Printed Matter’s LA Art Book Fair (LAABF) returns to The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA in 2019. This year’s Fair welcomes 390 exhibitors from more than 30 countries, featuring small press publishers, artists, collectives, institutions, galleries, antiquarian booksellers, and distributors, including the participation of nearly 100 first-time exhibitors.
Over the course of the Fair weekend, the LAABF will bring together upward of 35,000 visitors from the broader LA community and beyond, serving as a meeting place for artists, publishers and book enthusiasts, as well as a space for dialogue and exchange around all facets of arts publishing. The 2019 edition of the Fair will feature a weekend-long schedule of artist led programs, including discussions, performances, interactive workshops, book signings, and special projects, offering a dynamic view into contemporary and historical art publishing.
The Opening night event kicks off Thursday, April 11, 6-9pm and runs $20 per person (free for Printed Matter Members). The opening event features live performances by Eartheater and special guests, presented by Mount Analog. Entry includes a limited edition embroidered patch by artist Jeffrey Cheung of Unity Press, newly created for the occasion. CLICK HERE to purchase tickets.
Remember, the fair is FREE (the opening event is not).
What: Printed Matter’s LA Art Book Fair
Where: The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA,152 North Central Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90012
When: Opening Night *($20): Thursday, April 11, 2019, 6-9pm; Fair Hours (Free): Friday, April 12, 2019, 1-7pm; Saturday, April 13, 11am-7pm; Sunday, April 14, 11am-6pm