Printed Matter, Inc. presents THE NY ART BOOK FAIR


Printed Matter, Inc. presents The NY Art Book Fair, New York City’s annual fair devoted to contemporary art books, art catalogues, artists’ books, art periodicals, and ’zines. Over 120 international exhibitors, from major distributors and antiquarian dealers to independent publishers and artists, occupy a dual-level 20,000 square foot space. The Fair takes place 28 through 30 September, 2007, in the heart of Chelsea’s gallery district at 548 West 22nd Street. A ticketed Benefit Preview on Thursday, 27 September, 6-9 pm, benefits Printed Matter, Inc. Admission to the fair and events is FREE. See www.nyartbookfair.com

Exhibitors and participants from New York City to Oslo and Moscow to Tokyo are convening to share their involvement and activities with contemporary art books. Back by popular demand, Friendly Fire, a curated zone of artists and independent publishers, features artists and art collectives who self-publish in a free-spirited range of forms from books and ‘zines to CDs and DVDs.

Fun and engaging events including book launches, signings, screenings, and music performances take place each day of the fair. Artists present for book signings include Marilyn Minter and Tracey Moffat: see www.nyartbookfair.com for the full schedule. Brooklyn artist j. morrison presents a performative silkscreening station, producing customized bookbags. Performa, ANP Quarterly, and Pork Salad Press are all sponsoring publication launches and performances. Lovely Daze is hosting the fair closing party with the launch of the new Numbers issue, a performance by Bec Stupak, and music by Crystal Understanding. Installations include onestar press’ Lawrence Weiner bookcase and a massive photographic installation by Dean Sameshina.

Refocus, Re-title, Release: the Books of Martin Kippenberger is this year’s feature exhibition. Curated by Philip Aarons and AA Bronson, this comprehensive exhibition presents over 150 publications by Martin Kippenberger.

Artists Ed Ruscha, Josephine Meckseper, and David Shrigley have created new limited editions for the fair’s opening night Benefit Preview. Tickets are available at three price tiers and each level of admission is accompanied by a limited edition artwork. Ed Ruscha has produced a previously unprinted photographic edition for the high-end ticket (price to be announced). Josephine Meckseper has printed two new photographic editions: a choice of one accompanies the $150 ticket. David Shrigley has created a ticket edition available for the $20 friend ticket, as well as for purchasers of the Ruscha and Meckseper editions. See www.nyartbookfair.com for images as they are available.

This is the second year for Printed Matter’s NY Art Book Fair. Last year’s runaway success brought in more than 6,000 attendees, and Holland Cotter declared in The New York Times: “The NY Art Book Fair…is evidence that alternative is still vital, sexy, and free.”

Exhibitors: 2nd Cannons Publications; ANARTIST; Andrew Roth; ANP Quarterly; ARTFORUM; Art Metropole; Art Monthly; The Art Newspaper; Art on Paper; A.R.T. Press; ArtReview; Artspeak; Autonomedia; Back East Press (James Prez); Banana Books; Boekie Woekie books by artists; BOOKFORUM; Book Works; Booklyn; Border Crossings; Bread and Puppet Press; Eleanor Brown; BUTT Magazine; Bywater Bros. Editions; Cabinet; Carolina Nitsch Contemporary Art; Centre des livres d’artistes; The Center for Book Arts; Charles H. Scott Gallery; Circuit; Cinders Gallery; Creative Time; DADDY THE MAGAZINE; D.A.P/Distributed Art Publishers, Inc.; Dale Wittig; Dalhousie Art Gallery; Darin Klein; David Krut Publishing; Deep Dish TV; Denis Ozanne; Dexter Sinister; Dia Art Foundation; Dobbin Books; The Drawing Center; Ecart Publications / Villa Magica; Edie Fake; Emily Carr Institute Press; Evil Twin Publications; Exit Art; Eye Level Gallery; The Fillip Review; Fluens Forlag (Jasper Sebastian Stürup); free103point9; FREIGHT + VOLUME; GAGARIN THE ARTISTS IN THEIR OWN WORDS; Galerie A; Hard Hat; Heavy Tapes; information as material; Islands Fold; J&L Books; j. morrison; Jack Hanley Gallery; Steven Leiber; Librairie 213; lightreading, inc.; Michael Lowe Gallery; Michalis Pichler; Lovely Daze, (Charwei Tsai); LTTR; Scott McCarney VisualBooks / Keith Smith Books; John McWhinnie @ Glenn Horowitz Bookseller; Marcus Campbell Art Books; The MIT Press; modlitbooks; Mount Saint Vincent University Art Gallery; Nieves; onestar press; Our Mouth; Paper Tiger Television; Parkett Publishers; Passenger Books; Peres Projects; Perro Verlag; PictureBox, Inc.; Plug In ICA/Plug In Editions; Pork Salad Press; Presentation House; The Press of the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design (NSCAD University); PRESSPOP, Inc.; Primary Information; Printed Matter, Inc.; Purgatory Pie Press; r.a.m. publications + distribution, inc.; Sara Ranchouse Publishing; Specific Object; spike Art Quarterly; Red76; Regency Arts Press; Revolver; Retard Riot (Noah Lyon); Saint Mary’s University Art Gallery; Seems; Slavs and Tatars; Soft Targets; Spike Art Quarterly; Specific Object; Spoonbill & Sugartown; stop over press; TASCHEN; TEXTE ZUR KUNST; THEY SHOOT HOMOS, DON’T THEY?; Three Star Books; Torpedo; USELESS; Virginia L. Green Rare Books, Inc., Visual Studies Workshop Press; White Columns; William Allen; World War 3 Illustrated; Yuri Shibuya; YYZBOOKS; Zucker Art Books.

Printed Matter, Inc. was founded in 1976 by a group of like-minded artists and art workers. Now entering its 31st year, it is the world’s largest non-profit organization devoted to artists’ publications. Printed Matter offers some 15,000 titles by 5,000 artists at its Chelsea storefront, by mail order, and on its website www.printedmatter.org.

For benefit ticket inquires and more information, please visit www.nyartbookfair.com or contact Savannah Gorton, NY Art Book Fair Manager and Programming Coordinator, at 212.925.0325, or sgorton @ printedmatter.org

For press inquiries, contact AA Bronson, Printed Matter Director, at 212.925.0325, or aabronson @ printedmatter.org or Savannah Gorton, NY Art Book Fair Manager and Programming Coordinator, at 212.925.0325 or sgorton @ printedmatter.org

Printed Matter, Inc. has received support, in part, through grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York State Council on the Arts, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, Altria Group Inc, the Milton & Sally Avery Arts Foundation, The Cowles Charitable Trust, the Foundation for Contemporary Arts, The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation, The Gesso Foundation, The Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation, the Schoenstadt Family Foundation, The Roy and Niuta Titus Foundation, The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, and individuals worldwide.

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