Printed Matter’s

January 31 – February 2, 2014
Opening: Thursday, January 30, 2014, 6–9 pm

The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA
152 N Central Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90012
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Printed Matter, Inc. presents the second annual LA Art Book Fair, from January 31 through February 2, 2014, at the Geffen Contemporary at MOCA, Downtown LA. 

Free and open to the public, Printed Matter’s LA Art Book Fair is a unique event for artists’ books, catalogs, monographs, periodicals, and zines presented by more than 260 presses, antiquarians, artists, and independent publishers from 19 countries.

The LA Art Book Fair is the companion fair to the NY Art Book Fair, held every fall in New York City. Over 26,000 artists, book buyers, collectors, dealers, curators, independent publishers, and other enthusiasts attended the NY Art Book Fair in 2013.

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Aperture Holiday Book Bazaar this Saturday Dec. 14, NYC



Holiday Book Bazaar

Saturday, December 14

12:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Aperture Gallery and Bookstore

547 West 27th Street New York, NY


Join Aperture for a Holiday Book Bazaar with publishers Artbook/D.A.P., bookdummypress, Conveyor Arts, Coral Press Arts, Empty Stretch, Kurt Boone Books, MACK, Magnum Foundation, Oranbeg Press, Pau Wau Publications, and Spaces Corners. Pick up a free copy of the latest PhotoBook Review, enjoy winter festivities throughout the afternoon, music from guest DJ Stefan Ruiz, and treats donated by Brooklyn baking company The Good Batch.

The occasion will also mark the opening of the 2013 Paris Photo–Aperture Foundation PhotoBook Awards Short List Exhibition. All thirty of the short-listed books will be on display, including the two winning volumes by Rosângela Rennó and Óscar Monzón.

MEMBERS-ONLY PREVIEW: 11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Enjoy brunch courtesy of Bottino, discounts on books (some restrictions apply) and early access to the Bazaar. Become a Member today!

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Anton Kern Book Sale this Saturday Dec. 14, NYC



Anton Kern Gallery Book Sale with Hassla Books

Dec. 14, 12-6pm

532 W 20th St., NYC

Anton Kern Gallery and Hassla Books invite you to our holiday book sale at the gallery on Saturday, December 14th from 12 – 6pm. Select artist monographs and exhibition catalogues available at a special holiday rate.


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8-Ball Zine Fair this Sunday Dec. 15, NYC

8-Ball Zine fair N°4
Sunday, December 15th
Space Billiard
34 w32nd st / Broadway
2-8 pmmusic by : Know-Wave Radio
videos by : Toilet Paper Magazine
poster artwork : Peter Sutherland

Boo – Hooray
Born To Kill
Dan Murphy
Desert Island
Ed Varie
Hamburger Eyes
Horses Think
Luck You Collective
Miniature Garden
No work
Ny Zero
Pau Wau Publications
Printed Matters
Swill Children
Toilet Paper Magazine

8-Ball Crew.

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Contemporary Art Magazines: A Critical Reading at The Public School NY


Contemporary Art Magazines: A Critical Reading

A new reading group with Orit Gat and Clara Halpern

First Session: Monday, December 2, 2013

The Public School NY – 155 Freeman St., Greenpoint, Brooklyn, NY

“This class is conceived as a reading group which will focus on a single issue of an art magazine at every meeting. A sense of continuation will not be based on reading the same magazine, but rather, on asking similar questions across the board of publishing. Such questions can range from the mundane (Why is this being published right now? Is the writing worthwhile? What is the editorial line like, if one seems to exist?) to the expansive (What makes for a real contribution in art publishing? What is the role of criticism in contemporary art?). The goal is to generate a conversation that would discuss both the contemporary art scene and the practice of publishing and writing about art. Similarly, the choice of magazines can and should vary from the obvious—artforum, frieze, etc.—to the specific, like Afterall, Texte zur Kunst, Paper Monument, or Manifesta Journal.”

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Hit Print in New York Magazine


New York Magazine features a list of independent magazines in print in the Nov. 17th article Hit Print: Victory, System, [wherever], Cherry Bombe, Gratuitous Type, Howler, Cereal, Gather, Hello Mr., Cat People, The Travel Almanac, Synonym, Wax Magazine, Adult, Apology, and Wilder.


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Art Papers November/December 2013


The latest issue of Art Papers focuses on the theme of The Art Magazine (!) and is guest edited by Paper Monument editor Dushko Petrovich. This issue features articles by Gwen Allen (author of Artists’ Magazines: An Alternative Space for Art) who writes about Aspen Magazine and Pop-Up Magazine, David Senior (MoMA Library Bibliographer) who writes about three of the magazines featured in our MoMA exhibition Millennium Magazines (LTTR, Bulletins of the Serving Library, and Veneer), writer/critic Brian Droitcour on Yelp reviews, poet Jeremy Sigler, and publisher Primary Information who republish The Something Else Press Newsletter article “Distributing Books” by Dick Higgins. This is a really important issue, so make sure you read it!

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Adventure Club Quarterly Launch


Adventure Club Quarterly – Autumn Issue
published by CCOOLL

Release Party!
@ Little Paper Planes Shop (SF)
November 22, 2013

Refreshments and $5 Raffle Tickets
(Prizes will include framed photo prints)

Musical performance by Roberto Martinez

Autumn issue features the adventures of:
David Barclay
Nathanael Cho
Elizabeth Peterson
Amalia Sieber
Cortney Cassidy
Henry David Thoreau
Richard Gaston
Michael Wysong
Mona Varichon
Ryan Muglia
Stephen Lee
Ryan Patterson
Margherita Urbani
Zosia Popławska

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