PRINTED MATTER’S NY ART BOOK FAIR

September 19-22, 2019
at MoMA PS1

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At the NY Art Book Fair, EFA Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop will exhibit our brand-new edition with Chakaia Booker to be complied into Booker’s first artist book in collaboration with Master Printer, Justin Sanz and Jazmine Catasus.

Booker utilizes Chine Collé to construct imagery in a manner similar to that of her sculptures. Every additional piece serves as an opposable appendage, each part positioned meticulously to create a whole.

The new artists’ books with us utilizes the aforementioned Chine-Collé techniques in conjunction with accordion-style folded paper. Designed to extend the artist’s canvas, the accordion folds add unexpected dimension and interactivity to the work. As the viewer maneuverers from fold to fold, they observe the layered Chine-Collé and woodblock-pressed paper from both the front and back of the work. As the pressed paper’s indentations transition from convex to concave, the purpose of the Chine-Collé changes concurrently. Serving a dual purpose, the Chine-Collé comprises the print and is used to hinge the accordion folds. These hinges and the work’s book-bound format allow the viewer to flip through the work as if it were a traditional book. However, the print can also be unfolded completely and stand alone to be viewed in its entirety. Below are working in progress shots.

Fair Hours

Opening Night
Thursday, September 19, 6–9 pm
Ticketed

Preview
Friday, September 20, 11 am–1 pm
For students, press, and NYC cultural institution members. Registerhere.

Public Hours
Friday, September 20, 1 pm–7 pm
Saturday, September 21, 11 am–8 pm
Sunday, September 22, 11 am–7 pm
Free

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September 22, 2019

Sunday - 5:00—6:30 pm

Public Actions: Editions with Performance Artists and Sculptors, with Xenobia Bailey, Chakaia Booker, Renee Cox, Ayana Evans, Seung-Min Lee, and Glendalys Medina

Engaged in collaborative and participatory practice within their performance and sculptural work, Chakaia Booker, Renee Cox, Ayana Evans, Glendalys Medina, Xenobia Bailey and Seung-Min Lee discuss how they maintain improvisational and experimental rigor in their most recent publications with EFA Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop.

For more information about the fair, please visit https://printedmatterartbookfairs.org/.