Wall, Table, Lexicon: Publishing as Rehearsal is presented by Thick Press and Post-Radical Pedagogy. How do we rehearse caring ways of being, knowing, working, and studying? Thick Press welcomes visitors to sit down at their table for ongoing goings-on and radical hospitality. They’ll be hanging out with co-conspirators from six publishing projects that exist at the intersection of care and social movement. Topics include: mutual aid organizing; friendship on Death Row; mapping social change ecosystems; radical approaches to helping; care as a site of inquiry; and healing justice. Post-Radical Pedagogy questions the design of curricular apparatus and explores alternatives to syllabi, grading rubrics, classroom conventions, and presence of authority. Reflecting on the wall with exemplification of the hostile and colonial aspects of administration in education, invited guests and passersby will generate content, which will thicken the walls as an act of on-site publishing and exhibition. Check each day’s schedule for related programming.
“Kardesler Groente & Fruit 2” is a shop published by Werkplaats Typografie. The shop is established based on the compression, transfer, and decompression of “Kardesler Groente & Fruit,” a fruit & vegetable shop located in west Amsterdam. As a common place of interaction, a place of trading goods, a place of trading stories, of precious encounters and small gestures; a ubiquitous site, so central to our daily routine, this shop blends in seamlessly within the neighborhood. By researching and embodying the context of this physical market as a stage, “Kardesler Groente & Fruit 2” presents a hyperreality of embedded storytelling, with a focus on the commonly overlooked quotidian qualities of the omnipresent fruit & vegetable shop. Join Werkplaats Typografie on the rooftop during the Fair to share stories over some freshly cut fruits.
52 Walker x Du-Good Press
52 Walker x Du-Good Press is a collaborative installation with Leslie Diuguid, of Du-Good Press—the first and only Black and woman owned fine art printmaker in New York. 52 Walker, located in TriBeCa, programs four exhibitions per year and produces a corresponding limited edition screenprint by each artist with Du-Good Press. On the occasion of the 2022 NY Art Book Fair, these editions and a selection of prints from the studio will be on display, with works by Kandis Williams, Nikita Gale, Nora Turato, and Tiona Nekkia McClodden. The installation will also feature Kandis Williams’ exhibition publication, A Line, which inaugurates 52 Walker’s highly anticipated imprint, Clarion.
Digital Library takes Space: Black Experience isn’t a Spectacle is a project by afila.si [æfilæsi], a collective repository anchored in Afro-centered perspectives of history, with aims to fortify access to these cultural productions. afila.si and Anteism Books presents the publication of a referential catalog, Black Experience isn’t a Spectacle, edited by Venessa Appiah and designed by Jesse Katabarwa that expands upon an eponymous 2020 exhibition. Combining elements of an art gallery and a reading room, the project space invites visitors to engage with a literary and cinematic library combined with visual artworks by Katabarwa. These pieces are to be consumed through embodiment with ibiyanε, a collection of sculptural chairs embedded in Sub-Saharan African reflections of physicality by Tania Doumbe Fines and Élodie Dérond.
Karma presents a new site-specific installation by artist Alvaro Barrington.
Three Star Books
Three Star Books presents a special display of artists’ books and multiples by John Armelder, Elvire Bonduelle, Nathan Carter, Liz Deschenes, Raffaella della Olga, Rafael Rozendaal, and Rirkrit Tiravanija.