Opening Ceremony debuted with a booth selling OC X NYABF collaborations and related books.
Adjacent to us was Tauba Aurebach’s highly-anticipated pop-up book where she turns op-art into paper sculptures. Check in with Printed Matter for the book’s much anticipated release.
Spencer Sweeney crafting a personal book to Humberto at Gavin Brown’s booth.
We shared a room with our friends at Printed Matter, the wonderful organization behind it all!
Berlin-based Archive Press journeyed over showing off their beautiful publications and recent Exhibitionist journal, soon to be available at Opening Ceremony.
Bidoun magazine presented an array of past and current issues along with an extension of its library at New Museum.
The Journal of Artists' Books booth
Eastside Projects booth came out from across the pond.
RxArt brought the artist love and charity, as the fantastic non-profit promotes healing through exposure of original fine art.
The seven deadly sins captured in the form of snow globes.
Casco Projects, was one of the many exemplary presses from the Netherlands.
Our local New York artist book press, Seems showed off their charming goods.
Creative Time showcased publications associated with their public arts projects featuring Paul Chan’s “Waiting for Godot.”
An insert poster, part of the current issue of BadDay magazine, hung on the 3rd floor. The current issue featuring Glenn O’Brien is now available at Opening Ceremony.
BOMB magazine was selling vintage back issues dating back to its start in 1981.
Girls Like Us booth featuring Volume 2 Issue 1, another fantastic magazine now available at Opening Ceremony.
The NY-based Pin Ups booth, like usual, flashed us some not-to-be-turned-down nudity.
The infamous Straight to Hell chapbook and assortment of beautiful queer publications were present courtesy of STH’s editor Billy Miller.
A room full of riot grrl zines courtesy of San Fransico-based store Gotebuld, as featured earlier here on the blog!
Zine’s Mate traveled all the way from Tokyo to show off their bountiful (and beautiful) handmade artist zines!
The Showpaper booth, showed off the original art work associated with the free weekly listing of all ages shows in New York City.
Our friends at 'Sup Magazine put out a special tote for the book fair.
Our Los Angeles pals Ooga Booga had a whimsical array of printed matter and artist objects.
The Guerilla Girls BroadBand grabbed all attention in the Artists and Activists room.
e-flux journal had their own room, complete with a four-sided chalkboard where they mapped out a diagram of contemporary art theory and movements.
Werkplaats opted out of the typical economics of buying books and instead persisted people to go on a trade-basis with the school’s “feed the library” initiative, where people traded their own books for one of the student project’s scattered on a ping pong table.
The gained books thus far.
Our favorite art book distributors at D.A.P. had a sculpture display replicating their website.
Following our month-long blog series, the three days and four nights of the fifth annual NY Art Book Fair were an action-packed rendezvous not to be missed. Over 280 exhibitors spanned all three floors of P.S.1 in Queens, where art fans were treated to a smorgasbord of DIY publishing delights.
Highlights included the full room (equipped with a Xerox machine) dedicated to Riot Grrrl zines, a PPP Editions retrospective, magician David Blaine signing copies at the journal's booth, and, of course, Opening Ceremony's booth, which offered Act Up tees, book covers, and Marc Hundley totes from the Opening Ceremony x NYABF collaboration.
With so many great lectures, readings, book signings, and performances squeezed into one weekend, there was definitely something for everyone. The event may have come and gone, but we can still enjoy all the photographic memories!