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LA ART BOOK FAIR 2019
APRIL 12–14, 2019


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Opening Night: April 11
The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA
152 North Central Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90012


April 12–14, 2019
Opening Night: April 11
The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA
152 North Central Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90012




April 12 — 14, 2019

THE CLASSROOM



11:00 am—12:00 pm

Sun Seekers: The Cure of California, with Lyra Kilston

                Los Angeles writer Lyra Kilston presents an illustrated talk related to her new book, Sun Seekers: The Cure of California. The book examines three different moments in Southern California history and the many eccentric newcomers, from fervent nature-cure healers to modern architects to barefoot vegetarian hermits, who built up the region’s renown as a center for healthy, natural lifestyles long before the 1960s. Presented by Atelier Éditions. ︎ Add to Calendar


12:00—1:00 pm

Conceptual Art in a Curatorial Perspective: Between Dematerialization and Documentation, with Nathalie Zonnenberg, Glenn Philips, and Maria Nordman. Moderated by David Senior 

                Author Nathalie Zonnenberg hosts a discussion on the occasion of the release of the publication Conceptual Art in a Curatorial Perspective: Between Dematerialization and Documentation, published by Valiz. This discussion focuses on the curatorial practice of exhibiting conceptual art and offers various perspectives on how to handle conceptual art in the context of the museum. The fact that conceptual artworks are not object-based creates challenges in exhibiting or re-exhibiting them. How can we deal with these challenges? What is the influence of curators on the canonization of these works? How can we deal with the paradox of conceptual art? These questions and many more will be addressed during this event. Presented by Valiz.
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1:00—2:00 pm

DuBoisian Double Consciousness Then and Now and the Reader on Reparations, with Kandis Williams

                Kandis Williams of CASSANDRA Press will moderate a discussion on several debates around reparations for the African American descendants of slaves. The discussion will focus on the role of the arts in restorative justice initiatives and key proponents of the movement towards black restitution, looking at global case studies and new voices in the debate emerging on social media platforms, in prisons, and within arts institutions. This discussion is held in conjunction with the release of CASSANDRA’s newest publications, DuBoisian Double Consciousness Then and Now and the Reader on Reparations, a duo of readers on laws and aesthetics during the Reconstruction Era.
                The conversation will highlight how the two readers bring together views around the failure of the American federal government to redress slave conditions post-Emancipation alongside contemporary reparations movements featuring articles from scholars, activists, educators, and artists with the intention of outlining a narrative on the thematics of the new discourse and past movements. 
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2:00—3:00 pm

COLOPHON, with George Herms and Sarah Bancroft

                X Artists’ Books presents COLOPHON, a theater piece by George Herms and Sarah Bancroft celebrating Diane di Prima and the 50th anniversary edition of her “Haiku.” 
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3:00—4:00 pm

Greez: I like, I wish, I wonder: Possibilities and fantasies for poc/qpoc designers, with Ramon Tejada (he/him), Silas Munro (he/him or she/her), Mary Lai (she/her), Gerardo Madera (he/him), Son Kit (they/them), Linda Zeb Hang (she/her), Yuri Ogita (she/her), and Rin Kim (they/them)

                In design: What has been left empty? Who has been filled? Who is bearing? Who is pouring? Who is hurting? Who is healing? Who is healer? Where does design end and self begin? Does it?  Why are we the “other?” An informal discussion on the intersections of race, gender, sexuality, class, gatekeeping, colorism, tokenization, capitalism, and white nonsense. Using the lens of contemporary design discourse, we talk through and around the decolonization of design infrastructures. Presented by Other Publishing. 
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4:00—5:00 pm

Color Theory, with Maya Gomez, Vreni Michelini Castillo, Leila Weefur, Vivian Sming, and Lukaza Branfman-Verissimo

                Maya Gomez and Vreni Michelini Castillo will lead a multigenerational conversation with womyn and gender non-conforming artists of color to explore the intersections of race, gender, class, and labor in and around art institutions. This conversation is in conjunction with the release of Color Theory edited by Gomez and Michelini Castillo from Wolfman Books: a book of reflections, stories, and remedies (through essay, image, and poetry) that engages a multidisciplinary and intergenerational dialogue around ethical aesthetics, systemic oppression, and the ritual landscape. Like the book itself, this conversation will open up dialogue between art praxis and communal solidarity, critical resistance and creative healing. “We are not afraid of color,” the editors declare, “because we are the embodiment of color.” Color Theory includes contributions from Celia Herrera Rodríguez, Nasim Aghili, Onyinye Alheri, Grace Rosario Perkins, Leila Weefur, Melinda Luisa de Jesús, Shylah Pacheco Hamilton, Lukaza Branfman-Verissimo, Jen Everett, Keara Gray, Shah Noor Hussein, Las Nietas de Nonó, Vreni Michelini Castillo, and Maya Gomez. 
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5:00—6:00 pm

Shorts II, with Early Shinada, Emily Stebbins, and Pacoima Techno (Aarum Alatorre & Pedro Alejandro Verdin)

                This program seeks to use language and performance as an exploration of consciousness. Here we continue to ask ourselves, does experience shape language, or does language shape experience?  Organized by Jen Shear. 
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6:00—7:00 pm

CSSC/DADDA Flicker, 2015 - 2017, with Paul and Damon McCarthy

                This screening celebrates the release of Aftermath, a new book from Paul and Damon McCarthy, published by Hesse Press. Aftermath is a collection of photographs from the Saloon, a shooting location for McCarthy's film DADDA Saloon. A collection of reference images from Paul McCarthy's iPhone for CSSC and DADDA, 2015-2017, will be shown. 
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CABC


Art Book LA: Los Angeles as inspiration and generation of artists’ books, editions, and zines


4:00 pm
Tateuchi Lab at the National Center for the Preservation of Democracy
100-198 N Central Ave, Los Angeles

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Join us for a keynote and plenary session that looks into Los Angeles as a muse and site of artists’ books and their dissemination and production.  Keynote by Hamza Walker, followed by a plenary session with Devin Troy Strother and Yuri Ogita of Coloured Publishing, and Wendy Yao of Ooga Booga. Moderated by Farris Wahbeh.


Hamza Walker is the Executive Director of LAXART, where he has organized the current exhibition of artists’ books, The Crisis of Representation as Illustrated with Plants and Flowers (on view until May 11). Walker has also curated Interlude: Sol Lewitt, Page-Works 1967–2007 at LAXART in 2018. He was formerly at the Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago, and served as co-curator of the Hammer Museum’s biennial, Made in L.A. 2016.

Devin Troy Strother and Yuri Ogita co-founded Coloured Publishing in 2015. Publishing outside institutional standards, the press aims to share ideas about an eclectic range of topics with full autonomy – being people of color in the US, celebrating under-appreciated cultural phenomena, and publishing works by their f ellow artists. Their exhibition A Mistake Is A Beautiful Thing at Printed Matter in 2018 explored their practice and artistic influences.
Wendy Yao founded Ooga Booga in 2004, which focuses on artist publications, music, and independent culture. The shop also programs events and exhibitions by local, national, and international artists. Yao has also organized projects at the Swiss Institute, New York, the Kadist Foundation, San Francisco, and the ICA Philadelphia. She is the 2017 recipient of the White Columns/Shoot the Lobster Award, which recognizes individuals who work to create opportunities for artists and audiences.

Farris Wahbeh is the Benjamain and Irma Weiss Director of Research Resources at the Whitney Museum of American Art, where he oversees the Frances Mulhall Achilles Library and Archives, the Special Collections, Visual Resources, and the Permanent Collection Documentation Office.

PLAZA STAGE


Special live performances presented by KCHUNG Radio 


11:00 am
Sangwoo (DJ)

11:30 am 
Spazio Libero (DJ)

12:00 pm 
Wave (DJ)

12:30 pm 
Spaceship Earth (DJ)

1:00 pm
Nicholas Phillips

1:30 pm
And Soul (DJ)

2:00 pm  
JDende

2:30 pm
Kern & Chloe (DJ)

3:00 pm 
dimber 
3:30 pm
Ghostlyfox (DJ)

4:00 pm 
Gun Outfit

4:30 pm
Artzenkraft (DJ)

4:45 pm
Air Traffic Control Quartet

5:15 pm  
Artzenkraft (DJ)

5:30 pm 
alphabets

6:00 pm
Artzenkraft (DJ)

6:10 pm 
Sobbing Honey

6:30 pm
Jerome (DJ) 



UNDER THE SUN


Presented by Printed Matter and Wide Rainbow



11:00 am—12:00 pm

Drawing Hilma af Klint

                Miniature Garden & SITUATIONS present Drawing Hilma af Klint. Newsprints featuring a set of collaborative line drawings by artists Ariel Dill, Amanda Friedman and Denise Schatz will be available to color. The drawings are inspired by the collective automatic drawing process of Hilma af Klint (1862-1944) and her friends, who called themselves The Five. Coloring supplies will be available!︎ Add to Calendar
1:00—3:00 pm

Downtown Women’s Center, with Melissa Cody 

            Artist Melissa Cody will be hosting a weaving workshop with the Downtown Women’s Center.
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4:00—6:00 pm

Open workshop, with Alake Shilling

            Artist Alake Shilling will introduce new exciting textures of paint to work with, using regular ingredients from our every day lives. 
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SIGNINGS & LAUNCHES


Each location indicated by booth number


11:00 am
G08    Meet and Greet with Catherine Opie. Presented by MOCA. 
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12:00 pm
A05    Signing of Kalifornia Kool: Photographs 1976-1982 with Ruby Ray. Presented by Artbook Bookstore. 
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12:00 pm
H14    Signing of Reclamation Island by Amy Bessone. Presented by The Pit.  ︎ Add to Calendar

12:30 pm
P59    Signing of Watercolors by Ariel Dill. Presented by Miniature Garden.
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1:00 pm
P28    Signing of Between Beauty & Horror by Leila Weefur. Presented by Sming Sming Books.
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1:00 pm
A05    Signing of Czech and Slovak Photo Publications 1918-1989 with Manfred Heiting and signing of The Unreal Real with Liza Ryan. Presented by Artbook Bookstore.
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1:00 pm
H14    Signing of Destroy Bad Thoughts Not People by Trinie Dalton. Presented by The Pit.
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1:00 pm 
L37 Launch and signing of Blank Sign Book by Anne Lesley Selcer. Presented by Wolfman Books.
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1:00 pm 
R45    Launch of Whiz World, Issue 4: HELLMOUTH. Presented by A Magic Mountain.
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1:00 pm
A04    Signing of Devendra Banhart: I Left My Noodle on Ramen Street by Devendra Banhart. Presented by DelMonico Books.
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1:00 pm
R62    Signing of Yolked by Jacques Beas. Presented by Soft City. 
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2:00 pm
A01    Signing of How to Shoplift Books by David Horvitz. Presented by Printed Matter and Edition Taube.
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2:00 pm
O01    Launch and signing of Your Town Tomorrow by Corine Vermeulen. Presented by Spaces Corners.
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2:00 pm
O08    Signing of Dandaka by Vasantha Yogananthan. Presented by Chose Commune.
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2:00 pm
O25    Signing of Stiya by Cole Barash. Presented by Deadbeat Club.
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2:00 pm
O12    Signing of Ha Ha Happiness by Ryan Lowry. Presented by VUU Studio.
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2:00 pm
H08    Signing of Zach Harris. Presented by David Kordansky Gallery.
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2:00 pm
A04    Signing of It Speaks to Me: Art that Inspires Artists by Jori Finkel and Suzanne Lacy: We Are Here,  Suzanne Lacy’s SFMoMA catalog. Presented by DelMonico Books.
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2:00 pm
L01    Signing of Anthony Pearson. Presented by Inventory Press.
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2:00 pm
O09    Launch of The Reflection in the Pool by Shane Rocheleau. Presented by Gnomic Book.
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2:00 pm
G02    Signing of Teenage Riot by Fumi Nagasaka. Presented by Bywater Bros. Editions. 
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2:00 pm 
A05    Signing of Oh Man with Lise Sarfati. Presented by Artbook Bookstore.
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2:00 pm
M02    Launch and signing of Equilibrio: Linda Karshan – Art, Architecture and Sacred Geometry in conversation by Richard Davey. Presented by Beam Editions. 
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2:00 pm
P59    Launch of Miniature Garden / Situations Drawing Hilma af Klint Coloring T-Shirt with Jackie Klempay. Presented by Miniature Garden.
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2:00 pm
P45   Launch of NAT vs. CIV by Veronica Graham. Presented by Most Ancient. ︎ Add to Calendar

2:30 pm
L13     Signing of Golden Ghosts by Jim Mangan. Presented by Silent Sound.  ︎ Add to Calendar

3:00 pm
L30    Signing of The Wandering Lake by Patty Chang. Presented by Dancing Foxes Press. 
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3:00 pm
A05    Signing of Tangentially Parenthetical with Ed Templeton and signing of The Swimming Pool with Deanna Templeton. Presented by Artbook Bookstore.
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3:00 pm
H08    Signing of Slaves and Humans by Ruby Neri, exhibition catalogue. Presented by David Kordansky Gallery.
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3:00 pm
M08    Launch of Aporia by Andrew Waits. Presented by Dalpine.
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3:00 pm
M11    Signing of 5 Posters by Jenny Monick. Presented by Space Sisters Press.
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3:00 pm
L34    Signing of Hello Leonora, Soy Anne Walsh by Anne Walsh. Presented by no place press.
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3:00 pm
P27    Signing of Laying In the Long Grass by Jack Taylor. Presented by Colorama and Jack Taylor.
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3:00 pm
O15    Signing of The Pillar and other titles by Stephen Gill.
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3:00 pm
P12    Launch and signing of Thee Almighty & Insane Volume II: Chicago Gang Business Cards from the 1960s & 1970s by Brandon Johnson. Presented by Almighty & Insane Books.
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3:00 pm 
O09    Signing of Abendlied by Birthe Piontek. Presented by Gnomic Book.
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3:00 pm
R54    Signing of Unfortunate Male by John Hanning. Presented by Raw Meat Collective.
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3:00 pm
G09    Launch of Any empty liquor bottles for sale? by Huamin Wen. Presented by UCLA Collective: D|MA & IS.
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3:00 pm
N05    Signing and Launch of Morph by Polly Borland. Presented by Perimeter Editions. 
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3:00 pm
E    Signing of Making Pictures with Generative Adversarial Networks by Casey Reas. Presented by Anteism / Artists + Machine Intelligence (A+MI). ︎ Add to Calendar
  
4:00 pm
P66     Signing and trading of zines and books by Ricardo Lozano. Presented by A Love Token. 
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4:00 pm
H01    Signing of Touch the Sky with your Eye by David Horowitz. Presented by Jean Boîte Éditions. 
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4:00 pm 
O09    Launch of Calle Tredici Martiri by Jason Koxvold. Presented by Gnomic Book.
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4:00 pm
O09    Limited edition poster signing with Molly Matalon. Presented by Palm* Studios.
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4:00 pm
P66    Signing and zine/book trade with Ricardo Lozano. Presented by A Love Token. 
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4:00 pm
M02    Launch of Dear Nature by John Newling. 
Presented by Beam Editions.
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5:00 pm
A05    Signing of Poolscapes with Karine Laval. Presented by Artbook Bookstore.
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5:00 pm
P66     Signing of zines by Chris Velez. Presented by A Love Token. 
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5:00 pm
G04     Launch of Collected Good and Bad Ideas by Sveinn Fannar Jóhannsson. Presented by Multinational Enterprises. 
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5:00 pm
G06    Signing of Vida de Plutón by Luz A. Santana. Presented by Pequeño Pato Salvaje. 
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5:00 pm
P66    Signing by Chris Velez. Presented by A Love Token. 
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