A group discussion on art book fairs, existing models and their evolution, chaired by Eleanor Vonne Brown and featuring contributions from book fair organisers Strange Perfume, DIY Cultures, the Dublin Art Book Fair, London Art Book Fair and exhibiting publishers.
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Strange Perfume is a queer artist group devoted to organising book-fairs, talks, events, and publications. The priniciple ethos behind Strange Perfume is to explore a world outside of the heteronormative and to create safe environments where practicing queer artists, writers, printers, and small publishers can constructively and openly discuss the identity and culture of the LGBTQIA community. Similarly, recent artist’s book fairs have hinted at a wealth of artist led publishing on queer and LGBTQIA themes, and yet no dedicate.
DIY Cultures is an annual day festival exploring intersections of art and activism, running since 2013. The programme consists of a zine fair, exhibitions, workshops, contemporary craft, panel discussions, comic illustration, video art and digital animation exploring DIY practice.The event distinguishes itself by its commitment to Black and people of colour empowerment and centralising marginalised histories and subcultures such as decolonalising initiatives, diaspora stories, prisoner solidarity, radical mental health and Muslim communities under the War on terror.