Over the course of four days, Printed Matter’s NY Art Book Fair provides more than 100 free conversations, workshops, performances, and other artist-led programs. Fair programs also include curated exhibitor sections, publication-focused exhibitions, and signings and launches of new books.
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The Classroompresents informal lectures, readings, screenings, and other activities by artists, writers, designers, and publishers. Over the course of the NYABF, the program series highlights exciting new releases and fosters dialogue around important themes within contemporary art publishing and the broader community. NYABF 2019 participants include: Iñaki Bonillas, Leidy Churchman, Akwaeke Emezi, Tiona Nekkia McClodden, Michael Stipe, and Carmen Winant, among many others. Organized by David Senior, Head of Library and Archives, SFMOMA.
This year, The Classroom will be held in two locations, indicated as CL (the second floor), or CLT (the basement theater).
The Contemporary Artists’ Books Conferencetaking place on Saturday, September 21 and held at Artbook Bookstore Event Space, is organized by art librarians and professionals in the field, with sessions that cover a range of lively topics from artists, scholars, and other leading figures, with a keynote address by the artist Adam Pendleton.
will host over 20 performances. Showcasing emerging talent alongside legendary artists, the Stage provides exposure for artists of all kinds, from musicians and sound artists to poets and performance artists.
Courtyard Workshops will include a series of artist-led workshops by Endless Editions, as well as contributions from Cybernetics Library, The Free Black Women’s Library, and a NYPL Picture Collection Outpost.
Exhibitor Projectsare special publication-focused presentations by select fair exhibitors. This year’s projects include: a multi-generational survey of Graphzine, an underground artist publishing scene that emerged in France in the 1970s; expanded presentations of newly launched publications by Ryan Gander, Warren Neidich, and Taryn Simon; and a workshop series presented with Endless Editions.
The Shannon Michael Cane Awardis granted to four first-time NYABF exhibitors (artists, artists' book publishers, or collectives) in the early stages of their careers. This year’s NYABF winners are Candystore, Doran Walot, The Nice Magazine, and PHILE Magazine.
Shannon Michael Cane (1974–2017), was a pillar of the Printed Matter family and artists’ book community, serving as Curator of Fairs and Editions from 2013–2017.