Editions/Artists' Books Fair (E/AB)
The Editions/Artists’ Books Fair (E/AB)--New York’s premier showcase for contemporary art publishers and dealers—returns to Chelsea's Waterfront Tunnel November 3rd-6th. E/AB- one of the anchor events during New York Print Week- will showcase 40 publishers and dealers from across the US, Europe, South Africa, and Japan presenting new works by emerging, mid-career, and established artists in a variety of mediums.
Newcomers including Damien Hirst’s Other Criteria, Art+Culture Projects (New York), Japanese publisher Gallery Jin, and Warren Editions of Cape Town, South Africa will join Columbia University’s renowned LeRoy Neiman Center for Print Studies, Los Angeles based Cirrus Editions, and Minneapolis-based Highpoint Editions. Exhibitors will present acclaimed artists including John Baldessari, Julie Mehretu, Ghada Amer, Lynda Benglis, and many others. MacArthur Genius Award recipient Nicole Eisenman, and rising stars Latoya Ruby Frazier, and Derrick Adams -who has just been awarded the Studio Museum's Joyce Alexander Wein Artist Prize- are all unveiling new works at the Fair.
For a full exhibitos list click here.
This year, E/AB has commissioned renowned American artist Philip Taaffe to create limited edition benefit prints to support the Fair’s mission to provide free admission and educational programming. Taaffe has produced two arresting images -- Extinct Leaf Page, created from a fossil found by the artist and Lizard Page, an artful composition inspired by the carved lizards and toads that adorn the handrail of pulpit of the renowned Viennese church of St. Stephen, which symbolize the fight between good and evil.
Friday, November 4: 3pm
Artists William Villalongo and Mark Thomas Gibson speak with Noel W. Anderson, Area Head Printmaking, Department of Art and Art Professions, NYU/Steinhardt, New York, NY, about their own work in printmaking and Black Pulp!, a groundbreaking show they co-curated at Yale School of Art, 32 Edgewood Gallery and IPCNY.
Saturday, November 5: 2pm
Collaborative artistic duo, Ghada Amer and Reza Farkhondeh speak about their work with Brett Littman, Executive Director of New York’s iconic museum The Drawing Center. Together, Amer and Farkhondeh create multi-layered mixed media prints. The two collaborated for their first series of drawings and prints in 2005 and continue to do so under the moniker RFGA.
ABOUT GUEST CURATOR JOE AMRHEIN
Joe Amrhein is a visual artist and is the founder and Co-owner / Director of Pierogi gallery and The Boiler. Originally from Sacramento, CA, Amrhein lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. Pierogi, widely known for its inventive program, was launched 22 years ago and features the work of contemporary emerging and mid-career artists in a wide variety of media; from drawing and painting, to sculpture, installation, photography, and video. The gallery is also known for its “Flat Files” that house original works by over 800 visual artists.
ABOUT THE FAIR
Editions/Artists’ Books Fair (E/AB) is New York’s premier showcase for contemporary publishers and dealers, presenting the latest and greatest in prints, multiples, and artists’ books. The Fair is known for its vibrant energy thanks to its innovative international exhibitors, and hundreds of artists shown. Each year E/AB presents a thoughtfully curated exhibition of works by hundreds of emerging and established artists and an informative program of artist talks.
Founded in 1998 by Susan Inglett of I.C. Editions, in partnership with Brooke Alexander Editions and Printed Matter, the Fair is now presented by the venerable non-profit organization, the Lower East Side Printshop.
CULTURAL PARTNERS: Art Table, Print Fair, Print Council of America
MEDIA PARTNERS: Art in America, Art in Print, Art News, Printed Editions