- 77 local and international publishers to show books, prints, objects and collectables at the fair and market, alongside free talks, artist-led workshops, book launches, readings and performances -
Artspace, in partnership with Printed Matter, Inc., New York and Perimeter Books, Melbourne, today announced 77 local and international publishers who will exhibit at VOLUME 2017 | Another Art Book Fair.
Building upon the success of the inaugural 2015 edition — which welcomed over 6,500 visitors over four days — VOLUME 2017 will welcome a rigorously selected line-up of exhibitors from across Australia and the world, including Hong Kong, South Korea, Colombia, France and the United States. The second edition of this biennial event will take place from 13 – 15 October at Artspace in Sydney’s Woolloomooloo.
Exhibitors will include:
- Parisian publishers since 2007, Three Star Books, owned and managed by Christophe Boutin and Mélanie Scarciglia, produces books and editions with the finest contemporary artists, including Tauba Auerbach, John Baldessari, Maurizio Cattelan, Ryan Gander, Parker Ito and Lawrence Weiner. The term‚ “artists book” is interpreted loosely, as the final product often exceeds the physical and conceptual parameters of publishing.
- Big Ego Books, a collaborative made up Sydney-based artists Emily Hunt and Raquel Caballero, founders of the cult magazine DUKE (2006 – 2009), presenting rare and unusual books, ranging through topics such as art, photography, film, architecture, craft and erotica.
- Colombian publisher, la silueta, create publishing and print projects developed with artists; from small experimental publications, screenprinted posters, graphic novels and photobooks to carefully crafted art books. They also work with their own printing machine, a 1970’s offset press.
- Studio A, a Sydney-based organisation that tackles barriers faced by artists living with intellectual disability. The enterprise paves professional pathways for such artists so that they can achieve their artistic & economic aspirations. Works on sale will include sculptures, graphic novels, screen prints and artist books & zines from Studio A artists.
- Hesse Press, a Los Angeles-based publishing house founded in 2014 by artists Clare Kelly and John Wiese, focuses on making LA’s rich art scene accessible through a series of artist monographs published each fall and spring season.
- Éditions are international curators of contemporary art publishing. They collaborate with emerging and established artists to release collections of limited works, including multiples, one of a kinds, books and special editions. Their work has been stocked internationally, including at Colette, Paris; COS; and Tenoversix, Dallas and LA.
- Diane Incorporated is a publishing house from Melbourne. They make books and zines with local and international artists, including Melbourne artist, James Eisen, who spent seven years chasing men with ponytails to produce Pony, a book that examines the perceived culture of men with ponytails, that of individuality, independence and social isolation; Jordan Halsall, whose book Concrete Angel is an exploration of public space incorporating the artist’s physical sculptural works with screen grabs from online game, Second Life; and Matthew Ware, whose book Until the Bubble Bursts, includes a series of photographs taken during graduation week at Yale University, and explores masculinity, hedonism and life in the Ivy League.
In addition to an international line-up of publishers, artists, collectives, galleries and distributors at VOLUME, Artspace will present a free program of talks, artist-led workshops, book launches, readings and performances. These will be presented alongside the key public program titled Book Machine: a community-led bookmaking initiative organised by Paris-based onestar press together with Artspace, in which emerging designers partner with the visitors to the Fair to generate and produce more than 200 artist books over five days.
Full list of exhibitors and updated details on the public programs for VOLUME, please visit: http://vaabf.com/exhibitors/