For New York-based art dwellers, the annual Printed Matter Art Book Fair at MoMA PS1 is something of a hybrid smÃ¶rgÃ¥sbord: you can shop for new literary stimuli, gossip with friends and merchandise from small publishers hyper specific to cops all at the same time. time. In 2021, obviously, this degree of mass brewing was temporarily banned, but luckily for dedicated fans of the event, the very first Virtual print art book fair starts later Wednesday at 4 p.m.
Throughout the duration of the online show, which runs February 24-28, ‘visitors’ can expect to browse offers from over 400 exhibitors from 43 countries, as well as encounter opportunities to win multiple awards. different. On Wednesday, the opening proceedings of the fair will include appearances by artists such as Deli Girls, Total Freedom, Hatechild. and Mister Vacation, as well as a performance by the singer and producer Macy Rodman. In terms of individual publishers, Pace Publishing highlights three recent titles from Pace Gallery’s contemporary publishing program: Arlene Shechet: Skirts, Sam Gilliam: Existed Existing and Up close in the land of giants.
Meanwhile, Pioneer Press will champion the work of emerging poet Ted Dodson, as well as a book exploring contemporary art in Haiti titled PÃ²toprens: Urban Artists of Port-au-Prince. In addition, the fair welcomes exhibitors for the first time such as the Beirut-based Dongola and Cape Town-based Chimurenga Limited Editions.
In addition to a plethora of amazing books, the fair will also feature a full lineup including the annual Contemporary Artist Books Conference, performances by the Papi Juice collective from New York and a classroom series with talks by Dodie Bellamy, Fia BackstrÃ¶m, and Amy Sillman.
All in all, there is no shortage of fantastic distractions that you can access from the comfort of your own home, although the feeling of making your way through a space crowded with like-minded book enthusiasts is not a sensation that can be easily reproduced digitally.