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January 31st – February 2nd, Los Angeles: Printed Matter’s LA Art Book Fair

Printed Matter, Inc. 
2nd Annual LA Art Book Fair
January 31 – February 2, 2014
Free and open to the public.

“The 2nd annual LA Art Book Fair will take place January 30 – February 2, 2014, once again at the wonderful Geffen Contemporary Building at MOCA. Last year’s inaugural fair was attended by 15,000 visitors and featured 220 exhibitors presses, independent publishers and antiquarians. Printed Matter is very excited to be returning to LA to showcase some of the dynamic activity taking place in the local artists’ book community and globally. The 2014 LA Art Book Fair will also feature an expanded range of programs and discussions to further dialogue around the field of artists’ publications.

The LA ART BOOK FAIR is the companion fair to the NY ART BOOK FAIR, held every fall in New York. 27,000 artists, book buyers, collectors, dealers, curators, independent publishers, and other enthusiasts attended the NY ART BOOK FAIR in 2013.”

For the list of scheduled events and exhibitors (national and international) visit: laartbookfair.net.

The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA
152 North Central Avenue
Los Angeles, California  [map]

October 17th, Cincinnati: “Earth to Sky” Lecture by Michael ‘Nick’ Nichols

Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden Earth-To-Sky-book-cover-web3-475x475
Lecture by Michael ‘Nick’ Nichols
Thursday, October 17, 2013, 7:00-8:30 pm
Tickets: $10

“Elephants are among the Earth’s most sentient beings. They remember, they experience grief and joy, fear and love. Indeed, as our knowledge of these extraordinary creatures increases, the more they transcend all preconceptions of animal behavior.

Michael “Nick” Nichols, longtime photographer for National Geographic as well as the magazine’s editor-at-large for photography, has been working with African elephants for more than twenty years. In Earth to Sky he tells their story through poignant images that bring us directly into their habitats—lush forests and open savannas, or stark landscapes ravaged by human intervention—to observe the animals’ daily engagements and activities.”

This presentation is part of a tour starting on October 3rd in Charlottesville, VA in support of Nichols’ new book Earth to Sky: Among Africa’s Elephants, A Species in Crisis (Aperture, September, 2013).  To see when and where he will be throughout the month of October visit: www.michaelnicknichols.com/tour-dates-2013.

Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden
3400 Vine Street
Cincinnati, Ohio

Sept 17th – Nov 16th, Flagstaff: “Tangibles: Beauty and Purpose in the Art of the Book”

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© 2013 Susan kae Grant

Northern Arizona University Art Museum
Tangibles: Beauty and Purpose in the Art of the Book
On view September 17 – November 16, 2013

“The Northern Arizona University Art Museum presents “Tangibles: Beauty and Purpose in the Art of the Book.” This exhibition is created in the belief that the physical artifact of a book can offer sensory experiences and imaginative encounters that the realm of digital facsimiles and “virtual” art cannot.

The exhibition includes works that go beyond self-expression to engage with political and cultural issues in the contemporary world. The visual arts remain a compelling arena in which to effect criticism, reflection and change in a time of war, economic inequality and environmental destruction, to name only a few of the themes represented in the show. Pieces chosen for the exhibition will employ traditional media of paint, ink, paper, woodcuts, and engravings, but we are equally interested in works that fall outside expected definitions of what a book might look like or how one might experience a book – creatively defined – as an aesthetic object.”

This exhibition was co-juried by David Williams, Professor of Fine Art in Printmaking, School of Art, Northern Arizona University and Susan kae Grant, Professor of Art, Department of Visual Art, Texas Woman’s University.

NAU Art Museum
321 McMullen Circle
Building #10 Room #M205
Flagstaff, Arizona

September 20-22, NYC: New York Art Book Fair

Printed Matter’s New York Art Book Fair
September 20-22, 2013
Free Opening Preview: Thursday, September 19th, 6:00-9:00 pm

Printed Matter presents the eighth annual NY Art Book Fair, from September 20 to 22, at MoMA PS1, Long Island City, Queens.

Free and open to the public, the NY Art Book Fair is the world’s premier event for artists’ books, catalogs, monographs, periodicals, and zines. Last year, the fair featured 283 booksellers, antiquarians, artists, and independent publishers from twenty-six countries, and was attended by more than 25,000 people.

Join us for our opening night preview featuring a live set from MASKS on the steps of MoMA PS1. Comprised of New York City-based duo Alexis Georgopoulos and Max Ravitz, the group incorporates elements of underground dance music through analog synthesizers and drum machines. Supporting MASKS, one of the most enigmatic artists on the L.I.E.S. roster, Terekke (aka Matt Gardner) makes subliminal, dub–influenced, tape hiss–fueled basement house.”

If you’re in the area, this is a must see event!

Hours and Location
Friday, September 20, 12–7 pm
Saturday, September 21, 11 am–9 pm
Sunday, September 22, 11 am–7 pm

MoMA PS1
22-25 Jackson Avenue at 46th Avenue
Long Island City, NY  [map]

September 11th, Washington, DC: Artist Talk by Donna DeCesare “The Unsettling Impact of War and its Aftermath”

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© 2013 Donna DeCesare

Corcoran Gallery of Art 
Artist Talk by Donna DeCesare
The Unsettling Impact of War and its Aftermath

Wednesday, September 11, 2013 at 7:00 pm
Tickets: $8 for members | $10 for non-members | $5 for students | Free for Corcoran students & staff

“How does the mayhem of war effect children? What turns suffering from cruelty toward resistance or resilience? Photographer/educator Donna DeCesare will explore the ways she has grappled with these questions in her own work. A sale of her new book Unsettled/Desasociego: Children in a World of Gangs follows her talk.”

Corcoran Gallery of Art
500 Seventeenth Street NW
Washington, DC

September 19th-22nd, NYC: NY Art Book Fair

Printed Matter, Inc.
The NY Art Book Fair

September 19-22, 2013

“Free and open to the public, the NY Art Book Fair is the world’s premier event for artists’ books, catalogs, monographs, periodicals, and zines. Last year, the fair featured 283 booksellers, antiquarians, artists, and independent publishers from twenty-six countries, and was attended by more than 25,000 people.”

Hours and Location
Friday, September 20, 12–7 pm
Saturday, September 21, 11 am–9 pm
Sunday, September 22, 11 am–7 pm

MoMA PS1
22-25 Jackson Avenue at 46th Avenue
Long Island City, New York  [map]

August 3rd & 4th, NYC: 4th Annual Zine and Self-Published Photo Book Fair

The Camera Club of New York
Fourth Annual Zine and Self-Published Photo Book Fair: The Americas
Saturday & Sunday, August 3-4, 2013
, 12:00-6:00 pm

“This year’s theme, The Americas, presents photo books and zines from North, South and Central America. The curators – Jade Berreau, Lindsey Castillo, Victoria Gondra and Erik van der Weijde – each have backgrounds in publishing, with close ties to artists from all over the Americas. They have curated a wide range of work that reflects the region’s great diversity in art and culture. As in past years, all proceeds from the sale of zines and photo books will go directly to the artists or small publishers.

On Saturday, August 3 at 3pm in the CCNY Studio, Tony White will discuss the impact of zines and artists’ publishing in the early 21st century in the United States. White will briefly draw attention to the impact by late 20th century democratic multiple-artists’ books in the USA, and to the paradigm shift in production/distribution opportunities created by the internet and print on demand. Connections to similar publishing practices in the Americas will be highlighted as well, drawing on the diversity and interconnectedness the internet has created for artists’ publishing today, whether in North, Central or South America.”

The Camera Club of New York
The Arts Building
336 West 37th Street, Suite 206
New York, New York  [map]

Deadline September 13th: Paris Photo & Aperture Foundation Photobook Awards

Paris Photo & Aperture Foundation
Call for Entries: Photobook Awards 2013
Deadline: Friday, September 13, 2013

“Paris Photo and Aperture Foundation are pleased to announce the call for entries for the 2013 PhotoBook Awards. Entries will be accepted from May 6 through September 13, 2013. Thirty shortlisted entries in total will be exhibited, and the award winners will be announced, at Paris Photo, November 14-17, 2013.

The First PhotoBook Prize of $10,000 will be awarded to the photographer(s)/artist(s) whose first photobook is judged to be best of the year.

The PhotoBook of the Year Prize will be awarded to the photographer(s)/artist(s), and publisher responsible, for the photobook judged to be the best of the year.”

Click here for the submission guidelines.
Visit aperture.awardsengine.com/submitentry to register and enter.

May 18th, Philadelphia: Philadelphia Photo Arts Center 4th Annual Book Fair

Philadelphia Photo Arts Center
4th Annual Book Fair

Saturday, May 18, 2013, 12:00-6:00 pm
Free and open to the public.

“Join the Philadelphia Photo Arts Center for their 4th annual book fair which will feature a number of local and national artists, publishers and publishing projects. This is Philadelphia’s annual opportunity to purchase some of the most innovative image-based publications being created today.

Partial list of participants:

Printed Matter
MACK Books
Conveyor Arts
Sun System Press
ICA Philadelphia
Bodega
Megawords
Light Work
Vox Populi
PhotoBookArts
Houseboat Press
Bryan Graf
Justin Audet
Justin Kimball
Tom Young
Dan Boardman
Lisa Kereszi
Dominic Episcopo
Stephanie Bursese
With titles available from:

Little Brown Mushroom
TBW Books
Spaces Corners/ Ed Panar
Public Fiction
Daniel Shea
Brian Ulrich

*Book signing with Bryan Graf/Conveyor Arts 3PM
* Book signing with Lisa Kereszi 2PM

*indie Photobook Library will have a selection of titles on view.”

Philadelphia Photo Arts Center
1400 N. American Street #103
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania  [map]

May 15th, NYC: Opening Reception for “Life’s a Beach” by Martin Parr

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GB. England. Kent. Margate. 1986. © Martin Parr / Magnum Photos

Aperture
Opening Reception for Life’s a Beach  by Martin Parr
Wednesday, May 15, 2013, 7:00-9:00 pm

“Join Aperture and Martin Parr for the opening reception for Life’s a Beach, featuring the best selections from Parr’s beach photography, presented in conjunction with the May release of the beach-bag-size edition of Life’s a Beach. Parr has been photographing beaches for thirty years, documenting all aspects of them, including close-ups of sunbathers, rambunctious swimmers caught mid-plunge, and the eternal sandy picnic underway. This selection brings to the fore Parr’s engagement with a cherished subject matter—that rare public space in which general absurdities and local quirks seamlessly fuse together.”

Aperture Gallery and Bookstore
547 West 27th Street
New York, New York  [map]

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