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Toronto Art Book Fair


  • Artscape Youngplace 180 Shaw Street Toronto, ON, M6J 2W5 Canada (map)

We will be participating in the Toronto Art Book Fair this year, featuring Moonwork by A-lan Holt and How to Make A Hood by La Keisha Leek. 

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THE TORONTO ART BOOK FAIR | TOABF IS A FREE PUBLIC EVENT TAKING PLACE JUNE 15TH - 18TH 2017 AT ARTSCAPE YOUNGPLACE. THE FAIR FEATURES CURATED EXHIBITIONS, 80 CANADIAN AND INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITORS, AND COMMUNITY PROGRAMMING THAT INCLUDES PANEL DISCUSSIONS, READINGS, TALKS, LAUNCHES, AND WORKSHOPS. NOW IN ITS SECOND YEAR, TOABF 2017 WILL SHOWCASE HUNDREDS OF NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL ARTISTS, PUBLISHERS, SMALL PRESSES, ARCHIVES, GALLERIES, CRITICS, DESIGNERS, CURATORS, BOOKMAKERS, WRITERS, AND PERFORMERS.

THE TORONTO ART BOOK FAIR IS DEDICATED TO INCREASING THE VISIBILITY, DISSEMINATION, APPRECIATION, AND UNDERSTANDING OF THE ARTIST'S BOOK AND ITS CONTEMPORARY MANIFESTATIONS WITHIN THE VISUAL ARTS FIELD IN TORONTO AND ABROAD. INDEPENDENT ARTISTIC PRINT CULTURE HAS A RICH NARRATIVE IN CANADIAN ART HISTORY, AND IS AN OFTEN OVERLOOKED ASPECT OF CANADIAN CULTURAL IDENTITY. THE GOAL OF TOABF IS TO HIGHLIGHT THESE PERSONAL AND COLLECTIVE STORIES, AND ELEVATE THE ARTISTIC INTEGRITY OF ARTISTS’ BOOKS BY PRESENTING ARTISTS’ BOOKS, MULTIPLES, AND PRINTED MATTER TO A WIDE AUDIENCE.

THE ONGOING VISION FOR TOABF IS TO REPRESENT THE DIVERSITY OF CULTURAL PRODUCTION AND CREATIVE EXPRESSION. THE THEMATIC FOCUS FOR TOABF 2017 IS: ARCHIVES AND ALTERNATIVE NARRATIVES.

Earlier Event: May 5
Philadelphia Art Book Fair
Later Event: September 13
In/Situ: EXPO CHICAGO 2017