Printed Matter’s 2019 LA Art Book Fair (LAABF) takes place on April 12–April 14, 2019 at The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA. Opening Night will be held on Thursday, April 11 from 6–9 pm.
Opening Night tickets are $20 and include a limited edition work by artist Jeffrey Cheung of Unity Press. The evening will feature live performances by Eartheater, Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe, and a DJ set by Asmara, presented by Mount Analog.
Ticket sales support Printed Matter’s year-round work of providing resources to artists and championing artists' books and publications through public programs and services including the NY and LA Art Book Fair.
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Initiated in 2013, Printed Matter’s LA Art Book Fair (LAABF) is the companion fair to the NY Art Book Fair. Free and open to the public, the two fairs are among the leading international gatherings for the distribution of artists’ books, celebrating the full breadth of the art publishing community.
Held at The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA in downtown Los Angeles over three days, the 2019 LA Art Book Fair will host 390 exhibitors from 31 countries, including a broad range of artists and collectives, small presses, institutions, galleries, antiquarian booksellers, and distributors. The event draws more than 35,000 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.
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Thursday, April 11, 6–9pm
Friday, April 12, 1 pm–7 pm
Saturday, April 13, 11 am–7 pm
Sunday, April 14, 11 am–6 pm
New Fundraising Editions
Printed Matter presents new limited-edition artworks by Jeffrey Cheung of Unity Press, Jibade-Khalil Huffman, and Ella Kruglyanskaya. Fundraising editions support Printed Matter’s year-round work of providing resources to artists and championing the artists' books and publications through programs and services including the NY and LA Art Book Fairs.
ProgrammingOver the course of four days, Printed Matter’s LA Art Book Fair provides more than 100 free conversations, workshops, performances, and other artist-led programs. Fair programs also include curated exhibitor sections, publication-focused exhibitions, and signings and launches of new books.
Special ThanksPrinted Matter would like to extend deep gratitude to the entire dedicated staff of MOCA, including Klaus Biesenbach, Kate Motonaga, Patrick Weber, Jill Davis, Sarah Lloyd Stifler, Amanda Hunt, Andy Kolar, Michelle Cho, Eva Seta, Woody Schofield, Sergio Ramirez, Jodi Shapiro, and Grace Kao. Special thanks to artists Jeffrey Cheung of Unity Press, Jibade-Khalil Huffman, and Ella Kruglyanskaya, for their generous contributions to Printed Matter's fundraising edition program. Thank you to LAABF 2019 supporters Cargo, David Schulman and Shapco Printing, Inc., Montez Radio, Mount Analog, Hyperallergic, Print All Over Me, the Ace Hotel, Bedrock.LA, Epidemic, Caveman Coffee, Food Truck Connection, Eder Cetina and Olson Visual, and our other partners and in-kind sponsors. A very special thanks to AA Bronson, Philip Aarons and Shelley Fox Aarons, and Printed Matter's full Board of Directors for their participation and support.
Printed Matter is indebted to Shannon Michael Cane (1974-2017), Curator of Fairs and Editions, for his significant contributions to the NY and LA Art Book Fairs. His impact on the artists’ book community was immense. He is remembered with admiration and affection.
LAABF 2019 Team
Sonel Breslav — Director of Fairs & Editions
Emmy Catedral — Fairs & Editions Coordinator
Sanjana Iyer — Fairs Assistant
Joshua Simon — Head of Installation
Lillian Wilkie — Head of Exhibitor Services
Simon Kilner — Head of Visitor Services
Noah Klein — Programs Production Coordinator
Garrick Gott — Head of Design & Print Production
John Tuite — Assistant Designer
Printed Matter’s LA Art Book Fair
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Support for Printed Matter, Inc.Printed Matter thanks its current funders: The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Carl Andre and Melissa L. Kretschmer Foundation, Cowles Charitable Trust, Frances and Benjamin Benenson Foundation, Furthermore: a program of the J.M. Kaplan Fund, The Greenwich Collection Ltd., Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation, Jerome Foundation, John W. and Clara C. Higgins Foundation, May and Samuel Rudin Family Foundation, Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation, The W Trust, National Endowment for the Arts, New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, New York State Council on the Arts, and Shapco. We are also grateful to our Members, our Gallery Circle, and individuals worldwide for their support. For a complete list of our supporters, please visit printedmatter.org.
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