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French publishers at the NY Art Book Fair 2019

Ten french publishers will participate at the 13th annual NY Art Book Fair (NYABF) from September 20st to 22rd at MoMA PS1.

The NY Art Book Fair is organized by Printed Matters. It is the world's premier event for artists’ books, catalogs, monographs, periodicals, and zines presented by more than 250 international presses, booksellers, antiquarians, artists, and independent publishers from over twenty countries.

This year, ten French publishers will take part to the fair:

  • B42
  • Champassak
  • Chose Commune
  • Jean Boîte Editions
  • RVB Books
  • Sébastien Girard
  • Three Star Books
  • Xavier Barral Editions
  • Empire Books
  • Shelter Press


A Contemporary Artists' Books Conference taking place on Saturday, September 21 and held at Artbook Bookstore Event Space, is organized by art librarians and professionals in the field, with sessions that cover a range of lively topics from artists, scholars, and other leading figures, with a keynote address by the artist Adam Pendleton.

A program curated by Benjamin Thorel.



BATT Coop will be honored at NYABF 2019 through a large presence and a full room. A full spectrum of over 2000 publications and posters will be presented, along with a fine selection of print publications curated by Librairie Morins. Galerie P38 will curate the main exhibition of the fair, "TILL THE LAST GASP": A Graphzine History 1975-2005. It will showcase a largely undocumented movement of independent artists' that where producing book and fanzine publications called Graphzines which emerged in France beginning in 1975. The Graphzine movement rose from the ashes of 1960's underground free press and comix, revitalized by the punk generation. Its artists-pioneers developed and collected radical forms of drawing, obsessed with the reproduction and collection of provocative images.