The Center for Book Arts is fleeing the polar vortex and going to California! Come say hello to us at our table at Printed Matter’s LA Art Book Fair from January 31 to Feb 2 at The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA. An opening will be held on the evening of Thursday, January 30, and the official Opening Night After Party will feature music and drinks at 356 Mission/Ooga Booga space!
Free and open to the public, the LA Art Book Fair is a unique event for artists’ books, art catalogs, monographs, periodicals, and zines presented by over 250 international presses, booksellers, antiquarians, artists, and independent publishers. A complete schedule of speakers, conversation series, workshops and more can be found on the event’s website.
Featured projects include a Queer Zines Exhibition curated by Philip Aarons and AA Bronson, The Classroom series of talks and lectures curated by David Senior, KCHUNG Radiowith live coverage of – and broadcast from – the fair, and a number of special project rooms. In addition, MOCAtv and the LA Art Book Fair team up to bring you a series of curated screenings, panels, and performances by some of our favorite artists and performers, and the CABC comes, for the first time, to the west coast for a one-day conference.
(XE)ROX & PAPER + SCISSORS is a super-sized subsection of the LA Art Book Fair, featuring zinesters from home and abroad, together with the popular Friendly Fire section curated by Printed Matter’s Max Schumann, and Fabulousity, an exhibition of ephemera and photographs by Alexis Dibiasio surrounding 80s and 90s New York Club Kid Culture, on the occasion of the recent Fabulousity: A Night You’ll Never Forget… Or Remember by Wild Life Press. And, of course, the Center will have its own table to display artwork.
So, if you happen to be on the West Coast this weekend, please come by, say hi, and check out all of the amazing artwork and events!
Want to give us suggestions or comments? Just want to say hi? Comment on this post, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, visit us on Facebook (/centerforbookarts) or follow us on Twitter (@center4bookarts). Can’t wait to see you there!