The Printed Matter’s NY Art Book Fair (NYABF) is the leading international gathering for the distribution of artists’ books, celebrating the full breadth of the art publishing community. The 2019 edition will host 369 exhibitors from 31 countries, including The Netherlands. Free and open to the public, the event draws more than 40,000 individuals including book lovers, collectors, artists, and art world professionals each year. With a commitment to diversity and representation, the fair will serve as a meeting place for an extended community of publishers and book enthusiasts, as well as a site for dialogue and exchange around all facets of arts publishing.
No book is static. Starting at least from the moment of printing, a book begins its continuous process of change. Few people know this as well as celebrated designer, artist, and educator Karel Martens. The first award-winning edition of his groundbreaking monograph, Printed Matter (1996), was quickly followed by a reprint, then a second edition (2001), a third (2010), and now a fourth (2019). Each version updates, extends, and overwrites its predecessor, while claiming to remain the same. For this conversation launching the book’s newly expanded and re-titled edition, Re-Printed Matter – nearly 10 years in the making – Martens is joined by designer and exhibition-maker Prem Krishnamurthy. Presented by Roma Publications on September 21st, 4.00 – 5.30 PM at MoMA PS1.
Since its foundation in 1990, Witte de With maintains a strong editorial program, including award-winning artist’s books, theory readers, exhibition catalogs and online journals. Witte de With will exhibit 16 publications, from which 3 will focus on Dutch artists namely ‘WERE IT AS IF. Beyond an Institution That Is’, ‘Hans van Dijk: A Life with Art in China’, and ‘Character is fate’. You can find them on the NYABF at U07.
DIABP is a collective of small independent Dutch publishers specialized in art, photography and artist books. We focus on bringing the best of Dutch self-publishing into the international limelight on art book fairs like UNSEEN, Offprint (Paris, London) and the Tokyo, New York, and Los Angeles Art Book Fair. You can find them on the NYABF at C02.
Onomatopee Projects is a curating and editorially led public gallery. Inspired by a DIY-attitude and a hunger for critical elevation, they discuss and mediate a habitual visual sanctuary of pop culture, power, and other environments of visual consciousnesses alike. Furthermore, they host progressive individuals, artist-run and institutional organizations. Besides showing books as ever, they have a special feature of Rotterdam-based artist Amy Suo Wu’s book ‘A Cookbook of Invisible Writing’. You can find them on the NYABF at N24.
Knust, in artist-run organization Extrapool, is specialized in stencil printed matter since 1984, also known as Riso. The workspace is founded by and for artists and has its history in the squat movement. You can find them on the NYABF at N57.
The Eriskay Connection is a Dutch studio for book design and an independent publisher of art books at the intersection of photography, research, social issues, and science. Our authors examine relevant social matters, expose histories, elaborate visual studies, change perspectives, or give directions to our view on the future. They will present the book by Dutch artist Karianne Bueno, ‘Doug’s Cabin’. You can find them on the NYABF at C10.
Founded in 1976, Idea Books is a specialist wholesaler and distributor of books, exhibition catalogs, and DVDs on contemporary architecture, art, photography, design, fashion, and film. You can find them on the NYABF at U05.
Roma Publications is an Amsterdam based art publisher, 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. You can find them on the NYABF at C07.
Valiz is an independent publisher on contemporary art, theory, critique, and design. Our books offer critical reflection, interdisciplinary inspiration, and establish a connection between cultural disciplines and socio-political questions. We publish out of our commitment to content, social issues, artists, designers, and authors. You can find them on the NYABF at N49.
PrintRoom is a project space in Rotterdam dedicated to artist publications, small press, and self-publishing projects by artists and designers. They promote contemporary publishing projects through events, production resources (Riso) and a bookshop, bringing together individual practitioners to create a local publishing community and connect this to a global network. You can find them on the NYABF at N24.
The Werkplaats Typografie is a two-year graduate program in graphic design based in Arnhem, the Netherlands. The program is centered on assignments and self-initiated projects with lectures, seminars, meetings, and readings geared towards self-accountable and independently motivated work and research. You can find them on the NYABF at BOIL.