An Art Book Affair
Saturday, Feb. 24, 12 – 5 p.m.
Sunday, Feb. 25, 12 – 4 p.m.
Beeler Gallery presents An Art Book Affair, Columbus’ first art book fair.
Featuring rare and limited edition art books by local and international publishers and art book fairs, including the Detroit Art Book Fair, Copenhagen’s art book fair One Thousand Books, Mexico City’s Index Art Book Fair, and other independent art book publishers.
An Art Book Affair will take place Saturday, Feb. 24, from noon to 5 p.m., and Sunday, Feb. 25, from noon to 4 p.m. at Beeler Gallery (60 Cleveland Ave., Entrance on E. Gay St. Columbus, OH 43215). The event is free and open to the public.
Participants include Monster House Press (Bloomington, Indiana), MINT Collective (Columbus), Temporary Services / Half Letter Press / Public Collectors / Breakdown Break Down (Chicago), No Place Gallery (Columbus), Flat Fix (New York), Corrugate / SPAM (Columbus), Modern Pizza (New York), Villa Arson (Nice, France), and Harriet Gardens, an urban farm in Columbus run by publisher Mark Van Fleet (of Married Life Quarterly) that will grow produce specifically for the art book fair.
Prior to An Art Book Affair, Flemming Ove Bech and Johan Rosenmunthe, the organizers of Copenhagen’s art book fair One Thousand Books, will also work with CCAD students to coproduce a book on cryptocurrency published by Lodret Vandret in Copenhagen. The book will be on sale at the art book fair.
On Saturday, Feb. 24, at 2 p.m., An Art Book Affair will feature a conversation with Danielle Aubert, Maia Asshaq, Steve Panton, and Lorraine Perlman, who will speak about the history of Black & Red Books and the Detroit Printing Co-Op and the contemporary art publishing scene in Detroit. Moderated by Daniel Marcus, Lecturer in the Department of History of Art at The Ohio State University.