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Art Book Swap at MoMA on February 6th

Art Book Swap New York

February 6, 2010 from Noon to 5pm

The Museum of Modern Art
Cullman Education and Research Building
4 West 54th Street (between 5th and 6th Avenues)

Free and open to the public/ Bring your art books and swap one-for-one with hundreds of donated art books.

For more information about the Art Book Swap event, please contact abs@newartdealers.org

Organized by Regency Arts Press Ltd. and New Art Dealers Alliance (NADA) in collaboration with The Museum of Modern Art Library.

NY Art Book Fair


New York City | October 2-3 20



In collaboration with Printed Matter’s NY Art Book Fair, the Art Libraries Society of New York (ARLIS/NY) announces a conference on contemporary artists’ books. The program will include speakers, panels, artists’ presentations, and receptions. The conference focuses on recent developments in artists’ books. Sessions this year focus on zines, data-oriented artists’ books, reprints, print on demand, and criticism. These and other themes are intended to encourage dialog amongst scholars, collectors, artists, and librarians.

The conference opens with a free preview of the NY Art Book Fair on Thursday, October 1, from 6-8 pm. Over 150 exhibitors from 20 countries present contemporary art books, art catalogs, artists’ books, art periodicals, and ‘zines. The featured exhibition is a survey of books, posters and ephemera by RICHARD PRINCE. Don’t miss project rooms by the legendary super-school Werkplaats Typographie (Netherlands), and artist/designers Dexter Sinister (New York), together with JAPANESE POP THEN AND NOW, presented by Gallery 360 (Tokyo). And FRIENDLY FIRE is a no-holds-barred curated zone of the young and the restless, independent artist-producers and artist-activists.

The conference continues on Friday and Saturday with a series of eight conference sessions, including:
Print On Demand First-Hand: Artist-professor Andrea Robbins (University of Florida) shows how a student project took advantage of POD’s unique characteristics. Robbins, librarian-historian Jennifer Tobias (MoMA Libraries), and another commentator will then discuss POD in the larger context of artists’ books.

Zines, Institutional Collecting: Zine collections, conferences, & culture are percolating into large institutional collections and onto the radar of institutional curators and administration. Are Zines representative of a broader institutional interest in small-scale craft and artisanal book forms? Are there political ramifications to the authorship and production of Zines that make them anathema to library collections? Ryan Haley of the NYPL speaks with Jenna Freedman (Barnard College Library), Alycia Sellie (Pratt Institute Library), and Susan Thomas (City University of New York).

Redux, Reuse, Recycle: Artists’ Books Reprints and Digitizations: What do File Magazine, Avalanche, Sophie Ristelhueber, Walker Evans, and Interview have in common? They’ve all been reprinted or digitized. In this session, re-publishers will discuss the trend, specifically regarding the market for and reception of these blasts from the past.

…and much, much more.


The NY Art Book Fair will be held at P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, Long island City, Queens, with the Contemporary Artists’ Books Conference situated on the third floor.


The Conference opens with a preview of the NY Art Book Fair on Thursday, October 1, 6 to 8 pm. Registration will take place on the third floor. The Preview is free and open to the general public.

CONFERENCE SESSIONS (speakers to be announced shortly):

1. Keynote (TBA)
2. Criticism Panel / moderator: Tony White
3. Print On Demand First-Hand: / moderator: Jenny Tobias
4. Zines: Institutional Collecting / moderator: Ryan Haley
5. Zines: some artists speak / moderator: Deirdre Lawrence
6. Redux, Reuse, Recycle: Artists’ Books Reprints and Digitizations / moderator: Jenny Tobias
7. The Informational Book / moderator: Deirdre Donohue
8. artist session / moderator: Carol Rusk


You may order conference tickets at http://nyartbookfair.com/conference
The NY Art Book Fair is FREE and open to the public.


Kate Adler, Frick Art Reference Library
AA Bronson, Printed Matter, Inc.
Deirdre Donohue, International Center for Photography
Ryan Haley, New York Public Library
Milan Hughston, Museum of Modern Art Library
Catherine Krudy, Printed Matter, Inc.
Deirdre Lawrence, Brooklyn Museum
James Mitchell
Christina Peter, ARLIS/NY President
Faith Pleasanton
Carol Rusk, Whitney Museum
David Senior, Museum of Modern Art Library
Jennifer Tobias, Museum of Modern Art Library
Tony White, Indiana University

Bookish: An Exhibition of Contemporary Handmade Books

bookish sign

Bookish: Contemporary Handmade Books
Curated by the Illustration Department, Parsons the New School for Design

Adam & Sophie Gimbel Design Library
The New School Libraries
2 West 13th Street 2nd Fl.
New York NY 10011

In these digital days, there remains nothing quite like a handmade
book. Silkscreened covers, staples, construction paper, thread, markers,
and, of course, drawings all add up to a singular object. The handmade
books on display here are steeped in drawing and narrative. The last 10
years have seen a burst in handmade books that evolve out of communities
of illustrators, cartoonists and fine artists. Perhaps seeking a more
personal and intimate way of displaying their work, these creators have
produced a large body of work across addressing multiple visual and
literary themes. They all share a commitment to image-based drawing and
crafting books that don’t just contain art: they are art.

The present exhibition is organized by community. Providence, Rhode
Island has been the home to a variety of zine and poster making activity
for the past decade. Led by artists including Brian Chippendale, Mat
Brinkman, Paper Rad, and Brian Ralph, Providence art tends to emphasize
psychedelic and adventure-based narratives. To the north, the Canadian
cities of Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver have long housed a productive
group of artists who mail their work to one another. Julie Doucet, Marc
Bell, Mark Connery, Peter Thompson and many others specialize in
wordplay, single image narratives, and finely wrought doodles. And in
Marseille, France, Le Dernier Cri, a book arts publishing house, has
been unleashing extreme, often grotesque imagery in silkscreen form for
over a decade by artists such as Blexbolex, Caroline Sury, and Moulinex.
The influence of these three centers of handmade books can be felt
around the globe. The final section of this exhibition presents a
sampling of this influence on a group of disparate and diverse works.

Handmade books satisfy artists and viewers alike with an immediacy like nothing else.

Don’t miss this special exhibition curated by the Illustration Department!