THE CLASSROOM makes its third trip to the west coast for LAABF16, after 7 years at NYABF. This curated series of conversations, workshops, readings and other artist-led programs is also an informal venue for artists, writers and publishers to feature new releases and present their publications, organized by David Senior of the Museum of Modern Art Library. Located in Gallery D.

 

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 11

 

7:00 pm
‘Heart of Darkness in the City of London’, by Fiona Banner

Fiona Banner introduces and screens her two short films Mistah Kurtz – He Not Dead (2014) and Phantom (2015) and discusses the related book, her new edition of Heart of Darkness co-published by her imprint The Vanity Press and Four Corners Books in 2015.

Printed Matter hosts a book signing with Banner immediately following the screening and discussion at booth C01.

 

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 12

 

1:00 – 2:00 pm
Hugh Steers: The Complete Paintings, with Visual AIDS

For the West Coast Book Launch of Hugh Steers: The Complete Paintings, Visual AIDS hosts a discussion with Nicola Goode and Hyun Mi Oh, close friends of Hugh Steers, moderated by Visual AIDS Programs Manager Alex Fialho, highlighting the range of Steers’ work as well personal anecdotes from his rich life. Unique among painters, Steers consciously brought AIDS, intimacy, and the body into the traditional vocabulary of painting. The new publication features over 600 full-color images of Steers’ paintings and is the first monograph focused on the career of American figurative painter Hugh Steers (1962-1995), whose life was cut short by AIDS at the age of 32. Presented by Visual Aids and Dancing Foxes Press.

 

2:00 – 3:00 pm
On Fire, by Jonathan Griffin

Artists’ studios have been burning down for centuries. In On Fire, Los Angeles-based author Jonathan Griffin asked ten contemporary artists how they recovered after their studios went up in flames. In the process, he gained surprising insights into their working methods, their relationship to their chosen profession, and their reasons for making art. This event features a reading by the author, an interview with Brendan Fowler, and conversation with the audience. Presented by Paper Monument.

 

3:00 – 4:00 pm
Hans Ulrich Obrist Hear Us, by Bill Burns

This program will include a brief reading from Bill Burns’ new memoir about longing, brown-nosing and the economy of art, Hans Ulrich Obrist Hear Us. The reading will be followed by a conversation between Mr. Burns and curator and writer Tyler Stallings. The conversation will speculate on toadyism and hagiography with particular reference to the artist, the curator, the collector, and the art museum. Published by YYZ BOOKS and presented by Art Metropole.

 

4:00 – 5:00 pm
Auto Body Collision, by Shannon Ebner

Artist Shannon Ebner joins curators Alex Klein and Tina Kulkielski and designer and writer Mark Owens to discuss her most recent publication, Auto Body Collision (Carnegie Museum of Art, Hillman Photography Initiative, 2015). Designed in close collaboration with the artist, the book includes more than 150 never-before-published photographs, as well as critical essays on related themes, from the typographic and the photographic to the circulatory and the network, as well as poetry and performance and their relationship to the collision of bodies and technologies, in terms both literal and conceptual.

 

5:00 – 6:00 pm
Sarah Rara reading Earth Breakup

Sarah Rara will deliver a performative reading of poems from her new book Earth Breakup, published by Hesse Press, layering voice and recordings that playfully re-synthesize and combine fragments culled from the text. Rara’s first collection of poems, Earth Breakup, is a vivid meditation on natural resources, human-built environments, and possible planetary outcomes, articulating present and future concern for continued existence. Presented by Hesse Press.

 

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 13

 

11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Chinese Art and Indie Culture on Paper with Song Min & Yan You (Jiazazhi Press), Lai Fei & Zhao Mengsha (LEAP Magazine), with curator Samantha Culp

In parallel with the global renaissance in indie publishing, China has seen its own rise of art publications as a vital site of production and discourse. Ranging from critical magazines to indie imprints, artist’s books to zines and comics, it’s a small but eclectic scene that reveals much about the current creative landscape of China, and the diverse contexts of art publishing worldwide. With guests from photography publisher Jiazazhi Press and China’s first bilingual art magazine LEAP, curator Samantha Culp will lead a conversation about this print ecosystem, its key voices and themes, and current evolution in the face of challenges digital and otherwise.

 

12:00 – 1:00 pm
Elephant Child by Camille Henrot

Camille Henrot presents her new book, Elephant Child (Inventory Press and Koenig Books, 2016). Originated during an Artist Research Fellowship at the Smithsonian Institution, which laid the groundwork for Henrot’s 2013 video Grosse Fatigue and the subsequent installation The Pale Fox (2014–15), Elephant Child represents the culmination of a long-term inquiry into the human effort to make the universe comprehensible. The book contains an original text by Henrot written with Clara Meister and Michael Connor, documentation, sketches, and research materials in a vivid, prismatic image of the realm of thought. Presented by Inventory Press.

 

1:00 – 2:00 pm
Imperial Courts 1993-2015, by Dana Lixenberg

In 1992, Dana Lixenberg travelled to South Central Los Angeles for a magazine story on the riots that erupted following the verdict in the Rodney King trial. What she encountered there inspired her to revisit the area, and led her to the community of the Imperial Courts housing project in Watts. Returning countless times over the following twenty-two years, Lixenberg gradually created a collaborative portrait of the changing face of this community with her 4×5 field camera. Over the years, some in the community were killed, while others disappeared or went to jail, and others, once children in early photographs, grew up and had children of their own. Imperial Courts constitutes a complex and evocative record of the passage of time in an underserved community. Lixenberg presents sound and video recordings that document responses from the community in regards to the work and publication; as well as some scenes from her three-channel video installation currently on view at Huis Marseille in Amsterdam. Presented by Roma Publications and Idea Books.

 

2:00 – 3:00 pm
FER YOUz : The L.A. Hardcore Archive, 1980-1985

Brian Tucker and Nikki Tucker, a.k.a. FER YOUz revisit the remarkable origins of their legendary Los Angeles hardcore punk culture research archives in Arnold Rubin’s African art history seminar at UCLA, where Nikki Tucker attended graduate school. Marla C. Berns, Director of the Fowler Museum at UCLA will shed light on Rubin’s influential field research in Nigeria and his interests in alternative cultural practices in postwar America, which provided important models for the Tuckers’ multi-faceted documentation of the Reagan-era hardcore scene in Southern California. Keith Morris, founding vocalist of Black Flag (also of Circle Jerks and Off!) will join the panel and to share his memories of the Tuckers’ extraordinary impact on the scene, particularly via the publication their early 1980s broadsheet photozine, FER YOUz. Presented by Arthur Fournier.

 

 

 

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 13 (cont’d)

 

3:00 – 4:00 pm
The Art of Movement Building: Black Lives Matter

#BlackLivesMatter was created in 2012 after Trayvon Martin’s murderer, George Zimmerman, was acquitted for his crime, and dead 17-year old Trayvon was post-humously placed on trial for his own murder. Rooted in the experiences of Black people in this country who actively resist our de-humanization, #BlackLivesMatter is a call to action and a response to the virulent anti-Black racism that permeates our society. The art of movement building will discuss the use of art and graphics in the Black Lives Matter movement. www.blacklivesmatter.com

 

4:00 – 5:00 pm
Photography is Magic, by Charlotte Cotton in conversation with John Houck, Phil Chang and Carter Mull

Artists Phil Chang, John Houck, Owen Kydd and Carter Mull join curator Charlotte Cotton in a discussion about contemporary photographic practices. Prompted by Cotton’s recent survey publication Photography is Magic, this discussion centers on the book’s proposal that we are in the midst of an artist-led moment in the story of photography-as-contemporary-art, and an especially open and hybridized field of practice. Presented by Aperture.

 

5:00 – 6:00 pm
Dark Pool Party, by Hannah Black

Join Berlin-based artist Hannah Black for a discussion and reading of her new book Dark Pool Party. Black’s work reassembles autobiographical fragments to think about the relationship between bodies, labor, and affect. Drawing on feminist, communist, and black radical theory she explores supermarkets, ambivalence, hot babes, departures, history, and violence with characteristic wit and precision. Presented by Dominica and Arcadia Missa in conjunction with the release of Dark Pool Party, available in booth I15.

 

6:00 – 7:00 pm
IMPROVISING SCULPTURE AS DELAYED FICTIONS: a performative reading by Felicia Atkinson for microphone , video projector and cassette player (2omn)

IMPROVISING SCULPTURE AS DELAYED FICTIONS is a statement disguised in a poetic novel, everybody is a foreigner, camping on some perishable and transitory spaces. The fiction allows the inner voices to become images and the drawings, paintings and sculptures shift slightly into speaking characters. Loops, distortions of the reality, imaginary meanings are playing together.The to-be-performed book becomes a proper and new territory as well as a visual score where art forms stand up and speak for themselves, where genres are shifting in a joyous revolution. Presented by Shelter Press.

 

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 14

 

11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Art Hearts Poetry, with Tracy Jeanne Rosenthal and Brandon Drew Holmes

Join Tracy Jeanne Rosenthal, Brandon Drew Holmes and guests in a discussion about contemporary art’s fraught relationship to poetry. Prompted by the launch of Rosenthal and Holmes’ two-person cassette publication, published by Practical Records, as well as Rosenthal’s recent essay for X-tra Contemporary Art Quarterly, “Let’s Take A Very Fucking Poetry Lesson,” this discussion will center on the motley role poetry plays in contemporary art: as advertising copy in press releases, as a mirror for art’s failures, as a parallel artistic practice, or even as a (fetishized?) escape. There will even be artists reading poetry.

 

12:00 – 1:00 pm
The Dynamic Library: Organizing Knowledge at the Sitterwerk- Precedents and Possibilities.

At the Sitterwerk in St. Gallen, Switzerland, an unusual system that relies on RFID technology was developed to turn an idiosyncratic collection of art books into a publicly accessible library. For this event, David Evans Frantz (Curator, ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives at the USC Libraries ), Kylie Gilchrist (Coordinator, A.R.T.’s D.U.C. Program), Hailey Loman (Director, LACA) and Rosten Woo (Haystacks, Harvard Library ) will discuss the collections that they manage, how they organize them, and how they make them accessible. The discussion will explore the challenges and pleasures they’ve encountered, as well as the role played by digital technology. Presented by Soberscove Press.

 

1:00 – 2:00 pm
Nicola Tyson in Conversation with Herself

To complement her newest artist book, Nicola Tyson: Works on Paper, the artist will perform “Nicola Tyson in conversation with Nicola Tyson.” Similar in tone and spirit to Nicola’s 2013 publication Dead Letter Men (Sadie Coles, HQ & Petzel), Nicola’s interview with herself is a humorous not-to-be-missed examination of the artist’s influences, the renewed interest in feminism (“feminism lite”), the difference between frock and fuck. A Q & A and book signing will follow the performance. Presented by Petzel Publications.

 

2:00 – 3:00 pm
Can Zines Predict & Change the Future? with Ewa Wojciak, NO Magazine (Yes Press) &
V. Vale, Search & Destroy (RE/Search)

The historical publications NO Magazine (Los Angeles) and Search & Destroy (San Francisco) join in conversation. These 1970’s groundbreaking zines questioned and pushed the limits of popular culture as they encouraged readers to do something other than just consume. Publishing was not guided by sales and distribution. Alternative aesthetics and final content were often generated by play or chance. Risking finances to publish against impossible odds: Why did they do it? Why do they do it now?

 

3:00 – 4:00 pm
MaMA Cubicle, by Zanna Gilbert

“This past summer, New York’s Museum of Modern Art hosted a series of exhibitions aimed at a select audience. The shows weren’t listed on MoMA’s website, and the vast majority of museum visitors and employees were unaware of the programming. The curator, Zanna Gilbert, limited the audience for her presentations to a specific group nursing mothers on MoMA’s payroll. Located on the sixth floor of the museum’s office building, the venue was a modest 36 square-foot room, a former utility closet that the museum has repurposed and set aside for lactating mothers to use while pumping breast milk. Titled ‘MaMA Cubicle,’ the series wasn’t part of Gilbert’s official responsibilities….Instead, it was an exercise in rogue curating…” (Allison Weisberg, “Productive Space,” Art in America, November 2015.) In celebration of the MaMA Cubicle publication, Gilbert will talk about the project and introduce Miniature Garden’s manual for installing art exhibitions in lactation rooms everywhere. The manual includes a ready-to-hang exhibition, essays by contributors and a publication detailing the shows. Presented by Miniature Garden.

 

4:00 – 5:00 pm
The Magic Circle, Jan Tumlir in Conversation with Kevin Hanley

Tumlir’s new book charts a pathway of historical analysis and speculative association outward from The Beatles’ “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band,” a record released in 1967 once the band had definitively renounced touring. This limit-condition is crucial to the emergence of the concept album, and more generally of art-rock. “The Magic Circle” concerns the passage of the album form into a self-reflexive aesthetic work, but one that remains an openly commercial product and never severs its ties to the social facts. On the occasion of this book release, Tumlir will be joined by artist and pop-connoisseur Kevin Hanley to discuss the legacy of The Beatles brass band avatars as a segue between the cultures of industrialism and the information age. Presented by Onomatopee.

 

5:00 – 6:00 pm
Spiralogues, by Travis Diehl

How does one reach the Spiral Jetty? Vehicles, cattle guards, vehicle problems, maps and directions, finding and not-finding, the surrounding landscape. On the occasion of the reprinting of his essay Spiralogues on Golden Spike Press, Travis Diehl surveys the tropes of the travelogues that form a tradition of Jetty pilgrimage. The talk investigates what it is about this artwork that prompts not only travel, but literary accounts of this travel, examining versions of journeys by artists James Benning and Tacita Dean; Artforum’s Philip Leider and Nico Israel; as well as Robert Smithson himself. The presentation concludes with a selection from Spiralogues, incorporating an account of Diehl’s own trip to the site in 2008. Presented by Golden Spike.

 



SPECIAL PROGRAMMING in the Theatre (Gallery V)
at the Geffen Contemporary at MOCA

 

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 12

 

Admission is free for all sessions, but space is limited.
General admission is first-come-first-seated.

 

1:00 – 1:45 pm
Libros Mutantes

Atlas: Self-Publishing in Spain
Silvia Bianchi, Mónica Carroquino, Ricardo Juárez, Carlos Primo
Part of Atlas: Spain Focus.

 

2:00 – 2:45pm
Showcase

A 60 minute audiovisual showcase hosted by Libros Mutantes featuring Bandiz Studio, Belleza Infinita, Dalpine, Kitschic, Terranova & TUNICA. Part of Atlas: Spain Focus.

 
 

 
3:00 – 4:45 pm
Frieze magazine presents: Claire Evans and Martine Syms in Conversation

In this conversation hosted by Frieze Magazine, LA-based writers and artists Martine Syms and Claire Evans will discuss multidisciplinary practices, the future of independent publishing, net art, and the critical possibilities of science fiction.

 

5:00 – 6:00 pm
Billy Miller in conversation with William E. Jones

Printed Matter and S.T.H. Editions host a discussion-presentation with William E. Jones on the subject of cult writer Boyd McDonald, and Jones’ recent reissue of McDonald’s CRUISING THE MOVIES and upcoming McDonald biography – with artist-writer William E. Jones and Straight To Hell chapbook editor Billy Miller.

 
 
Funding for LAABF Special Programming is supported by a generous donation from ABE Books.



CABC – CONTEMPORARY ARTISTS’ BOOK CONFERENCE:
 
A dynamic, two-day program focused on emerging practices and debates within art-book culture. The Conference is organized by the CABC Committee, a national group of art library professionals. Events will take place in the Theatre (Gallery V), located in the rear of the Geffen Contemporary at MOCA’s Building 4.
 
This year’s conference features a keynote address by Experimental Jetset: the small, independent, Amsterdam-based graphic design studio, founded in 1997 by (and still consisting of) Marieke Stolk, Erwin Brinkers and Danny van den Dungen. Focusing on printed matter and site-specific installations, EJS will discuss their practice of “turning language into objects” and the influence of graphic design on artists’ books.
 
Funding for the Conference is supported by generous donations from Blum & Poe, David Kordansky Gallery, and Gagosian Gallery.
 
Admission is free for all sessions, but space is limited. General admission is first-come-first-seated.

 

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 13

 

12:00 – 1:30 pm
Immaterials and Proposals

A collaborative reading of artworks that exist in description only. Presented by Project X and X-TRA, a group of artists and writers will select and present other artist’s written outlines, descriptions and proposals for art and exhibitions that are never intended to be or never will be realized in other forms. Followed by a panel discussion.

 

2:00 – 4:00 pm
Artists’ Books at 33 RPM

Artists have long incorporated the vinyl record into their respective practices; the medium is at once familiar, tangible, listenable, and easy to reproduce in multiple. This panel of contemporary artists, musicians, and publishers will discuss the history of the record in art and how the vinyl edition informs their work.
 

 

 
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 13 (cont’d)

 

5:00 – 7:00 pm
Keynote Speaker: Experimental Jetset

Amsterdam-based graphic design studio Experimental Jetset will deliver this year’s keynote address. The work of EJS has been featured in group exhibitions such as Graphic Design: Now in Production (Walker Art Center, 2011) and Ecstatic Alphabets / Heaps of Language (MoMA, 2012); in 2007, a large selection of work by Experimental Jetset was acquired by the Museum of Modern Art in New York, for inclusion in the permanent collection. In 2013, the Whitney Museum of Modern Art launched a graphic identity developed by Experimental Jetset. Moderated by writer and designer Mark Owens.

 

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 14

 

12:00 – 2:00 pm
Sexually Explicit Art and Artists’ Books

Books are a natural home for sexually explicit material, handheld and intimate, with room for the unexpected. A panel of artists and publishers will present their book and publication work dealing with sex and sexuality, followed by a discussion.

 

3:00 – 5:00 pm
Contemporary Art and the Occult

A panel of practicing contemporary artists discuss their work relating to alchemy, astrology, chaos magic, Gnosticism, shamanism, and occultism at large; manifested and documented in the printed form. Panelists include: Kathryn Garcia, Frank Haines, Lazaros, Micki Pellerano, and Penny Slinger.

 

 



COURTYARD STAGE
located outside the Geffen Contemporary (A)

 

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 11
Programmed by Printed Matter Inc.
7:00 pm MOON UTERUS
Mel Shimkovitz aka DJ Macho Mel
Devendra Banhart aka DJ Devvy Downer
Amy von Harrington aka DJ penisgraffitiblacktooth
With special guest Cody Critcheloe (Ssion)
 
8:00 pm CHRISTEENE

 

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 12
Programmed by Printed Matter Inc.
1:00 Infinite Body
1:45 R.R. Barbadas
2:30 Jerry Paper
3:15 White Rainbow
4:00 Dent May (solo)
4:45 Ana Caravelle
5:30 Geneva Jacuzzi
 

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 13
Programmed by KCHUNG Radio
12:00 Divided Daughters
1:00 Julius Smack
2:00 Desidia
3:00 Prissy Whip
4:00 So Many Wizards
5:00 Jenifer Moon & Laub
6:00 Sam Rowell
 

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 14
Programmed by Kill Your Idols
1:00 L.A. Witch
2:00 Nani
3:00 Odwalla 88
4:00 Body / Head
5:00 Deap Vally
w/ Dj’s Tim Biscup and Bryan Ray Turcotte

 



EXHIBITIONS
 
The LA Art Book Fair is pleased to host a variety of exhibitions at this year’s event.
 
Alden Projects™ presents The Bus Is Back: Mason Williams in Los Angeles, a special exhibition exploring the far-flung legacy of artist, musician, writer, producer, and screenwriter Mason Williams during his years in Los Angeles in the 1960s. Highlights include Bus (1967), the artist’s legendary but rarely seen icon of California Conceptualism: a 37 foot long screen print of a Greyhound bus, originally exhibited at the Pasadena Museum of Art in 1967 and The Museum of Modern Art, New York, the following year. Accompanied by copious archival documentation, this exhibition also unpacks other off-the-beaten track vehicles by Mason Williams that were similarly destined for unconventional spaces, including billboards, advertisements, and an array of artist’s publications that were more numerous than the better known counterparts by his sometimes collaborator, sometimes roommate, and lifetime friend, Ed Ruscha. This exhibition is supported by Art Los Angeles Contemporary, Printed Matter, Inc., and Alden Projects™.

 

Arthur Fournier is proud to present FER YOUz : The L.A. Hardcore Archive, 1980-1985, a landmark survey of the punk youth culture explosion in Regan-era Southern California, as viewed through the lens of Brian Tucker and Nikki Tucker’s precise and profoundly intimate documentation of the scene. Drawing on methodologies learned from art historian Arnold Rubin’s seminars on tribal art at UCLA, the Tuckers established a monumental collection of hardcore punk manuscripts, printed documents, artworks, sound recordings, textiles, and a massive Kodachrome slide archive featuring more 8000 unique images. For the first time ever, all sixteen color maquettes for the duo’s punk photozine, FER YOUz, will be on display alongside a selection of objects, images, and texts drawn from their private collections. Made possible in part through a generous donation by Brett Gurewitz and family, the exhibition coincides with Fournier’s publication of a limited-release portfolio reproducing 100 of the Tuckers’ rare archival photographs, as well as a Classroom session with Marla C. Berns, Director of the Fowler Museum at UCLA, and special guests from the Los Angeles underground music community, including Keith Morris, founding vocalist for Black Flag

 

Onestar press and OSMOS will feature a curated project of books and editions with artists. The special project for LAABF16 is conceived within the framework of Richard Bell’s EMBASSY (2013 – 2016), a sculpture and platform reimagined to pay homage to the Aboriginal Tent Embassy protest first assembled by activists in 1972 on the lawn of Australia’s Parliament House, where it continues to this day.
 

 

 
EXHIBITOR PROJECT SPACES
 
303inprint releases Richard Prince‘s record Loud Song, a signed limited vinyl edition with folded poster and cover art by Kim Gordon. Sleeve Paintings by Richard Prince and original record cover art by Kim Gordon. “Loud Song was self-recorded in 1985 in Venice California. My band at the time, “Him,” played once in 1980 at Jenny Holzer’s loft at one of her “band parties.” By the time I had recorded “Loud Song” in 1985 I had reduced the members of Him to one. By 1986 I reduced the only remaining member to no one.” – Richard Prince
 
Gagosian Gallery presents: Design Office — Kim Gordon in collaboration with Feeding Tube Records; “Living on the Edge of Obscurity.” Feeding Tube Records, which once moved off the main drag in Florence, Massachusetts due to too many people knowing its location, is iconic in its resistance to the status quo—it is a petri dish for the inversion of pop culture pathology. In a celebration of the righteously avant-garde, Kim Gordon and Feeding Tube Records are sponging the essence of the seminal shop and wringing it out over the Gagosian Gallery booth. In addition to a vinyl listening station, limited edition records, and print ephemera created specifically for the fair, the space will include top-shelf items curated from Feeding Tube’s own inventory by the most discerning ears and eyes.
 
David Zwirner Books is pleased to participate in the fourth edition of Printed Matter’s LA Art Book Fair 2016, marking its first time exhibiting at the fair. The special presentation will focus on quintessential Los Angeles artist Jason Rhoades (1965–2006). Highlights will include the newly released catalogue Jason Rhoades: PeaRoeFoam, a special fair exclusive reissue of the extremely rare artist book Jason Rhoades: Xerox Book, and a selection of Rhoades’s editioned work. Also featured will be a wide range of new and recent publications by Michaël Borremans, Marcel Dzama, Yayoi Kusama, Oscar Murillo, and Raymond Pettibon.
 
Harper’s Books will present new drawings by Harmony Korine.
 
From the Archive of Unknown Poetry and the gallery of Marc Selwyn Fine Art, comes a new edition of Allen Ruppersberg’s EL SEGUNDO RECORD CLUB! A selection of small treasures brought to new life from an archive of recorded American artifacts spanning multiple decades of the 20th Century. Another example of who remembers what.
 
Additional project rooms at this year’s LAABF will be presented by KARMA and Werkplaats Typografie.



ATLAS: SPAIN FOCUS
 
Curated by Libros Mutantes & La Casa Encendida.
Supported by Acción Cultural Española A/CE. Located in Gallery H.
 
Featuring:
Bandiz Studio
Belleza Infinita
Dalpine
Kitschic
Libros Mutantes
Terranova
TUNICA
 
 
Programming Sessions in the Theatre (Gallery V)
 
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 12
 
1:00 – 1:45 pm
Libros Mutantes

Atlas: Self-Publishing in Spain
Silvia Bianchi, Mónica Carroquino, Ricardo Juárez, Carlos Primo
 
2:00 – 2:45pm
Showcase

A 60 minute audiovisual showcase hosted by Libros Mutantes featuring Bandiz Studio, Belleza Infinita, Dalpine, Kitschic, Terranova & TUNICA. Part of Atlas: Spain Focus.
 
OFFSITE EVENT SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 13
 
LAABF After Hours @ The ACE Hotel DTLA
8.30 pm – 1.30 am LAABF After Hours hosted by Libros Mutantes and TUNICA – Special guest MA Nguzu
The ACE Hotel Rooftop, 929 South Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90015
 


FOCUS: PHOTOGRAPHY
A curated cross-section of photo-based books and magazines.
 
Akio Nagasawa
Aperture Foundation
Archive of Modern Conflict
Bemojake
Capricious
Ditto Press
DoPe Press
Edition Patrick Frey
Études Books
Everything Is Collective
Hartford Art School MFA Photography
Hesse Press
Horses Think Press
The Ice Plant
Jason Jaworski
Jiazazhi
Kodoji Press
Komiyama Tokyo
Little Big Man Books
Livraison
 
 
 
 
 
MACK
Mirro Editions
Mörel
MOSSS
OODEE
Remote Photobooks (New Zealand)
RVB Books
S_U_N_
Snöar Press
Spheres Publication
SSK Press
Stephen Gill
SUPER LABO
TIS books
Trolley Books
VUU
Waltz Books
white-press
X MAGAZINE & EINSTEIN STUDIO
 


XE(ROX) & PAPER + SCISSORS
A lively selection of international artists and zinesters that represent independent publishing at its most innovative and affordable, in the Geffen Contemporary building 4. A super-sized subsection of the LA Art Book Fair; (XE)ROX & PAPER + SCISSORS takes over the Geffen annex with more than 100 international artists, zinesters, and small presses, offering a survey of independent publishing at its most innovative and affordable.
 
8 Ball Zines
88Books
A Love Token
Aaron Krach
Adam Villacin
Aidan Koch
Alexander Iezzi
Alicia’s Klassic Kool Shoppe
Andrew Jeffrey Wright
antoine lefebvre editions
Applesauce Industries
Art Baby Girl
Ashley Hohman
Bad Day
Bad Seed Collective
Basement
Basic Editions
Blackberrys Press
BlisterZine
blubirdchonskyandryan
Bonethrower
Christopher Kardambikis
Cody DeFranco
Colour Code
Colpa
Cometees
Commune
CPD
Dale Wittig
Dale Zine Miami Fl
Darin Klein & Friends
DDOOGG
Deadbeat Club
Dirty Looks
Drippy Bone Books
DROUGHT COLLECTIVE
Emma Kohlmann
Endless Editions
Everlasting Secret Family
FIST
FL3X PL3X 2K16
For The Common Good
Frenemies 4: Escape from L.A.
Gente Secreta
Girls Like Us
Golden Spike Press
Goodbye Ranch
Hamburger Eyes
HEINZFELLER NILEISIST
HIDEMASA MIYAKE
Ho Tam
Issue Press
Jennifer Calandra
Jezenia Romero
KILLER ACID
Kingsboro Press
KIOSK
Knuckles & Notch
Kyle Quinn
La Chamba Press
Ladybug House
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lainey Waugh
LAND AND SEA
Late Cuts
LAZY MOM
Leisure Labor
LENA SHOCKLEY
The Library Store On Wheels
Loophole
Louis M Schmidt
Martine Workman
MASSIVE GOODS
Matt Borruso
MATT CRABE
MATTE Magazine
Melinda Melmoth
Miniature Garden
Mixed Greens
Modern Women
mooreartpress209
Mouthfeel Magazine
Nathaniel Matthews
Nathaniel Russell
New Territories & Friends
No Coast Editions & Books
NOAH LYON
Original Plumbing
OVER THE EDGE
Packet Biweekly
Pau Wau Publications
Pegacorn Press
Perish Publishing
Phil Woollam
pruno
Rand Paul
RATSTAR
RE/Search Publications
RETARD RIOT
Rich Jacobs
ROCK BOTTOM
Rural Ranga
Sean Maung
Secret Headquarters
Sergej Vutuc
Shana Sadeghi-Ray
Slow Editions
STH Editions
SUB-AGE.
sweaterqueens
Tamara Santibañez
Tan & Loose Press
Tiny Splendor
Totally Stoked on You
Trollkrem
Valley Cruise Press
Visible Publications
Wacky Wacko
Wild Life Press
WIZARD SKULL
WSSF
Yes Press
YORUKO BANZAI

 

FRIENDLY FIRE
Artists and Activists converge in a selection where the political meets the personal, curated by Printed Matter’s Max Schumann.

 

Black Lives Matter
Guerrilla Girls
Half Letter Press
High Desert Test Sites
Justseeds
Llano Del Rio Collective
ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives at the USC Libraries
Seite
Temporary Services
Visual AIDS
Women’s Center for Creative Work

 
 



BOOK SIGNINGS AND LAUNCHES
 
All book signings will be held at the tables of each individual exhibitor, unless otherwise noted.

 

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 11

 
All Day, B07
Michael Manning – 100 paintings. Presented by CURA.
 
All Day, B07
Emanuel Rohss – Location Scout. Presented by CURA.
 
All Day, X43
Frenemies 4: Escape from L.A- Artist Matthew Scott Gualco launches “ART BAE”, “NO REGERTS” and “DOWN WITH” pins for just $3.00! That’s practically free in this day and age.
 
All Day, X61
Launch of House Plant Music by Xiu Xiu, a cassette tape and booklet for you and your plant friends. Presented by Miniature Garden.
 
All Day, X61
Launch of Zanna Gilbert’s MoMA Cubicle project. Presented by Miniature Garden.
 
All Day, Y07
John Hanning I SURVIVED AIDS poster signing. Presented by Visual AIDS.
 
6:00 pm, X26
Bleach Polaroid 3 Zine Release from Desilu Munoz and Stephanie Segura. Presented by Applesauce Industries.
 
8:00 pm, C01
Signing of Heart of Darkness by Fiona Banner. Presented by Printed Matter, Inc.
 
8:00 pm, T03
Book signing of Villa La Rêve by Brad Elterman. Presented by Bywater Bros.
 
8:00 pm, X21
Signing of publications and ephemera by CHRISTEENE. Presented by HEINZFELLER NILEISIST.
 
8:00 pm, X26
Limited Edition Tote Bag by Sifry Borrayo & Adam Villacin. Presented by Applesauce Industries.
 
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 12
 
All Day, U
Book launch and signing of FER YOUz : The L.A. Hardcore Portfolio, 1981-1984 presented by Arthur Fournier.
 
All Day, X43
Frenemies 4: Escape from L.A- Artist Matthew Scott Gualco drops his “ART BAE” totes for all you LAABF peeps. Buy my totes!
 
1:00 pm, E33
Launch of Thinking of You by Jason Jaworski. Presented by SSK Press.
 
1:00 pm, T09
Signing with Experimental Jetset. Presented by Roma.
 
1:00 pm, Y07
Hugh Steers: The Complete Paintings LA book launch. Presented by Visual AIDS.
 
2:30 pm, T09
Signing of IMPERIAL COURTS 1993-2015 by Dana Lixenberg. Presented by Roma.
 
3:00 pm, X26
Film Friday 3 Zine Release and signing by Paul Carrillo. Presented by Applesauce Industries.
 
3:00 pm, Z10
THOUGHTS RELEASE: NEW ONE PAGE ZINE series including Jesse Spears, Elijah Funk, Brendan Fowler, Nina Hartmann, Esra Padgett, Vinnie Smith, Jennifer Shear, Matt Bellosi and Sonya Sombreuil. Presented by OVER THE EDGE.
 
4:00, T07
Signing of What’s New by Jonathon Horneado. Presented by Art Catalogues (LACMA).
 
5:00 pm, E02
Signing with GX Jupitter-Larsen. Presented by Hesse Press.
 
5:00 pm, I34
Signing of Tragovi by Sergej Vutuc. Presented by Gloria Glitzer.
 
5:00 pm, P09
Launch of Bill Burns, Hans Ulrich Obrist Hear Us, Published by YYZ and Black Dog, 2016. Presented by Art Metropole.
 
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 13
 
All Day, X43
Frenemies 4: Escape from L.A- Artist Matthew Scott Gualco launches his screenprint poster RIP YOU in edition of 100. Because we all going to die someday.
 
12:00 pm, E33
Signing with Jason Jaworski. Presented by SSK Press.
 
12:00 pm, P05
Signing of THE THING Quarterly issue and limited edition project with Ricky Swallow. Presented by THE THING Quarterly.
 
12:00 pm, T09
Signing with Experimental Jetset. Presented by Roma.
 
12:00 pm, X26
Just The Hits 2 Release and signing by Joe Goblyn and the Mighty Shippo. Presented by Applesauce Industries.
 
1:00 pm, C01
Signing and launch of Jason Polan’s new book Every Person in New York. Jason will be personalizing each book sold and inserting a special bootleg zine titled People I like in LA, Taco Bell refreshments will be served. Presented by Printed Matter, Inc.
 

 
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 13 (cont’d)
 
1:00 pm, E02
Signing with Zoe Crosher. Presented by Hesse Press.
 
1:00 pm, F12
Signing of Rethink / Re-entry (Thames & Hudson) with Derek Boshier. Presented by Night Gallery.
 
1:00 pm. I36
Launch and signing of New Scandinavian Photography. Presented by Cornerkiosk / HEAVY Books.
 
2:00, E15
Signing with Ed Templeton. Presented by SUPER LABO.
 
2:00 pm, S03
Limited Edition Print Release with artist Julian Hoeber. Presented by Blum & Poe.
 
2:00 pm, S07
Launch and signing with Alec Soth. Presented by Fraenkel Gallery.
 
2:00, T07
Signing of The Search for the Perfect by David Festa. Presented by Art Catalogues (LACMA).
 
3:00 pm, E03
Launch of Between Colder Bones. Presented by Snöar Press.
 
3:00 pm, E16
Signing of My Blank Pages by Michael Schmelling. Presented by The Ice Plant.
 
3:00 pm, E20
Launch of Études Books N°15, Throughout the Universe in Perpetuity, by Daniel Everett. Presented by Études Books.
 
3:00 pm, E25
Launch and signing of Afterglow by Jaclyn Wright. Presented by Everything Is Collective.
 
3:00 pm, F05
Launch and signing of OR by Matt Keegan. Presented by Inventory Press.
 
3:00 pm, F09
Launch and signing of Tessex? by Earl Gravy, Bobby Scheidemann, Analicia Sotelo and Thomas Whittle. Presented by Image Text Ithaca.
 
3:00 pm, I10
Signing of Studies with Geoff McFettridge. Presented by Family Books.
 
3:00 pm, I18
Launch and signing of BORA BORA BORA by Daniel Feinberg. Presented by EXILE Books.
 
3:00 pm, I28
Signing of Soft Places by Harold Ancart. Presented by Triangle Books.
 
3:00 pm, P08
Signing of Religious Symbols / London Garden Birds / Numbers / Sexual Predators / Political Symbols and earlier publications by London based artist Jonathan Ellery. Presented by Browns Editions.
 
3:00 pm, X17
Signing of Collage Number Three by Todd Hido. Presented by Deadbeat Club.
 
3:00 pm, X70
Turbo Vanish by NASTYNASTY©. Presented by BlisterZine.
 
4:00, H07
Book Launch: Atlas — Focus:Spain. A compilation of the most cutting edge editors and publications from Spain brought to you by Libros Mutantes.
 
4:00, F05
Launch and signing of ON FIRE by Jonathan Griffin. Presented by Paper Monument.
 
4:00, T07
Launch and signing of WASTED WORDS and DUST BUNNIES by Dave Hickey with book editor Julia Friedman. Presented by Art Catalogues (LACMA).
 
5:00 pm, E05
Signing of Recruit by Tomoko Sawada. Presented by RVB Books.
 
5:00 pm, F09
Launch and signing of Fire In Cairo by Matthew Connors. Presented by Image Text Ithaca.
 
5:00, H04
Launch of a Flip Book Collection by León Muñoz Santini, Téo Patella, Ana Luiza Fonseca and Eduardo Arias. Presented by Kitschic Ediciones.
 
5:00 pm, I34
Launch of Tell a Rock to Relax. Presented by nos:books and Gloria Glitzer.
 
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 14
 
All Day, X43
Frenemies 4: Escape from L.A- Artist Matthew Scott Gualco relaunches his screenprint ART BAE poster, hats and shirts for all the Baes in L.A.
 
12:00 pm, T09
Signing with Experimental Jetset. Presented by Roma.
 
12:00 pm, X26
Limited Edition Print Release from Sifry Borrayo & Benjie Escobar. Presented by Applesauce Industries.
 
1:00 pm, F05 Launch and signing of Figures in Air: Essays Toward A Philosophy of Audio by Micah Silver. Presented by Inventory Press.
 
2:00 pm, F16
CHRIS JOHANSON and ERICK LYLE will be signing copies of STREETOPIA, edited by ERICK LYLE with work by REBECCA SOLNIT, CHRIS KRAUS, SARAH SCHULMAN, CHRIS JOHANSON and more. Presented by BOOKLYN.
 
2:00pm, G08
Signing of Babes a collection of naughty Girls by Natalie Krim. Presented by PAPER WORK NYC.
 
2:00 pm, I18
Launch and signing of Orange Oratory by Amanda Keeley. Presented by EXILE Books.
 
2:00 pm, S01
Launch and signing with Nicola Tyson for her new book Nicola Tyson Works on Paper. Presented by Petzel.
 
2:00 pm, W15
Launch of Colour a Lover Activity Book. Presented by Rural Ranga.
 
2:00 pm, Z09
VALENTINE’S DAY ZINE RELEASE by EMMA KOHLMANN AND SONYA SOMBREUIL. Presented by Emma Kohlmann and COME TEES.
 
3:00 pm, E28
Signing with Toby Mott. Presented by Ditto Press.
 
3:00 pm, X21
Signing of Isolation Party: Photographs from Olympia, Washington 1993-1995 by Reuben Lorch-Miller. Presented by HEINZFELLER NILEISIST.
 

 



OFFSITE

 

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 11
 
LAABF After Hours @ The ACE Hotel DTLA
8.30 pm – 1.30 am LAABF After Hours hosted by 8-Ball Radio, featuring DJ sets + projections by 8-Ball TV. The ACE Hotel Rooftop, 929 South Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90015

 

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 12
 
Release of Stroke Vol. 3 and screening of Hermit by David Bayus at Vacancy
Colpa presents an exhibition of new work by David Bayus at Vacancy (vacancyla.com). The world premiere of his new film Hermit, as well as the release of Stroke Vol. 3, will be held at the gallery on Saturday, February 13th from 8 to 10pm, located at 2524 1/2 James Wood Blvd.

 

Linguaviagem: A Poesia Concreta Dialogue at Actual Size Los Angeles
An exhibition highlighting printed matter and manuscripts of Brazilian Poesia Concreta beside European Concrete Poetry/ Konkrete Poesie. Including works by Augusto de Campos and the Noigandres group, Wlademir Dias-Pino and the poema processo group, Eugen Gomringer, Ian Hamilton Finlay, Ken Cox, Dom Sylvester Houedard and Jiri Valoch. This exhibition emphasizes the core role of the founders of Brazilian Poesia Concreta, re-examined within this international movement.
 
The exhibition held at Actual Size Los Angeles is co-curated by William Allen, a specialist in Concrete Poetry since 1988, and Ann Harezlak.
 
Actual Size Los Angeles | 741 New High St, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Open by appointment from January 23 – February 18, 2016
Open during LAABF 12pm – 5pm, February 12 – 14, 2016

 

EVERYTHING MUST GO
Feb 13 – May 30
Circus of Books
4001 Sunset Blvd, Silverlake, CA 90029 • 8230 Santa Monica Blvd West Hollywood, CA 90046
 
An Exhibition, Sale, and Celebration of Circus of Books
 

Since the early 1960s Circus of Books has been a veritable institution, and for over 30 years the stores in West Hollywood and Silverlake have been LA’s prime retailer of independent zines, smutty magazines and adult novelty and smoke accessories, as well as a place to cruise and buy whatever obscure product you might crave at 1 am.

But now the internet has brought changes that have impacted many business and particularly adult bookstores.

Before the Silverlake location shutters its doors in the coming months, an exhibition is being mounted to celebrate this last great holdout of grit and counterculture.

Billy Miller, curator and publisher of the long-running Straight to Hell erotic chapbook series, together with the owner’s daughter, artist Rachel Mason, are organizing an in-store art exhibition spanning both store locations, and a series of art events at the Silverlake store in the coming months which will showcase the work of a growing roster of international artists/musicians/designers/performers.

 

ForYourArt and Goodreads in conjunction with Printed Matter, Inc.’s LA Art Book Fair 2016, present EVERBOOKS: Artists and Writers Read from Their Favorite Books.

EVERBOOKS will feature short readings by artists and writers from books they believe will inspire the artist in everyone, participants include:

Eleanor Antin, Lisa Anne Auerbach, John Baldessari, Meg Cranston, Janet Fitch, Alex Israel, William E. Jones, Miranda July, Adam Linder, Joseph Mosconi, Kori Newkirk, Vanessa Place, Ana Prvački, Aram Saroyan, Barbara T. Smith, Jesse Stecklow, Mungo Thomson, and Mary Weatherford, moderated by Hans Ulrich Obrist.

For the project, artists and writers were asked to create handwritten lists of books they consider influential and timeless. A broadsheet of their lists will be available for free at the event and published on Goodreads. Books by the participants will be available for sale at the event by Artbook / D.A.P.

The event is free for ForYourArt and Goodreads readers.
Use ticket code “ForYourArt” when checking out.

Head to Grand Central Market for dinner before, or pick-up food to enjoy during the event, open until 9pm.

@foryourart @goodreads @huobrist @printed_matter
#EVERBOOKS #LAABF16

 

 
OFFSITE
 
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 12 (cont’d)
 

LAABF After Hours @ The ACE Hotel DTLA
8.30 pm – 1.30 am LAABF After Hours hosted by THE THING QUARTERLY – to celebrate the launch of Ricky Swallow’s issue 29 Special guest DJ Dave Muller.
The ACE Hotel Rooftop, 929 South Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90015
 
Dirty Looks presents: Jean Paul Goude, A One Man Show, video, 45min., 1982
8:00 pm, The Standard Hotel, Downtown LA, 550 S Flower St. Los Angeles CA 90071
Dirty Looks celebrates the launch of our inaugural publication Dirty Looks Vol. 1 at The Standard Hotel Downtown with a screening of A One Man Show, Grace Jones’s remarkable concert video, in conjunction with Printed Matter’s Los Angeles Art Book Fair. In 1982, Jones collaborated with photographer Jean-Paul Goude, translating their iconic and trailblazing album artwork for the new, home video format.
 
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 13
 
Reception for THE NEWSSTAND BOOK at Alldayeveryday
8 Ball Zines + Alldayeveryday, designed by Pau Wau, published by Rizzoli
From 9:00 pm, at Alldayeveryday, 2028 East 7th St., Los Angeles, CA, 90021.
 
LAABF After Hours @ The ACE Hotel DTLA
8.30 pm – 1.30 am LAABF After Hours hosted by Libros Mutantes and TUNICA – Special guest MA Nguzu
The ACE Hotel Rooftop, 929 South Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90015
 
LA Art Book Fair Afterparty
presented by Printed Matter, HOW MANY VIRGINS? & Berserktown
 
Featuring
Honey Soundsystem
N•A•A•F•I•
Special Performance from D∆WN
HAM on Everything
Jock Club
Cooper Saver
 
At Resident
428 S Hewitt St
Los Angeles, CA 90013
$18 advance / $25 day of show
7pm – 2am / 21+
 
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 14
 
LAABF After Hours @ The ACE Hotel DTLA
8.30 pm – 1.30 am LAABF After Hours, Mouthfeel Magazine Presents: Heavy Hearts, featuring Dante Fried Chicken and DJ sets by Jonny Pierce (The Drums) John Roberts (AKA Linda Belcher), DJ Gant Johnson (Cock & Soul, DEEP CLUB).
The ACE Hotel Rooftop, 929 South Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90015