Printed Matter is excited to announce the return of the beloved NY Art Book Fair, scheduled to take place October 13-16, 2022, at 548 W 22nd St, the historic location of Printed Matter’s very first NYABF and just around the corner from the Chelsea bookstore.
Organizers’re planning NYABF 2022 with renewed energy and intention. The foremost goals are to continue to provide a platform for artists’ book publishers through visibility and distribution, to create opportunities for conversation and exchange, and to nurture new and long-standing relationships.
Since the Fair’s founding in 2006, this community has come together to celebrate the history and future possibilities of artists’ book publishing. Over the past two years, Printed Matter’s Art Book Fairs have learned to adapt and take on new forms: an expansive virtual Fair, collaborations with other non-profit organizations, and reimagined interdisciplinary events and programming. Despite so many recent challenges, we have witnessed the resilience of artists and publishers. Today, the work happening in artists’ book publishing feels more urgent than ever and we are committed to bringing back the Fair in a way that is meaningful and safe.
We look forward to working with our new venue partners at 548 W 22nd St, and we express our sincere thanks to MoMA PS1, host of the NYABF 2009–2019, for their partnership and commitment to Printed Matter for over a decade.