Printed Matter presents the twelfth annual NY Art Book Fair, from September 22 to 24 2017, at MoMA PS1, Long Island City, Queens. The Fair includes fourteen Dutch exhibitors: Boekie Woekie, CaSco, Dutch Independent Art Book Publishers, Elisabeth Tonnard, Fw:Books, Girls Like Us, Idea Books, Knust / Extrapool, Onomatopee, Roma Publications, supersupersupersuper, Valiz, Werkplaats Typografie and Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art.
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. The 2017 NY Art Book Fair will feature over 370 booksellers, antiquarians, artists, institutions and independent publishers from twenty-eight countries.
For 30 plus years Boekie Woekie has been a bookshop for publications by artists in the city centre of Amsterdam and a very small scale-publisher. Run by 3 artists, about 7000 books as well as audio and video works are offered. Most of them are self-published or small press products. The authors are not selected by their degree of fame. Boekie Woekie is open 7 days a week from 12 to 6 (and often longer). The frequently updated website boekiewoekie.com lists the items for sale. At fairs, we show our own publications but usually take along also some (antiquarian) tidbits.
CasCo was founded in 1990 in Utrecht as a platform for experimental art. Since 1996, CasCo has developed a critical programme that explores art in its physical, social, and political environment. CasCo’s projects take the form of publications, discussions, workshops, or exhibitions. CasCo has also sporadically published its own magazine, CasCo Issues.
Dutch Independent Art Publisersers
Dutch Independent Art Book Publishers (DIABP) is a collective of small independent Dutch publishers specialized in art, photography and artist books. Members are: Bas Fontein (BASBOEK), Esther Krop (Alauda Publications), Jan Dirk van der Burg, Mémé Bartels (Sequence Publishers) and Louis Reith (Jordskred).
Elisabeth Tonnard is a Dutch artist and poet. She has published over forty books which often mash up found photography and literature. The works range in scale and method from a book that is completely invisible to a book that is a swimming pool. New books include ‘The Death of the Poet’, an impossible tale sampled from a range of literary biographies, ‘The Plan’, based on East German propaganda books from the 1980s, and ‘An Empty Field’, a transcript of President Trump’s address to employees of the CIA the day after his inauguration, served in twitterable bits.
Fw:Books is an independent publisher with a focus on photography and related topics. Photography is a unique medium; it doesn’t have a fixed way of revealing itself. It can be a screen, a c-print, a slide projection, or a book. We see the choice to make a book as a choice to make a new work. Fw:Books is based in Amsterdam (NL) and was founded in 2008 by Hans Gremmen.
Girls Like Us
GIRLS LIKE US is a bi-annual independent journal turning the spotlight on international expanding community of women from all breeds and gender within arts, culture and activism. Through personal stories, essays and vanguard visuals GIRLS LIKE US unfolds feminist legacies in a playful radical way. Mixing politics with pleasure, the magazine is mapping new routes towards a post-gender future.
Founded in 1976, Idea Books is a specialist wholesaler and distributor of books, exhibition catalogues, and DVDs on contemporary architecture, art, photography, design, fashion, and film. Our scope is international. We act as agents for publishers and institutions from many countries, and offer their books throughout the world.
Knust / Extrapool
Knust in artist run organisation Extrapool is specialized in stencil printed matter since 1984, also known as Riso. The workspace is founded by and for artists and has it’s history in the squat movement. We make posters, (maga)zines: A3 ( 50 colors) or A2. In commission, DIY (AGALAB) or within residencies.
Producing discourse inspired experiential dialogue, Onomatopee is a DIY-attitude public gallery and publisher that, at its core, initiates transdisciplinary projects, while simultaneously contributing to coproductions and accepting commissions that stimulate visual forming in the experience economy. Onomatopee collaborates with progressive individuals and artist-run and institutional organisations. #criticaldesign #visualliteracy #culturalpolitics
Amsterdam based art publisher Roma Publications, founded in 1998 by graphic designer Roger Willems and artists Mark Manders and Marc Nagtzaam. It is used as a platform to produce and distribute autonomous publications made in close collaboration with a growing number of artists, institutions, writers and designers. Related to the content, every issue has its own rule of appearance and distribution, varying from house to house papers to exclusive books.
supersupersupersuper is a label, a distributor, a showcaser, a selector, an enabler (…) based in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
Valiz is an independent international publisher on contemporary art, theory, critique, design, typography and urban affairs. Our books offer critical reflection, interdisciplinary inspiration, and establish a connection between cultural disciplines and socio-economic questions. We publish these books out of our commitment to their content, to social issues and to the artists, designers and authors. Our programme consists of two components: – Theory and texts on art and culture – Books that are conceived and elaborated in close collaboration with artists, designers and art institutes Apart from publishing Valiz organizes cultural projects in which certain topics in contemporary art are investigated.
EXTRA! EXTRA! Werkplaats Typografie is in the basement launching a new paper company that produces and distributes a personified and self-described coated(er) paper that reveals different degrees of its previous life. WT Pap(i)er is now available for reading, feeling, turning, discussing, and (over)printing. The Werkplaats Typografie (WT), a part of the ArtEZ University of the Arts, is a paper company and multifaceted anomaly (previously known and occasionally operating as a two-year graduate program in graphic design, as well as a (summer) school, studio, meeting place, (facsimile) library, bar, living room, cinema, publisher, distributor, buchmesse, perambulating bookshop, art institution, printer/copy-shop/bindery, nightclub, workshop, archive, office, garden, brewery, restaurant, gift shop, (phantom) radio station, secret society, band, qigong club, basketball team, and website) based in Arnhem, The Netherlands. The program is centered on practical assignments and self-initiated projects with lectures, workshops, seminars, meetings and readings geared towards self-accountable and independently motivated work and research.
Witte de With Center of Contemporary Art
As with our approach to exhibition making, Witte de With sustains a curatorial position devoted to the production of publications. These become archives of the activity of writers, artists, curators, and designers alike. Witte de With’s publications range from catalogues to artists’ books, editions, readers, and the online platform WdW Revie.