November 4-6, 2022 at the Boston Center for the Arts. 


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


 

Boston Center for the Arts (BCA) and Bodega team up again to present the Boston Art Book Fair heldin BCA’s historic Cyclorama. As one of the largest Art Book Fairs on the East Coast, this curated event features over 130 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



Thank you for making this the best Boston Art Book Fair yet!


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A gentle but firm COVID-19 related note: the Boston Art Book Fair is a masked event. We appreciate your commitment to having fun and keeping each other safe.



Preview Party

Friday Nov. 4, 6-9pm 21+  SOLD OUT!
Get the first look and first dibs! on creations from our 140+ exhibitors.

Featuring:
DJ Sets by 2019 Boston Music Award nominee DJ WhySham – “Your Community DJ.”


Inflatable Seating Installation by Pneuhaus.


Click here to buy your Preview Party tickets on Friday, Nov. 4, 6-9pm. Nov. 5–6 is free and open to all ages.

LEANED BACK Film Screening

by Adam Jason Cohen Q&A with Director and Boston Art Book Fair Co-Founder Oliver Mak. Film Screens at 7pm. Q+A with Director will take place after the screening. Capacity is limited, seats on first come/first served basis.


Projections and Installation by artist, BCA Studio Resident, and Boston Art Book Fair 2022 exhibitor Lani Asunción


Extra Special Party Supporters will receive a Limited-Edition Artwork by artist Zoë Pulley




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2022 Exhibitors

Abigail Ogilvy Gallery  
Artbook | D.A.P.  
Art Metropole
FAKE
GINGKO PRESS
Hartford Art School - Low Residency Photography MFA
Isenberg Projects
Katherine Small Gallery
Light Work
Limited Time Engagement
MIT Press
Oranbeg Press
Praise Shadows Gallery
Saint Lucy Books



Adam Jason Cohen
Adri Tan
Alex Belardo Kostiw
Alice Stanne
Allison Tanenhaus
Alyssa Minahan | Emily Vallee
Andre Lee Bassuet
Anthony Greaney
Beatrice
BELLY ACHE
Benschop Books
The Binch/Queer.Archive.Work Studio
Body & Forma
Boston Art Review
Boston Compass Newspaper
Boston University Graphic Design
Burning Desk
Caleb Cole and Greer Muldowney
Canto Cutie
Cardboard House Press
Carrot Cake Zine
Catalog Press/Ben Denzer
Christine Lopez
Christine Elfman
Clare Lagomarsino
Claudio Eshun (Aka Don Claude)
Clown Kisses Press
Cold Cube Press
colour bloc creativ | cbc press
Consciously Exposed
Cristina Hajosy | Hajosy Arts
Daniel Smelansky
Dan Mazur / Ninth Art Press
Daria Tommasi
Dave Ortega
Deena Schnitman
Draw Down Books
Directangle Press
Dust Collective
Ediciones Concordia Mx
Errant Press
Extra Credit
Felix Kauffman
Free Bleed Press/ Maria Molteni
Gallon Design
GenderFail
Graphic Arts Area , SMFA @ Tufts University
Greying Ghost
Goat's Head Studios
GUTROT
Headmaster
HHoward Printmaker
Holy Crow
HOMOCATS
Horsky Projects
Ileana Doble Hernandez
ilyali press & friends
Inpatient Press
Institute of Contemporary Art | Boston
Iris Grimm & JIMBO
Jennifer Calandra
Jillian D. King
Joe Walsh Studio/Take A Moment Studio
John Waller
Joy Luck Club
junshuzi俊淑姿
Kathleen McDermott/Haute History/Diva Museum
Korynn Newville
Kyle Canyon
Laura Salgarolo
Lauren O'Neil
Lavender Menace Press
MassArt's Zine Scene
Mass Love Distro
Maya Skylark
Momma Spice The Artist
Mike Mandel & Chantal Zakari
Mithsuca Berry
Napoleon Jones-Henderson
NECK Press
Nell Valle /nellbell art
New England Book Artists
NOICE Magazine
Nonmachinable
North Bennett Street School
Pan + Scan Illustration
Parallel Parking Collective
Plum Press
Poems for the Revolution
Radical Characters
Raw Meat Collective
Red Trillium Press
Rene Dongo and Daniel Fairclough
Sanika Phawde
Seaweed Press
Shaina Lu
Shattuck Studio & Gallery
Shira Neiss Illustration
SICK Magazine
Sidebody Press
Snake Hair Press 
Sophie Pollock
Sue Murad
Sybil Press
te magazine
teeahjmallsart
Tchotchke & Tchotchke
THANKYOUSEAN
The Print Party
The Take-a-Zine, Leave-a-Zine Project
Thick Press
Toys Toys and Sons
Ulises
UMass Dartmouth College of Visual and Performing Arts
UPON
Vladimir Zimakov
Weinberg Design
Who Press'd Press
Will Long
Work Press & Publication
Written Names Fanzine
Zoard Tyeklar and Hurrikan Press
Zoë Pulley & Sun Ho Lee


Exhibitors: Don’t forget to make your analog work more collectable by adding a colophon ︎



PROGRAMMING


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FRIDAY

NOV. 4

6-9pm

Ticketed VIP Preview Party

︎︎︎TICKETS AVAILABLE HERE

Complimentary Bar, Limited edition artwork by artist Zoë Pulley, DJ Set by DJ WhySham, Film Screening and Q&A with Director Adam Jason Cohen. Art installation by artist Lani Asunción. Street Seats inflatable seating by Pneuhaus.



6—9pm
Dance Party, Cyclorama Back Salon
Special ambience by: DJ WhySham, “Your Community DJ”
Art installation by BosABF 2022 exhibiting artist Lani Asunción


Complimentary Bar and Refreshments
Wild Fox Pierogi, Beehive, Barcelona, MIDA, Aeronaut Brewery, Boston Beer Company, Culture Pop



7pm
Screening of LEANED BACK by Adam Jason Cohen
Q&A with Director Adam Jason Cohen and Boston Art Book Fair Co-Founder Oliver Mak. Capacity is limited, admittance is on a first come, first served basis.

LEANED BACK is a portrait of a Chicago community of young men who risk their lives to save their lives. Often times, it’s rare for a citizen of Chicago to leave their neighborhood due to the fear of violence or designed segregation. Chicago Bike Life has allowed strangers from every corner of the city to become life long brothers.

Adam Jason Cohen (b. New Jersey, 1986) is a director and photographer who splits his time between Chicago and New York City. His photography has been showcased in local and international publications, print and online, and physical exhibition.




SATURDAY

NOV. 5

Noon—7pm

Free / All Ages
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In the BCA Cyclorama
Art/Books by over 140 Exhibitors
Street Seats inflatable seating by Pneuhaus
Art installation by BosABF 2022 exhibiting artist Lani Asuncion C.L.A.W. installation by Kate Conlon & Boyang Hou
Take-a-Zine, Leave-a-Zine projectLimited Time Engagement Mobile Gallery Project

Refreshments
Wild Fox Pierogi, Culture Pop, Kohi Coffee

DJs all day


Public Programs and Workshops

Please RSVP to each program or workshop you wish to attend, so that we can monitor capacity.
1—2pm
BCA Black Box Theatre
Drag Queen Story Hour
What is Drag Queen Story Hour? It’s just what it sounds like! Storytellers using the art of drag to read books to kids in libraries, schools, bookstores – and art book fairs!  DQSH captures the imagination and play of the gender fluidity of childhood and gives kids glamorous, positive, and unabashedly queer role models. In spaces like this, kids are able to see people who defy rigid gender restrictions and imagine a world where everyone can be their authentic selves!

SPECIAL NOTE: This free, family-friendly event requires pre-registration for entry. Capacity is limited. All adults must be accompanied by a kid or kids.

2:30—3:30pm
BCA Black Box Theatre
Workshop: Embodied Making As Collective Publishing
Presented by Radical Characters and Body & Forma.

Join graphic designers Mary Y. Yang of Radical Characters and Chen Luo of Body & Forma for a workshop to explore how embodied making can inform collective publishing. During the workshop, we’ll explore the relationship between the body and Hanzi (Chinese characters) through a series of hands-on exercises to create collaborative, wearable posters. Participants will practice writing Hanzi at a large scale by making a human-proportioned poster. How can embodied making create a space for collective exchange and expression? What does collective publishing look like through collaborative labor in a shared space and time? What are ways that we can examine the boundaries between bodies and print, typography and space, and the individual to the collective? Capacity limited to 24 attendees. Book signing to follow.


5:30—6:30pm
BCA Black Box Theatre
Power in Youth, Art, + CommunityCentering young people in our efforts for social change, moderated by Tarik Bartel of Roxbury Youth Programs, with panelists Ayana Mack, Kiki Alexis, Lily Xie and Mya Bentick Carrington
Young people are actively envisioning and contributing to the future of their communities. They are already using art and organizing skills to build towards a better future, whether adults are willing to recognize it or not. How can artists and organizations create more space and access for youth in Boston to engage with social change on their own terms? What becomes possible when we push for youth-centered movements and shift power into the hands of young people? Join us for a panel discussion among Boston youth, artists, and community organizers on how to create more space for youth voice in creative community spaces.

7–9pm
BCA Mills Gallery
Open Mic: Prayers for Queer SalvationJoin us after the fair closes to experience a poetry night & open mic for words celebrating the collective vast and ever expanding experience of queerness.  Presented in conjunction with current Mills Gallery exhibition A Temple for Timeless Beasts, featuring work by Anukriti, curated by Jasper A. Sanchez. No RSVP required. Sign up in person at the gallery for a timed slot on a first-come, first-served basis.



SUNDAY

NOV. 6

Noon—5pm

Free / All Ages ︎︎︎RSVP HERE



In the BCA Cyclorama
Art/Books by over 140 Exhibitors
Street Seats inflatable seating by Pneuhaus
Art installation by BosABF 2022 exhibiting artist Lani Asuncion
Take-a-Zine, Leave-a-Zine project
C.L.A.W. installation by Kate Conlon & Boyang Hou
Limited Time Engagement Mobile Gallery Project

Refreshments
Wild Fox Pierogi, Culture Pop, Kohi Coffee

DJs all day
Noon–2pm: Johnny Stevens (Soulelujah)
2–4 pm: Wheresnasty
4–5 pm : DJ Dayglow




Public Programs and Workshops

Please RSVP to each program or workshop you wish to attend, so that we can monitor capacity.

Noon–1pm
BCA Black Box Theatre
Zine-making Workshop
“Unstitch the Mouth: Perzines” with Cristina Hajosy

Most zines are created out of personal passions whether fun, inspirational, instructional, narrative or just abstract. This one-hour workshop will focus on the Map Fold, aka Lotus Single Sheet Construction which has an amazing pop-up effect that’s sure to get your message across. No previous experience necessary, all materials provided. Capacity limited to 24 attendees.
1:30–2:30pm
BCA Black Box Theatre
Panel: Post-Pandemic PlatformsNew strategies for crafting, holding and distributing space in a time of evolving contagion and change. Moderated by Alex Lukas, with the participation of Meg Rotzel, from the Harvard Radcliffe Institute, Nerissa Cooney and Kayla Romberger from Ulises, and Kate Conlon & Boyang Hou from Limited Time Engagement.
As we enter an endemic stage of the COVID-19 pandemic, this panel brings together artists, curators, and organizers to discuss the pivotal role publishing has played in their practices over the past two and a half years. With a specific focus on artist-run spaces and Do-It-Together initiatives, participants will discuss the importance of print as a tool for bringing communities together, both online and away from the keyboard, and consider what new publishing methodologies they might maintain moving forward.
3–4pm
BCA Black Box Theatre
Poetry reading
by Cristiano Grim, editor of FAKE, with book signing of FAKE3 by Zach Hobbs

Cristiano Grim, artist, musician, photographer and editor of FAKE, will perform 8 poems extracted from the 3 current editions of FAKE zine/ compilation and additional unpublished  upcoming works.

The reading will be followed by a signing by Zach Hobbs of FAKE3-FLORIDA UNTITLED,  the third issue of the zine/compilation edited and published by experimental  artist Cristiano Grim. 

Cristiano Grim is an experimental artist, musician, photographer, and writer based in New York. He is the editor of FAKE, vocalist and keyboardist of the bands INTRZN and Wrong Beach, deejay and radio host with his heteronym DJ REAL at LYL Radio in Paris, The Lot Radio in New York, Dublab Radio in Los Angeles.


Check out our podcast Weird Sounds!
Also, check out our ongoing programming at Boston Center for the Arts.


Weird Sounds is

a podcast companion to the Boston Art Book Fair


Weird Sounds Episode 7


Oliver and Randi talk with Yng-Ru Chen, founder and CEO of Praise Shadows Art Gallery, a hybrid space that opened in Boston’s Coolidge Corner neighborhood in 2021. The gallery serves as a lively space for exhibitions by emerging and mid-career contemporary artists, a retail space for art books and more affordable works made by artists, and a platform for mentorship for young talent in the Greater Boston area.Their work is local, global, and virtual.

Weird Sounds Episode 6




Oliver and Randi talk with Jameson Johnson, founder and editor-in-chief at Boston Art Review.  Like many of us in the arts, Jameson wears a variety of hats.  In addition to her tireless work for Boston Art Review, she is a writer, editor, independent curator, and is also the Marketing Associate at MIT’s acclaimed List Visual Arts Center.



Weird Sounds Episode 5




Oliver and Randi talk with designer, educator and publisher Kathleen Sleboda, co-founder and design director of Draw Down Books, an independent publisher and bookseller, and the primary at Gluekit.  Kathleen teaches  at the University of Connecticut, Boston University, and Rhode Island School of Design, where she co-designed the course Newly Formed with her partner and frequent collaborator, Christopher Sleboda.



Weird Sounds Episode 4




In this episode, Oliver and Randi talk to Paul Soulellis, an artist and educator based in Providence, Rhode Island.

Paul Soulellis is the founder of Queer.Archive.Work, an independent non-profit that supports artists, writers, and activists who share studio space for queer publishing. Paul is also Head of the Department of Graphic Design at Rhode Island School of Design (RISD).


Show notes:
When: Interviewed June 13, 2022
First: Shout out to Boston Art Book Fair #1, 2017, and to Olivia Meyer-Jennette for helping make that happen.

The journey:

Library of the Printed Web Paul’s 2012 print-on-demand Stripped (Sixty-Six Sunsets Stripped) // in homage to Ed Ruscha’s 1966 Every Building on the Sunset Strip Queer.Archive.Work

Who and what else:

Mark your calendar: September 4, 2022 – 1st Queer and Trans Zine Fest, at the The Steel Yard organized by Binch Press and Queer.Archive.Work

We love PVD!

@staysilentpvd @tradepvd @wheresnasty @drew_bar

And the history:

Fort Thunder Dirt Palace



Weird Sounds Episode 3




In this episode, Randi & Oliver talk to Liza Quiñonez and Marka27 - the duo behind Street Theory Gallery.

Check out:
Murals for the Movement, Dumbo Brooklyn, Fall 2021

Murals for the Movement @MFA 2020

We talk about artists including:


As well as Liza’s role as City of  Boston’s Transformative Public Art Mural Consultant (aka Mural Czar), VERZUZ, And some of Marka27’s earlier projects: MiniGod speakers

Fashion Reading:
Disruptive Pattern Material (DPM): The Encyclopedia of Camouflage

Impact:
Make the Road New York

Stunt Doubles:
Breakin' 2: Electric Boogaloo ; see also Michael Boogaloo Shrimp Turbo


Recommended Reading:
There’s a God on the Mic: The True 50 Greatest MCs, Kool Mo Dee



Weird Sounds Episode 2




Oliver and Randi talk to Danielle Abrams and Mary Ellen Strom

Learn more about the writers, artists and projects discussed in this episode:

Michael Patrick MacDonald and his compelling stories about growing up in Southie in the 70s,
Krzysztof Wodicko’s 1998 projection on the Bunker Hill Monument, and Yellowstone Revealed, a series of public art projects organized by Mountain Time Arts and sited within Yellowstone between June 2022 and May 2023, coinciding with and responding to Yellowstone Park’s 150th anniversary.

Think more about swimming and activism:
Check out The Harlem Honeys & Bears, a senior-citizen synchronized swimming team,
The Swim Safely Partnership, launched by former Boston Mayor Kim Janey, and
Ebony Rosemond’s Black Kids Swim in Maryland, including a webinar series “The Goree Project” connecting swimmers in Maryland and the Washington DC area with Goree Island in Dakar, Senegal.

Dive into artist projects centering water and segregation:
Victoria Prizzia’s POOL: A Social History of Segregation
Joyce Scott’s project at Druid Hill Park Pool #2 in Baltimore
Danielle Abrams and Mary Ellen Strom’s exhibition Rights Along the Shore, Mills Gallery, Boston Center for the Arts, April 22-May 28, 2022

Get Outside:
Kelly Outdoor Ice Skating rink in Jamaica Plain, MA

Listen to More Podcasts:
  • Jacobin’s People’s History Podcast, E.5, about South Boston’s Carson Beach and segregation
  • Luminary’s Fiasco Podcast, Season 3 on Desegregation and Carson Beach,
  • Rialto Report–Golden Age of Adult Film TriPod: New Orleans at 300, series on the history of New Orleans in the aftermath of Katrina

Recommended Reading:
Donna Haraway, Staying With the Trouble



Weird Sounds Episode 1






In this episode, hosts Randi Hopkins and Oliver Mak talk to artist Kristin Texeira about her work, collaborations, and life. And, briefly, about sassafras.  

Resources for this episode:



Playlist:
Colors of Music (thank you Ellen Buchanan!)

Recommended Reading:
Sassafras, Cypress & Indigo, by Ntozake Shange


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