Keynote: Visibility

Event Info

The 2022 Contemporary Artists’ Books Conference (CABC) is focused on “Re-Envisioning Artists’ Book Visibility.” The CABC planning committee asks: how do people find and experience artists’ books? We’ve invited the artist and publisher Kameelah Janan Rasheed to prepare a keynote for us on this topic.

Kameelah Janan Rasheed (she/they) is a learner, artist, and publisher working in Brooklyn, NY.

Rasheed is the author of three artist’s books: An Alphabetical Accumulation of Approximate Observations (Endless Editions, 2019), No New Theories (Printed Matter, 2019), and the digital publication Scoring the Stacks (Brooklyn Public Library, 2021). Her writing, including longform essays and interviews, has appeared in Triple Canopy, The New Inquiry, Shift Space, Active Cultures, and The Believer.

Rasheed’s work has been exhibited nationally and internationally. She is a 2021 Guggenheim Fellow in Fine Arts and a 2022 Creative Capital Awardee.

A Gathering

Join the CABC committee and NY based speakers at Center for Book Arts after Kameelah Janan Rasheed’s keynote talk to celebrate the international artists’ book community. All NYABF vendors, artists’ book collectors, artists, and publishers are invited to join us for this free event to relax and connect with each other. Beverages and snacks will be served.

Please RSVP to let us know you will be coming so that we can properly plan for refreshments.


About CABC

Initiated in 2008 by a group of independent volunteers, the Contemporary Artists’ Book Conference presents in depth talks, panels, and conversations to further the critical dialog surrounding artists’ books. CABC Now administered by Center for Book Arts, the CABC committee is made up of a group of independent historians, art librarians, artists, and professionals in the field, sessions cover a range of lively topics from artists, scholars, and other leading figures.

The Contemporary Artists’ Book Conference is a long time programing partner of Printed Matter’s Art Book Fairs. The 2022 conference is scheduled to take place virtually in October 14 & 15, 2022 in conjunction with Printed Matter’s New York Art Book Fair.

See the full conference schedule and visit the archive here.

About Printed Matter’s Art Book Fairs

Printed Matter’s Art Book Fairs are among the leading international gatherings for the distribution of artists’ books, celebrating the full breadth of the art publishing community.

Printed Matter presents the 2022 NY Art Book Fair taking place October 13–16, 2022 at 548 W. 22nd Street. NYABF returns to the historic location of Printed Matter’s first Art Book Fair, right around the corner from our Chelsea bookstore! After three years apart, we are grateful to have this opportunity to reunite in person and celebrate the history and future of artists’ book publishing together.

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