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10 - 13 Aug. 2023

Art Metropole at Printed Matter's LA Art Book Fair

Art Metropole is delighted to return to Printed Matter’s LA Art Book Fair (LAABF), August 10–13 at The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA in downtown Los Angeles.

Art Metropole’s 2023 presentation showcases the breadth of its renewed publishing program, which builds on nearly five decades of art publishing. Recent works published and co-published by Art Metropole include For Zitkála-Šá by Raven Chacon; 1—130 by Nour Bishouty; Exclusive Memory, by Tom Sherman; Queuejumping by Marina Roy, Water, Kinship, Belief: Toronto Biennial of Art 2019-2022; A Treaty Guide for Torontonians by Talking Treaties Collective; Me/You by Hank Bull; Data Data by Laura Margaret Ramsey; and Floored no. 3, a fundraising multiple by Vanessa Maltese. In addition to our own publishing projects, Art Metropole features work produced by artists, including Dana Claxton, Anna Daliza, Jose´ Andres Mora, Karen Zalamea, Jason Baerg, Sara Davidson, General Idea, Hyung-Min Yoon, Letticia Cosbert Miller, Nic Wilson, David Hartt, Rebecca Belmore, Laura Margaret Ramsey, Jeremy Shaw, G.B. Jones, Sam Cotter, Christopher Willes + Public Recordings, Cason Sharpe, Peaches, and more.

Art Metropole started in 1974, and has participated in art fairs consistently those early days. Participation in fairs such as the LAABF has been part of Art Metropole’s distribution efforts since its founding. This year marks the first iteration of LAABF since 2019.

Initiated in 2013, the LA Art Book Fair (LAABF) is a celebration and international gathering for artists’ book publishers to distribute their work, connect to a broad audience, and nurture new and longstanding relationships. The Fair features a wide range of artists and collectives, small presses, institutions, galleries, antiquarian booksellers, and distributors, as well as a full calendar of book launches, discussions, performances, and special projects that highlight interdisciplinary artists’ publishing practices.

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