Over-Booked: A Chapter from the NY Art Book Fair

Over-Booked brings to Minneapolis a preview of the legendary bookstore’s NY Art Book Fair — the world’s premier event for artists’ books, catalogues, monographs, periodicals, and zines. The Walker and Printed Matter are teaming up to create an artist book outreach program of sorts, bringing the best of contemporary artworks-for-the-page to the Midwest.

In collaboration with the Walker’s book buyer Paul Schumacher, Printed Matter will curate a selection of contemporary artist books, zines, and publications which will be displayed in an artist-designed bookshelf in the Walker Shop. As part of their mission, Printed Matter is looking for ways to spread what they do outside of NY, and this shelf will be the first in a series of shelves with other partners across the country.

To follow: Walker Blog will be featuring interviews with book artists and designers such as Christopher Schultz, Eric Wrenn, Sandra Kassenaar, Paul Chan, Lucky Dragons, Paul Mpagi Sepuya, Omar Sosa, Chad Kloepfer, An Art Service, Jõao Doria, Jesse Hlebo, Ofer Wolberger, Josh Trees & Yvan Martinez, Adam Michaels, David Schoerner, Alfredo Folch, Blair Richardson, Alex Fuller, Kyle Schlie, Yun Yu, Issue Press, Wayne Daly, and Other Means. They will also be publishing an interview with James Jenkins about the genesis of the bookshelf project, and an interview with A.A. Bronson about the future of the NYABF.

September 13-15, 2012
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis

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