Join us in celebrating the print culture community based in and around Bushwick with Bushwick Art Book & Zine Fair (BABZ Fair) taking place during the weekend of Bushwick Open Studios, (May 31 – June 2, 2013).
For the inaugural fair, Blonde Art Books invited artists, writers, independent publishers, and designers to present recent work in the form of artist and poetry books, periodicals, zines, and limited edition prints.
Hosted by Schema Projects, the entire ground floor of the storefront gallery as well as the outdoor garden, is open to the public for the duration of the fair. Book launches, readings, and other diverse programming will take place throughout the weekend (a complete schedule will be available shortly).
92 St. Nicholas Avenue (between Hart St & Suydam St.)
Brooklyn, NY 11237
Dekalb or Jefferson L Train
Friday May 31, 7-10pm
Saturday June 1, 2-7pm
Sunday June 2, 2-7pm
FRIDAY MAY 31 – Opening and Reception
|7:00PM||Sarah Butler will read from a previously unreleased collaboration between Jacques Lacan and Henry Miller.|
SATURDAY JUNE 1
|2:00PM||BF Bifocals presents: DRONE ACTIVITY — A soundspace inside which to read: a publication that’s also a score.|
|5:00PM||In acknowledgement of the release of the first volume of “Periodic” entitled “Certificate of Death”, Roots + Limbs will present “Before The Flood, or the Divining Rod”, performances by artists reflecting on rising waters.|
SUNDAY JUNE 2
|3:00PM||ATTN: Artists and Bibliophiles
Learn to construct an ancient nonadhesive binding that has modern appeal. Its exposed sewing is complemented by the variety of materials that can be used to make book covers. You will create your own blank book that can be used for drawing, writing, or just plain looking cool. Participants will also take home a small book with instruction to replicate the binding at home. Presented by Small Editions 3pm Sunday June 2nd. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
|5:00PM||Miniature Gardens book release of Plantlife/Oslo with photographs and text by Jessica Williams. Plantlife/Oslo is the third in a new series that chronicles the plant life of different cities. Previous releases include Plantlife/Tokyo (2011) and Plantlife/Mexico City (2012).|
RAY RAY BOOKS
Food I Corp Enterprise
Matthew C. Lange
Cait Oppermann & Yael Malka
Roots + Limbs
Images from the fair: