Printed Matter’s 2009 NY Art Book Fair

October 2 - 4, 2009

Printed Matter presents the fourth annual NY Art Book Fair, October 2-4 at P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, Long Island City, Queens.

The Fair hosts over 200 international presses, booksellers, rare book dealers, and independent artist/publishers presenting a diverse range of the best in contemporary art publications. Philip Aarons, Chairman of the Board at Printed Matter, said:

“Printed Matter’s NY Art Book Fair reestablishes New York City as the heart of art publishing. This extraordinarily democratic and far-reaching project brings together ground-breaking and unique exhibitors, speakers, and events from twenty-two countries.”

Printed Matter presents a special exhibition of books and posters by Richard Prince, as well as screenings, book signings, and performances. The Fair coincides with the Contemporary Artists’ Books Conference, cosponsored with the Art Libraries Society of New York (ARLIS/NY). The Conference hosts a series of panels and events culminating in a keynote discussion including artist Hans Haacke and former curator Seth Siegelaub.

The Fair also features The Classroom, a full-schedule of informal artist talks, performances, and screenings by artists Dexter Sinister, Jason Fulford, Rick Myers, Red 76, Three Star Books, Triple Canopy, and Haim Steinbach, among many others. The Classroom is curated by the Museum of Modern Art’s David Senior and will be free with open enrollment for all fair-goers.

The Fair opens for preview October 1, 6-8 PM at P.S.1. Following the preview, Deitch Studios, Long Island City generously hosts an evening of special guests to benefit Printed Matter. Tickets begin at $20 and include limited artist editions by Elmgreen & Dragset, Jutta Koether, Tom Sachs, and Mungo Thomson.

Select exhibitors take over entire galleries: Dexter Sinister, EAI, and Peres Projects/Daddy the Magazine. Werkplaats Typografie, the Dutch super-school, brings its entire student body to set up shop in their own dedicated classroom. Tokyo’s Gallery 360º presents JAPANESE POP THEN AND NOW.

Poster design by “Garrick Gott”: