Vienna Art Book Fair #1



04-06 October 2019
The fair is free and open to the public.

Marlene Obermayer, the organizer and founder of the non-profit association Das Kunstbuch, presents the first biennial Vienna Art Book Fair (VABF), that will take place from 04-06 October 2019 at the University of Applied Arts Vienna.

The artists’ book as a democratic work of art will be the focus of the VABF. Hence, it is of great importance for us to keep the event free and open to the public. The VABF will provide a platform for artists, collectives, publishers, small-publishers, antiquarian booksellers, institutions, printers and for all those who are dedicated to the medium of the book.

For three days, the Vienna Art Book Fair will offer an accompanying program that includes exhibitions, book presentations, artists’ talks, readings, panels, mini tours through the fair, workshop visits and performances.

Friday, October 04, 2019

5:00 pm
The Vienna Art Book Fair #1 opens its doors for the first time.
Don’t miss your chance to snag the Fundraising Edition:
“I want to become a millionaire” – Vienna Art Book Fair #1
by Thomas Geiger, 2019

6:00 pm, Auditorium
Opening Performance by Paul Shortt, USA

7:00 pm, SR 26
Performative presentation by Bernhard Cella and Roland Fischer-Briand

Performative presentation with publications from the collection as well as the presentation of the poster edition for 1 Euro. The Queer Tree of Life maps the landscape of queer LGBTQ publishing between 1880 and 2019 in an international context. The selected examples focus on identity and image constructions of queer lifestyles. Fanzines, self-publishing, academic discourse, research, porn, and artist books are presented as pioneers of a non-heteronormative self-understanding.
Vienna 2019

8:00 pm, SR 26
The Possibilities of the Artists’ Book
TALK by Max Schumann, Executive Director Printed Matter, Inc.

The talk weaves the history of Printed Matter, Inc. with the history of contemporary artists‘ books, and also gives consideration to the resurgence of the artists‘ books and artist publishing in the age of digital information.

10:00 pm, Offsite event
Vienna Art Book Fair – Opening Party
(Offsite event)
Philiale im Gartenbaukinofoyer
Parkring 12, 1010 Vienna
Free entry

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