SEPT 16—18, 2016





SEPT 16—18

Printed Matter presented the eleventh annual NY Art Book Fair, from September 16 to 18, 2016, at MoMA PS1, Long Island City, Queens.


                On Thursday, September 15 from 6 to 9 pm, we welcomed over 2,000 guests at MoMA PS1 for our opening night preview. The evening featured a special live performance on the steps of PS1 by Beat Detectives.
The first 2,000 visitors received a Ticket Edition by Ken Kagami.

Free and open to the public, the NY Art Book Fair is the world’s premier event for artists’ books, catalogs, monographs, periodicals, and zines.

This year’s fair featured over 370 booksellers, antiquarians, artists, institutions and independent publishers from twenty-eight countries, and was attended by over 39,000 visitors.

This year’s NY Art Book Fair once again included 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, plus the NYABF-classic Friendly Fire, focused on the intersections of art and activism.

NYABF16 also hosted an array of programming and special events, including: The Classroom, a curated engagement of informal conversations, workshops, readings, and other artist-led interventions, for the eighth year running, as well as The Contemporary Artists’ Book Conference (CABC), in its ninth year, featuring two full days on emerging practices and issues within art-book culture.


Shannon Michael Cane, Curator
Jordan Nassar, Coordinator
Hannah Myall, Fair Assistant
Garrick Gott, Designer
Yoshié Hozumi, Assistant Designer

The NY Art Book Fair is organized by Printed Matter

Hours and Location

Preview Thursday, September 15, 6-9 pm
Friday, September 16, 1-7pm
Saturday, September 17, 11am-9pm
Sunday, September 18, 11-am-7pm

MoMA PS1 is located at 22-25 Jackson Avenue on 46th Avenue,
Long Island City, NY

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