This year’s Fair will focus on artists’ books from Latin America and Asia-Pacific, feature a newly commissioned exhibition and mural, as well as highlighting LA-based artists, community-driven projects, and interdisciplinary artists’ publishing practices from around the world.
The Classroom: This long-running program provides space for artists, writers, designers, and publishers to highlight new releases at LAABF and fosters dialogue around important themes in artists’ book publishing.
Exhibitor Projects: These special publication-focused projects are presented by select Fair exhibitors, hosted by Printed Matter. This year’s projects include an exhibition by Yusuf Hassan and Kwamé Sorrell, a survey of Japanese underground photo books by KOMIYAMA TOKYO, an interactive reading group and collective mapping exercise by X-TRA and Active Cultures, and poster, performed, an exploration of the history and possibilities of the poster format, among others.
Friendly Fire: The Friendly Fire section of the Fair highlights several social justice organizations and politically-minded artist publishers
Offsite Programming: These include a workshop with David Horvitz, in partnership with the Japanese American National Museum (JANM), a series of exhibitor-led workshops at the ICA LA, panel discussions on the topic of design, artists’ books, and collaboration with Hauser & Wirth Publishers, and two after-parties organized by Cult Classic and Dalé Zine as a part of After Dark at the Ace Hotel, Downtown Los Angeles.