Printed Matter’s Virtual Art Book Fair

February 25 - 28, 2021
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February 25–28, 2021
Opening, Wednesday, February 24

Apply Now!

Applications are now open for Printed Matter’s Virtual Art Book Fair, taking place February 25–28, 2021 (Opening February 24).

Applications will be open until Tuesday, September 1st at midnight Eastern Standard Time.

Since the first NY Art Book Fair in 2005, Printed Matter’s Art Book Fairs have been among the leading international gatherings for fostering the distribution, understanding, and celebration of artists’ books and art related publishing. In 2021, the NY Art Book Fair and LA Art Book Fair will be produced as a combined online event—Printed Matter’s Virtual Art Book Fair—safely bringing the artists’ book community together for a fun and experimental new Fair.

Printed Matter’s Art Book Fairs have hosted exhibitors from around the world featuring a wide variety of works—from zines and artists’ books to rare and out of print publications, and contemporary art editions. In this new iteration, the Fair will be more broadly accessible to visitors and exhibitors than ever before, and we are thrilled to serve and support artists’ book publishing without the challenge of international travel. As we embrace the possibilities of this time of social and political transformation, we feel that an online event of this kind can continue to provide an essential space rooted in connection, expression, and criticality. The Fair will feature a full schedule of the live programs that have made the event special in the past— discussions and workshops, interactive book launches, musical performances, and much more.

As with all of Printed Matter’s Art Book Fairs, this event will be free and open to the public.

We look forward to creating an exciting online space for everyone!

Info Sessions:

In August, we will host 4 info sessions on Zoom in which applicants can share questions with Fair organizers: Sonel Breslav, Emmy Catedral, Sunny Iyer, and Ritu Ghiya. These info sessions will welcome applicants from within and outside of the United States, including one session exclusively for those who identify as Black, Indigenous, or People of Color. Please use this Google Form to view available dates and register. If you have questions related to accessibility, or are unable to attend but have application-related questions, please email fairs@printedmatter.org. Each info session is capped at 100 participants.

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