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NY ART BOOK FAIR 2019
SEPTEMBER 20–22, 2019


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Opening Night: September 19 
MoMA PS1
22-25 Jackson Ave
Long Island City, NY 11101


September 20–22, 2019
Opening Night: September 19

MoMA PS1
22-25 Jackson Avenue
Long Island City, NY 11101



September 20 — 22, 2019


THE CLASSROOM


The Classroom presents informal lectures, readings, screenings, and other activities by artists, writers, designers, and publishers. The program series highlights exciting new releases and fosters dialogue around important themes within contemporary art publishing and the broader community. Organized by David Senior, Head of Library and Archives, SFMOMA.

CL = The Classroom, located on the 2nd floor
CLT = The Classroom in the Basement Theater


CLT
1:00—2:00 pm 

second shelf: shelf talk #8

                second shelf, initiated in 2018 by artist Heide Hinrichs, is a collaborative book acquisition project and multi-institutional, international effort to increase library holdings of publications by nonbinary, female, and queer artists and artists of color. This shelf talk is a gesture of care and attention—one in a series of events that highlight these new collections and contextualize the project’s ambitions. second shelf advisors are convening in person for the first time. We invite the public to join our conversation about publishing, libraries, and artistic and institutional identities that will inform future publications. A website that functions as an inventory is at second-shelf.org.        
                Discussants: second shelf advisors Elizabeth Haines (historian, University of Bristol, UK), Heide Hinrichs (Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Antwerp), Marisa Sánchez (art historian/curator/sessional faculty, University of British Columbia, Vancouver), and Jo-ey Tang (Director of Exhibitions, Beeler Gallery at Columbus College of Art & Design); with Leslie Jankowski (Director of Library Services, CCAD Packard Library), and Matthew Offenbacher (artist and publisher, Seattle).
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CL
1:00—2:00 pm

THE ANNOTATED READER, with Ryan Gander, Ossian Ward, and others

                Imagine you’ve missed the last train. Is there one piece of writing that you would want with you for company in the small hours? Perhaps this text transformed your thinking. It might be a mantra continually returned to. Perhaps it is a text you felt should be read by younger generations or that you wish you’d encountered as a student. 
                In 2018, artist Ryan Gander and critic and writer Jonathan P. Watts invited a range of creatives, artists, academics, writers, musicians, and designers to suggest then annotate a piece of personally meaningful writing. The annotations add a further layer to the texts, demonstrating and suggesting ways of reading, displaying thought, and complicating the relationship between image and text, reading and looking. Artist Ryan Gander will discuss the genesis of this book-as-exhibition or exhibition-as-book with Lisson Gallery’s Ossian Ward and with other guest contributors to THE ANNOTATED READER. Presented by Lisson Gallery.
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CL
2:00—3:00 pm

Aesthetic Injustice, with Taylor Doran and Kandis Williams

               Kandis Williams and Taylor Doran of CASSANDRA Press will host an informal historical overviews and discussions of recent CASSANDRA readers (2018: School-to-Prison Pipeline, 2019: Reparations). The conversation will cover a range of topics centered on the relationship between aesthetic expression and ethical discourses. Presented by CASSANDRA Press.︎ Add to Calendar


CLT
2:00—3:30 pm

Secretos-Secrets, by Iñaki Bonillas, with David Kurnick and Mónica de la Torre 

                Secrets was a site-specific project and exhibition by Iñaki Bonillas for the Casa Luis Barragán, Mexico City in 2016. Following years of research, Bonillas intervened into the negative spaces of Barragan's house, especially those which often remained hidden to a visitor’s view, such as closets, cupboards and drawers. These spaces served Barragán’s purpose of hiding daily life: the accumulation of objects, papers, useless things—in a word, disorder, to benefit the serene harmony of his architectural poetics. Bonillas’ project not only reflected upon this functional characteristic, but also explored the need to hide certain feelings, thoughts, and memories. The artists’ book Secretos-Secrets is a continuation of this project, and refers to Marcel Duchamp’s publication Some French Moderns Says McBride (1922). It includes texts by Luis Felipe Fabre, Álvaro Enrigue, Mónica de la Torre, Tom McDonough, Manuel Cirauqui and Daniel Aguilar Ruvalcaba. Launching at the fair, signed and numbered copies will be presented by the artist, in conversation with poet and art critic Mónica de la Torre, and professor and translator David Kurnick. Presented by kurimanzutto libros.
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CL
3:00–4:00 pm

Joseph Jarman’s Black Case, with Thulani Davis and Brent Hayes Edwards

                Thulani Davis and Brent Hayes Edwards will lead a discussion about Blank Forms Editions’ republication of Joseph Jarman’s Black Case. Joseph Jarman (1937–2019) was a saxophonist and multi-instrumentalist best known as a founding member of trailblazing avant-garde jazz group Art Ensemble of Chicago. In 1977, Art Ensemble of Chicago Publishing Co. published Jarman’s Black Case Volume I and II: Return From Exile: a collection of writing including Jarman’s fiery free verse, a manifesto for “GREAT BLACK MUSIC,” notated songs, concert program notes, Jarman’s photos, and impressions of a play by Muhal Richard Abrams. While some of the poems contained within Black Case have already been immortalized via performances on classic records by Jarman and Art Ensemble of Chicago, its republication in print form breathes new life into a forgotten document of the Black Arts Movement. Presented by Blank Forms.
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CLT
3:30—5:00 pm

Publishing Manifestos: An International Anthology from Artists and Writers, with Michalis Pichler, Chiara Figarone, Gloria Glitzer, Paul Soulellis, and Temporary Services

                Independent publishing, art publishing, publishing as artistic practice, publishing counterculture, and the zine, DIY, and POD scenes have proliferated over the last two decades. So too have art book fairs, an increasingly important venue—or even medium—for art(work). Contributors to this anthology will have a conversation around potential issues such as: (artists’) books and publications as alternative mise-en-scene, appropriation, conceptual writing and reading, social context, publishing, and public space, (not-)corrupted economies, POD, internet and (post-)digital publishing, and poetics of the everyday.
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CL
4:00—5:00 pm

The Halifax Conference, with Craig Leonard

                In conjunction with the release of his new book The Halifax Conference (New Documents, 2019), artist Craig Leonard will present archival material from the 1970 conference organized by Seth Siegelaub at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design. The Conference was conceived as a means of bringing about a “meeting of artists…[from] diverse art making experiences and art positions…in as general a situation as possible.” Infamously, the Conference was held in the college’s boardroom, while students and other interested parties watched the proceedings on a video monitor in a separate space. Attendees at the Conference included Carl Andre, Joseph Beuys, Ronald Bladen, Daniel Buren, Gene Davis, Jan Dibbets, Al Held, Mario Merz, Robert Morris, Robert Murray, N.E.Thing Co. (Iain and Ingrid Baxter), Richard Serra, Richard Smith, Robert Smithson, Michael Snow, and Lawrence Weiner. Presented by New Documents. 
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CL
5:00—6:00 pm

Published by Lugemik: Printed Matter from 2010–2019, with Indrek Sirkel, Anu Vahtra, Mia Kang, and Lieven Lahaye

                Lugemik is one of the few independent publishing initiatives based in Estonia, founded in 2010 by graphic designer Indrek Sirkel and artist Anu Vahtra and joined by graphic designer Ott Kagovere in 2018. In collaboration with different artists, designers, and theorists, Lugemik has published 83 titles to date. Sirkel and Vahtra will present a book that accompanied a recent exhibition at the Estonian Museum of Applied Art and Design, “Published by Lugemik: Printed matter from 2010–2019,” about their publishing practice over the last 10 years. The exhibition included a selection of books and artwork published by Lugemik, providing an overview of how various two- and three-dimensional works, text-based works, and performances have been translated into book format. The presentation will include readings by two contributors of the publication: researcher and PhD student in Art History at Yale University, Mia Kang, and artist, librarian, and publisher Lieven Lahaye. Presented by Lugemik.︎ Add to Calendar


CLT
5:30–7:00 pm

Our Interference Times, by Michael Stipe, with Douglas Coupland

                Multifaceted artist Michael Stipe will discuss his new book Our Interference Times, an investigation of how analog imagery is crashing on the shores of our digital future. For Stipe, the signature mark of this phenomenon is the moiré pattern. Culled from Stipe’s vast archive of personal images, the book is a contemplation on the tug-of-war between pixels and halftone, between past memory and new memory and their vagaries of representation. Presented by Damiani Editore. ︎ Add to Calendar


CL
6:00—7:00 pm 

Museum of Capitalism—Expanded 2nd Edition, with FICTILIS, Ben Davis, and Lester K. Spence

                The Museum of Capitalism, now in its third iteration, is a speculative institution that treats capitalism as a historical phenomenon. The Museum views the present and recent past from the implied perspective of a future society in which our economic and political system is memorialized, then subjected to a museological gaze. FICTILIS will discuss the expanded 2nd edition of the book in conversation with Ben Davis and Ingrid Burrington, and artists Maia Chao and Marisa Morán Jahn. Presented by Inventory Press.
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THE STAGE


The evening will feature special live performances presented by Printed Matter with Noah Klein.




2:00 pm

Brian Chase


3:30 pm

Skjell


4:00 pm

Abandon

4:30 pm

DJ's Jenn + Liz Pelly


6:00 pm

Nina BC









COURTYARD WORKSHOPS


The Courtyard will include a series of artist-led workshops by Endless Editions, as well as contributions from The Cybernetics Library, The Free Black Women’s Library, and a NYPL Picture Collection Outpost.



EE
11:00 am

Launch of SPRTS Poetry Edition
              Bay Area artist and SPRTS Poetry Edition Editor, Alick Shiu, leads a playful risograph workshop to celebrate the 5th anniversary of the Endless Editions Periodical SPRTS.

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SIGNINGS & LAUNCHES


Each location indicated by table number



ongoing
P03 Launch and signings of PLOT#3 and editions by Peter Cramer, Dépense Défensive, Ethan Shoshan. Presented by Allied Productions, Inc. / Le Petit Versailles.
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11:00 am
N33    Launch of Flotsam Suite, by S*an D Henry Smith. Presented by Peradam Press. ︎ Add to Calendar

1:00 pm
C12 Launch of Liar, by Ruth Erdt. Presented by Kodoji Press.
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1:00 pm
F03 Signing of an edition by Paul Shortt. Presented by Kayrock Screenprinting.
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1:00 pm
Q07 Launch and signing of A Mental Masquerade, by Brian O’Doherty. Presented by Spector Books.
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2:00 pm
Z01 Launch and signing of OMG! I’m being killed, by Petra Collins. Presented by SUPER LABO.
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3:00 pm
N17 Launch of BOMB 149. Presented by BOMB Magazine.
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3:00 pm
C02 Launch and signing of 101 ARTISTS DELETED FROM DUTCH ART HISTORY, by Bas Fontein (BASBOEK Publishers). Presented by Dutch Independent Art Book Publishers (DIABP).
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3:00 pm
X09 Signing of Find Me, by Masanao Hirayama. Presented by Dashwood Books.
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4:00 pm

A13 Launch and signing of a screen printed edition by Jaime Nuñez del Arco. Presented by Terminal Ediciones.
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4:00 pm
C10    Signing of Deep Time, by Lynn Alleva Lilley. Presented by The Eriskay Connection.  ︎ Add to Calendar

4:00 pm
G03    Signing of Between a punk and Picasso: 2019/1998, by Leigh Ledare. Presented by Andrew Roth / PPP Editions.
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5:00 pm
N06 Signing of Poetry is so Lesbian, by Rachel Rabbit White. Presented by Wonder. ︎ Add to Calendar

5:00 pm
Q01 Signing of Re-visions, by Marcia Resnick. Presented by Edition Patrick Frey. ︎ Add to Calendar

5:00 pm
B03 Launch and signing of M-Maybe, by Sebastian Utzni. Presented by Editions Taube.
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5:00 pm

B25 Launch and signing of I Love You, by Susan Cianciolo, with Mary Manning. Presented by Nieves.
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5:00 pm

C12 Launch and signing of Lonely Planets, by ATLAS STUDIO. Presented by Kodoji Press.
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5:00 pm
S03 Launch and signing of PUBES, by Tadej Vaukman. Presented by Zavod P.A.R.A.S.I.T.E.
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6:00 pm
N23    Launch and signing of The Nature of Things, by Keren Anavy and Tal Frank. Presented by a/b Books. 
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6:00 pm
C01 Signing of The Halifax Conference, by Craig Leonard. Presented by New Documents.
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6:00 pm
O11 Launch of Land’s End, by Michael Disqué and Andreas Gehrke. Presented by Drittel Books.
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6:00 pm
Q02 Signing of The Pillar / Night Procession and earlier titles by Stephen Gill. Presented by Stephen Gill / Nobody.
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EXHIBITOR PROJECTS



Archive Books

                Archive Books will launch a new book by Warren Neidich entitled The Glossary of Cognitive Activism, which accompanies and informs his three-volume publication, The Psychopathologies of Cognitive Capitalism Part 1, 2 and 3, previously published by Archive Books. This newly published text creates a dictionary of terms with which to understand the ways and means new forms of power have been accumulated through Neural Capitalism. Archive Books will also present, for the first time in the United States, Neidich’s multicolored neon wall installation/mind map entitled The Statisticon Neon.



BATT Coop

                BATT Coop is a Paris-based collective dedicated to collecting, producing, and cataloging artists’ books, which mostly circulate in small circuits without any thematic or genre restrictions. From zine-making to photography, and from illustration to visual, technical, or intellectual experimentation, BATT Coop champions all artistic practices related to print, beyond mere books. BATT Coop was created out of  the lack of spaces able to answer the expectations of the makers, publishers, lovers, or collectors of these kinds of publications. BATT Coop brings a contemporary approach to printmaking, working from both the private archives collected by Galerie P38 and with the production power of the Paris Print Club (a printing studio using traditional printing methods).The presentation will include a full spectrum of over 2,000 publications and posters alongside a selection of out of print publications curated by Librairie Morins.



Gagosian Gallery

                Gagosian Gallery presents a new double album, published by The Vinyl Factory, of Taryn Simon’s 2016 performance An Occupation of Loss. In this work, professional mourners simultaneously broadcasted their lamentations, many of which date back to pre-Islamic and pre-Christian times. Their sonic mournings were performed in recitations that include Northern Albanian laments, which seek to excavate “uncried words”; Wayuu laments, which safeguard the soul’s passage to the Milky Way; Greek Epirotic laments, which bind the story of a life with its afterlife; and Yazidi laments, which map a topography of displacement and exile.
                The accompanying 80-page book presents the laments, their English translations, and Simon’s portraits of the performers. A section documenting the performers’ visa application processes foregrounds the underlying structures of global exchange, the movement of bodies across borders, and the hierarchies of art and culture. The installation includes listening stations where visitors can hear the mourners' laments. An Occupation of Loss was co-commissioned by Artangel and Park Avenue Armory.


Little Big Man Books

                Little Big Man Books presents Coming of Age, a curated group exhibition by Virgil Abloh. The exhibition centers on male youth, offering a diverse and complex look at boyhood that traverses class, race, social economics, subcultures, isolation, and camaraderie. The exhibition will include an international lineup of established and emerging talent, with Nobuyoshi Araki, Nick Waplington, Ed Templeton, Bafic, Jim Goldberg, and Mohamed Bourouissa, among others. Coming of Age offers no answers or solutions, but does wake the longing for a simpler, more naive and optimistic time.


Lisson Gallery

                Lisson Gallery is pleased to present THE ANNOTATED READER, a publication-as-exhibition and exhibition-as-publication, featuring 281 responses and remarks on a chosen piece of writing. Ryan Gander and Jonathan P. Watts invite a range of contemporary artists, designers, writers, institutional founders, and musicians to answer the question: “Is there one piece of writing that you would want with you for company in the small hours?”
                The compiled texts—with personal annotations and notes by contributors including Marina Abramović, Art & Language, Ragnar Kjartansson, Sarah Lucas, and Hans Ulrich Obrist—are newly printed as a book and exhibited as stacks of loose sheets hanging from the walls, so that visitors are able to compile their own ANNOTATED READER. In addition, a vending machine distributes USBs containing the entire PDF of submissions.



Three Star Books

               Three Star Books will exhibit four new, exciting projects by artists Frank Benson, Cheryl Donegan with Kenneth Goldsmith, Cyprien Gaillard, and Raffaella della Olga.
                Cyprien Gaillard will present NIGHTLIFE, an outstanding corpus of over 580 night photographs from 2011 to 2019, edited and designed by the artist. Frank Benson will introduce CATALOG 1, a unique way to apprehend the artist’s precise elaboration of four sculptures, including Juliana (2014) and Castaway (2016). CATALOG 1 also includes three-dimensional images to be seen with anaglyph glasses. Cheryl Donegan partners with poet Kenneth Goldsmith for PEELS, an extraordinary volume that combines Donegan’s colorful visual work with Goldsmith’s distinct writing style. Lastly, Raffaella Della Olga will present her unique books that are entirely crafted with modified typewriters.

‘TILL THE LAST GASP’, A Graphzine History 1975-2005                ‘TILL THE LAST GASP’, A Graphzine History 1975-2005, showcases a largely undocumented movement of independent artists’ books and fanzine publications called Graphzines, which emerged in France beginning in 1975. The Graphzine movement rose from the ashes of 1960's underground free press and comix, revitalized by the punk generation. Its artists-pioneers developed and collected radical forms of drawing, obsessing over the reproduction and collection of provocative images. There was a strong link with the American underground art scene since Graphzine’s inception, with collaborative publishing projects being produced from both sides of the Atlantic. The exhibition will present a collection of over 300 zines, books, and silkscreen posters from 1975-2005, closing with counterparts from Providence's Fort Thunder scene. Three generations of international artists will be exhibited together for the first time. Graphzine is curated by Manuel Morin / Galerie P38, and presented by BATT, a non-profit organization engaged in preserving this quintessential movement’s complete archives.

Torpedo Press

                Torpedo Press presents These Are Situationist Times!—a digitization and publication project devoted to The Situationist Times (1962–67), a magazine edited and published by the Dutch artist Jacqueline de Jong. Throughout its six remarkably diverse issues, The Situationist Times challenged the notion of what it means to be a situationist, as well as traditional understandings of how culture is created, formatted, and shared. Developed by Ellef Prestsæter and Torpedo, These Are Situationist Times! brings together an international group of artists, activists, and scholars to investigate the magazine’s history and probe its contemporary relevance.


Werkplaats Typografie

               Werkplaats Typografie, regularly a full-time 2-year graduate program of ArtEZ University in Arnhem, the Netherlands, becomes a 4-day trial or an ever-shifting part-time 20-year publishing platform.
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COURTYARD PROJECTS


Cybernetics Library

                The Cybernetics Library is an art and research collective built around physical and digital library collections. Through its continually evolving collection and technological components, the library aims to generate feedback between publications, digital information, physical installations, and the readers themselves. We consider how dynamics of bias and oppression are perpetuated through technological systems, and develop public programs to ask how we might create possibilities to challenge and affect those systems.


Endless Editions

                Endless Editions presents From Zero to Kunst Klubb: a five+ year history of curatorial and publishing projects. Founded in 2014, Endless Editions’ mission is to support emerging artists and develop a community within artists’ books. This space will feature the launch of Endless Editions’ digital catalog of published titles, an exhibition of works and ephemera, as well as panel discussions and risograph workshops led by artists and friends. Co-founder Paul John will guide conversations and reflections alongside current Operations Manager Hannah Coleman, Bi-Coastal Representative Alick Shiu, and many other Endless Alumni. From the Copy Shop Residency, work exchange program, and unique book projects, to SPRTS, Salonukahs, Biennials, and book fairs, all things Endless will be explored and on display.

The Free Black Women’s Library

                The Free Black Women’s Library is a mobile interactive library that features over 1,200 books written by Black women, as well as workshops, performances, film screenings, performative readings, book talks and radical conversation. The library works as a one for one trading system: bring a book written by a Black woman, in exchange for another one to read.

NYPL Picture Collection Outpost

                NYPL Picture Collection Outpost is a special selection of the largest browsable analog image archive in any public library system, with over one million pictures in over 12,000 subject headings. The Picture Collection was established in 1915 and built one image at a time by humans, not algorithms. Amoebas are filed under MICROORGANISMS, Beatniks are under BOHEMIAN LIFE, GIANTS include both fairy tale and real. For the NYABF, artist Jason Fulford has made selections from this expansive archive and alongside NYPL librarians, will facilitate its exploration. Come visit the courtyard outpost and browse this collection of images.