The third annual BLONDE ART BOOKS BABZ FAIR will feature new and recent publications by over 30 invited independent publishers, and individual artists and writers working in and around New York.
Book launches, readings, and other diverse programming will take place throughout the weekend.
As a new feature of the BABZ FAIR – we have invited Maia Asshaq of DittoDitto to present a curated selection of independent publications by artists and writers living in Detroit.
FAIR DATES & TIMES:
July 10-12, 2015
Preview and Reception: Friday 7 – 10pm
Hours: Saturday and Sunday 1 – 7pm
260 Johnson Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11206
Montrose L Train
Pau Wau Publications
Publication Studio Hudson
Stranger Than Bushwick
Ugly Duckling Presse
FRIDAY JULY 10
7–10PM Opening Reception
SATURDAY JULY 11
Simple Bookbinding for Artists
Small Editions will present a series of simple bookbinding and layout techniques for producing basic artist book editions. Participants will learn how to do a single and double signature pamphlet stitch, a one page book, and learn layout techniques for printing books at home.
|3:00PM||Birds, LLC presents poetry, performance, music & magic from Eric Amling, Ana Božičević, Niina Pollari, Tommy Pico, Guy Pettit, & Dia Felix|
|4:00PM||NOWORK will release Stands, a new book of photographs documenting general vendors, their stands and vehicles, as defined by the NYC Dept of Consumer Affairs:
“General vendor” – A person who hawks, peddles, sells, leases or offers to sell or lease, at retail, goods or services, including newspapers, periodicals, books, pamphlets or other similar written matter in a public space.
“Stand” – A movable, portable or collapsible structure, framework, device, container or other contrivance, other than a vehicle or pushcart, used by a general vendor in a public space for the purpose of displaying, keeping or storing any merchandise or article required by him or her while acting as such vendor.”Vehicle” – A motor vehicle or trailer, as defined in the vehicle and traffic law.
|5:00PM||Katie Gaydos (Brooklyn based dance artist) will perform “Lifespan: neither a hot rod nor something contingent” a collaboration with sister Rebecca Gaydos (Oakland based poet) in which they explore the intersection between text and movement through the lens of a curving life.|
|6:00PM||heyyyyyy, k. kewl! i think its nice to wind up caturday afternoon 6-7 hour dim sum music, preceded by uh product presentation… Merkx & Gwynne w/ Typaldos made a next-level book/object of desire-beauty. Only 10 will exist in this world. Each one is unique. TOTEM celebrates the *official* release of TAKE THIS FROM ME (TTFM): Edición Essspecial (description?link? http://totem-press.tumblr.com/) with fanfare from DROOIDSZ5, who will break you off a librarian-friendly live set in the backyard… a sorta way to do IRL what we did with the video last summer, live set con catnip cookies?
The occasion serendipitously aligns with the release of DROOIDSZ5 debut 12″ on Lost Soul Enterprises. Records will be available for purchasing pleasure. Highly limited edition copies include an actual gram… i know sonel is also talking with Thomas about “The plates of the present” photogram book and show. all of this stuff could really tie together…
SUNDAY JULY 12
|2:00PM||Mixed Media presents:
Heather Guertin and Sean Joseph Patrick Carney are both artists / comedians living in New York. Their split LP ‘Live at White Columns’ is expected to be released with Mixed Media this fall. They will each deliver a short stand-up routine for the book fair.
|3:00PM||Packet Biweekly – Sometimes when you travel you forget how important words are to you. Maybe it’s the poet’s role to remind us of that on a more regular basis. This is justification for our practice, right? Poetry reading in the sun.|
|organized by Nikholis Planck
Presenting Augustus Thompson (see Rose Boy) will lay out a sonic euphoric set. Thompson is an artist working within painting, performance, and audiophilia currently based in NYC(4pm), a dialogue with Noah Dillon (5pm), and a live broadcast of Midnight Zero (6pm). Midnight Zero is a weekly radio show broadcasting live every Sunday 12am-1am. Midnight Zero examines weekly themes designed to ferry listeners through the liminal hour between pitch black and the crest of morning, offering those awake through the evil hours a place to rest or stay up working.
SIGNAL stages exhibitions by emerging artists, as well as projects and performances. SIGNAL is run by Kyle Jacques and Alexander Johns.
BBQ by Miles Around
Beer provided by
is the media partner for BABZ FAIR 2015.
Additional sponsors include:
Flyer by Nikholis Planck
Check out images and program details from last year!
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