WHAT: The 10th Biennial Book Arts Fair & Conference is an event connecting international artists and booksellers to collectors and scholars of the book arts through a dynamic book fair, stimulating conference lectures, exhibitions, panel discussions and events. Book artists, publishers, and dealers from all over the U.S. and the U.K. will attend.
With over 70 exhibitors, 6 featured speakers and the exciting exhibition "American Psyche," an exploration of personal and military violence, this year’s event is timed perfectly for this election year.
WHEN: Sat., November 8, 10:00 to 5:00 PM and Sun., November 9, 11:00 to 5:00 PM
WHERE: The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation Arts Center, Montgomery College, Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus, 930 King St., Silver Spring, MD 20910
COST: $10, $20 and $40. Tickets are available by calling (301) 608-9101 or visiting https://www.bookartsfair.org/
ABOUT THE CONFERENCE SPEAKERS:
Mary Tasillo will reevaluate the democratic multiple through the lens of those books that directly disseminate information acting as tools for artists/activists.
Steve Woodall will present, “Book Artists at a Research Center: Experiments in the Future of Reading at Xerox PARC,” in order to further questions on the nature of literacy promoted by artists’ books.
Jana Harper looks at books that address issues of speed related to the act of walking and moving through the city.
Chris Burnett provides a study of wandering and speed through the intersections of road literature and artists’ books. Sarah Bodman and Tom Sowden, Centre for Fine Print Research at the University of West England, have a research project focused on advances in digital technology concerning the history and future of artists' books funded by the UK’s Arts and Humanities Research Council.