Opening Night: Thursday 10 September 2015 (6pm-9pm)
11-13 September 2015 (11am-6pm)
Galleries 1&2, Free Entry
The London Art Book Fair, the UK’s largest event dedicated to international contemporary art publishing which attracted over 10,500 visitors in 2014, returns to the Whitechapel Gallery this September.
Across four days in the heart of East London, the fair brings together over 80 of the best art book publishers and artist bookmakers from around the world under one roof, as well as a programme of special talks and events, book signings and hands-on workshops.
The Whitechapel Gallery presents a special focus on Scandinavian art publishing for the eighth edition of the London Art Book Fair, inviting Swedish, Danish and Norwegian presses, distributors and independent publishers to present their work in the UK for the first time.
Further new additions this year include Emin International, featuring Tracey Emin objects and books; emerging London design collective Studio Calm & Collected; and from one of East London’s most exciting spaces, publications and projects from Banner Repeater.
The newest and rarest titles from leading galleries such as Hayward Gallery, South London Gallery and David Zwirner plus major publishers including Laurence King Publishing, Ridinghouse and Thames & Hudson will be available alongside Whitechapel Gallery publications and editions.
Alongside deals and special discounts on titles and prints, visitors can attend book signings, talks and performances in collaboration with renowned artists and writers throughout the weekend. Past speakers and contributors to the Fair have included Peter Blake, AA Bronson, Jake & Dinos Chapman, Douglas Coupland, Martin Creed, Dexter Dalwood, Jeremy Deller, Linder, Cornelia Parker, Bridget Riley, Bob & Roberta Smith, John Stezaker, Jüergen Teller, Luc Tuymans and Mark Wallinger.
Visitors of all ages can learn to make their own books and graphics, with workshops led by independent publishers Hato Press, design and illustration collective Nous Vous, and specialist art college Welling School.
Live events across the weekend are curated by Performance as Publishing, featuring artists who use text and writing as a basis for performance.
Visit londonartbookfair.com or follow @theLABF on Twitter for updates on exhibitors, speakers and events.
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Notes for Editors
– For over a century the Whitechapel Gallery has premiered world class artists from modern masters such as Pablo Picasso, Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko and Frida Kahlo to contemporaries such as Sophie Calle, Lucian Freud, Gilbert & George and Mark Wallinger. With beautiful galleries, exhibitions, artist commissions, collection displays, historic archives, education resources, inspiring art courses, dining room and bookshop, the Gallery is open all year round, so there is always something free to see. It is a touchstone for contemporary art internationally, plays a central role in London’s cultural landscape and is pivotal to the continued growth of the world’s most vibrant contemporary art quarter.
– The Whitechapel Gallery acknowledges the support of the Norwegian, Swedish and Danish Embassies.
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