, at MoMA P.S.1, Long Island City, Queens. Admission to the fair is FREE.

The Fair previews on the evening of Thursday, November 4, as a benefit for Printed Matter and MoMA P.S.1.

The Fair hosts over 200 international presses, booksellers, antiquarian dealers, and independent artist/publishers presenting a diverse range of the best in contemporary art publications.

Philip Aarons, Chairman of the Board at Printed Matter, said: “Printed Matter’s NY Art Book Fair re-establishes New York City as the heart of art publishing. This extraordinarily democratic and far-reaching project brings together ground-breaking and unique exhibitors, speakers, and events from twenty-one countries.”

Printed Matter presents The Contemporary Artists’ Books Conference, cosponsored with the Art Libraries Society of New York (ARLIS/NY); and The Classroom, a full-schedule of informal artist talks, performances, and screenings.

MoMA P.S.1
22-25 Jackson Ave at the intersection of 46th Ave
Long Island City, NY 11101 (map)

Friday/Saturday, November 5-6, 2010, 11am – 7pm
Sunday, November 7, 2010, 11am – 5pm

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

About Printed Matter:

Printed Matter is the world”s largest non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion of publications made by artists. Founded as a for-profit alternative arts space in 1976 by artists and artworkers, Printed Matter reincorporated in 1978 to become the independent non-profit organization that it is today. Originally situated in Tribeca, Printed Matter moved to SoHo in 1989 where for twelve years the book displays and artists’ projects in the large storefront windows contributed to the artistic and intellectual vibrancy of the neighborhood. In 2001 Printed Matter relocated to Chelsea, where it continued to foreground the book as an alternative venue – or artistic medium – for artists’ projects and ideas. Finally, in December of 2005 Printed Matter moved into our current storefront location in Chelsea with big windows and greatly increased display and exhibition space. Recognized for years as an essential voice in the increasingly diversified art world conversations and debates, Printed Matter is dedicated to the examination and interrogation of the changing role of artists’ publications in the landscape of contemporary art. Printed Matter”s mission is to foster the appreciation, dissemination, and understanding of artists’ publications, which we define as books or other editioned publications conceived by artists as art works, or, more succinctly, as “artwork for the page.” Printed Matter specializes in publications produced in large, inexpensive editions and therefore does not deal in “book arts” or “book objects” which are often produced in smaller, more expensive editions due to the craft and labor involved in their fabrication. To promote public awareness of and access to artists’ books, Printed Matter maintains a public reading room where over 15,000 titles by 5,000 international artists are available for viewing and purchase. In addition to being a wholesale and retail distribution hub for artists’ books, Printed Matter offers a free consulting service to libraries, art institutions, and art professionals involved with artists’ books throughout the world. Printed Matter presents a range of educational programs for the public from talks to student groups by staff members to in-store lectures and readings by artists, critics, and curators. These educational initiatives are complemented by our internationally recognized exhibitions program and publishing program.

Since its founding, Printed Matter Inc. has helped to define the category of “artists’ books”, and we are committed to keeping the field – and all of its categories and definitions – vital and evolving. Printed Matter provides a context for the focused study of artists’ books and a center from which artists can distribute their work throughout the world. In many cases, Printed Matter is the only outlet for artists whose work is not commercially viable, and oftentimes the first outlet for emerging artists who are just beginning to explore the medium. Printed Matter has always sought to provide a forum for critical engagement with the issues and discussions unique to the field of artists’ books and to forge a connection between this field and other contemporary art practices as well as with the social and political world that contains and affects all art production. Printed Matter”s programming supports the mission of the organization by deepening and broadening the public’s understanding of artists” publications and by offering individual artists, or groups of artists, greater public exposure

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