Boston Art Book Fair
November 8-10 2019




Cyclorama at Boston Center for the Arts
539 Tremont St Boston ︎



Presented by
Boston Center for the Arts and Bodega





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ABOUT

 

Boston Center for the Arts (BCA) and Bodega team up again to present the third annual Boston Art Book Fair from November 8-10 in BCA’s historic Cyclorama. As one of the largest Art Book Fairs on the East Coast, this curated event will feature over 120 exhibitors, artists and publishers.
With art installations, DJs, workshops, panels, and a chance to mingle with truly innovative artists and creatives of our generation, this year’s fair invites audiences of all ages to engage in an art-filled weekend to expand their ideas about print.  



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Mark





EXHIBITOR APPLICATION 



Become an Exhibitor

Deadline is 9/13/19 
Exhitibitors will be announced 9/20/19

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2019 EXHIBITORS


ANTHOLOGY EDITIONSBENJAMIN OGILVY PROJECTSAINT–BADMIT PRESS MIT LIST VISUAL ARTS CENTERLEICA GALLERY • SMFA at TUFTS • BOSTON ART REVIEWGREYING GHOSTAUTHORIZED TO WORK IN THE US PRESSJENNIFER CALANDRANORTH BENNET STREET SCHOOLHAJOSY ARTS/VAGONIONLAVENDER MENACE PRESSTORTILLAGURLMATT EMMONSELSKA MAGAZINEHAYLEY & HALEIGHSYBIL PRESSWAKEFIELD PRESSDIRECTANGLE PRESSGRLSQUASHALYSSA MINAHAN, EMILY VALLEE • MOON EATERS COLLECTIVE • COLOUR BLOC CREATIV | CBC PRESSALEX LUKASRAYNA LO ARTDUST COLLECTIVEHELEN OHMASS LOVE DISTROTHE PAPER NAPKINANGELA HUANGRANDOM MAN EDITIONS • KARL STEVENS • FACELESS ARTIST FANZINEDRAW DOWN BOOKSSNAKE HAIR PRESSBOSTON COMPASS • UXO • YOFFY PRESS

Full List of Exhibitors will be announced 9/20/19

ABOUT


    

Boston Center for the Arts (BCA) and Bodega team up again to present the third annual Boston Art Book Fair from November 8-10 in BCA’s historic Cyclorama. As one of the largest Art Book Fairs on the East Coast, this curated event will feature over 120 exhibitors, artists and publishers.
With art installations, DJs, workshops, panels, and a chance to mingle with truly innovative artists and creatives of our generation, this year’s fair invites audiences of all ages to engage in an art-filled weekend to expand their ideas about print.  Boston Art Book Fair is curated and founded by Randi Hopkins and Oliver Mak.





ART
INSTALLATION BY



Pneuhaus  


View of 2018’s Pneuhaus installation




PROGRAMMING



FRIDAY

NOV 8

6-9pm

Ticketed VIP Preview Party.

Complimentary Bar, limited edition ticket and DJ sets by TBA

Tickets Available Soon. 
       

SATURDAY

NOV 9

Noon-7pm

Free / All Ages



SUNDAY

NOV 10

Noon-5pm

Free / All Ages




LOCATION


BOSTON ART BOOK FAIR is located at the historic Cyclorama building on the campus of Boston Center for the Arts




Cyclorama
539 Tremont St Boston ︎





SPONSORS


Boston Art Book Fair is made possible by

Title Sponsor:



Media:





Special Thanks To:
   


Mark

Designed by our friends at PROPS

          

2018 EXHIBITORS


ANTHOLOGY EDITIONSAUTHORIZED TO WORK IN THE USBENJAMIN OGILVY PROJECTSSYBIL PRESSELSKA MAGAZINEPAUL SOULELLISHOMOCATSHANNAH BURRSUE MURADAMADEUSDRAW DOWN BOOKSKARL STEVENSJONATHAN GITELSONAINT–BADORANBEG PRESSTHE CHARTFRUITLANDS MUSEUMGREYING GHOSTCULTURAL HERITAGE BOOKSCAPRICIOUSALYSSA MINAHANEMILY VALLEEABDUL FATTAH ISMAIL/EXTENDED SYLLABLESMIT PRESS+KRIS GRAVES PROJECTSANGELA HUANGJONATHAN COWANMAX RAZDOWHEADMASTERARIF QAZIALEX LUKASMOON EATERSHASSLAPUBLICATION STUDIO HUDSONNICK ZAREMBA AND MATTHEW ZAREMBASIGLIO PRESSDUST COLLECTIVELITTLE MOUNTAIN PRESSJUDITH STENNEKENKATHERINE SMALL GALLERYLUCKY RISOGRAPHPART-TIME PIGEONLITTLE SOUND MAGAZINECHRISTINE TING ELEMENTARY PRESSNAKIA HILLHALEIGH MUNHAYLEY KIMIMAGE TEXT ITHACAYELLOW OCHRE STUDIOA_OK EDITIONSPUT A EGG ON ITHELEN_ILLUSTGRLSQUASHEGLESTON ART FACTORY OUTLETLAVENDER MENACE PRESSZOÁRD TYEKLÁRNORTH BENNET STREET SCHOOL2A.M. GUMBOBRICKS FROM THE KILNARTBOOK | D.A.P.RAYNA LOQUIET PAGES PRESSHARLEQUIN CREATUREJENNIFER CALANDRAMATTHEW EMMONS/SECOND AT BESTMATTHEW BEAUCHEMIN AND ANGELIQUE ALVAREZTHE BOSTON COMPASS • CLARE BENSON/DANA MUELLER/BETSY SCHNEIDER • CALEB COLE AND GREER MULDOWNEY • DAVE ORTEGAMONTEZ PRESSPRINTJOB PRESSSMFA/TUFTSBCA ARTIST STUDIOS BUILDINGBOMB MAGAZINEBOSTON ART REVIEWVACANCYPROPSFLUX FACTORYWING CLUBADAM JASON COHENA.R.T.S.Y. MAGAZINECAMBRASINEUTILITIES INCLUDEDFREE WITCH PRESSHOLY CROWJOSHUA BRENNANMASS LOVE DISTROMETRODOGS PUBLICATIONSMIKE MANDEL AND CHANTAL ZAKARIRECENTLYROBERT C. VOSE III PUBLISHERSTUDIO HUMAN BEINGSTHANKYOU_SEANTHE MONACELLI PRESSTIS BOOKSADJECTIVE ART & FRAMINGRANDOM MAN EDITIONSCARPENTER CENTER BOOKSHOPAPERTUREORBIS EDITIONSFULLY BOOKEDMIXED GREENS & FRIENDSIMPRACTICAL LABORMELINDA MELMOTHTHE BETTYSWOMEN IN PRINTHAJOSY ARTSSUBJECTIVELY, OBJECTIVEMIREIDYS GARCIA (THE HANDMADE HUMAN)UNBAGMEDIA_RINSSIDEWALK BOTANISTMARIA NEGULESCU






ART INSTALLATIONS 



Melanie Bernier

PNEUAHAUS


PROGRAMMING



FRIDAY

Oct 12

6-9pm

Ticketed VIP Preview Party.

Complimentary Bar, limited edition ticket and DJ sets by Yvng Pavl & Lunamariposa

Interactive Screen Printing with A.R.T.S.Y. Magazine. 
       


SATURDAY

Oct 13

Noon-8pm

Free / All Ages


All Day          
DJ Sets by: Jhnny Stevens, Nighttime Sunshine, Slick Vick, Wheresnasty
1:00pm
Publishing As Practice As Resistance
Artist Talk with Paul Soulellis

Printed Web 6 (queer.archive.work) is the final issue of Printed Web, a series edited and published by Paul Soulellis since 2013. It's an urgent act of publishing that closes out one archive to begin a new one—queer, radical, and as yet, unnamed. It’s an assembling of queer methodologies, with a particular view towards network culture, failure, and refutation

2:00pm   
Creating Space
Panel discussion moderated by Jameson Johnson, founder and editor in chief of Boston Art Review, and Ellen Shakespear, co-founder of Spaceus

This panel will explore the spaces, organizations, and publications currently working in Boston to make room for art engagement in the city. 

3:00pm   
Localized Vernacular Name Writing: Text on the American Landscape
Talk and Historical Contextualization by Alex Lukas

Using images and content from his Written Names zine series–names written in nails in 1969 and 1970 along a now-abandoned stretch of train tracks in Cambridge, names written in stones outside a California ghost town and more–artist/publisher Alex Lukas talks about his investigation into localized vernacular name writing traditions. Looking at graffiti historically as a tool of both empowerment and colonialism, Lukas presents examples ranging from Pompey’s Pillar in Montana (the last physical remnant of the Lewis and Clarke Expedition) through WWII’s iconic “Kilroy Was Here” (purportedly started in a Quincy, MA shipyard), into the development of pseudonym-based style writing in the late 1960s. As part of his larger examination of text on the larger American landscape, Lukas will focus on Boston’s street art and graffiti subculture, coupling their development with histories of gentrification and urban redevelopment, the legacy of school desegregation, and larger social histories of the city.

4:00pm
Extended Syllables
Sound and spoken word event with Abdul Fattah Ismail

Extended Syllables (https://www.extendedsyllables.com/) is the debut poetry book collection of Abdul Fattah Ismail, who uses the medium to explore key topics of our lives. He will perform selections from the book together with members of a live jazz jam band, followed by a book signing.
5:00pm
Highsnobiety: On The Intersection of DIY, Street, & Print
Panel discussion moderated by Jian DeLeon(Highsnobiety Editor) with Russ Pope, Adam Jason Cohen,  and Oliver Mak 




SUNDAY

Oct 14

Noon-6pm

Free / All Ages


All Day          
DJ Sets by: Dayglow, Nighttime Sunshine,  Medina 5k (Live MPC Set)

1:00pm   
Zine Making Workshop
with Mooneaters
2:00pm
Book Binding Workshop
with Harlequin Creature

Meghan Forbes of harlequin creature* will offer a book binding workshop, appropriate for all levels and ages (small children should be accompanied by an adult). Participants will learn to make a three-hole pamphlet stitch book, which involve some measuring, folding and simple sewing. The book can be decorated on the spot to create a final product, or can be used as a notebook to be filled in later. All materials will be provided.





LIMITED EDITIONS



Screenprint Edition of 70.  Design by PROPS, printed by Trifecta Editions




PRESS


DECLARATION BY THE MAYOR


The City of Boston Declared Nov 8, 2018 - Boston Art Book Fair Day in the City!




Highsnobiety




Boston Art Review



BU TODAY


THE DIG





ABOUT


 

Boston Center for the Arts (BCA) and Bodega team up again to present the third annual Boston Art Book Fair from November 8-10 in BCA’s historic Cyclorama. As one of the largest Art Book Fairs on the East Coast, this curated event will feature over 120 exhibitors, artists and publishers.
With art installations, DJs, workshops, panels, and a chance to mingle with truly innovative artists and creatives of our generation, this year’s fair invites audiences of all ages to engage in an art-filled weekend to expand their ideas about print.  Boston Art Book Fair is curated and founded by Randi Hopkins and Oliver Mak.

   


SPONSORS


Boston Art Book Fair would not be possible without generous support from our sponsors.

Special Thanks

Mark



2017 EXHIBITORS


ANTHOLOGY EDITIONSD.A.P. / ARTBOOKAPERTURE FOUNDATIONBENJAMIN OGILVY PROJECTSPHAIDONCLARK GALLERYDAVID ZWIRNER BOOKSKRAKOW WITKIN GALLERYMIT PRESSAINT–BAD8-BALL COMMUNITYSAMSØN PROJECTSTRIFECTA EDITIONSART VANDELAY PRESSBORDER PATROLCHRISTINE VERRETHASSLABOOKS FOR ALL PRESSHOUSEBOATLEICA GALLERY BOSTONLIBRARY OF THE PRINTED WEBORANBEG PRESSPAPER CROWN PRESSSYBIL PRESSCARRIER PIGEON MAGAZINEWAKEFIELD PRESSROBERT KLEIN GALLERY  • AMADEUSAUTHORIZED TO WORK IN THE USCARPENTER CENTER FOR THE VISUAL ARTSDRAW DOWN BOOKSDUST COLLECTIVEFREE WITCH PRESS GET ON DOWNHOLY CROWHOMOCATSHOW’S HOWARD?MARIA MOLTENI / FREE BLEED PRESSMAX RAZDOWMIXED GREENSPROPS PURGATORY PIE PRESS#BLKGRLSWURLD  • GREYING GHOSTHANNAH BURRHARLEQUIN CREATURE  • LIZ SUX COMICSMAGGIE JENSEN MASS LOVE DISTRORIA BRODELLROTBOMBOSTON COMPASS ADAM JASON COHENCALEB NEELONSUE MURADWING CLUBZOÁRD WELLS TYEKLÁRWIZARD SKULL  • EMILY VALLEEALYSSA MINAHANSNAKE HAIR PRESS






LIMITED EDITIONS

Kristen Texiera - City Scavenger Hunt Edition of 50 Printed by Trifecta Editions





Pat Falco / Carhartt WIP -  Tee # 1Edition of 50 Printed by AntiDesigns



PROGRAMS



FRIDAY

OCT 20 

6-9pm

Ticketed VIP Preview Party.

Complimentary Bar & DJ sets by Single Father & Cool Breeze, 8-Ball Zine, and Brek.One

  
       


SATURDAY

OCT 21

Noon-7pm

Free / All Ages



   
1:30pm       
Public Art & Graffiti - Moderated by Oliver Mak with Caleb Neelon, Karin Goodfellow, and PROBLAK

4:00pm       
A Brief History of Artists’ Books: Show and Tell
Demonstration by Gabrielle Reed and Rachel Resnik, MassArt Library

5:00pm
Library of the Printed Web 
Artist and Publisher Talk by Paul Soulellis

      
Readings by James Coarse (Free Witch Press), Alaina Stamatis (Art Vandelay Press) and More
All Day
Culture Hustlers - Mobile Incubator on the BCA Plaza featuring Special Events and Interviews by Lucas Spivey and Claire Kinton

All Day        
DJ Sets by :  Johnny Stevens (Soulelujah),  Sean McCarthy(Helms), Johnny Cupcakes




SUNDAY

OCT 22

Noon-5pm

Free / All Ages


12:30pm   
Magic Pictures: Magic Words (ages 6 and up)
Children’s Workshop with Esther K Smith

2:00pm    
A Visitor’s Guide to Reorientation on Spectacle Island
Screening and Panel with Maria Molteni, Sue Murad, Hermione Spriggs

3:00pm
Zine Making Workshop with Meghan Forbes (Harlequin Creature)

4:30pm
READERS
Collaborative Performance by Ekua Holmes and Chanel Thervil

All Day   
DJ Sets by: Dayglow, Johnny Stevens (Soulelujah) & More




ABOUT


     

Boston Center for the Arts (BCA) and Bodega team up again to present the third annual Boston Art Book Fair from November 8-10 in BCA’s historic Cyclorama. As one of the largest Art Book Fairs on the East Coast, this curated event will feature over 120 exhibitors, artists and publishers.
With art installations, DJs, workshops, panels, and a chance to mingle with truly innovative artists and creatives of our generation, this year’s fair invites audiences of all ages to engage in an art-filled weekend to expand their ideas about print.  Boston Art Book Fair is curated and founded by Randi Hopkins and Oliver Mak.

2017 ADVISORY BOARD
RANDI HOPKINS, OLIVER MAK, RICHARD GREGG, MARK PEARSON, CAMILO ALVAREZ, SAM PORTYKUS

PRESS



SPONSORS

Boston Art Book Fair would not be possible without the generous support from.

Mark