Next weekend in New York is one of the great artists book fairs, and it I a m a great admirer of the accompanying CABC conference.
AND IT IS FREE TO ATTEND THE FAIR!!
If in town, you must go:
From the event website:
“Printed Matter, the world’s largest nonprofit organization dedicated to publications made by artists, presents the fourth annual NY Art Book Fair, October 2-4 at P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, Long Island City, Queens. The Fair previews on the evening of Thursday, October 1, followed by a Benefit. Admission to the fair is FREE.
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.
Printed Matter presents a special exhibition of books and posters by Richard Prince, as well as 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.
P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center
22-25 Jackson Ave at the intersection of 46th Ave
Long Island City, NY 11101 (map)
Friday/Saturday, October 2 & 3, 2009, 11am – 7pm
Sunday, October 4, 2009, 11am – 5pm
The NY Art Book Fair is FREE and open to the public.
New York City | October 2-3 2009
ABOUT THE CONFERENCE
In collaboration with Printed Matter’s NY Art Book Fair, the Art Libraries Society of New York (ARLIS/NY) announces a conference on contemporary artists’ books. The program will include speakers, panels, artists’ presentations, and receptions. The conference focuses on recent developments in artists’ books. Sessions this year focus on zines, data-oriented artists’ books, reprints, print on demand, and criticism. These and other themes are intended to encourage dialog amongst scholars, collectors, artists, and librarians.
The Conference will be held on the third floor of P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center.
CONFERENCE SESSIONS (a detailed description of the sessions is here):
1. Empirical Experience: The Artist, Information, and the Book / moderator: Matthew Carson
2. Furthering the Critical Dialogue: / moderator: Tony White
3. Is Print Really Dead? Artists (Still) Making Books / moderator: Carol Rusk
4. Print On Demand First-Hand / moderator: Jennifer Tobias
5. Zines : Institutional Collecting, Zine Makers, and the Fine Line of Art / moderators: Deirdre Lawrence & Ryan Haley
6. KEYNOTE: Maria Eichhorn and Seth Siegelaub in Conversation With Christophe Cherix
For a detailed description of the Conference sessions, see here