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MoMa PS1 Art Book Fair Review

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For the people that say print is dead, I ask them to think again. At MoMa PS1 this past weekend they hosted Printed Matter’s eleventh annual New York art book fair, where artists and book publishers come from around the world to show and sell very creative books. The way artists are thinking about their printed works, is the essence of creativity. To the scale of the book whether it be big or small, the choice of paper to give the reader another element is what they read to the next page. It’s also just the creative nature in which people think to make the books. One book in particular stood out to me was a pop-up photo book that just blew my mind. I haven’t seen a pop-up book since my childhood years. The book was a nostalgic masterpiece. Print is definitely not dead. My experience there taught me that.

 

There were scores of artist and publishers, who were open to speak intelligently about their beautifully printed works. The only downside to this event is wanting to buy almost everything but can’t. There was just so much to see and read that almost need a life time to read them all. I recall a twilight zone episode “Time Enough at Last,” when a banker survived the apocalypse, and finally had time to read all the books in the world. But then his glasses broke. Except in my case I only had three days and not enough money.

 

With issues touched on in the books and zines regarding race, politics, LGBT culture, gentrification, and pretty much anything you can think of. The thoroughly intelligent and creative books shown at the event were very successful. As an artist, this event really opened my eyes to a lot of possibilities that are available with printed books and zines.

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Photographer and filmmaker living and working in New York.

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1 COMMENT
  • Mongoose September 21, 2016

    I wish I could have been there physically; albeit your depiction of the event enticed my interest and senses of the vibe at the MoMa PS1 Art Book Fair. You painted a vivid visual image that continues to pace through my mind. How does one speak of enjoyment? YOUR REVIEW.

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