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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


CL
11:00 am—12:00 pm

Mirror/Echo/Tilt, with Melanie Crean, Shaun Leonardo, and Sable Elyse Smith

                Coinciding with their exhibition at the New Museum, artists Melanie Crean, Shaun Leonardo, and Sable Elyse Smith will launch and discuss Mirror/Echo/Tilt. Half experimental catalogue and half living curriculum, the publication is one part of a pedagogical project created by the artists to examine the language and gestures used to describe experiences of arrest and incarceration and to counter culturally embedded conceptions of criminality. Presented by Pacific.
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CL
12:00—1:00 pm

Oblique Time with Claude Parent, with Benjamin Seror

                On the occasion of the release, Oblique Time with Claude Parent, artist and editor Benjamin Seror presents a visual trajectory of the development of Claude Parent’s drawing practice. Over six decades, architect Claude Parent (Paris, 1923–2016) developed an experimental body of work with the belief that the most effective way to build a city was based on the function oblique—designing architecture using only slanted floors. The book covers two years during which Seror and curator Mai Abu ElDahab interviewed Parent about his adventurous professional life: from his collaboration with Paul Virilio, to his Tour de France promoting the oblique, to his controversial engagement with the French state to design nuclear power stations. Most importantly, the publication and presentation introduce Parent's passion for risk-taking as the elementary tool needed to bring architecture out of its restrictive conventions. Presented by Bom Dia Boa Tarde Boa Noite.
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CL
1:00—2:00 pm

As Radical, As Mother, As Salad, As Shelter: What Should Art Institutions Do Now? with Chloë Bass, Ken Chen, and Lori Cole, moderated by Roger White

                Paper Monument's 2018 anthology, As Radical, As Mother, As Salad, As Shelter: What Should Art Institutions Do Now?, surveyed 30 curators on the contemporary social role and responsibilities of art institutions. From Sackler divestment to protests against Whitney board members, art institutions continue to make headlines and evolve in the public eye. How do institutions envision and engage with their audiences in this changing landscape? What do we ask of institutions, and what do—or could—they give us? Editor Roger White will moderate a panel discussion that reflects on contributions to the anthology in light of 2019's protests and refusals. Presented by Paper Monument.
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CL
2:00—3:00 pm

Notes on Fundamental Joy; seeking the elimination of oppression through the social and political transformation of the patriarchy that otherwise threatens to bury us, with Carmen Winant

                Artist Carmen Winant will speak about her research and personal interest in the images that comprise Notes on Fundamental Joy; seeking the elimination of oppression through the social and political transformation of the patriarchy that otherwise threatens to bury us, a new artists' book published by Printed Matter, Inc. The project holds up the photographic work of JEB, Clytia Fuller, Tee Corinne, Ruth Mountaingrove, Katie Niles, Carol Osmer, Honey Lee Cottrell, and others—a group of women/womyn who participated in darkroom workshops known as “the Ovulars” across feminist and lesbian separatist communities of the Pacific Northwest. Through the lens of the publication and the images that comprise it, Winant will reflect on the potential of social and political optimism as a tool of liberation struggle. Presented by Printed Matter, Inc
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CLT
2:00—3:30 pm

Donald Judd Interviews, with Barbara Rose and Caitlin Murray

              Donald Judd Interviews is the first of its kind, presenting sixty interviews with the artist over the course of four decades. It is the companion volume to the critically acclaimed and bestselling Donald Judd Writings. This collection of interviews engages a diverse range of topics, from philosophy and politics to Judd’s insightful critiques of his own work and the work of others such as Mark di Suvero, Edward Hopper, Yayoi Kusama, Barnett Newman, and Jackson Pollock. The publication also gathers a substantial body of unpublished material across a range of mediums, such as radio and film, including extensive interviews with art historians Lucy R. Lippard and Barbara Rose. Preceding the book’s November 2019 debut, Barbara Rose will be in conversation with Caitlin Murray, co-editor of the book, director of Marfa programs, and archivist at Judd Foundation. The two will revisit Rose’s dialogues with Judd, explore the way in which Judd’s contributions in interviews, panels, and extemporaneous conversations are marked by his forthright manner and rigorous thinking, as well as the role of the artist in dialogue with art critics, art historians, and contemporaries. Presented by David Zwirner Books and Judd Foundation.
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CL
3:00—4:00 pm

Unlearning Philanthropy, with Sara Reisman, Avi Alpert, and Sreshta Rit Premnath

                The former Vice Chairman of the Whitney Museum's Board of Trustees, whose wealth is garnered from the sale of arms and defense technology, recently stepped down in response to protests. The nonprofit sector, which includes academic institutions, museums, and non-commercial art institutions, depends primarily on philanthropy. Tracing the financial sources used to support these institutions reveals many such "contradictions within our culture"—a phrase used by the director of the Whitney to deflect criticism. We must ask whether, in a capitalist system, it is at all possible to conceive of funding models for art institutions and the academy that circumvent such contradictions. To launch Shifter 24: Learning and Unlearning, we will consider how we can unlearn philanthropy. Presented by Shifter Magazine.
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CLT
3:30—5:00 pm

Tony Conrad: Knowing with Television

                In celebration of the launch of EAI’s distribution of Tony Conrad’s moving image work, EAI presents a screening of videos underscoring his interest in experimenting with television as a public-facing artform. The screening will be followed by a brief discussion with friends and collaborators of Conrad. The event will also look ahead to a number of forthcoming events and publications featuring the artist and his work. Presented by Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI).
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CL
4:00—5:00 pm

The A to Z of Conflict, with Sharmini Pereira and Emile Molin

                The A to Z of Conflict is a tri-lingual artists’ book by ten contemporary artists: Abdul Halik Azeez, Muhanned Cader, Arjuna Gunarathne, Nina Mangalanayagam, Nillanthan, Anomaa Rajakaruna, T. Shanaathanan, Anushiya Sundaralingam, Chandraguptha Thenuwara and Kamala Vasuki. It imagines what a commonplace children’s ABC book would look like if all the entries were chosen in relation to words about conflict, and words borne out of conflict. The project uses English, Sinhala, and Tamil—the three languages spoken in Sri Lanka, a country torn apart by a brutal civil war. From afar, the compendium of entries testifies to the ways language defines us linguistically, socially, and politically. Up close, it reveals how the complex workings of language have the potential to conjoin and divide us. Each copy of The A to Z of Conflict is bound in one of six combinations, reflecting how three languages can be positioned without giving one language greater status over the other. The talk will be a conversation between Sharmini Pereira, Director of Raking Leaves, and Emile Molin, designer of The A to Z of Conflict.
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CL
5:00—6:00 pm

The Held Essays on Visual Art, with Jonathan T.D. Neil and Alexander Nagel

                Rail Editions, the publishing imprint of the Brooklyn Rail, will launch The Held Essays on Visual Art, a collection of essays that take on the state of our contemporary visual culture and the ideas that march under the banner of art and politics. Edited by Jonathan T.D. Neil and Alexander Nagel, it includes over two dozen texts by seminal writers across disciplines from art history, critical theory, fiction, and criticism such as Claire Bishop, David Levi Strauss, T.J. Demos, Ariella Azoulay, and Sheila Heti. As a chronological collection, it is a slice of shifting and evolving thoughts on art and politics, a topic that becomes more urgent every day. In light of current debates over arts funding, this topic remains more relevant than ever. This session will include an overview of the book's scope and development, and will feature a selection of the essayists in conversation with one of the editors.
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CLT
5:00—6:30 pm

Public Actions: Editions with Performance Artists and Sculptors, with Xenobia Bailey, Chakaia Booker, Renee Cox, Ayana Evans, Seung-Min Lee, and Glendalys Medina

                Engaged in collaborative and participatory practice within their performance and sculptural work, Chakaia Booker, Renee Cox, Ayana Evans, Glendalys Medina, Xenobia Bailey and Seung-Min Lee discuss how they maintain improvisational and experimental rigor in their most recent publications with EFA Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop.
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CL
6:00—7:00 pm

Dieter Roth: Pages, with Elena Volpato

                Elena Volpato, curator of the Contemporary Art Collection at GAM in Turin, presents Dieter Roth: Pages, published by FLAT Art Book Fair. For the first time, this book brings together all the diaries, notebooks, Copy books, and artists’ books of one of the most significant figures in twentieth-century art. Dieter Roth not only poured his entire life into countless pages, but made the book his forma mentis—the creative fulcrum of his work as an artist. He gave life to an untiring, endless production of pages in accordance with the principle of continuous variation. More than twenty years after his death, his works continue to represent an inexhaustible source of inspiration for contemporary artists. Dieter Roth: Pages contains not only the complete catalogue of the artist’s publications and unpublished pages, but also texts by the editor, Elena Volpato, Lawrence Weiner, and Pavel Büchler. Presented by Corraini Edizioni, with the support of the Italian Cultural Institute of New York.
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THE STAGE


The evening will feature special live performances presented by Bunny Jr. Tapes.



4:00 pm

DJ Bunny Jr

5:00 pm

DJ Gene Freak


6:00 pm

La Mano







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.

WRK = Workshops on the Staircase



WRK
11:00 am—1:00 pm

Make-your-own Coming Of Age Zine

              On the occasion of the exhibition Coming Of Age, curated by Virgil Abloh, 300 visitors will have the chance to create their own zine made from photographs by the artists participating in the show.  Presented by Little Big Man.
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WRK
2:00 pm

The Mythical I, poem making session inspired by Audre Lorde

               Workshop presented by The Free Black Women’s Library.  ︎ Add to Calendar



               


             







WRK
4:00 pm

ARTIST WORKSHOP: BOOKMAKING

              Painter, sculptor, musician, and performance artist Rudy Shepherd leads a bookmaking workshop focusing on his belief about books—that the best part of books are their accessibility for larger publics. ︎ Add to Calendar


WRK
3:00 pm

Cybernetic Choreographies

               This workshop is an introduction to feedback loops, language, and movement. Have you ever been caught in a vicious cycle? Have you made things worse because they already were worse, or felt amazing because you already felt amazing? When you sit on the subway, who do you sit next to? How do you take up space? To coexist in shared space, to navigate movement, body language, and communication, and to live in society, is to create and express a politics of cybernetic feedback. Drawing on a curated selection of library texts, this workshop will explore how feedback loops operate and evolve through bodily movements, physical activities, and written poem exercises. Presented by Cybernetics Library. ︎ Add to Calendar


SIGNINGS & LAUNCHES


Each location indicated by table number



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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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1:00 pm
LBBY Signing of Pretend You're Actually Alive, by Alissa Bennett. Presented by Printed Matter.
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2:00 pm
LBBY Signing of Ogunde, by Yusuf Hasan. Presented by Printed Matter, Inc. ︎ Add to Calendar

3:00 pm
W06 Launch and signing of The Moon & Stars Can Be Yours, by Magali Duzant. Presented by Conveyor Editions.
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3:00 pm
R06 Signing of Artist: Builders, Housewives and the Construction of Modern Athens, by Ioanna Theocharopoulou. Presented by Point Line Projects.
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3:00 pm
LBBY Signing of Notes on Fundamental Joy; seeking the elimination of oppression through the social and political transformation of the patriarchy that otherwise threatens to bury us, by Carmen Winant. Presented by Printed Matter, Inc.
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4:00 pm
O04 Signing of Out of Order: Bad Display III, by Penelope Umbrico. Presented by RVB Books.
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4 :00 pm
A13 Launch and signing of MIRADOR: EXTRACTIVISM VIEWS ECUADOR 2007-2017, by Sofía Acosta and Adrián Balseca. Presented by Terminal Ediciones.
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4:00 pm
Q02Signing of The Pillar / Night Procession and earlier titles by Stephen Gill. Presented by Stephen Gill / Nobody.
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5:00 pm
A13 Launch and signing of APOCALIPSIS #1, by Riobamba Dj and Jaime Nuñez del Arco. Presented by Terminal Ediciones.
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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.