SEPT 22—24, 2017





SEPT 22—24

Printed Matter presents the twelfth annual NY Art Book Fair, from September 22 to 24, 2017, at MoMA PS1, Long Island City, Queens.

                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. The 2017 NY Art Book Fair will feature over 370 booksellers, antiquarians, artists, institutions and independent publishers from twenty-eight countries.

The NY Art Book Fair Preview

                Join us on Thursday, September 21 from 6 to 9 pm, at MoMA PS1 for our opening night preview. The evening will feature special live performances on the steps of PS1 by Upstate Music, BLONDES and Alexis Taylor (Hot Chip).Entry to the Preview will cost $10, proceeds going to support NYABF17. The first 2,000 visitors to pre-pay online or to pay at the door (while supplies last) will receive a Ticket Edition by Emma Kohlmann.

Entry may be paid at the door or booked online at www.printedmatter.org until 12 noon on September 21st, 2017. If purchased online, you’ll receive your Ticket Edition when checking in at the Preview.


                This year’s NY Art Book Fair will 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.

NYABF17 will host 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 tenth year, featuring two full days on emerging practices and issues within art-book culture.

Hours and Location 

Preview Thursday, September 21, 6:00-9:00 pm
Friday, September 22, 1:00-7:00 pm
Saturday, September 23, 11:00 am-9:00 pm
Sunday, September 24, 11:00 am-7:00 pm

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


Shannon Michael Cane, Curator
Christopher Gianunzio, Coordinator
Hannah Myall, Administration
Garrick Gott, Designer
Yoshié Hozumi, Assistant Designer

Printed Matter Board of Directors

                Philip Aarons, Board President; Tauba Auerbach, Co-Vice President; Carolina Nitsch, Secretary; Tim Peterson, Treasurer; Elyse Benenson; AA Bronson; Raymond Cha; Catherine Chermayeff; Brendan Dugan; Casper Grathwohl; Susan Harris; Jon Hendricks; David Kiehl; David Leiber; Gregory R. Miller; Xaviera Simmons.

The LA Art Book Fair is organized by Printed Matter. For exhibitor and media inquiries, write to: nyartbookfair@printedmatter.org

Printed Matter, Inc. is an independent 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded in 1976 by artists and art workers with the mission to foster the distribution, understanding and appreciation of artists’ books and related artists’ publications.

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