NY Art Book Fair returning to MoMA PS1 w/ Thurston Moore, IUD, Prince Rama, Psalm Zero & more
Thurston Moore at Prospect Park in 2010 (more by Lori Bally)
The ninth annual NY Art Book Fair is happening from September 26-28 at MoMA PS1 with a preview being held the evening of September 25. The preview features a live set from Sonic Youth’s Thurston Moore and his collaborator James Nares, as well as a DJ set from MEN/Le Tigre’s JD Samson. That goes from 6-9 PM, and at 7 PM Thurston will be in PS1’s lobby signing copies of his new chapbook of lyrics from his new album The Best Day. Skater/poet Mark Gonzalez will also be there for the launch and signing of Non Stop Poetry, his collection of over 145 of his zines. That’s about a month before Thurston’s tour with PCPC.
The fair will feature over 350 booksellers, antiquarians, artists, institutions and independent publishers from 28 countries. Here’s more details:
This year’s NY Art Book Fair includes an ever-growing variety of exhibitors – from the zinesters in (XE)ROX & PAPER + SCISSORS and the Small Press Dome representing publishing at its most innovative and affordable, to rare and antiquarian dealers offering out-of-print books and ephemera from art and artist book history. NYABF-classic Friendly Fire focuses on the intersections of art and activism, and with the support of the Norwegian Consulate General in New York, the NYABF and Printed Matter presents NORWAY FOCUS: KUNSTNERBØKER, a curated selection of 23 Norwegian booksellers, institutions, artists and independent publishers.
NYABF14 is also host to an array of programming and special events: now in its sixth year, The Classroom is a curated engagement of informal conversations, workshops, readings, and other artist-led interventions. The Contemporary Artists’ Book Conference (CABC), now in its seventh year, features two full days on emerging practices and issues within art-book culture. The stage at the top of the stairs will have continuous musical performances programmed by Printed Matter, Showpaper, and Know-Wave Radio.
The fair is FREE and open to the public.
On the Saturday (9/27), there will also be more live music at PS1 during the fair, this time from I.U.D. (aka Lizzi Bougatsos of Gang Gang Dance and Sadie Laska of Growing), Prince Rama, Psalm Zero, Ratking, Junglepussy, Juiceboxxx, King Concubine, Dark Sister, Trollkrem, Fortunate Dad and onre more TBA.
More details on the art fair below…
THE NY ART BOOK FAIR
September 26-28, 2014
Preview: Thursday, September 25, 6-9pm
HOURS AND LOCATION
Preview Thursday, September 25, 6-9 pm
Friday, September 26, 12-7 pm
Saturday, September 27, 11 am-9 pm
Sunday, September 28, 11 am-7 pm
SATURDAY 9/27 @ MoMA PS1 –> NY ART BOOK FAIR
SHOWPAPER + Trans-Pecos + Printed Matter present
.730 : I.U.D. ———– Lizzy from Gang Gang Dance
.630 :: Prince Rama
.530 ::: Psalm Zero
.445 :::: Ratking
.4pm ::::: Junglepussy
.315 :::::: Juiceboxxx
.230 ::::::: King Concubine
.145 :::::::: DARK SiSTER
.1pm ::::::::: Trollkrem
12pm ::::::::: to be announced…
11am :::::::::: Fortunate Dad
dj George Costanza —- David Wightman from Extreme Animals
dj Todd Patrick