August 19, 2013


As always, here at Paper Chase, we are excited both to participate in and to visit the Art Book Fair. While our next installment here in Los Angeles doesn’t open until late January, exhibitor applications for LA’s 2014 Fair open next month. And for our east coast friends, the New York Art Book Fair debuts on Thurs., Sept., 19.

Visit the NY Art Book Fair website for the full details or read the partial release from Printed Matter below.


NY Art Book Fair

September 20–-22, 2013

Preview: Thursday, September 19, 6–-9 pm


22-25 Jackson Avenue at 46th Avenue

Long Island City, NY


Printed Matter, Inc. presents the eighth annual NY Art Book Fair, September 20–-22, at MoMA PS1, with a public opening on the evening of Thursday, September 19, from 6 to 9pm.

Free and open to the public, the NY Art Book Fair is the world’s leading event for artists’ books, catalogs, monographs, periodicals, and zines showcased by more than 280 booksellers, antiquarians, artists, and independent publishers from more than twenty countries.

Last year’s NY Art Book Fair saw its largest attendance to date with more than 25,000 artists, book buyers, collectors, dealers, curators, independent publishers, and other enthusiasts attending over the course of the event.

The NY Art Book Fair 2013 is shaping up to be another incredibly exciting installment of the fair, with a dynamic program of special projects, screenings, book signings and performances taking place throughout the weekend. The Classroom—a curated series of artist-led workshops, readings, and discussions—and the annual Contemporary Artists’ Books Conference—a two-day symposium on emerging practices and dialog within art-book culture—run throughout the fair and are free to the public.


Fair Preview

Join us Thursday, September 19, 6 to 9pm, for an opening night preview to get an early look at the 280 exhibitors. The event will feature a live set on the steps of MoMA PS1 by MASKS (New York City-based duo Alexis Georgopoulos and Max Ravitz) incorporating elements of underground dance music through analog synthesizers and drum machines. Terekke (Matt Gardner) will perform an opening set of subliminal, dub–influenced basement house.


New Editions

New artwork editions to benefit the NY Art Book Fair

Printed Matter presents new limited-edition artworks by Karlheinz Weinberger, Sarah Crowner and Mungo Thomson. These editions support the fair, helping to ensure the event remains free. Editions may be purchased at the Printed Matter fair booth or online through the Printed Matter website.

New book to benefit the Contemporary Artists’ Books Conference

This year’s Conference Edition is a new book from LA-based artist Eve Fowler, Anyone Telling Anything is Telling That Thing, documenting Fowler’s public art project that uses posters incorporating the text of Gertrude Stein’s Tender Buttons. The book includes an essay by Litia Perta and Corrine Fitzpatrick and is designed by Lauren Mackler of Public Fiction and produced by Conveyor Arts.


Hours and Location

The NY Art Book Fair is free and open to the public:

Thursday, September 19, 6pm–-9pm

Friday, September 20, 12pm-–7pm

Saturday, September 21, 11am-–9pm

Sunday, September 22, 11am–-7pm


For more information or press inquiries please call (212) 925 0325 or write

NY Art Book Fair sponsor The Ace Hotel is offering a 10% discount to fair attendees who reserve before August 19. To book a room for the fair weekend please see here.

Printed Matter is excited to soon announce the dates for the second annual LA Art Book Fair. Exhibitor applications will open September 2013.

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