SEPT 30—OCT 1, 2011







Artists' Photography Books

(Gallery C, 1st Floor)
                Printed Matter presents an historical overview of artists' use of photography in their books, from the 1960s to today. These are not your typical photo books: from Ed Ruscha's deadpan cataloguing of the western urban landscape to Sol LeWitt's use of photography in his investigation of patterns, systems and sequences, these publications employ photography as a strategic component in the aggregate of the book as artwork.


(The Schoolyard)
                ZINE'S MATE (Japan) presents 'Feminine - an exhibition of zines and artists' books published by Japanese women. The practice of self-publishing zines has flourished among women throughout Japan in recent years, not only among artists but also fashion designers, writers, students, and others, creating the rich and diverse collection of publications that form the basis for this exhibition.

Loose Leaf: Publications as Assemblage

(Gallery A, 1st Floor)
                Semina, the art and literary journal published by artist Wallace Berman from 1955 - 1964, will be proudly featured alongside a number of other assembled magazines from the 1960-70s as part of 'Loose Leaf'. This special exhibition will examine an era during which the composition of printed matter was performed, transmitted, and scrambled, generating new possibilities for published artworks. 'Loose Leaf' is organized by David Senior, Museum of Modern Art Library.

We Are The Writing On The Wall

(Gallery M, 3rd Floor)
                A special exhibition of one hundred vintage British Punk fanzines, also compiled and published in one volume by PPP Editions as 100 Fanzines/10 Years of British Punk: 1976-1985, featuring writings by Vic Brand and Toby Mott, and designed by Garrick Gott.


A curated series of informal conversations, workshops, readings and other artist-led programs, with continuous enrollment for all fair-goers throughout the weekend. The Classroom is organized by David Senior, Museum of Modern Art Library.

Gallery U (3rd Floor)


1-4:00 p.m.   

Justin Bland, Old News

                Old newspaper is often used to line the bottom of a birdcage. You are invited to bring any paper materials that you no longer care 'publications, drawings, photographs, documents' to be placed inside an occupied birdcage for this purpose.

4:00 p.m.   

Nick Mauss, Crystal Flowers

                Mauss' audio work is a compilation that transposes American artist Florine Stettheimer's (1871-1944) poems into song or other vocal interpretation by various artists. Selections of the compilation will be played as the Classroom is converted to a listening room.

5:00 p.m.   

Liv Bugge, artist talk and screening

                The artist Liv Bugge will talk about her recent artist's book You Make Me Want to Die in the Countryside: A Meditation on Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad, and screen the video work Hyperborean-room ballads. Presented by Torpedo Press.

6:00 p.m.   

Erica Baum & Kim Rosenfield

                Artist and photographer Erica Baum will be joined by poet Kim Rosenfield for a slideshow-reading of Baum's Dog Ear. Presented by Ugly Duckling Presse.


12:00 p.m.

Nick Atkins

                Nick Atkins will present a screening on the occasion of his new book http://tvtvchannel.com/, a printed guide to Atkins' weekly video journals. Presented by Soner Ön.

1:00 p.m.   

I Have Nothing To Do and I'm Doing It

                Michael Petruzzo reads Downstairs Eddie, by Nicholas Gottlund, a book of photographs dedicated to the world of people, in particular, the slacker. Presented by Gottlund Verlag.

OCTOBER 1st cont’d

2:00 p.m.

100 Fanzines/10 Years of British Punk: 1976-1985

                A discussion the history of British punk fanzines, moderated by Vivien Goldman with Toby Mott, Victor Brand, British fanzine legend Joly, and Michael Gonzales. Presented by Andrew Roth and PPP Editions. (The related exhibition We Are The Writing On The Wall is on view in gallery M.)

3:00 p.m.

The Amnesia Pavilions

                An illustrated reading from Nicholas Muellner's new book of writing and photographs. This autobiographical safari returns to the last days of Soviet Russia in search of a lost version of the author's former self. Presented by A-Jump Books.

4:00 p.m. 

Generous Structures

                On the occasion of the release of Casco Issues XII: Generous Structures, editor Axel Wieder, together with Felicity Scott, will introduce this themed issue, playful enquiry into 'playfulness' as a value in critical cultural practice. Presented by Casco - Office for Art, Design and Theory.

5:00 p.m.   

An Homage to Owen Land (1941-2011)

                On the occasion of the recent publication Dialogues, a book on the film by artist Owen Land, a selection of films will be screened, and the parallels between James Joyce's Ulysses and Dialogues discussed. Presented by Paraguay Press (castillo/corrales)

6:00 p.m.   

Iman Issa & Isla Leaver-Yap

                Artist Iman Issa will discuss the exhibition 'Short Stories' at SculptureCenter and her book Thirty Three Stories about Reasonable Characters in Familiar Places. The program will also include a conversation with Isla Leaver-Yap, curator of the exhibition. Presented by SculptureCenter.


12:00 pm

Typographic Matchmaking in the City, film screening

                This documentary investigates new approaches for bilingual lettering and poetic narrative for public space. The project consisted of five teams of fifteen Dutch and Arab designers (type designers, graphic designers, architects, and industrial designers) who collaborated on designing new bilingual typefaces conceived for three-dimensional and architectural design applications. Huda Smitshuijzen Abifares, founding director of the Khatt Foundation, Center for Arabic Typography, will introduce the film.

OCTOBER 2nd cont’d

1:00 pm

Volume #28 : The Internet of Things

                When things start talking back to you: Literally everything is getting connected these days, your children, dog, car, fridge, even the trees in the park. Data production and data collecting is key here. It has huge potential for creation, and likewise for control. So what is the role of the designer here? And how should we approach the tension between creation and control? The architecture and design magazine Volume hosts a discussion with Mark Shepard, Lilet Breddels and Arjen Oosterman plus our mystery guest. Presented by Archis.

2:00 pm

Intangible Economies: Investing in the Blank

                Monika Szewczyk in conversation with Antonia Hirsch. Presented by the contemporary art magazine Fillip, in conjunction with Intangible Economies --a series of essays and events that broadens the notion of economy beyond its financial dimensions and that focuses on the multifarious forms of exchange fulled by affect and desire.

3:00 pm

Publication Studio : Maker and Destroyer of Books

                David Knowles, Art Director of Publication Studio Portland, discusses three recent collaborations produced by the studio with artists and arts institutions. Publication Studio is a laboratory for publication in its fullest sense, not just the production of books, but the production of a public.

4:00 pm

Christoph Schifferli on 'Books about Books'

                Christoph Schifferli and Alexis Zavialoff will discuss the exhibition 'Books about Books,' now on view at the Swiss Institute. Presented by Motto.

5:00 p.m.   

Angie Keefer & Robert Snowden

                Keefer and Snowden will read a script about viewing art while blindfolded. Courtesy Lars Fischer.

6:00 p.m.   

Confessions of a Book Thief

                David Horvitz will be presenting stories and techniques on that little act of stealing books. Some will be his own, and others collected from friends and submitted online. If you have a story or technique come in and tell it! If you are not in NY, you can submit one here: http://davidhorvitz.com/shoplifting. This is the last Classroom event, BYOB, come and celebrate the closing of the 2011 Book Fair with some memories of mischief.


These sessions will be held throughout the building and off site.


6:00-9:00 p.m.

Fair preview

Please join us for a preview of the Fair, free and open to the public.

September 30th

9:00 p.m.

Printed Matter, Inc. and 'SUP MAGAZINE celebrate The NY Art Book Fair

Details to be announced shortly


12:00 p.m

Liam Gillick and W.A.G.E.

(Staircase)     Join the artists for a special launch of Are You Working Too Much? To mark this occasion, W.A.G.E. (Working Artists and the Greater Economy) will present a live reading followed by a self-reflexive Q&A; and Liam Gillick will read from an unpublished text on the revised working practices deployed by Volvo in the early 1970s entitled a Construction of One: a manuscript (2011). Presented by e-flux.

2:00 p.m

Certain Distinctions

                Certain Distinctions in a multi-sensory piece integrating music, movement, participation, and live publication production. Composed and conducted by Jesse Hlebo, the work is based on the structure of a gradient. Musicians include Daren Ho (driphouse), Hisham Akira Bharoocha (Soft Circle), Jazmin Venus Soto (GHE20 G0TH1K), G. Lucas Crane (NONHORSE, Woods), Sara Magenheimer, and others. Movement instructors include Angela Vitacolonna, Tenaya Kelleher, and Tavish Miller. A publication will be printed with a reproduction of an artwork by Anne Lai. Presented by Swill Children.

OCTOBER 1st cont’d

5:00 pm

Ed Schrader's Music Beat

                Baltimore's Ed Schrader is a man who wears many hats: critic, artist, podcaster, pundit, talk show host, to name just a few. Hailed as the "David Bowie of stand up," Ed Schrader's Music Beat will perform their concise, witty, and formidable minimal punk. Presented by Kingsboro Press.

7:00 pm

SculptureCenter celebrates the NY Art Book Fair

(44-19 Purves Street, Long Island City)
                Please join us for a special reception and viewing of the exhibitions Sanford Biggers: Cosmic Voodoo Circus and Short Stories, guest curated by Isla Leaver-Yap, and featuring work by Alejandro Cesarco, Iman Issa, Ursula Mayer, Ben Schumacher, Danna Vajda and Rona Yefman. SculptureCenter is located just six blocks east on Jackson Avenue from MoMA PS1.


1:00 pm

Martha Wilson

(Conference Room)
                This panel conversation marks the launch of two publications on Martha Wilson by the Dalhousie Art Gallery and Independent Curators International, addressing the significance and complexity of the pioneering feminist artist's work, encompassing performance, video and photo-text composition as well as her position as founder and director of Franklin Furnace. (This session is followed by a signing of Martha Wilson Sourcebook by Wilson at table O32.)
Participants include: Peter Dykhuis, Dalhousie Art Gallery/Halifax INK; Kate Fowle, Independent Curators International, New York; Jayne Wark, Nova Scotia College of Art and Design; and Martha Wilson, artist, New York.

OCTOBER 2nd cont’d

2:00 pm


                Live performances by Nao Bustamante, Dynasty Handbag, Geo Wyeth and Jules Gimbrone with choreographer Jen Rosenbilt & saxophonist Karel Von Beekom celebrate the release of the second issue of RANDY. Presented by Capricious Publishing.

5:00 pm

Round-robin musical performance

(Staircase)                Six artists perform one song each: Bubbly Mommy Gun, Guardian Alien, The Dreebs, Quiet Hooves, Cloud Becomes Your Hand, and Bird Names. Curated by Jordan Michael, presented by Showpaper.



(Basement Vault)
                Celebrating its 40th Anniversary in 2011, Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI), one of the world's leading resources for video by artists, presents a special screening program at the NY Art Book Fair. Forty short videos and films by forty artists—one work for every year between 1971 and 2011—will be screened, all drawn from EAI's extensive archive of media-based art. 40 Artists/40 Works/40 Years begins with iconic early works by artists such as Joan Jonas, John Baldessari, the Vasulkas and Charlotte Moorman and concludes in the 2000s with pieces by artists such as Cory Arcangel, Shana Moulton, Seth Price, and Takeshi Murata: a time-lapse portrait of moving-image art evolving across four decades. 40 Artists/40 Works/40 Years will screen continuously during the fair in MoMA PS1's basement video vault.

Zine Swap


                Artist Ryan Foerster will host a zine-trade meet-up, open to all. Give a zine, take a zine.


All book signings will be held in the lobby of MoMA PS1 unless otherwise noted.


1:00 pmRandi Malkin Steinberger, Boetti by Afghan People: Peshawar, Pakistan 1990
Presented by RAM Publications U.S.A.

2:00 pm
Ed Panar, Animals That Saw Me
Presented by The Ice Plant

12:00 pm
Chrysanne Stathacos, The Wish Machines Travels, second edition. Susan Silas, EYES WIDE SHUT. Presented by MOMMY.

1:00 pm
Daniel Everett, Standard Edition. Presented by Études Books.

2:00 pm
The Grand Domestic Revolution Catalog. Presented by Casco’ Office for Art, Design and Theory.

3:00 pm
New works by Ana Paula Cordeiro & Brigid Ellen Ewald, Nehassaiu deGannes, and Tony White
Presented by Center for Book Arts

4:00 pm
Charlotte Dumas, Retrieved
Presented by The Ice Plant

5:00 pm, Table L02
New works by Sebastian Black, Marc Handelman, Matt Keegan, and Carl Skoggard
Presented by Publication Studio

5:00 pm, Table O04
Tan Lin, BIB. rev.ed.

6:00 pm
New works by Travis Shaffer , Victor Sira, and David Schulz
Presented by ABC Artists’ Books Cooperative

6:00 pm, Table N04
Roe Ethridge, Le Luxe and Joel Sternfeld, First Pictures
Presented by Steidl+Mack

SEPTEMBER 30th cont’d

6:00 pm
J Carrier, Elementary Calculus. Presented by MACK.


11:00 am Anna McCarthy, Revolution and Its Muses Presented by Knust / Extrapool

12:00 pm, Table T05
Type A, Trigger
Presented by Cabinet

12:00 pm, 
Binna Choi and Axel Wieder, Generous Structures
Presented by Casco - Office for Art, Design and Theory

1:00 pm
R. H. Quaytman, Spine
Presented by Sternberg Press and Sequence Press

1:00 pm, Table C02
Mark Hundley, Dictionary
Presented by Printed Matter, Inc.

2:00 pm
Anouk Kruithof, A Head With Wings
Presented by Little Brown Mushroom Books

3:00 pm,
Suzanne Opton, Soldier/Many Wars
Presented by DECODE, Inc.

3:00 pm, Table N06
Nick Waplington, Surf Riot
Presented by Dashwood Books / Little Big Man

4:00 pm
Cay Sophie Rabinowitz, FANTOM Photographic Quarterly

4:00 pm,  S01
Anouk Kruithof, The Daily Exhaustion & Lang Zal Ze Leven
Presented by Kodoji Press

5:00 pm
Michalis Pichler, Twentysix Gasoline Stations
Presented by Printed Matter, Inc.

6:00 pm
David Horvitz, Vancouver Photographs
Presented by Fillip

11:00 am
Izet Sheshivari, Ghosts from California
Presented by Boabooks

12:00 pm
Jason Polan, The LBM Coloring Book
Presented by Little Brown Mushroom

12:00 pm Table D04
Zoe Leonard, You see I am here after all
Presented by Dia Art Foundation

12:00 pm Table P03
Joe Bradley, Fantastic Man
Presented by the journal

1:00 pm
David Robbins, Concrete Comedy: An Alternative History of Twentieth-Century Comedy
Presented by Pork Salad Press

2:00 pm
Zackary Drucker & Amos Mac, Translady Fanzine
Presented by Original Plumbing

2:00 pm, Table O32
Martha Wilson, Martha Wilson Sourcebook
Presented by Independent Curators International (ICI)

2:00 pm, Table S01
Matthieu Lavanchy & Jonas Marguet, Neuf Veltes Remplissent un Quartaut
Presented by Kodoji Press

3:00 pm
Charlie Ahearn, KET1 RIS, Freedom (aka Chris Pape), and Toofly, A History of Art from the Streets of NYC
Presented by Pantheon Projects

4:00 pm
Mary Patten, Revolution As An Eternal Dream: The Exemplary Failure of the Madame Binh Graphics Collective
Presented by Half Letter Press

5:00 pm
Louis M. Schmidt presents Ghosts and What the Seashell Whispers

6:00 pm
Antonia Hirsch, Komma (After Dalton Trumbo's Johnny Got His Gun)