Due to the limited space, we can only admit a certain amount of applicants. The selection process is juried and our committee is dedicated to representing a diverse range of artists, publishers and booksellers that demonstrate a commitment to their craft and present a strong catalog of work. If you applied for a table, you will be notified of our decision starting in early May on a rolling basis. 

July 15–17, 2022
Preview: Thursday, July 14
1275 Minnesota Street
San Francisco, CA 94107

After two years, we are excited and honored to welcome you back to Minnesota Street Project for the 5th San Francisco Art Book Fair.

We have missed you all so much that we added an extra full day to the fair! 


The San Francisco Art Book Fair is an annual multi-day festival of artists' publications. The event is FREE and OPEN to the public and features artists’ books, art catalogs, monographs, periodicals, zines, printed ephemera, and artists' multiples. These works are presented by over 100 independent publishers, antiquarian dealers, artists, collectors, and enthusiasts. Over the weekend, the fair hosts a diverse range of talks, discussions, book launches, on and off-site special projects, exhibitions and signings.

The mission of the fair is to foster the unique art publishing community of the Bay Area while providing a platform for national and international publishers to exhibit their work to a new audience.

In 2019, we welcomed 115 exhibitors and over 12,000 visitors. This year, we aim to create an event that continues to showcase some of the most interesting publishers and booksellers in the world.

The SF Art Book Fair is held at Minnesota Street Project. The project’s landmark location, 1275 Minnesota Street, houses 10 galleries, a not-for-profit, temporary exhibitions spaces, media room, and a restaurant.

SFABF is brought to you by Park Life, Colpa and Minnesota Street Project.

If you have any questions, please direct them to info@sfartbookfair.com and subscribe to our newsletter for updates. 


All proceeds go towards keeping SFABF FREE and open to the public.
Sadie Barnette
Change Everything
Enamel Pin
Edition of 200
Courtesy of the artist
2019 SFABF Edition
Alicia McCarthy
2 color Risograph Print
11 x 17 inches
Edition of 500
Printed by Colpa Press
2016 SFABF Edition

Will Rogan
Mediums 2 spread
Giclée Print
17 x 11 inches
Edition of 24
Printed by Lightsource SF
2018 SFABF Edition

Tangled in Milk
2 color Risograph Print
11 x 14 inches
Edition of 250
Printed by Colpa Press
2017 SFABF Edition
Chris Johanson & Lonnie Holley
Paulson Fontaine Press
At Looking
24pp, 7 x 4 1/2 inches
Edition of 400
Printed by Tiny Splendor
2017 SFABF Edition


The San Francisco Art Book Fair (SFABF) is thrilled to announce the recipients of the 2020 SFABF Publishing Grant: Sming Sming, BlackMass Publishing, Melissa Sáenz Gordon, Sun Night Editions, Unity Press, Dale Press, The Bettys, Felicita Maynard, Sharita Towne, The Free Black Women’s Library, Brown Recluse, 3 Dot Zine, Homie House Press, WORK/PLAY, and Black Chalk & Co.

The 2020 SFABF Publishing Grant was made possible due to the generous support of Dropbox, Figma, Adobe and Chronicle Books. It was awarded to 15 BIPOC publishers nominated and selected by a committee made up of Paul John Jr. of Endless Editions, Lukaza Branfman-Verissimo and a representative of SFABF. While we were unable to host a fair in 2020, SFABF hopes that these grants will help support our publishing community.

Sun Night Editions is a fine art print publishing house in West Oakland, CA run by Yoni Asega and Drew Grasso. Sun Night was founded in 2019 with the overall goal of connecting artists of all mediums with their community through the power of print. The publishing house aims to bridge the gap from artists to collectors, institutions and non-profits. The shop provides artists the ability to create works in the traditional and contemporary screen printing, relief printing, monotype and bookbinding techniques. Over the past year they have published the prints of artists who not only work in a wide variety of mediums but come from different backgrounds. Sun Night Editions has concerned itself with sustaining and strengthening the diversity essential to any viable movement toward the liberation of all people. Image: Yétúndé Olágbajú, ♾,  ed. of 30, 16x20, 100lb cougar white, singed and numbered, 2020 25% of proceeds go to People’s Breakfast of Oakland. Purchase online at Sun Night Editions.

Sming Sming Books is the publishing studio of artist Vivian Sming, experimenting with books as art, discourse, exhibition, and archive. Formed in 2017, the studio designs and publishes a wide range of artists' books, zines, and editions out of close collaboration with artists whose works and ideas inform design, material, and printing choices. Sming Sming Books is invested in creating books from practices that are challenging to represent on paper. They are committed to promoting critical discourse and advancing cultural equity through the format of publishing.

Unity is a print space, small press, and queer skateboarding project based in Oakland, CA. Their efforts are centered on supporting publications by queer + trans people and POC. Unity also aims to make printing resources accessible for local communities.

OlaRonke Akinmowo is a Black feminist nerd, award-winning set decorator and interdisciplinary artist who makes hand-cut collages, one-of-a-kind monotypes, handmade paper, stop-motion animations and interactive installations. She is also the creator and director of The Free Black Women's Library, a social art project and mobile library that features a collection of 3,000 books written by Black women. The library pops up monthly in free public spaces throughout NYC, and sometimes it even travels outside of NYC. The library activates these spaces through interactive workshops, performances, games, book discussions and radical conversations. All ages, races and genders are welcome to come to spend time in the library, take part in all events and trade books written by Black women with the collection. She is deeply invested in creating beautiful spaces and counternarratives around race, culture and gender, that are rooted in ritual, tenderness and community care. Ola has received fellowships and grants from various institutions such as Brooklyn Arts Council, The Laundromat Project, Culture Push, The Robert Blackburn Printmaking Shop and the New York Foundation of the Arts. She is a single mom of one child and several plants, living and loving in her hometown, the village known as Bedstuy, Brooklyn.

BlackMass Publishing was founded by New York-based artist Yusuf Hassan, though its beginnings lie in a project devised by Hassan and a handful of fellow artists, in which they combined their practices in a printed, spiral-bound edition. The book, titled Project BlackMass, never went to press, but it was quickly acquired by the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Studies. The publisher has gone on to produce zines and books by Black artists, with visuals, prose and poetry, many of which have also been acquired by various collecting institutions. They take an experimental, improvisational approach to visual language and pay particular attention to the physicality of their projects. “My rule is, I’ll print on anything as long as it’ll feed through the printer,” says Hassan. In recent months, frequent collaborator and founding member Kwamé Sorrell launched an international mail-art initiative to continue and expand the conversation around Black art across the diaspora. Hassan and Sorrell continue to work in tandem in developing programming around Black storytelling through print media.

Devin N. Morris is a Brooklyn-based artist interested in abstracting American life and subverting traditional value systems through the exploration of identity, memory, and grief in mixed-media paintings, photographs, writings and video. Morris was recently in The Aesthetics of Matter, the first NYC curatorial project by Deux Femme Noires: Mickalene Thomas and Racquel Chevremont. He was also featured in the New Museum’s MOTHA and Chris E. Vargas: Consciousness Razing—The Stonewall Re-Memorialization Project, and the two-person show Inside, Out Here at La MaMa Galleria, curated by Eric Booker (exhibition coordinator at the Studio Museum). Morris is the founder of 3 Dot Zine, an annual publication that serves as a forum for marginalized concerns. 3 Dot Zine recently hosted the Brown Paper Zine & Small Press Fair with the Studio Museum in Harlem and created a site-specific installation at the MoMA PS1 2018 NY Art Book Fair.

Dale Zine, established 2009 in Miami, is an independent printer and publisher with the goal of giving a platform to multimedia artists and designers. With humble beginnings as a zine collaboration about Garfield, Dale has broadened into something of an open cultural space for the Miami community, with offerings ranging from all-age zine workshops to our independent radio show, pop-up events, and most recently a storefront in Downtown Miami. Collaborations of note include those with Tim Biskup, Matt Furie, Legowelt, Friendswithyou, to name just a few of our over their 75 titles and counting.
Felicita “Felli” Maynard is a New York City-based interdisciplinary artist and educator. They received their BFA from Brooklyn College, with a concentration in film photography. As a first generation Afrolatinx-American, their work uses photography to investigate and explore identity, gender, and history when related to the Black body. They challenge and re-write history by means of their work. Maynard has shown work at the African American Museum in Philadelphia, Westchester Community College, Spectrum Gallery at MCLA college, Brooklyn Photoville and Pen + Brush Gallery. Maynard is currently a Queer | Art Mentorship Fellow working with photographer Lola Flash, a Smack Mellon Art Ready Mentor and a teaching assistant at the Penumbra Foundation.

WORK/PLAY is an interdisciplinary design/art duo based in St. Louis, Missouri started by Danielle and Kevin McCoy. Kevin received a BFA in Graphic Communication from the University of Missouri-St. Louis and his MFA from the Sam Fox School of Design and Visual Arts, Washington University in St. Louis. Danielle is a conceptual artist, writer, and educator. Together, they rely on a personal archive of unfamiliar information, redacted histories, and images from popular culture to explore racial inequality, identity, and erasure. The duo has exhibited both locally and nationally. America's Mythic Time, The Luminary, St. Louis, MO; Small Talk at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, AR; SPF 1991 at projects+gallery, St. Louis, MO; Dream Wavers at Laband Gallery, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, CA; Overview is a Place at SPRING/BREAK Art Show in New York, New York, NY; Change of State at The Wassaic Projects in Wassaic, NY. Recent book fairs include Printed Matter's LA Art Book Fair in Los Angeles, CA; Chicago Art Book Fair in Chicago, IL; Small Press Expo in St. Louis, MO; Fully Booked Art Fair in Dubai, UAE and Engaged Edition in New York, NY.

Adriana Monsalve and Caterina Ragg spearhead the multifaceted space of Homie House Press. They are a skeleton crew of femmes creating and publishing in the foto book medium. They are photographers, book makers, and educators holding space for and with underrepresented communities. They are a playground where fotos become books, a safe space for secret stories and an open house for honest content. Find them migrating through the in-betweenness of all that we are.

Sharita Towne is a multidisciplinary artist and educator based in Portland, OR. Born and raised on the West Coast of the U.S. along Interstate 5 from Salem, OR, to Tacoma, WA and down to Sacramento, CA, Sharita is a true granddaughter of the great migration. She is most interested in engaging local and global Black geographies, histories, and possibilities. In her work, a shared art penetrates and binds people–artists, audience, organizers, civic structures, sisters, cousins, and landscape–in collective catharsis, grief, and joy. Sharita holds a BA from UC Berkeley, an MFA from Portland State University, and was recently appointed Program Head of the Pacific Northwest College of Art’s MFA in Visual Studies. She self-publishes under the collaborative project URe:AD Press (United Re:Public of the African Diaspora).

Founded in 2015, Black Chalk & Co. is a creative agency bringing together writers, artists, designers, academics, and technologists with a mutual interest in publishing, curating conversations and exhibitions, and facilitating teaching residencies. What animates all these activities is the effort to engender a new culture and new forms of publishing and creative production. Their work has led to a run of synchronized events, screenings, and public talks. The founding partners, Tinashe Mushakavanhu and Nontsikelelo Mutiti, operate between Harare and Richmond, VA. Image: SOME WRITERS CAN GIVE YOU TWO HEARTBEATS
This limited edition paperback was printed in 2019 at Cassochrome in Belgium. The publication is 5.5 x 8 inches with 258 pages. ISBN: 978-0-7974-9573-9.

The Bettys is an innovative art community concept founded by Salvadoran-American Aurora Diaz in 2014. Throughout its tenure, The Bettys has been an outlet for authentic and experimental creative environments. The Bettys has shown at multiple art book/zine fairs across America, distributing and collaborating with emerging artists whose intersections make it harder to be in the rich cis-man’s world more commonly referred to as ‘The Art World.’

Melissa Sáenz Gordon is a cultural worker, editor, and photographer based in Ridgewood, Queens. In 2020, she co-founded Soft Power Vote, an independent civic engagement initiative centered on NYC politics. For over 15 years, Melissa has documented the nuance of everyday life through film photography, a practice born out of preserving the cultural landscape of San Francisco, her hometown. Melissa understands the social impact and power of representation and utilizes the camera as a tool for social justice. Her work has been featured in Remezcla, SFMOMA’s Open Space, and Whetstone Magazine. She’s participated in the Press Play Fair hosted by Pioneer Works, New Latin Wave Festival, Brooklyn Art Book Fair, and the Los Angeles Art Book Fair by Printed Matter.

Brown Recluse is a collectively run zine distro for Black, Indigenous, People of Color based on Ohlone lands. This project was born out of passion for zines and frustration at the lack of representation and meaningful zine material for BIPOC. This project is a collaboration by QTBIPOC directly to QTBIPOC, connecting marginalized voices to marginalized readers. Their aim is to disseminate print media affordably and effectively to communities of color, strengthening our ties and highlighting our intersectional, relatable experiences.


In 2020, we donated 100% of the proceeds of our Fundraising Editions to the Black Lives Matter Global Network. Thanks to Sadie Barnette, Alicia McCarthy, Will Rogan, KOAK, Chris Johanson and Lonnie Holley for the generous donation of their artwork. 


1275 Minnesota Street
San Francisco, CA 94107

Friday, July 19th - 6pm – 10pm
Saturday, July 20th - 11am – 6pm
Sunday, July 21st - 11am – 5pm


2nd Cannons Publications (CA)

34 Trinity Arts & News / G. F. Wilkinson Books (CA)

6 Decades (CA)

871 Fine Arts (CA)

Altman Siegel (CA)

Anthology Editions (NY)

Aperture (NY)

Art Metropole (Canada)


Aventures Ltd. Press (NY)


Benjamin Critton Art Department (CA)

Blum & Poe (CA)

Bolerium Books Inc. (CA)

BOMB Magazine (NY)

Book and Job Gallery (CA)


Can Can Press (Mexico)
Canyon Cinema (CA)

Case Publishing / shashasha (Japan)

Catharine Clark Gallery (CA)

CCA Hybrid Practice (CA)

Chronicle Books (CA)

Coloured Publishing (CA)

Colpa Press (CA)

Container Corps (OR)

Conveyor Editions (NJ)

Creativity Explored (CA)

Dale Zine (FL)

Deadbeat Club (CA)

Eggy Press (CA)
Emigre (CA)

Endless Editions (NY)

Et al. (CA)
The Everyday Press
aka Bunker Basement (UK)
Fillip (Canada)


Floss Editions (CA)

Fraenkel Gallery (CA)

The Fulcrum Press (CA)

Gagosian (CA)

Gallery 16 (CA)

Gato Negro Ediciones (Mexico)
Genderfail (NY)

Hassla (NY)

Hat & Beard Press (CA)

Here Press (UK)

Hesse Press (CA)

Hi-Bred Studio (CA)


The Idea of the Book (OR)

illetante collective (CA)

Inventory Press (CA)

Issue Press (MI)

J&L Books (NY)
Joy of Being (CA)
Kayrock Screenprinting (NY)
Kris Graves Projects (NY)
Kunstcapades (CA)


MacFadden & Thorpe (CA)

Martian Press (CA)

modlitbooks (CA)

Monograph Bookwerks (OR)

MOREL books (UK)

Most Ancient (CA)

MSP Editions (CA)

Nazraeli Press (CA/UK)

Needles & Pens (CA)

New Documents (CA)

NIAD Art Center (CA)

Night Diver Press (CA)

Onomatopee Projects (Netherlands)

Other Books (CA)

Paper Monument / n+1 (NY)

Park Life (CA)

Paulson Fontaine Press (CA)

People I've Loved (CA)

Peradam Press (NY)

Pier 24 (CA)
Print in Progress (CA)
Publication Studio San Francisco / P.E. Area / 2727 California Street (CA)
R-ev (Venezuela)

Ratio 3 (CA)

RE/Search and Search & Destroy (CA)

Real Time and Space (CA)

Risotop (Germany)

RITE Editions (CA)

SF Cinematheque (CA)
SFAI Bookmaking (CA)

Side Issues (Switzerland)

Siglio (NY)

Silent Sound (CA)

Silver Sprocket (CA)

Sming Sming Books (CA)

Soberscove (IL)

Stripe SF (CA)

Tan & Loose Press (CA)

TBW Books (CA)

These Days (CA)

Tim Lahan (CA)

Tiny Splendor (CA)

Tropic Editions (HI)
Unity Press (CA)

Vacancy Projects (CA)

Verge Center for the Arts (CA)

Visible Publications (CA)

Wendy's Subway (NY)

Witty Kiwi (Italy)

Wolfman Books (CA)

zingmagazine | Almighty & Insane Books (CA)


Our Director of Programming is David Senior.


Saturday, July 20

Harm Reduction, with Jen Shear

Interdisciplinary artist, Jen Shear, will discuss the opioid epidemic and its impact on her creative community. Here she’ll address why certain social, cultural, political, and economic factors make some low-income artists vulnerable to addiction, and how the spread of harm reduction practices can help save lives.

"Brancusi-like" sculpture, Strange Fruit, and defaced record covers

Greg Wooten, author of "Marred For Life!" (J&L Books, 2019) will discuss his experiences as a professional "picker", and his 13 all-time best flea market finds, including a giant pewter tooth and a painting by an orangutan. Presented by Jason Fulford.

REEL, by Paul Clipson

In celebration of the newly revised 3rd edition of Paul Clipson's book: REEL, Land and Sea are pleased to present a 16mm film screening- A collection of Paul's favorite footage from 2017. The film was last projected in silence at his memorial at SFMoMA last year. For this screening a live score will be provided by Amma Ateria.

Steven Leiber Catalogs

A public program on Steven Leiber and his dealer catalogs. David Senior will moderate a panel discussion focusing on the catalogs as well as the art that Steven Leiber collected, sold and celebrated. Panelists include: Alexandra Bowes (art collector), Arnaud Desjardin (artist and owner of The Everyday Press) Amber Hasselbring (former Steven Leiber Basement Manager) David Kasprzak (artist and co-owner of Colpa Press) and Adam Michaels (designer of Steven Leiber Catalogs and owner of Inventory Press.)

Meaningfulosity: a discussion with Anne Lesley Selcer

Wolfman Books’ new publication, Blank Sign Book, approaches art writing premised on the idea that it can contain anything, except detached authority. Engaging the relationship between politics and art—in the streets, on the screen, in the book, in the feminist meeting, and in the museum—this literary and experimental collection meets art with its own febrile and fecund energies. Author Anne Lesley Selcer will discuss her practice, and welcome a discussion with other artist-writers and writers devoted to art.

Lento Violento, with Rosa Tyhurst

Lento Violento is a style of electronic dance music that Torinese DJ Gigi D’Agostino developed in the early 2000s. Italian for slow and violent, lento violento has elements of a hardcore or hardstyle sound played at a very slow tempo, usually between 85 and 115 BPM. Developed from research for a recent exhibition and book that considered dance music culture in Italy, Rosa Tyhurst will consider lento violento’s emergence within a post-industrial, Berlusconi-era Italy and hypothesize about slow and violent artistic practices today.
Sunday, July 21

DEATH BY TECHNOMANCY, with Micki Meng and Tatiana Vahan

San Francisco is a city that founded a slow food movement, hosts a strong maker culture, and privileges communing with nature, yet is also the birth city of AI and computer technology. As industry shifts, Meng, founder of the new publishing and partnership initiative &Art&, and Vahan, founder of Los Angeles Artist Census and bar-fund, discuss the contemporary moment, its paradoxes, and different support structures for artists and art workers in the Bay Area and Los Angeles.

All Possible Futures 3, with Jon Sueda and Chris Hamamoto

All Possible Futures: Unrealized Archive uncovers “unrealized” graphic design projects that consumed many hours—sometimes years—of work, but were never produced. These fascinating proposals—ranging in form from PDFs to photos, dummies, models, and sketches—remain unmade but are deserving of serious discussion. Issue #3: Large Format will feature unrealized works that explore extreme scale in some way. To launch this latest issue Jon Sueda and Chris Hamamoto will give a short presentation on the history of the project and the latest issue, and moderate a discussion with a panel of participants in the project.

April Dawn Alison, with Andrew Masullo and Erin O’Toole

April Dawn Alison was published by MACK to accompany an exhibition of the same name now on view at SFMOMA. The book features previously unseen Polaroids made over the course of thirty years by April Dawn Alison, the feminine persona of male photographer Alan Shaefer, based in Oakland. Erin O’Toole, curator of the exhibition and editor of the book, will discuss Alison’s work with the painter Andrew Masullo, who gave Alison’s archive to the museum.

Lazy Painter, by Side Issues

The book 'Lazy Painter’ turns a robot vacuum cleaner into an artist. It combines technology and art, as a result of a workshop ‘design by rules’  with students of Lucern – and reflects on the human-machine relationship in creation. Furthermore, it exemplifies a series of Side Issues publications about science, history, art and visual culture from the point of view of a committed dilettante.

nkiruka oparah x 2727

Using repetition, drawing, and writing, this workshop series explores how we can use our dreams to illuminate non-linear possibilities, future & ancestral knowledge, and map inner landscapes and time-scales. The workshop will also include practical tools for sustaining a dream practice, as well as plants/herbs that can support us in recentering and being at home in our bodies.

Friday, July 19 - Sunday, July 21

Gagosian presents Flags and Aces, a project room featuring the exhibition of a unique artist book by Richard Prince and a presentation of two Jack Kerouac items from the Ryder Road Foundation: Kerouac’s Big Sur notebook and a scroll drawing of Lawrence Ferlinghetti’s cabin in Bixby Canyon, drawn by Kerouac during his “secret return” to the Bay Area.

Gallery 207, Bass and Reiner
Thursday, July 18 - Saturday, July 27

Curated by David Senior, Head of Library and Archives, SFMOMA, in conjunction with the launch of the book Steven Leiber Catalogs, there will be an exhibition of Steven Leiber’s catalogs at Minnesota Street Project in Bass & Reiner Gallery on the second floor. David Senior, the publication editor and essayist will curate the exhibition and will introduce source materials for Steven’s mailers. The exhibition will open on July 18th and will be on view through July 27th, 2019. Sponsored by RITE Editions.

OUTSIDE - 1275 Minnesota St.

KunstCapades is an art-themed variety show/podcast hosted by Josh Pieper, Tim Sullivan, and Robyn Carliss. Guests from all points on the artist-curator-dealer-collector spectrum board a gondola up to the recording booth - Altitude, an alpine-island bar in an undisclosed, altitudinous San Francisco location - for conversation and cocktails. Listeners are treated to a rollicking agenda of absurd segments, including “Art Crimes”, “Beats from the Belfry”. “ebay Today,” “Let’s Ask Tantum,” “Bartender’s Ballyhoo,” and intel regarding local openings and calls for work. Join us for a multi-part, LIVE recording at the 2019 San Francisco Art Book Fair.


Friday, July 19

Canyon Cinema and San Francisco Cinematheque present Missed Connections
Join us for a program of short media art and experimental film in celebration of the release of Canyon's Cinemazine #6: Missed Connections and recent publications offered by San Francisco Cinematheque. The camera sees something that the person using it does not — a luminous detail or furtive glance, a chance moment found only in retrospect; letters are sent (or not sent), messages sent into the void...

Civic TV Vol. 5 with Bonanza, David Bayus, Sara Eliassen, Matthew Lax, and Marta D Strazicic. Designed by Marianne Poinsot.  Presented by Colpa Press.

Saturday, July 20

Over and Over, Again and Again
by Allen Ruppersberg and Thomas Cvikota
Directed by Lucas Cvikota
Soundtrack by Allen Ruppersberg

Over and Over, Again and Again, documents the typewritten index cards that accompany a collection of 78 rpm records donated by Barrie H. Thorpe to the Batavia Public Library in Illinois. The cards identify the artist/performer, date and title of each recording from Thorpe’s collection along with anecdotal information and his personal commentary. The Thorpe Collection of 48,000 78's was the first major donation to the Internet Archive’s Great 78 Project. The accompanying soundtrack is a collage of movie soundtracks, sound effects, experimental music, musique concrete, pop songs, and miscellaneous recordings. The screening will show a section of the 13-hour work-in-progress film.
Sunday, July 21

Thoughts on a Black Aesthetic
This hybrid screening / performative lecture will feature varied observations on black representation that carry with them a distinct, personal viewpoint. Through these acts, The Black Aesthetic will ruminate on the themes of lineage, context, and collaboration.

Leila Weefur. Excerpt from Between Beauty & Horror, a short film (originally a video installation) exploring the symbiotic nature of beauty and horror. The film’s poetic narrative explores this particular duality as an intrinsic part of the Black experience. Presented by Sming Sming Books.

V. Vale of Search & Destroy, screening of a short documentary about the history of Search & Destroy

Civic TV Vol. 5 with Bonanza, David Bayus, Sara Eliassen, Matthew Lax, and Marta D. Strazicic. Designed by Marianne Poinsot. Presented by Colpa Press.

Canyon Cinema and San Francisco Cinematheque present Missed Connections


Friday, July 19

7-9pm R-ev - M19
Carlos A. Etcheverry

Saturday, July 20

12-2pm - Verge Center for the Arts - C10
Angela Willetts

1-2pm - Real Time & Space - B2

1-2pm - Stripe SF - B4
Martin Venesky - What I know about photography

1-2pm - Pier 24 - C9
Corine Vermeulen - Your Town Tomorrow (Detroit, 2007–2017)

2-3pm - TBW Books - A3
Mimi Plumb - Landfall

2-3pm - Nazraeli Press - A42
Todd Hido - Bright Black World
Saturday, July 20 contd.

2-3pm Real Time & Space - B2
Johnna Arnold

3-5pm R-ev - M19
Carlos A. Etcheverry

5-6pm Anglim Gilbert Gallery
Jori Finkel and Lynn Hershman Leeson

Sunday, July 21

12-1pm - Real Time & Space - B2
Lexa Walsh

1-2pm - Pier 24 - C9
John Chiara California

2-4pm R-ev - M19
Carlos A. Etcheverry


Saturday, July 20th, 5-6pm

Join author Jori Finkel and artist Lynn Hershman Leeson for a book signing of Finkel’s latest publication, It Speaks to Me (Prestel). Featuring interviews with 50 leading contemporary artists, discover which artworks from museums across the globe have made an enduring impact on their work.

Friday, July 19 - Sunday, July 21

Nancy Toomey Fine Art will present a curated selection of works by NY based Brian Dettmer, known for his detailed and innovative art objects using the book as his medium.  After a book or series of books is sealed into a solid form, he cuts into the surface, reading with his knife one page or layer at a time. Fragmented images, words and ideas emerge to expose and create new relationships within the book's internal elements.

Friday, July 19 - Sunday, July 21

Rena Bransten Gallery will be selling a selection of new and used gallery publications, exhibition catalogues, & artist monographs.

Yen-Hua Lee & Marissa Katarina Bergmann will also present "The Sound of Mesostic Reading" in conjunction with the exhibition "Yen-Hua Lee / Book project: a silent conversation."

Reading Times:
Friday, July 19 at 7pm
Saturday, July 20 at 12pm
Sunday, July 21 at 12pm
Length: 10-20 min.

Friday, July 19 - Sunday, July 21

Casemore Kirkeby will host a series of pop-up book sales, artist talks, and book signings throughout the fair weekend. Full schedule below.

Owen Hido, B-sides Box Sets, featuring Erik Kessels Notes on Accidents, Vanessa WinshipSeeing the Light of Day, Ed Templeton Loose Shingles and Todd Hido Homing In

Casemore Kirkeby presents a selection of titles by gallery artists including Anouk Kruithof, Todd Hido, Hiroshi Takizawa, Kenta Cobayashi, Larry Sultan and Mike Mandel, Sean McFarland, Raymond Meeks, Naohiro Utagawa, Steve Kahn, Ed Templeton, Deanna Templeton, Motoyuki Daifu, Jim Jocoy, Elspeth Diederix, Aspen Mays, Whitney Hubbs, Daisuke Yokota & Yoshi Kametani, and others.

Sunday, July 21st 3-4 PM
SFMOMA will have a pop-up selling copies of April Dawn Alison, edited by Erin O’Toole, and published by Mack. Books will be for sale from 3pm -4pm immediately following a conversation about the publication in the MSP Lounge.

Sunday, July 21
David Pace and Stephen Wirtz Images in Transition-Wirephoto 1938-1945, Schlit Publishing

Artist talks:

Saturday, July 20
Raymond Meeks and Todd Hido in conversation with Adam Meeks

Sunday, July 21
Raymond Meeks in Conversation with Adam Meeks

Friday, July 19 - Sunday, July 21

Themes+Projects gallery has teamed up with Gingko Press to widen our book selection on art and pop culture. In addition, photography books published by Themes+Projects will be on sale! For purchases over $50, receive a complimentary copy of Hong Kong Yesterday perpetual calendar by Fan Ho (while supplies last). Themes+Projects gallery is located gallery space #205.

Saturday, July 20, 5-6 PM

The Internet Archive’s 2019 Artist in Residence Exhibition presents Radical Digital Painting — THE BUG LOG

In conjunction with the Internet Archive’s 2019 Artist In Residence Exhibition at Ever Gold [Projects], programmer and digital painter Jeffrey Alan Scudder presents a new iteration of Radical Digital Painting, an ongoing performance project which often includes other artists.

Radical Digital Painting is named after Radical Computer Music, a project by Danish artist Goodiepal, who Scudder has been touring with in Europe over the last two years. In 2018 alone, Jeffrey gave over 45 lecture performances on digital painting and related topics in the United States and Europe.

On July 20 at 5 pm, Radical Digital Painting presents THE BUG LOG, a project by Ingo Raschka featuring Julia Yerger and Jeffrey Alan Scudder.

1150 25th Street, Building B
Saturday, July 20 - Sunday, July 21
All programs are free and open to the public.
No registration required unless otherwise noted.

Saturday, July 20
1:00–5:00pm | Parking Lot, McEvoy Foundation for the Arts
Blank Art Objects presented by Brion Nudarosch

1:00–1:45pm | McEvoy Foundation for the Arts
Gallery Sessions: Ala Ebtekar

Artist Ala Ebtekar is joined by his mother to commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of NASA’s Apollo 11 moon landing with a reading and to discuss its relation to his monumental work Thirty-six Views of the Moon, 2019, on view in McEvoy Foundation for the Arts' summer exhibition What is an edition, anyway?. The work is the Spring edition of a series in four seasons that takes its cue from a twelfth century poem by Omar Khayyam that imagines humans as the objects of the Moon’s omnipresent gaze. Using photographic negatives of the Moon provided by California’s Lick Observatory Archives, Ebtekar treated book and pamphlet pages from ten centuries of texts referencing the moon and night sky with photographic chemicals then exposed them to moonlight.


6:00–7:30pm | McEvoy Foundation for the Arts
Bonanza: That’s Funny

Free registration encouraged

McEvoy Foundation for the Arts presents a special, free performance by multidisciplinary art collective Bonanza in conjunction with its summer exhibition What is an edition, anyway?. That’s Funny is a stand-up comedy performance, emceed and designed by Bonanza that features artists taking the mic alongside comedic ringers as a celebration of comedy’s potential for posturing and resilience. Now in its fourth edition, That's Funny began as an alternative to a traditional opening event for the collective’s dyke, ginger, Mexican show at Interface Gallery in 2017. The event is curated by interdisciplinary artist and THE THING Quarterly co-founder Jonn Herschend as part of a series that explores the possibilities of performance as edition. A limited-run silkscreened poster designed by Herschend and THE THING co-founder Will Rogan will be available to attendees.


Sunday, July 21
1:00–1:30pm | McEvoy Foundation for the Arts
Gallery Sessions: Stephanie Syjuco

Artist Stephanie Syjuco discusses the commissioned installation Excess Capital (Double or Nothing), 2013–, on view in McEvoy Foundation for the Arts' summer exhibition What is an edition, anyway? and how authenticity is defined in a commodity-based culture. The work displays used copies of Karl Marx’s Capital that Syjuco purchased at auction on eBay and then re-classifies as artist editions by inserting a signed bookplate. Offering each book for sale at exactly double the price paid, Syjuco leverages visitors as partner investors in the project, with all proceeds donated to local activist organizations specializing in racial justice and immigration rights at the close of the exhibition.


1:45–2:15pm | McEvoy Foundation for the Arts
Gallery Sessions: Thomas Cvikota

Publisher and collector Thomas Cvikota leads a tour of the editioned works from his personal collection on view in McEvoy Foundation for the Arts' summer exhibitionWhat is an edition, anyway?, many of which were part of the 2018 exhibition of the same name at Mana Contemporary Chicago co-curated by Cvikota and Susan Tallman. Prints, books, posters, artists’ ephemera, and vinyl records highlight longstanding traditions in edition-based practices.


3:00–4:00pm | McEvoy Foundation for the Arts Artist Talk:
Alison O’Daniel in Conversation with Tanya Zimbardo

Free registration encouraged

McEvoy Foundation for the Arts invites visitors to navigate, de-construct, and reimagine sound through the film/video exhibition Alison O'Daniel: The Tuba Thieves. Curator Tanya Zimbardo joins O’Daniel to discuss her unfolding project including the process of reimagining through film the punk show for the closing party of the Deaf Club in San Francisco in 1979. In this expanding series of short films, O’Daniel collaborates with hearing, Hard of Hearing, and Deaf composers, musicians, and performers to highlight the loss or re-creation of information as it passes through various channels. The half-hour program reimagines legendary concerts hosted by Bruce Conner and John Cage as well as fictionalized, poetic narratives. Screens continuously during gallery hours through September 7, 2019.



Thursday, July 18
The Most Beatutiful Swiss Books
swissnex San Francisco
Pier 17, Suite 800
San Francisco, CA 94111

The Most Beautiful Swiss Books is an annual competition recognizing the work of the most talented book designers in Switzerland. Selected by an international jury, this year includes 19 books, chosen from 388 entries, to be showcased in the exhibition. At 7pm, there will be a presentation and drinks.

Saturday, July 20
Rob Lowe – IMA – Chris Duncan
Center for New Music
55 Taylor St, San Francisco, CA 94102

On this installment of Latitudes, Other Minds teams up with the San Francisco Art Book Fair to present vocalist/composer Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe, sound artist Chris Duncan, and the electronics and percussion duo IMA at Center for New Music.


Supporting Sponsors:
Chronicle Books, Dropbox, chroma

Media Sponsor:

In-kind Sponsors:
Aesop, Fallout Shelter, Fort Point Beer Co., General Graphics, hint, Istituto Italiano di Cultura, Macfadden & Thorpe, Shapco Printing, Small Works SF, swissnex San Francisco, swiss arts council prohelvetia and VINCA MINOR.

Special Thanks:
Imprint Projects, Kayleigh Henson, Lynne Winslow & Associates, Partners in Crime, Nat Swope, Masako Miki
Ben Peterson, Sadie Barnette, Jason Polan and Lightsource SF.


1275 Minnesota Street
San Francisco, CA 94107

Preview - Friday, July 20th - 6pm – 10pm
Saturday, July 21st - 11am – 6pm
Sunday, July 22nd - 11am – 5pm


2NCBooks (CA) / Motto Distribution (GERMANY)
3standardstoppage studio (CA)
6 Decades Books (CA)
871 Fine Arts (CA)
Aidan Koch & Kyle England (NY)
All Gold / It's Just Great (CA)
Altman Siegel (CA)
Ampersand Gallery & Fine Books (OR)
Anthology Editions (NY)
Aperture (NY)
Atelier Editions (CA/UK)
Aventures Ltd. Press (CA)
Basement (CA)
Bill Daniel (TX)
Blum & Poe (CA)
BOMB Magazine (NY)
Bon-gah (IRAN)
Boo-Hooray (NY)
Breezy Circle (CA)
B-Sides Box Sets (CA)
Canyon Cinema (CA)
Case Publishing / shashasha (JAPAN)
Casemore Kirkeby (CA)
Catharine Clark Gallery (CA)
CCA Hybrid Practice (CA)
CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts (CA)
Chronicle Books (CA)
Colour Code (CANADA)
Coloured Publishing (CA)
Colpa (CA)
commune (JAPAN)
Container Corps (OR)
Contemporary Art Review Los Angeles (CA)
Conveyor Editions (NJ)
Cooperative Editions (NY)
Creative Growth (CA)
Crown Point Press (CA)
Dale Zine (FL)
David Zwirner Books (NY)
Deadbeat Club (CA)
DeMerritt Pauwels Editions (CA)
East of Borneo (CA)
Eggy Press (CA)
Electric Works (CA)
Endless Editions (NY)
Et al. (CA)
Extra Vitamins (CO)
Fillip (CANADA)
Floss Editions (CA)
Fraenkel Gallery (CA)
Fully Booked Dubai (UAE)
Gallery 16 Editions (CA)
Gato Negro Ediciones (MEXICO)
Gem Books (CA)
GenderFail (VA)
Hassla (NY)
Hat & Beard Press (CA)
Hesse Press (CA)

Hex Editions (CANADA)
illetante collective (CA)
Institute for Interspecies Art and Relations (NY)
Inventory Press (NY)
Issue Press (MI)
Kodoji Press (SWITZERLAND)
Kopeikin Gallery (CA)
Little Big Man (CA)
Louis Schmidt (CA)
Martian Press (CA)
modlitbooks (CA)
Monograph Bookwerks (OR)
Morel (UK)
Most Ancient (CA)
Nazraeli Press (CA)
Needles & Pens (CA)
New Documents (CA)
Night Diver Press (CA)
Onomatopee Projects (NETHERLANDS)
Oof Books (CA)
Other Forms (IL)
Owl Cave Books (CA)
Paper Monument / n+1 (NY)
Park Life (CA)
Paulson Fontaine Press (CA)
People I've Loved (CA)
Peradam (NY)
Perfectly Acceptable Press (IL)
Pier 24 Photography (CA)
Primary Information (NY)
Publication Studio San Francisco (CA)
Ratio 3 (CA)
RE/Search and Search & Destroy (CA)
RITE Editions (CA)
San Francisco Art Institute (CA)
San Francisco Cinematheque (CA)
SFAI Digital Bookmaking (CA)
Silent Sound (CA)
Skinnerboox (ITALY)
Sming Sming Books (CA)
Soberscove Press (IL)
Soft City (NY)
Stolen Books (PORTUGAL)
Stripe SF (CA)
Tan & Loose Press (CA)
TBW Books (CA)
The Aesthetic Union (CA)
The Ice Plant (CA)
The Idea of the Book (OR)
Three Star Books / onestar press (FRANCE)
Tiny Splendor (CA)
Unity Press (CA)
Vacancy Projects (CA)
Visible Publications (CA)
William Stout (CA)
Wolfman Books (CA)


Brought to you by Levi’s Made & Crafted
Hosted by Kunstcapades
Director of Programming - Heidi Rabben

Download the 2018 SFABF Program Guide here.

Friday July 20th
6-10 PM Opening Night Preview

Saturday July 21st
Fair hours: 11AM - 6PM

11AM -12PM - The Lounge
Photobibliomania Casemore Kirkeby
Ed and Deanna Templeton join Todd Hido in conversation about their love of creating and collecting photography books.

12-1 PM - The Lounge
Museum of Capitalism: Readings
FICTILIS and Inventory Press
Museum of Capitalism treats capitalism as a historical phenomenon, viewing the present and recent past from the implied perspective of a future society in which our economic and political system is memorialized, and subjected to the museological gaze. Join us for a series of readings by contibuting artists and authors from the book, published in conjunction with an exhibition installed in Oakland, 2017, and including texts from Lucy Lippard, Lester K. Spence, T.J. Demos, Chantal Mouffe, McKenzie Wark and Kim Stanley Robinson, among others.

1-1:30 PM - The Lounge
Kunstcapades LIVE

KunstCapades is an art variety podcast co-hosted by Josh Pieper, Tim Sullivan, and Robyn Carliss. Guests from all points on the artist-curator-dealer-collector spectrum board a gondola up to the recording booth – Altitide, an alpine-island bar in an undisclosed, altitudinous San Francisco location – for conversation and cocktails. Listeners are treated to a rollicking agenda of absurd segments, including “Art Crimes,” “Beats from the Belfry,” “eBay Today,” “Let’s Ask Tantum,” “Bartender’s Ballyhoo,” and intel regarding local openings and calls for work. Join us for a multi-part, live recording at the 2018 San Francisco Art Book Fair.

1:30-2:30 PM - The Lounge
Piles of Books: Art as Publishing in the 20th and 21st Centuries
David Senior (SFMOMA)
David Senior, Head of the Library and Archives at SFMOMA, will discuss a history of artists’ publications in modern and contemporary art and design. Senior presents a broad range of examples of how artists and designers have used little publications as experimental containers for new ideas, creating lively and accessible spaces to communicate work and archive art actions. These examples will come from the collection of books that he now works with at SFMOMA Library and several past library exhibitions he organized of artists’ books, magazines and ephemera while working at MoMA in New York.

2:30-3:30 PM - The Lounge
We Can Create Life Without War. - Corita Kent & Californian Radicalism
Atelier Éditions - Corita Art Center Director, Dr. Ray Smith & SFMOMA Associate Curator of Architecture & Design, Joseph Becker

Radical American artist, educator and once-devout Catholic nun, Corita Kent’s remarkable serigraphy has entranced audiences for decades. Drawing upon the Left Coast’s long heritage of art-radicalism, and the several artists, such as Kent, then courageously excavating the nation’s tortured conscience, a panel dialogue will collectively examine that tumultuous era of American art-making, the catalysts and enduring legacy of such. As well as the necessity of art-radicalism and creative resistance within our equally tumultuous political and cultural landscapes today. Developed by Atelier Éditions, the panel dialogue is lead by Corita Art Center Director, Dr. Ray Smith, and SFMOMA Associate Curator of architecture and design, Joseph Becker.

3:30-4 PM - The Lounge
KunstCapades LIVE

4-5 PM - The Lounge
RTS talks: Macon Reed and Leila Weefur

Real Time and Space
Real Time and Space (RTS) is an art studio and artist residency program in Oakland, CA. The mission of RTS is to provide a productive and participatory workspace for its members and residents by fostering opportunities for dialog, collaboration, and cross-disciplinary interaction. RTS hosts a monthly talk series featuring artists in residence and local Bay Area artists. We are excited to host our next talk as part of the SF Art Book Fair. The July talk will feature RTS artist in residence Macon Reed and RTS studio member Leila Weefur.

5-6PM - The Lounge
People Are A Light To Love: Artist Talk and Book Signing
Veronica DeJesus and Rite Editions
Veronica DeJesus sees this Artists Talk as an active meditation for all who attend. Participants will help the artist create a simple impromptu crystal grid. The aim of the grid is to create space for protection, healing, loss and truth and at the same time give space to release anything that is no longer serving a purpose. The artist talk will also include a discussion about her artist’s book and 12 year project, People are a light to Love. And Veronica will reflect on recent current events, recent deaths, and general reflections surrounding how we process and measure intimacy, love and loss. Veronica will show images of her work and bring objects related to her art practice for the audience to interact with during the event. The last 15 minutes will be dedicated to Q and A, book signing and
closing of the crystal grid.


6-730PM - McEvoy Foundation for the Arts - 1150 25th Street
2016 in Museums, Money, and Politics: A Discussion with Andrea Fraser, Jamie Stevens and Rob Reich
Presented by CCA Wattis for Contemporary Arts

This event is free and open to the public. Space is limited. RSVP to wattisrsvp@cca.edu by July 17. At the end of our 2014-2015 Andrea Fraser research season, The Wattis Institute invited the artist to publish a book with us. Much has happened in our country in the last few years, and Fraser has felt an urgent need to respond. In partnership with Westreich Wagner Publications and MIT Press, the Wattis has co-published her timely new book 2016 in Museum, Money, and Politics (2018).

We launch the book with a discussion between Fraser, former Wattis Curator & Head of Programs Jamie Stevens (now of Artists Space), and Stanford Professor of Political Science Rob Reich. The event is followed by a book signing with the author.

2016 was unlike any other election cycle that came before it. It was the most expensive election in this country’s history with over $6.4 billion raised for presidential and congressional races combined. More than half of this money came from just a few hundred people—many of whom also support cultural institutions and serve on their boards. In a 900-page book organized like a telephone directory, Fraser documents the reported political contributions made by trustees of more than 125 art museums.

Andrea Fraser is an artist and professor of art at the University of California, Los Angeles. She is the author of Museum Highlights: The Writings of Andrea Fraser, among other books.

6:30-8:30PM - Catharine Clark Gallery - 248 Utah Street
Afterparty and reception to celebrate the release of Sandow Birk’s Proposal for a Monument to the Declaration of Independence (and a Pavilion to Frederick Douglass) with Sandow Birk and Mullowney Printing, plus a viewing of new drawings.

7PM-10PM - Gallery 16 - 501 3rd Street
Live music event at Gallery 16 featuring Andy Cabic, Sonny Smith and the Leakers, and Tommy Guerrero with Matt Rodriguez, Louie Senor and House. Doors at 7PM, free event with RSVP.

9PM-LATE - Cloaca Projects - 1460 Davidson Avenue
OFFICIAL SFABF AFTERPARTY and Closing of ARENA by Rodrigo Valenzuela
Join us for the SFABF afterparty and Closing of Arena by Rodrigo Valenzuela at Cloaca Projects, w/ DJ Russell E.L. Butler, Jonathan Runcio and Bob Linder. ARENA is Rodrigo Valenzuela's first solo exhibition in the Bay Area and consists of sixty feet of photocopy transfers on canvas wrapping around the interior of the gallery. Considering the ideology of Manifest Destiny and the failures of the Homestead Acts that quickened the settlement of public land in the American West, Valenzuela's images invoke these ideas of expansion and opportunity and, at the same time, painful histories of erasure that resonate with present-day debates on immigration, border control, gentrification, and climate change.

Sunday July 22nd
Fair hours: 11PM - 5PM

11AM-12PM - The Lounge
SKINNERBOOX - Milo Montelli and Federico Carpani
Italian Cultural Institute of San Francisco
Skinnerboox is a young - Italian - publishing house focused on contemporary photography. In partnership with the Italian Cultural Institute, both Milo Montelli and Federico Carpani (founder and designer) will introduce their work, explaining the principles of the young publishing house that features projects that are very different in style (diary, visual research, archive, google generated images) as well as content but held together by a certain vision and taste. In this occasion they'll focus on the Italian scene presenting a selection of recent publications featuring the work of Marcello Galvani, Errichiello & Menichetti, Piero Percoco, Alessandro Calabrese and Casotti & Brutti.

12-1PM - The Lounge
Kodoji Press - Winfried Heininger

Pro Helvetia & Swissnex
Kodoji Press is an independent, non-profit-oriented publishing project based in Baden, Switzerland. Founded in 2007 by designer Winfried Heininger, Kodoji Press focuses on young contemporary art and photography and is defined by an artist-centric perspective. Kodoji Press offers a communicative platform for non-commercial projects by artists whose work responds to the complexities of contemporary society and culture. The imagery found in their titles range from the grandiose to the frightening to the silly. For this talk, Kodoji's award-winning designer and publisher, Winfried Heininger, will discuss, in conversation with Nicola Ruffo, Head of Public Programs at swissnex San Francisco, his approach to publishing and design. They will talk about his practice and his recent publications, such as 43–35 10TH STREET by Daniel Shea. This program is generously supported by swissnex San Francisco and Pro Helvetia.

1-1:30PM - The Lounge
Kunstcapades LIVE

1:30-2:30PM - The Lounge
Tania Bruguera: Talking to Power/Hablándole al Poder catalogue launch
YBCA - Lucia Sanroman, Peggy Phelan, Ivan Muniz Reed, and Susie Kantor
Join Peggy Phelan, Ann O'Day Maples Professor in the Arts Professor of Theater & Performance Studies and English at Stanford University; Ivan Muñiz Reed, independent curator; Lucía Sanromán, Director of Visual Arts, YYBCA; and Susie Kantor, Associate Curator of Visual Arts, YBCA, for a book launch celebrating the publication of the exhibition catalogue Tania Bruguera: Talking to Power / Hablándole al Poder. The group will discuss Bruguera’s ideas around performance, re-performance, recall, and updates, particularly as these concepts relate to her works, Homenaje a Ana Mendieta and Escuela de Arte Útil.

2:30-3:30PM - The Lounge
Ruth Asawa Book Launch
David Zwirner Books
Jonathan Laib, Director at David Zwirner, will be in conversation with Addie Lanier and Aiko Cuneo of the Asawa family, and Janet Bishop, Thomas Weisel Family Curator of Painting and Sculpture at SFMOMA. Known for her extensive body of intricate and dynamic wire sculptures, American sculptor, educator, and arts activist Ruth Asawa challenged conventional notions of material and form through her emphasis on lightness and transparency.

3:30-4:00PM - The Lounge
Kunstcapades LIVE

4:00-5:00PM - The Lounge
THERE WILL ALWAYS BE SOUP: Orientation /// Pile
Laura Nelson, Calvin Rocchio, Vee and Brian Moran, Owl Cave Books
A conversational workshopping of language to provoke the permeability of terms under which we gather. As a group, we will think with and through the concepts of Orientation & Pile, performing these thoughts and movements in a dialog sure to sprawl out in many directions. By joining us here, you will be a part of a collective extending beyond this initial meeting in cultivating material for a publication yet to be realized. And of course, there will be soup and a pile of something. THERE WILL ALWAYS BE SOUP is a meandering model for gatherings, conversations, and publications that celebrates the porosity and malleability of the language we use to communicate as beings in the world.


Friday July 19th, Saturday July 20th and Sunday July 21st
Canyon Cinema & SF Cinematheque Film Program

Friday July 19th

Ephraim Asili: Fluid Frontiers (2017)
Fluid Frontiers is the fifth and final film in Ephraim Asili’s Diaspora Suite, a series of films exploring the artist’s personal relationship to the African Diaspora. Shot along the Detroit River and featuring readings from Detroit’s renowned Broadside Press and artworks by Detroit Artists, Fluid Frontiers explores the relationship between resistance and liberation. All the film’s poems are read from original Broadside Press editions by natives of the Detroit, Michigan/Windsor, Ontario region. (Ephraim Asili)

7–8PM Out of Print (guest curated by Linda Scobie)
Associations (1975, John Smith)
Blood Story (1990, Greta Snider)
Friend Good (2003, Jay Rosenblatt)
No No Nooky TV (1987, Barbara Hammer) – Restoration Print
High Kukus (1973, James Broughton) – New Print
Pony Glass (1997, Lewis Klahr)
Verses (2012, James Sansing)

8–9PM I Am Not Here (CROSSROADS capsule 1)
One of several programs presented during SFABF as an echo of Cinematheque’s CROSSROADS festival 2018, the films in I Am Not Here include works of self- and other-portraiture, fragmented bodies, abstracted spaces, ritual exorcisms of trauma and enactment of feminist art actions.
I Am Not Here For You (2017, Nico LaShae)
me and my army (2017, sair goetz in person)
Model of a Hand (2018, Rosa John)
Water/Mist/Fire/Off (2017, Youngzoo Im)

9–10PM Visions of the Void (CROSSROADS capsule 2)
In this second SFABF CROSSROADS echo, the paranoid visions of Philip K. Dick (as voiced in Alexander Stewart’s Void Vision) blur with the dystopic oppressions of the contemporary techno-surveillance state. Technophobia meets technophilia as crowds gather, blood is spilled, flowers bloom and electrons flow
you can’t plan a perfect day sometimes it just happens (2017, Alison Nguyen)
Wasteland No.1 (Ardent/Verdant) (2017, Jodie Mack)
The Forcing No. 2 (2015, Lydia Moyer)
The Falling Sky (2017, Peggy Ahwesh)
Void Vision (2018, Alexander Stewart)
Season of Doubt (2015, Seth Pimlott

Saturday, July 21

11AM -12PM Michael Snow: So Is This (1982)
“With formalist belligerence, So Is This threatens to make its viewers ‘laugh, cry and change society,’ even promising to get ‘confessional.’” (Canyon Cinema)

12–12:30PM Ephraim Asili: Fluid Frontiers (2017)
Fluid Frontiers is the fifth and final film in Ephraim Asili’s Diaspora Suite, a series of films exploring the artist’s personal relationship to the African Diaspora. Shot along the Detroit River and featuring readings from Detroit’s renowned Broadside Press and artworks by Detroit Artists, Fluid Frontiers explores the relationship between resistance and liberation. All the film’s poems are read from original Broadside Press editions by natives of the Detroit, Michigan/Windsor, Ontario region. (Ephraim Asili)

12:30 – 1PM The Sun Quartet, part 4: November 2/Far from Ayotzinapa (2017, Colectivo Losingrávidos)
The Sun Quartet is a solar composition in four movements, political composition in four natural elements, kinematic composition in four body mutations: a sun stone where youth blooms in protest, a river overflowing the streets, the burning plain rising in the city. And finally the clamor of the people who after the night of September 26, 2014 shook Mexico. The massive disappearance of 43 students of Ayotzinapa opened a breach in the Mexican political body. The Sun Quartet is a cinematographic composition of this event.

November 2/Far from Ayotzinapa: The clamor of the people after the disappearance of 43 students of Ayotzinapa. The Mexican poet David Huerta wrote a poem called Ayotzinapa on November 2, a date is a very important date of in Mexico, because is the celebration of “Day of the Dead.” The poem is about the experience of current Mexican war. (Colectivo Los ingrávidos)

1–2PM Canyon Cinema’s Drive-Thru Cinema, part 1: one of two mini-micro programs: 15 films on 16mm spanning 40 years in 40min (works by Chick Strand, Robert Breer, Nam June Paik and Jud Yalkut, and and many more…):

Explosion Motion
Blazes (1961, Robert Breer)
Tensile (1994, Mark Wilson)
Black Ice (1994, Stan Brakhage)
Decroux’s Garden (2012, Baba Hillman)
Anselmo (1967, Chick Strand)
Found footage flights and quick delights
Los Ojos (1975, Gary Beydler)
I Began to Wish (2003, Julie Murray)
Shot-countershot (1987, Peter Tscherkassky)
Excess, Black Noise, and Fast Moving Pictures (1981, Tyler Turkle)
Restricted (1999, Jay Rosenblatt)
The Succinct Sublime
Lonesome Cowboy (1979, Toney Merritt)
Runaway (1969, Stan Lawder)
Electronic Moon No. 2 (1969, Paik/Yalkut)
The Soccer Game (1960, Lawrence Jordan)
Dub Film (1980, Doug Wendt)

2-3PM the word, my dear: text moving in time
Echoing a similar program presented by Cinematheque in 2013, this program presents works in which written text is visualized and plasticized, explored and displayed, a thumbnail catalog of the diverse expressive potentialities of language’s graphic notation displayed as light moving in time. All works drawn from the collection of Canyon Cinema and projected in 16mm.
Word Movie (1966, Paul Sharits)
I, Dreaming (1988, Stan Brakhage)
Hardwood Process (1996, David Gatten)
Gently Down the Stream (1981, Su Friedrich)

3–4PM Jeffrey Skoller’s The Malady of Death (Jeffrey Skoller in person)
“[…] an adaptation of Marguerite Duras’ story of the same name […] which is a particular reading of the story in which word and image, in a complex interplay, explore male sexuality. […] The male ‘you’ is multiplied[…]. The ‘she’ the ‘difference,’ is literally absent from the image but present metaphorically, ‘possessed’ but not known. While societal connections between possessing sexuality, economically, and by force are explored in relation to male sexuality, the implication of the act of looking permeate all these discourses[…]” (Kathy Geritz, Pacific Film Archive)

4–5PM I Am Not Here (CROSSROADS capsule 1)
One of several programs presented during SFABF as an echo of Cinematheque’s CROSSROADS festival 2018, the films in I Am Not Here include works of self- and other-portraiture, fragmented bodies, abstracted spaces, ritual exorcisms of trauma and enactment of feminist art actions.
I Am Not Here For You (2017, Nico LaShae)
me and my army (2017, sair goetz in person)
Model of a Hand (2018, Rosa John)
Water/Mist/Fire/Off (2017, Youngzoo Im)

5–6PM Canyon Cinema’s Drive-Thru Cinema, part 2: 11 films on 16mm spanning 40 years. Works by Kenneth Anger, Bruce Baillie, Robert Nelson, Alice Anne Parker and many more…:

Toe Tapping Treats
I Change I Am the Same (1969, Alice Anne Parker)
Day then Night (1977, Andy Moore)
Mr Sandman (1973, Victor Faccinto)
All My Life (1966, Bruce Baillie)
Preview (1980, JJ Murphy)
Nightclub, Memories of Havana in Queens (1975, Silvianna Goldsmith)
Rumble (1977, Jules Engel)
Together (1976, Broughton/Singer)
Wash it, drive it, crash it
Wash it (1982, Elizabeth Sher)
Kustom Kar Kommandos (1965, Kenneth Anger)
Hot Leatherette (1967, Robert Nelson)

Sunday, July 22

11am -12PM Michael Snow: So Is This (1982)
“With formalist belligerence, So Is This threatens to make its viewers ‘laugh, cry and change society,’ even promising to get ‘confessional.’” (Canyon Cinema)

12–1PM Visions of the Void (CROSSROADS capsule 2)
In this second SFABF CROSSROADS echo, the paranoid visions of Philip K. Dick (as voiced in Alexander Stewart’s Void Vision) blur with the dystopic oppressions of the contemporary techno-surveillance state. Technophobia meets technophilia as crowds gather, blood is spilled, flowers bloom and electrons flow.
you can’t plan a perfect day sometimes it just happens (2017, Alison Nguyen)
Wasteland No.1 (Ardent/Verdant) (2017, Jodie Mack)
The Forcing No. 2 (2015, Lydia Moyer)
The Falling Sky (2017, Peggy Ahwesh)
Void Vision (2018, Alexander Stewart)
Season of Doubt (2015, Seth Pimlott)

1–2PM Anne McGuire’s Oh Hi Anne + Curt McDowell’s Weiners and Buns Musical (Anne McGuire in Person!)
SF’s own Anne McGuire appear in person to present Oh Hi Anne (2017), an animated audio portrait (derived from answering machine messages) of the Brothers Kuchar—George and Mike—in all their self-effacing, self-mocking, candid and obliquely confessional quirkiness. Oh Hi Anne is followed by Curt McDowell’s Wieners and Buns Musical (1972), a “domestic musical” featuring Ainslie Pryor as a  Dorothy Lamour-admiring housewife and George Kuchar himself as her hen-pecked husband.

Oh Hi Anne (2017, Anne McGuire)
Weiners and Buns Musical (1972, Curt McDowell)

2–3PM Cinemazine Digest – abstraction and animation edition (prismatic glasses will be provided)
A short selection of works featured in the revived and alive Canyon cinemazine (thanks to Courtney Fellion).
Let Your Light Shine (2013, Jodie Mack)
Ich Bin Ein Junger Hupfer (2008, Anna Geyer)
Five Improvisations (1979, Paul Glabicki)

3–4:30PM James Benning: Casting a Glance (2007)
In 1970 Robert Smithson built his iconic Spiral Jetty, a 1,500-foot long sculpture of mud, salt crystals and rocks jutting into Utah’s Great Salt Lake, embodying elemental and philosophical principles essential to the artist’s aesthetic. […] Simulating the Jetty’s thirty-seven year history, casting a glance records the shifting ecology of the Great Salt Lake’s north-eastern shore, finding the earthwork “a barometer for a variety of cycles.” Benning has created a work “that [Smithson’s film Spiral Jetty, 1970] begs for, which pays attention to the Jetty over time.” (Canyon Cinema)

4:30–5PM The Sun Quartet, part 4: November 2/Far from Ayotzinapa (2017, Colectivo Los ingrávidos)
The Sun Quartet is a solar composition in four movements, political composition in four natural elements, kinematic composition in four body mutations: a sun stone where youth blooms in protest, a river overflowing the streets, the burning plain rising in the city. And finally the clamor of the people who after the night of September 26, 2014 shook Mexico. The massive disappearance of 43 students of Ayotzinapa opened a breach in the Mexican political body. The Sun Quartet is a cinematographic composition of this event.

Humboldt Originals - M26 on the map
Exhibition of Growers’ Guides, the underground press, and cannabis-cultivation ephemera of Humboldt County from 1967 - 73.


Ever Gold [Projects]
Saturday & Sunday 12-4pm - Tarot Readings by Mieke Marple
Reservations recommended info@evergoldprojects.com
In celebration of her second edition Art World Tarot, artist Mieke Marple will be providing free thirty minute tarot readings at the SF Art Book Fair. Those who are interested must sign up in advance through Ever Gold. The session involves a fifteen card spread with the latest version of Marple's deck. This spread takes into account karmic, societal, and psychological forces, each essential in the quest for self-knowledge. The spread also invites stories within stories (and themes within themes) to unfold–and, in this way, more closely mirrors the complexity of life. In addition to Marple’s readings, MSP Editions will launch the Art World Tarot Ed. II Deck at the SF Art Book Fair this weekend.

Saturday 5:30-6pm 
Chris Sollars and Lee Lavy’s band Skullture performs the set “By the Book”.

Rena Bransten Gallery
Sunday 3:30-5pm
Jonathan Calm: The Green Book / Artist in Conversation with Charif Shanahan
This presentation is about Jonathan Calm's ongoing, expanding body of work that relates to the complex visual representation of African American Automobility. This project was inspired by a five-day road trip through the American South Calm was invited on in June 2016 to take photographs for a BBC radio documentary on the Travelers’ Green Book (published 1936-66), the unique guide that provided information on secure and dignified accommodations for black Americans during the last three decades of the Jim Crow era. Some of Calm's new work was exhibited in solo shows at Stanford and Fisk University earlier this year.


Friday July 20th

5-10pm Ward Schumaker, "HATE IS WHAT WE NEED" - Gallery 204 - Jack Fischer Gallery

Saturday July 21st

11am-6pm - Ward Schumaker, "HATE IS WHAT WE NEED" - Gallery 204 - Jack Fischer Gallery

12-1pm - Jim Goldberg book signing of "Darrell and Patricia" - Pier 24 Photography - M17

12-1pm - Alice Shaw for "100 Sheep" - Gallery 16 - C9

1-2pm - Nathaniel Russell for PEACE JAZZ zine - Gallery 16 - C9

1-3pm - Cortney Cassidy - ‘99 Book Signing - Issue Press - A32

1:30-2:30pm - Signing w/ Ed and Deanna Templeton featuring books from B-Side Boxsets, Deadbeat Club, and Nazraeli Press - Casemore Kirkeby

2-3pm - Sonny Smith for "Tour" - Gallery 16 - C9

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM - Book signing w/ Todd Hido - B-Sides Box Sets - D2

3PM - Gene - Book signing with Jim Goldberg - Casemore Kirkeby
Gene shares the intimate story of a man reflecting on his life prior to being placed in assisted living. Through the curation and narration of personal photographs, Gene Egner finds peace with himself and his community. This work was created during the Postcards From America project (2011-16).

3-4pm - Co-creators Shannon O’Malley and Keith Wilson will sign copies of the new softcover edition of GAY MEN DRAW VAGINAS - Breezy Circle - A17

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM - Daniel Shea signing 43–35 10TH STREET - Kodoji Press - D1

3:30-4:30pm - Susan Meiselas Signing - Aperture - C14

Sunday July 22nd

11am-5pm - Ward Schumaker, "HATE IS WHAT WE NEED" - Gallery 204 - Jack Fischer Gallery

12-1pm - Sandow Birk signing copies of "American Qur’an" - Catharine Clark - C6

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM - Michael Jang book signing - illetante collective - B0


Monday July 23 - 6-9 PM
Art as a Trojan Horse
A conversation with Jonathon Keats, Florence Jung and Mathias Jud
swissnex San Francisco Pier 17, Suite 800
Please RSVP: Eventbrite-Link

In conceptual art, art becomes a Trojan horse: an unexpected, sometimes subversive, means of creating ideas in the mind of an audience. Meet artists who have copyrighted their own mind, let the world send messages to US and UK spies, sold real estate in the extra dimensions of space-time, hired people to live the same lives across the world, and attempted to genetically engineer God. As part of our current exhibition, Mental Work, we present artists with strategies that dismantle boundaries between art and society. No recording is allowed: be there to get a glimpse into the secrets of conceptual art practices.


Sunday July 22nd - 11am-5pm - 1150 25th St - Parking Lot

8-Ball Community Inc. is an independent not-for-profit organization that — through free, open-access platforms and events — nurtures and supports a community of artists. We provide virtual and physical meeting sites for people of all ages, gender and backgrounds. Our mission is to generate collaborative and educational exchange through public access television and radio stations, an imprint, a self publishing fair, a public library, an internship program, a residency and series of workshops in art-related trades. 8-Ball Community operates free of elitism and is governed by its participants.

8-Ball Zine Fair started in 2012 at Grand Billiards in Brooklyn, NY. It usually happens in a pool hall, and has been reproduced in other cities around the world. The Drop Off table, placed at the centre of the fair, also represents the core of the community, un-selected and free, allows everyone to participate and show their work.8-Ball Zine Fair is free for exhibitors and guests and happens yearly in New York and San Francisco.

For this year's SF edition, we will be located in the parking lot (1150 25th St) of the SF Art Book Fair, put together by Minnesota Street Project, Colpa Press, and Park Life.

We have encouraged publishers to break the mold of the traditional zine/book fair and present their work out of the trunks of their cars or on picnic blankets. Everyone is welcome, we hope to see you there!

Attending publishers:

A Love Token and Hyperspace
Adam Villacin
Allied Forces Press
Casey Corporation
Clare Bland
Doubles Ltd.
George Lochman
Jen Shear
Lower Grand
Matt Goias
Max Allbee
Momma Betty
Mystic Magic
Orange Radio

Play Press
Poker One
Project Paint
Raphael Villet
Sean Maung
Shade Magazine
Stephen Williams
Take Care Tapes
Tiny Splendor
Troy Lumpkin
Unity Press
Weird Babes Digest Zines
Whiz World


Levi’s Made & Crafted
Chronicle Books
Swissnex, San Francisco
Istituto Italiano di Cultura, San Francisco
Humboldt Legends
Lightsource SF
Fort Point Beer Co.

Media Sponsor:


1275 Minnesota Street
San Francisco, CA 94107

Preview - Friday, July 21st - 6pm – 10pm
Saturday, July 22nd - 11am – 6pm
Sunday, July 23rd - 11am – 5pm


[ 2nd floorprojects ] (SF)
2nd Cannons Publications / Motto Distribution (LA/GERMANY)
6 Decades Books (SF)
871 Fine Arts Bookstore
Aesthetic Union (SF)
Altman Siegel Gallery (SF)
Ampersand Gallery & Fine Books (OR)
Anthology Editions (NY)
Aperture Foundation (NY)
Atelier Éditions (CA)
Basement (CA)
blisterZine (ITALY)
Blum & Poe (LA
BOMB Magazine (NY)
Breezy Circle (CA)
Capricious (NY)
Catalogue Library / MOOD NYC (UK/NY)
Catharine Clark Gallery (SF)
CCA - Hybrid Art Practice (SF)
Chronicle Books (SF)
Cinders Projects (NY)
Colpa (SF)
commune (JAPAN)
Container Corps (OR)
Cooperative Editions (NY)
Creative Growth Art Center (OAK)
Creativity Explored (SF)
Crown Point Press (SF)
Deadbeat Club (LA)
DeMerritt | Pauwels Editions (OAK)
Eggy Press (BERKELEY)
Electric Works (SF)
Elevator Teeth (LA)
Endless Editions (NY)
Et al. etc. (SF)
Extra Vitamins (CO)
Gallery 16 (SF)
Gingko Press (BERKELEY)
Goliga (JAPAN)
Hamburger Eyes (LA)
Hat & Beard Press (LA)
Headlands Center for the Arts (MARIN)
Hesse Press (LA)
Houseboat Press (MA,MN,SF)
illetante collective (SF)
Inventory Press (NY)
Issue Press (MI)
It's Just Great + All Gold (OAK)
J&L Books (NY)
Kayrock Screenprinting (NY)
Kris Graves Projects (NY)
Little Big Man Books (LA)

Little Paper Planes (SF)

Los Angeles Contemporary Archive (LA)

Louis M Schmidt (LA)

mandujano/cell (LA)
Martian Press (WI)
modlitbooks (SF)
Monograph Bookwerks (OR)
Mörel (UK)
Most Ancient (OAK)
Move Elöre Press (OAK)
NANZUKA / bookshop M (JAPAN)
Nazraeli Press (LA)
Needles & Pens / & Pens Press (SF/LA)
Never Press (LA)
New Documents (LA)
Night Diver Press (OAK)
No Coast (IL)
Norma (LA/NY)
Owl Cave Books (SF)
Paper Monument (NY)
Park Life (SF)
Pau Wau Publications (NY)
Paulson Fontaine Press (BERKELEY)
People I've Loved (OAK)
Pier 24 Photography (SF)
PM Press (OAK)
PSA Press (SF)
Publication Studio San Francisco (SF)
Ratio 3 (SF)
RE/Search (SF)
RITE Editions (SF)
Royal NoneSuch Gallery (OAK)
SF Art Book Fair (SF)
San Francisco Art Institute (SF)
SFAQ [Projects] (SF)
Silent Sound (LA)
Soberscove Press (IL)
Soft City Printing (NY)
Southern Exposure (SF)
Stripe SF (SF)
The California Sunday Magazine (SF)
The Contemporary Jewish Museum (SF)
The Thing Quarterly (SF)
These Days (LA)
Tiny Splendor (OAK)
Unity Press (OAK)
Vacancy Projects (LA)
Visible Publications (SF)
William Stout Architectural Books (SF)
Wirtz Art (OAK)
Workshop Residence (SF)
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (SF)


The SFABF public programs will take place across three spaces at Minnesota Street Project over the course of the weekend. The Lounge will host talks, discussions and book launches, the Media Room will host screenings and digital work, and Minnesota Grove will host workshops and activities. The director of programming is Heidi Rabben. For inquiries please email info@sfartbookfair.com.


Hosted by KunstCapades

LACA presents Institutional Papers with Ryan Jeffery, Andrew Freire, Hailey Loman, Jackie Im, David Kasprzak and Monica Rodriquez
Artists present institutional documents or letters that have changed their lives. An eclectic series of short readings accompanied by images showing the effects professionalism has on the artist’s practice.

Since I Laid my Burden Down Reading and Q&A
w/ Brontez Purnell

Queer Threads Book Panel with John Chaich, James Gobel, Angie Wilson, Ramekon O'Arwisters, and Jai Carrillo.
In conjunction with the Todd Oldham-designed coffee table book, Queer Threads: Crafting Identity and Community (AMMO Books), featured Bay Area artists Jai Carrillo, James Gobel, Ramekon O'Arwisters, and Angie Wilson join editor and curator John Chaich for a casual discussion about the intersection of identity and fiber art and craft. Books will be available for sale and signing.

KunstCapades LIVE
KunstCapades is an art-themed variety show/podcast hosted by artists Josh Pieper and Tim Sullivan, with house bartender Robyn Carliss. Guests from all points on the artist-curator-dealer-collector spectrum board a gondola up to the recording booth – Altitide, an alpine-island bar in an undisclosed, altitudinous San Francisco location – for conversation and cocktails. Listeners are treated to a rollicking agenda of absurd segments, including “Art Crimes,” “Beats from the Belfry,” “eBay Today,” “Let’s Ask Tantum,” “Bartender’s Ballyhoo,” and intel regarding local openings and calls for work. Join us for a multi-part, LIVE recording of Episode 60 at the 2017 San Francisco Art Book Fair.

Avant Garde Show & Tell with Rob Saunders of Letterform Archive
The Curator of Letterform Archive will bring some Avant Garde goodies from the collection for show-and-tell, showing their transformative influence on twentieth century graphic design. The early twentieth century will be represented by Constructivism, Dada, and Futurism, and the late by concrete poetry and the various countercultures.

Urs Lehni of ROLLO Press: Book Works / Books Work presented by Swissnex SF and Pro Helvetia
In this short talk, graphic designer and publisher Urs Lehni (Rollo Press) will present a number of books (new and old) that he likes and will try to elaborate on the reasons why they seem to work, as books as well as works.

THINGS in Books with Sarah Hotchkiss, Arash Fayez, and Kristee Ono presented by The THING Quarterly
THINGS in Books is about the those objects that exist only in the world of books: fiction, nonfiction or otherwise. Each of the presenters, two artists and a comedian, will be offering some brief thoughts their some of their favorite objects found within some of their favorite works.

Nicole Lavelle will share BREATHE PURE MOUNTAIN AIR, exploring industries of New Age and leisure in the language and landscape of Marin. The talk is related to PAPER ROAD, a book project debuting from Publication Studio San Francisco at the book fair.

Place Talks at SFABF with Charlie Macquarie
Charlie will be presenting Some California Watering Places, a loose navigation of the water supplies of the Bay Area and potential California futures, told through the medium government publications and family stories.

Real Time and Space Artist Talk w/ Emma Spertus and Caroline Saves
Caroline Saves and Emma Spertus will discuss their recent experience doing an inter-residency exchange between Real Time & Space, USA and Artistes en Residence, France. As it happens, Caroline and Emma share more than this residency exchange, they are both inspired by and utilize books and printed matter in their art works. Caroline plays with the dot matrix of printing and extraction of images in relation to her textile sculptures and installations. Emma embarks on a corporate modernism escapade, creating fictional paper companies to explore the poetics of paper ream design.

KunstCapades LIVE

Joan Jonas is on our mind panel discussion presented by the CCA Wattis Institute with Frances Richard, Jacqueline Francis, Patricia Maloney, and Elizabeth Mangini.
The Wattis recently published "Joan Jonas is on our mind," a book that accompanies their first year-long research season, about and around the work of Joan Jonas. Editor Frances Richard will moderate a panel discussion between contributors Jacqueline Francis, Patricia Maloney, and Elizabeth Mangini.


Heavy Breathing: Jumper/Caller Poetry Zone with Sophia Wang
This poetry and performance workshop will engage participants in a kinetic and collaborative composition exercise to engage body and voice in the process of composing and performing poetic verse. Wear sneakers and/or come ready to use your voice.

Queer Threads Crochet Jam with Ramekon O'Arwisters
As featured in the recently launched art book, Queer Threads: Crafting Identity and Community (AMMO Books), artist Ramekon O'Arwisters invites community members to join him in a Crochet Jam, where we will work side by side to transform found rags into a crocheted textile. Crochet experience is not necessary. A curiosity to collaborate is.

Heavy Breathing: Martial Arts for Feminist Journos
with Sarah Burke
In this experimental workshop, attendees will collectively undermine the historic valorization of hyper-masculinized approaches to journalism by learning to value approaches of empowered passivity through practicing the feminist concept of "circlusion" (the antonym of "penetration") and the martial arts concept of "ukemi," the art of receiving a throw.

Tsunaminagashi: Marbling Workshop with Sto Len
Suminagashi or “floating ink,” is a paper marbling process that originated in Japan by Shinto monks in the 12th century. This process produces mono prints by painting patterns directly onto the surface of water with ink, laying down a piece of paper, and removing after a few seconds. For this workshop, Sto will give a talk about his explorations in the studio and on the boat and then guide us through the process of suminagashi, where we will make multiple prints on paper.

SFABF Booky Mascot signings and photos presented by Ry Allred, Eva Gibeau and Ricki Dwyer


The Muybridge Mausoleum, a virtual reality art installation presented by Most Ancient.
Most Ancient presents a Virtual Reality station showcasing “The Muybridge Mausoleum”. This VR art installation playfully blends elements of shadow play, 19th century magic lantern shows, and early film set design. We like to think of it as a cinema for neanderthals. For the launch of our first VR project we made a limited edition companion book and screen print for SFABF, available at the Most Ancient booth M8. Both are experimental examples of spinning out content from virtual spaces into print.

Joan Jonas is on our mind screening presented by the CCA Wattis InstituteThe Wattis recently published "Joan Jonas is on our mind," a book that accompanies their first year-long research season, about and around the work of Joan Jonas. They will screen two short films by Jonas: Wind (1968) and Songdelay (1973), courtesy Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI), New York.

Ellen Cantor screening & talk presented by Capricious
Along with the book debut of ELLEN CANTOR: "I’m Still Coming” (Capricious), the editors and co-curators of Coming to Power: 25 Years of Sexually X-Plicit Art By Women, Pati Hertling and Julie Tolentino, share three videos by late friend, artist and provocateur Cantor: Evokation of My Demon Sister (2002), Ode to Life (1997), Within Heaven and Hell (1996) followed by an informal chat about the publication: 1993/2016 CTP exhibitions, performances, archival materials, feminist writers - then and now. Thank you Electronic Arts Intermix and the Estate of Ellen Cantor for their generous support and assistance with this presentation.

Civic TV Vol. 3 - Nate Boyce, Christina Corfield, Arash Fayez, Rhonda Holberton, Mitsu Okubo and Chris Lux- presented by Colpa Press


Swinging Salami with Tamara Shopsin
Step right up and try your luck. In honor of Tamara Shopsin’s new book Arbitrary Stupid Goal a 4 pound Salami will swing like a pendulum. Hit it with a dart and win a prize. Presented by the Ice Plant.

Civic TV Vol. 3 - Nate Boyce, Christina Corfield, Arash Fayez, Rhonda Holberton, Mitsu Okubo and Chris Lux - presented by Colpa Press



10-11AM Pancake Party with Tamara Shopsin - Heath Ceramics and Tartine Manufactory - 2900 18th Street

12-5PM Tauba Auerbach - Kadist - 3295 20th Street (also on view Sunday 12-5PM) - Artifacts related to public lecture on Wednesday, July 19th at 6PM

6-10PM Sto Len: Runoff Opening Reception - Parlor - 235 Valencia Street

6-9PM Porpentine Charity Hartscape - Cloaca Projects - 1460 Davidson Ave

6-8PM Closing Reception for "Juncture" at Catherine Clark Gallery - 248 Utah Street

6-10PM Art+Book Lover's Party - Adobe Books - 3130 24th Street

5PM - 7PM
No cover + Drink specials

Eva Gibeau (of Eggy Press) is selling her car out front on Minnesota St. SERIOUS INQUIRIES ONLY.


From Counterculture to Cyberculture panel discussion with Fred Turner, David Lewis, K.r.m. Mooney and Jon Winet,
moderated by Natasha Boas - at Altman Siegel (1150 Minnesota Street)
This exhibition is inspired by, and named in honor of, Fred Turner’s important history, From Counterculture to Cyberculture. The exhibition is not, however, a literal history. Rather: it extrapolates from Turner’s historical arc in order to present a matrix of contemporary concerns, and emerging artists whose ways of thinking are enmeshed in those concerns.
From Turner's research it develops a historical conceit for
art-making in the present. A web of possibilities.

Anouk Kruithof Book Launch at Casemore Kirkeby

Hung Liu and Maria Porges: Between Artist and Writer at Rena Bransten
Please join us for a conversation with artist Hung Liu and writer/artist Maria Porges as they discuss the relationship between visual art and critical art writing. Maria Porges’ writing has appeared in Artforum, Art in America, and the New York Times Book Review. Hung Liu’s work has been widely exhibited and is in the collections of the SFMOMA, the Whitney Museum of American Art and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Liu is Professor Emerita at Mills College.

Tyson Vogel performance at Ever Gold [Projects]


 SATURDAY, JULY 22ND - THE LAB - 2948 16th St
TURFinc dancers, DJ Epic and UNITY
$15 General Public, $10 for exhibitors (with badge)
The general public and exhibitors can purchase tickets at the door.



Clint Woodside: Vineland - Deadbeat Club

Gabriel Ramirez: Marin Science Laboratory #4 - Unity Press

Jeffrey Cheung signing and release July 2017 Zine - Unity Press

Kerry Mansfield and Sean Nolan - Theme+Projects Gallery

Todd Hido: Intimate Distance: Twenty-Five Years of Photographs, A Chronological Album - Aperture

Bridget Quinn: Broad Strokes - Chronicle Books

Raphael Villet: Anywhere Zines - Unity Press sponsored by the Tenderloin Museum

Indira Allegra: Blackout - Catherine Clark Gallery

Jordan Kantor: Selected Exhibitions 2006-2016 - 871 Fine Arts

Richard Misrach and Guillermo Galindo: Border Cantos - Aperture

Brontez Purnell signing and reissue launch: Fag School #1 - Unity Press


Alex Shen: Lower Grand Cassettes and Hoodies - Unity Press

12- 3PM
Doug Biggert: Hitch Hikers - ISSUES

Jake Reinhart: Where The Land Gives Way - Deadbeat Club

Todd Hido: Seasons Road - Nazraeli Press

Jim Mangan: Time of Nothing - Silent Sound

Rudy VanderLans: Still Lifes U.S.A. - Gingko Press

2 - 2:30PM
Leon Borenzstein: American Portraits and Portraits ii -
Nazraeli Press

Aaron Elvis Jupin: Double Check You're Alone
C.W. Moss: Butt Buddies - Stolen Books

Max Nordile: Droppings #24 - Unity Press


11AM - 5PM
Alex Shen: Lower Grand Cassettes and Hoodies - Unity Press

2 - 4PM
Kerry Mansfield and Sean Nolan - Theme+Projects Gallery

Vivian Fu signing and zine launch - Unity Press

NastyNas: ANATOMY OF THE E-COMMERCE - blisterZine


Levi's Made + Crafted
Chronicle Books
Istituto Italiano di Cultura, San Francisco
Paulson Fontaine Press
Light Source
The Lab
Bomb Magazine
The California Sunday Magazine
Fort Point Beer Co.

A special thanks to:

Daniel Patterson / Alta
Thatcher’s Gourmet Popcorn
Alphonzo Dennis
Uva Enoteca
White Rain Productions
SF Arts Education Project
Jason Fulford
Tucker Nichols
Heidi Rabben
Sarah Tell
Stine Marasigan
Michael Rubel
Wendy Norris
Kayleigh Henson
Chronicle Books
Levi’s + Levi’s Made & Crafted
Swissnex SF / Pro Helvetia
Instituto Italiano di Coltura
Bomb Magazine
Paulson Fontaine Press
Brian Hudgins & Denise Lew
Lightsource SF
Dena Beard / The Lab
Fort Point Beer Co.
The California Sunday Magazine
Imprint Projects
Chris Kronner / Kronnerburger
Fallout Shelter