I just found out about these two events yesterday. They look like TONS of fun!
LA Art Book Fair
January 31-February 2, 2014
The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA
Free and open to the public, the LA Art Book Fair is a unique event for artists’ books, art catalogs, monographs, periodicals, and zines presented by over 250 international presses, booksellers, antiquarians, artists, and independent publishers.
Featured projects include a Queer Zines Exhibition curated by Philip Aarons and AA Bronson, The Classroom series of talks and lectures curated by David Senior, KCHUNG Radio with live coverage of – and broadcast from – the fair, and a number of special project rooms. In addition, MOCAtv and the LA Art Book Fair team up to bring you a series of curated screenings, panels, and performances by some of our favorite artists and performers, and the CABC comes, for the first time, to the west coast for a one-day conference.
(XE)ROX & PAPER + SCISSORS is a super-sized subsection of the LA Art Book Fair, featuring zinesters from home and abroad, together with the popular Friendly Fire section curated by Printed Matter’s Max Schumann, and Fabulousity, an exhibition of ephemera and photographs by Alexis Dibiasio surrounding 80s and 90s New York Club Kid Culture, on the occasion of the recent Fabulousity: A Night You’ll Never Forget… Or Remember by Wild Life Press.
The LA ART BOOK FAIR is the companion fair to the NY ART BOOK FAIR, held every fall in New York. 27,000 artists, book buyers, collectors, dealers, curators, independent publishers, and other enthusiasts attended the NY ART BOOK FAIR in 2013.
Zines! omg. (The LA Zine Fest is coming up on February 16, btw!)
Family Book Swap @ Pasadena Public Library
February 1, 2014 11am-1pm
Bring your leftover books or old favorites and swap them out for something new. All ages and genres welcome!
Anyone planning on going to either of these events this weekend?