This weekend, Vancouverites will have the chance to browse publications by a plethora of local, national and international artists, designers, writers, publishers and institutions at the first annual Vancouver Art/Book Fair from noon to 7pm on October 6 at the Vancouver Art Gallery.
Hosted by Project Space and presenting partner Fillip, The Vancouver Art Book Fair seeks to fill a gap on the West Coast, looking to the NY Art Book Fair in New York City as the only other major North American art book fair. The event also acknowledges the rich history of artist publishing in Vancouver and Canada, as well as the vibrant communities that are currently publishing in our city and across the country.
An extension of Project Space’s mission, the fair will explore publication in a way that is inclusive of dialogues in the visual and literary arts, as well as graphic design, and will feature books, magazines, zines and other print ephemera by over seventy publishers. Highlights of programming include a talk by French curator Charlotte Cheetham of Manystuff and an interactive discussion around print-on-demand publishing with Publication Studio (Vancouver) and AND Publishing (London).
Project Space and presenting partner Fillip host the first annual Vancouver Art/Book Fair from noon to 7pm at the Vancouver Art Gallery on Saturday, October 6, 2012. Drawing from publishers local and international, VA/BF will showcase emerging practices and contemporary dialogues in publication through a series of talks, book launches, readings and more, as well as more than forty publishers of books, magazines, zines and printed ephemera by artists, designers, publishers and institutions.
Exhibitors include Manystuff, Project Space, Fillip, New Documents, Artspeak, Or Gallery, Presentation House Gallery, Motto Books, Art Metropole, Publication Studio, Perro Verlag, AND Publishing, Split Fountain, Colour Code Printing, Anteism, Red76, STAG Library, Bad Day, Palimpsest, OMMU, No Kings Press, Passenger Books, Michalis Pichler, Drawn & Quarterly, Witte de With, Gottlund Verlag and more.
Reception: Friday, October 5 at 8pm at Project Space (222 E Georgia St)
(also the Opening Reception for the Wandering Art Metropole Publications and Ephemera Archive co-produced by Project Space and Art Metropole)
Book Fair and On-site Programming: Saturday, October 6 from noon to 7pm at the Vancouver Art Gallery (750 Hornby St)
Off-site Programming: Sunday, October 7 various venues and times (details TBA)