Columbus College of Art & Design

An Art Book Affair

Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018, noon – 5 p.m.
Sunday, Feb. 25, 2018, noon – 4 p.m.

Free and open to the public.

Beeler Gallery presents An Art Book Affair, Columbus’ first art book fair.

Featuring art books by local and international publishers and the participation of three international art book fairs, including the Detroit Art Book Fair, Copenhagen’s art book fair One Thousand Books, Mexico City’s Index Art Book Fair.

For the week prior to An Art Book Affair, Flemming Ove Bech and Johan Rosenmunthe, the organizers of Copenhagen’s art book fair One Thousand Books, work with CCAD students on-site to coproduce A good alternative to a lot of things, a 96-page book on cryptocurrency using various printing methods such as monoprints, silkscreen, xerox, and bubble-gun. The book is co-published by Beeler Gallery and Lodret Vandret in Copenhagen. The book is on sale at the art book fair and on the Lodret Vandret website and on CCAD’s Ampersand Emporium website and at 91 Cleveland Ave.

Beeler Gallery also launches a limited edition facsimile box-set containing all Bureau for Open Culture publications at Columbus College of Art & Design, based on the publication series by former CCAD Gallery director James Voorhies.

On Saturday, Feb. 24, at 2 p.m., An Art Book Affair features a conversation on the history of Black & Red Books and the Detroit Printing Co-Op by co-founder Lorraine Perlman, with Danielle Aubert, Maia Asshaq, Steve Panton, contextualizing the contemporary art publishing scene in Detroit. Moderated by Daniel Marcus, Lecturer in the Department of History of Art at The Ohio State University.

Participating Publishers include:
Monster House Press (Bloomington, Indiana)
Ugly Duckling Presse (New York)
Temporary Services / Half Letter Press / Public Collectors / Breakdown Break Down (Chicago)
Modern Pizza (founded in New Haven)
Married Life Quarterly & urban farm Harriet Gardens (Columbus) will grow Mizuna microgreens specifically for An Art Book Affair
SPAM / Corrugate Members (Columbus)
No Place Gallery (Columbus)
MINT (Columbus)
Flat Fix (New York)
Skylab (Columbus)
Small Editions (New York)
Dancing Foxes (New York)
Villa Arson (Nice)
Max Razdow (Boston)
Refigural (Columbus)
Hot Take Press (Cincinnati)
Beeler Gallery / CCAD (Columbus)
CLOG (New York)
Black Infinity (Columbus)

Detroit Art Book Fair invites these publishers to Beeler:
Craig Huckaby
Flint Magazine
Black & Red Books

One Thousand Books (Copenhagen) represents the following publishers:
Pist Protta (DK)
Shelter Press (FR)
SPBH editions (UK)
Kodoji Press (CH)
Lugemik (EE)
Heavy Books (NO)
Emancipa(t/ss)ionsfrugten (DK)
Gloria Glitzer (DE)
Lodret Vandret (DK)

Index Art Book Fair (Mexico City) brings with them books from over 40 Latin American independent publishers (Mexico, Colombia, Peru, Dominican Republic and Argentina):
Alejandro Cartagena (MX)
Alias (MX)
Alumnos47 (MX)
Archivo. Diseño y Arquitectura (MX)
Arquine (MX)
Asunción (AR)
Bisagra (PE)
Buró-Buró (MX)
Ediciones de a Poco (DO)
Ediciones El Fuerte (AR)
Ediciones Hungría (MX)
Ediciones MP (MX)
Emerge (MX)
Encuentros Cercanos (PE)
Eras (MX)
Erizo (MX)
Fiebre Ediciones (MX)
Fundación Jumex (MX)
Garúa (PE)
Gato Negro (MX)
Humo Books (AR)
Imprenta Rescate (AR)
Jardín Publicaciones (CO)
La Oficina del Doctor (CO)
La Silueta (CO)
Meier Ramírez (PE)
Mesa Estándar (CO)
Mirjam Wirz (CH/MX)
Museo de Arte de Lima (PE)
Salvaje (CO)
Santa Rosa Editor (AR)
Taller de Producción Editorial (MX)
Terremoto (MX)
UNAM ENES Morelia (MX)

ALSO screened on rotation during An Art Book Affair: Ephraim Asili’s film Fluid Frontiers (2017), the fifth and final film in a series exploring Asili’s personal relationship to the African Diaspora. Shot along the Detroit River, Fluid Frontiers explores the relationship between concepts of resistance and liberation exemplified by the Underground Railroad, Broadside Press, and artworks of local Detroit Artists. All of the poems are read from original copies of Broadside Press publications by natives of the Detroit Windsor region and were shot without rehearsal.

Thank you Brioso Coffee for their generous donation to the publishers.