The NY Art Book Fair 2007

Sep 28, 2007 - Sep 30, 2007

548 W. 22nd St. | New York, NY 10011

The second annual fair of contemporary art books, art catalogues, artists' books, art periodicals, and 'zines offered for sale by over 70 international publishers, booksellers, and antiquarian dealers, was organized by Printed Matter. As part of "Friendly Fire," a curated zone of artists and independent publishers, free103point9 will be selling books, records, and CDs from our Dispatch Series as well as other multiples from free103point9 Transmission Artists and collaborators.

Printed Matter, Inc. presents The NY Art Book Fair, New York City's annual fair devoted to contemporary art books, art catalogues, artists' books, art periodicals, and 'zines. Over 120 international exhibitors, from major distributors and antiquarian dealers to independent publishers and artists, occupy a dual-level 20,000 square foot space. The Fair takes place 28 through 30 September, 2007, in the heart of Chelsea's gallery district at 548 West 22nd Street. A ticketed Benefit Preview on Thursday, 27 September, 6-9 pm, benefits Printed Matter, Inc. Admission to the fair and events is FREE.

Exhibitors and participants from New York City to Oslo and Moscow to Tokyo are convening to share their involvement and activities with contemporary art books. Back by popular demand, Friendly Fire, a curated zone of artists and independent publishers, features artists and art collectives who self-publish in a free-spirited range of forms from books and 'zines to CDs and DVDs.

Events including book launches, signings, screenings, music performances, and bookmaking workshops take place each day of the fair. Artists present for book signings include Marilyn Minter, Tracey Moffat, and Sam Prekop, among others.

PERFORMA, ANP Quarterly, and DADDY THE MAGAZINE present publication launches and performances including a reading by Ian Svenonius and music by Soiled Mattress and the Springs. Pablo Helguera signs the Pablo Helguera Manual of Contemporary Art Style and sings some of his favorite tunes. Deep Dish TV/Paper Tiger Television present three days of video screenings, and Brooklyn artist j. Morrison presents a performative silkscreening station. Lovely Daze (Charwei Tsai) hosts the fair closing party with the launch of a new issue, a performance by Bec Stupak, and music by Crystal Understanding and First Nation. Installations include a Lawrence Weiner bookcase from onestar press, a large-scale photographic installation by Dean Sameshima, and posters from Slavs and Tatars.

Refocus, Re-title, Release: the Books of Martin Kippenberger is this year's feature exhibition. Curated by Philip Aarons and AA Bronson, this comprehensive exhibition presents over 150 publications by Martin Kippenberger.

Artists Ed Ruscha, Josephine Meckseper, and David Shrigley have created new limited editions for the fair's opening night Benefit Preview. Tickets are available at three price tiers and each level of admission is accompanied by a limited edition artwork. Visit for images and details.

Exhibitors: 2nd Cannons Publications; ANARTIST; Andrew Roth; ANP Quarterly; ARTFORUM; Art Metropole; Art Monthly; The Art Newspaper; Art on Paper; A.R.T. Press; ArtReview; Artspeak; Autonomedia; Back East Press (James Prez); Banana Books; Boekie Woekie books by artists; BOOKFORUM; Book Works; Booklyn; Border Crossings; Bread and Puppet Press; Eleanor Brown; BUTT Magazine; Bywater Bros. Editions; Cabinet; Carolina Nitsch Contemporary Art; Centre des livres d'artistes; The Center for Book Arts; Charles H. Scott Gallery; Circuit; Cinders Gallery; Creative Time; DADDY THE MAGAZINE; D.A.P/ Distributed Art Publishers, Inc.; Dale Wittig; Dalhousie Art Gallery; Darin Klein; David Krut Publishing; Deep Dish TV; Denis Ozanne; Dexter Sinister; Dia Art Foundation; Dobbin Books; The Drawing Center; Ecart Publications / Villa Magica; Edie Fake; Emily Carr Institute Press; Evil Twin Publications; Exit Art; Eye Level Gallery; The Fillip Rev iew; Fluens Forlag (Jasper Sebastian Stürup); free103point9; FREIGHT + VOLUME; GAGARIN THE ARTISTS IN THEIR OWN WORDS; Galerie A; Hard Hat; Heavy Tapes; information as material; Islands Fold; J&L Books; j. morrison; Jack Hanley Gallery; John McWhinnie @ Glenn Horowitz Bookseller; the journal; Librairie 213; lightreading, inc.; Lovely Daze (Charwei Tsai); LTTR; Marcus Campbell Art Books; Michael Lowe Gallery; Michalis Pichler; The MIT Press; modlitbooks; Mount Saint Vincent University Art Gallery; Nieves; onestar press; Our Mouth; Paper Tiger Television; Parkett Publishers; Passenger Books; Peres Projects; Perro Verlag; PictureBox, Inc.; Plug In ICA/Plug In Editions; Pork Salad Press; Presentation House Gallery; The Press of the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design (NSCAD University); PRESSPOP, Inc.; primary information; Printed Matter, Inc.; Purgatory Pie Press; r.a.m. publications + distribution, inc.; Red76; Regency Arts Press; Revolver; Retard Riot (Noah Lyon); Saint Mary's University Art Gallery; Sara Ranchouse Publishing; Scott McCarney VisualBooks / Keith Smith Books; Seems; Slavs and Tatars; Soft Targets; Specific Object; spike Art Quarterly; Spoonbill & Sugartown Booksellers; Steven Leiber; stop over press; TASCHEN; TEXTE ZUR KUNST; THEY SHOOT HOMOS, DON'T THEY?; Three Star Books; Torpedo; USELESS; Virginia L. Green Rare Books, Inc.; Visual Studies Workshop Press; White Columns; William Allen; World War 3 Illustrated; Yuri Shibuya; YYZBOOKS; Zucker Art Books.