Thu 26 January 2017 | 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Artport Tel Aviv - Ben Tsvi 55, Tel Aviv, FREE
Artport’s Art Book Fair returns for the third time with the art world’s version of the Hebrew Book Week: for one weekend, artists will display and sell unique artist’s books, and allow a glimpse into printed projects that did not make their way to the regular book stores.
The fair will feature over thirty new artist’s books published in the last year, alongside over one hundred other books. Some of the books were hand bound, others were printed in print houses, some made in home photocopiers. A couple of them are an extension of a project displayed as an exhibition, many are art projects that only live in print, all are an art object that stands in its own right, expanding the artist’s practice.
In the shadow of the reports of the imminent “death of print”, all across the world – artist’s books are thriving. In recent years, art books fairs are held in London, Berlin, Paris, Los Angeles, New York (in which Artport took part), to name a few.
In addition to artist’s books, the fair will also feature select Israeli and international art magazines. Recognizing the importance of the magazine medium and wishing to encourage writing about art, the fair will present different art magazine formats.
The fair is free and open to the public. All proceeds from book sales go directly to the participating artists.
Opening: Thursday, 26.1.2017 – 6-11pm
Friday, 27.1.2016 – 10am-4pm
Saturday, 28.1.2016 – 10am-7pm