SEPT 21—23, 2018





SEPT 21—23

Printed Matter presents the thirteenth annual NY Art Book Fair, from September 21 – 23, 2018, at MoMA PS1, Long Island City, Queens. The preview will be held on the evening of Thursday, September 20.

                Printed Matter’s NY Art Book Fair (NYABF) is the leading international gathering for the distribution of artists’ books, celebrating the full breadth of the art publishing community. Free and open to the public, the event draws more than 35,000 individuals including book lovers, collectors, artists, and art world professionals each year. In 2018, the NYABF will host 365 exhibitors from around the world featuring a wide variety of works – from zines and artists’ books to antiquarian books and contemporary art editions. The NYABF offers countless opportunities to attend free programs including artist-led discussions, performances, interactive workshops, and curated exhibitions.

The NY Art Book Fair Preview

                Join us on Thursday, September 20 from 6–9 pm, at MoMA PS1 for the opening night preview. Preview tickets are $20, and include a limited edition work by artist Ryan Gander. The evening will feature special live performances by DJ Monchan, Roe Enney, and Odwalla1221, presented by Blank Forms. Preview ticket sales support Printed Matter’s year-round work of providing resources to artists and championing the artists’ book medium through programs including the NY and LA Art Book Fair.

                The Fair weekend will once again feature a full calendar of free educational programming. The Classroom, an ongoing series of events, serves as an informal space for talks, panel discussions, readings, performances and other programs. The Contemporary Artists’ Book Conference (CABC), organized by a national group of art library professionals, will present two full days of conversation at Book Culture (26-09 Jackson Ave), inviting artists, scholars and leading figures to address a range of issues across publishing and art-book culture.

Special thanks

                Printed Matter would like to extend deep gratitude to Klaus Biesenbach, Michael Henry, Peter Eleey, Jose Ortiz, Richard Wilson of MoMA PS1 and the entire dedicated staff of MoMA PS1. Special thanks to artists Laylah Ali, Ryan Gander and Eileen Quinlan for their generous contributions to Printed Matter’s fundraising edition program. Thank you to 2018 NYABF supporters Levi’s, Cargo, Conveyor, Print All Over Me, David Schulman and Shapco Printing, Inc., Blank Forms, Hyperallergic, the Ace Hotel, Kayrock Screenprinting, M. Wells Dinette, Samuel Merians of Big Prints, and our other partners and in-kind sponsors. A very special thanks to AA Bronson, Philip Aarons and Shelley Fox Aarons, and Printed Matter’s full Board of Directors for their participation and support.
Printed Matter is indebted to Shannon Michael Cane (1974-2017), Curator of Fairs &and Editions, for his significant contributions to the NY and LA Art Book Fairs. His impact on the artists book community was immense, and he will be remembered with admiration and affection.

Printed Matter, Inc. is an independent 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded in 1976 by artists and art workers with the mission to foster the distribution, understanding and appreciation of artists’ books and related artists’ publications.

Support for Printed Matter., Inc.                Printed Matter thanks its current funders: The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Carl Andre and Melissa L. Kretschmer Foundation, Cowles Charitable Trust, Frances and Benjamin Benenson Foundation, Furthermore: a program of the J.M. Kaplan Fund, The Greenwich Collection Ltd., Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation, Hyde and Watson Foundation, Jerome Foundation, Joan Mitchell Foundation, John W. and Clara C. Higgins Foundation, Lily Auchincloss Foundation, May and Samuel Rudin Family Foundation, Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation, The W Trust, National Endowment for the Arts, New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, New York State Council on the Arts, and Shapco. We are also grateful to our Members, our Gallery Circle, and individuals worldwide for their support. For a complete list of our supporters, please visit printedmatter.org.


Sonel Breslav, Director of Fairs & Editions
Emmy Catedral, Fairs & Editions Coordinator
Hannah Myall, Fair Administrator
Kevin Devine, Head of Visitor Services
Lillian Wilkie, Head of Exhibitor Services
Nick Klein, Head of Installation
Garrick Gott, Designer

Printed Matter Board of Directors

               Philip Aarons, Board President; Tauba Auerbach, Co-Vice President; Carolina Nitsch, Secretary; Tim Peterson, Treasurer; Elyse Benenson; AA Bronson; Raymond Cha; Catherine Chermayeff; Brendan Dugan; Casper Grathwohl; Susan Harris; Jon Hendricks; David Kiehl; David Leiber; Gregory R. Miller; Xaviera Simmons.

The LA Art Book Fair is organized by Printed Matter. For exhibitor and media inquiries, write to: nyartbookfair@printedmatter.org

Printed Matter, Inc. is an independent 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded in 1976 by artists and art workers with the mission to foster the distribution, understanding and appreciation of artists’ books and related artists’ publications.

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