The Arts Converge at the 12th Annual NY Art Book Fair at MoMA PS1
By A. E. Colas, Contributing Writer, September 15, 2017
The NY Art Book Fair is a great way to kick off the fall season of art fairs in New York City. Now in its twelfth year with over 370 vendors from 28 countries, this free event showcases the intimate world of art-book publishing as conceived and produced by both small and international publishing houses, as well as independent sources. Art lovers and collectors alike will have the opportunity to interact with artists, antique and modern book dealers, publishers, and institutions. If you’ve ever thought about collecting art but were intimidated by the gallery scene (and gallery prices), this no-pressure environment may be just what you are looking for.
There will also be a series of programs and special events discussing various aspects of the creative process, along with readings and workshops. In addition, The Contemporary Artists’ Book Conference (a separate organization participating in the fair) will have panels on emerging practices and issues of interest to the art-book culture. If you are an artist or are interested in art being accessible to the public, the information provided at these sessions is invaluable.
Admission for access on Friday through Sunday is free, but there is a $10 fee for attending the Preview on Thursday evening.
Preview Night: Thursday, September 21: 6pm-9pm ($10 admission)
Friday, September 22: 1pm-7pm
Saturday, September 23: 11am-9pm
Sunday, September 24: 11am-7pm
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The NY Art Book Fair is located at MoMA PS1, 22-25 Jackson Avenue, Long Island City. To get there, take the No. 7 train to Queens, get out at the Hunters Point Avenue Station (use the 21st Street exit), walk down 21st Street to Jackson Avenue and you’ll see the museum between 46th Road and 46th Avenue. To get directions tailored to your current location click here.