Printed Matter presents the ninth annual NY Art Book Fair, from September 26 to 28, 2014, at MoMA PS1, Long Island City, Queens. The Fair includes seventeen Dutch exhibitors: 4478ZINE, Boekie Woekie, CasCo, Cult Club, Elisabeth Tonnard, Foam Magazine, Fw: Books, Girls Like Us, Idea Books, Kunst / Extrapool, Onomatopee, Roma Publications, Sigrid Calon, Valiz, Van Zoetendaal Publishers, Werkplaats Typografie and Witte de With Publishers (see more details below). A preview of the NY Art Book Fair will be held on the evening of Thursday, September 25.
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. This year (the sixth one), the fair features over 350 booksellers, antiquarians, artists, institutions and independent publishers from twenty-eight countries. Last year’s fair was attended by more than 27,000 people. The following Dutch exhibitors are included in the Fair.
4478zine publishes and promotes all printed matter by Erik van der Weijde. Publications range from zines to books and also include collaborations with other artists and publishers.
For nearly thirty years, Boekie Woekie has been Amsterdam’s shop for artists’ books. Run by three artists the shop stocks about 7,000 titles from around the world and is open seven days a week for browsing and buying. We update boekiewoekie.com regularly and publish on a small scale.
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.
The CultClub is a project space for contemporary national and international art. The gallery offers a selection of works by both established and new artists. Gallery owners Jeannette Dekeukeleire and Harry Ruhé published a book on lingerie in the arts, Hidden Delights, and on Food in the Arts:Eat your Art Out. Harry Ruhé is also the author of books on Fluxus, on multiples, and on artists such as Stanley Brouwn, Wim T. Schippers, George Brecht and Lucio Fontana. This Year the Cult Club did a project about Polaroid, in cooperation with several artists like Annie Sprinkle, Daniel Spoerri, Tracy Emin, Ulay, Marina Abramovic, Martijn van de Griendt, Bert Teunissen and many more. On the NYABF we will present this Polaroid project together with unique Polaroids of Jan Henderikse and Paul de Nooijer.
Elisabeth Tonnard publishes artist’s books in which texts and images extracted from the cultural archive are processed and laid out to exhibit their latent messages. The works range in scale and method from a book that is completely invisible, to a book containing a short story that swallowed a novel, to a book that is a portable swimming pool.
Foam Magazine is an international photography magazine published three times a year around a specific theme. Each 288-page issue contains multiple portfolios printed on carefully considered different kinds of paper, high-grade graphic design, interviews and opinions by experts in the field of photography and surprising, idiosyncratic editorial choices.
Fw:Books is an independent organization and fluid, growing network between photographers, writers and curators. Founded in 2008 by Hans Gremmen, Fw: has its focus on photography. Photography in itself has no fixed medium, we see the choice to make a books, as a choice to make a new work.
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.
Established by artists for artists in the 1980s, Knust is Extrapool’s famous, infamous graphic workshop specializing in stencil (“mimeograph”) print. Located in Nijmegen, Netherlands, Knust is an essential part of the multi-omniverse of the Extrapool art space, creating an accessible printing and bookmaking workshop where many niches meet, greet, clash & mix.
Onomatopee is a presentation-space based in Eindhoven, The Netherlands. Their projects, consisting of exhibitions and publications, infect the guts of intellect and the intellect of our guts; Onomatopee mediates between experts in work and devotes to expertise of life. In this, they bring together various backgrounds and disciplines.
Independent art publisher, founded in 1998 by artist Mark Manders and graphic designer Roger Willems used as a platform to produce publications in close collaboration with a growing number of artists, institutions, writers and designers.
The work of Dutch visual artist Sigrid Calon balances between the thin line of applied and fine arts. She is interested in the language and autonomous value of textiles. In the identity of ‘things’. She fell-in-love with RISO while making her first book To the extend of / | & – During the NYABF she will present her new publication; Letters Become Patterns.
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.
Willem van Zoetendaal (born The Hague, 1950) is a graphic designer who has been producing photography books since the early nineties. In 1994 he started publishing his own books, first under the name of Basalt and then under the name of Van Zoetendaal Publishers. Van Zoetendaal considers that photography in print must be optimally lithographed and printed so that it “becomes a new form of vintage.” For him, the photo book is an art form in its own right.
This year the Werkplaats Typografie’s contribution to the New York Art Book Fair begins with the display of an object that is an integral part of the offset printing process. This object is rarely seen by the public (and even the designer) because it doesn’t need to be. It is an in-between object that hosts an uncompleted image – usually a recording from a digital file – towards its final destination as printed matter. This object is a Computer To Plate [CTP] printing plate. Each student of the Werkplaats Typografie will display a CTP plate produced by Drukkerij Raddraaier, a printing shop set up during the Amsterdam squatters movement in the late 70s. During the fair the students will explore and make use of the surroundings and resources of New York City to ‘print’ or ‘realise’ the content of their plate. The idea of working with the CTP plate and the formats that inform its production are inspired by Jonathan Sterne’s idea of ‘Format Theory’. Here, the printing plate becomes an object of many of these considerations. Considerations that, at one time or another, have had bearing on many other objects or publications in this book fair itself. Not to mention the designing process in general. The CTP plate being ‘in-between’ the start and the finish of a standardised production process might also be compared to being in-between study and practice; a situation that is intentionally conflated at the Werkplaats Typografie.
Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art is an international public institution established in 1990. Witte de With explores developments in contemporary art worldwide and has been commenting on the social and political predicament since its inception through the presentation of curated exhibitions, symposia, live events, educational programs, and a bold publishing arm.
Preview Thursday, September 25, 6-9 pm.
Friday, September 26, 12 -7 pm.
Saturday, September 27, 11 am-9 pm.
Sunday, September 28, 11 am – 7 pm.
MoMA PS1 is located at 22 – 25 Jackson Avenue on 46th Avenue, Long Island City, NY.