The 2018 SF Art Book Fair
1275 Minnesota Street
San Francisco, CA 94107

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Preview - Friday, July 20th - 6pm – 10pm
Saturday, July 21st - 11am – 6pm
Sunday, July 22nd - 11am – 5pm

EXHIBITORS
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)
ARTBOOK | DAP (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)
HARDCORE AMBIENT (CA)
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)
ISSUES (CA)
Issue Press (MI)
KAYROCK SCREENPRINTING (NY)
Kodoji Press (SWITZERLAND)
Kopeikin Gallery (CA)
LAND AND SEA (CA)
Little Big Man (CA)
LOCUS (NORWAY)
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)
S U N (NY/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)
THESE DAYS (CA)
Three Star Books / onestar press (FRANCE)
Tiny Splendor (CA)
Unity Press (CA)
Vacancy Projects (CA)
Visible Publications (CA)
William Stout (CA)
Wolfman Books (CA)
ABOUT THE FAIR

The 2018 SF Art Book Fair is an annual multi-day festival of artists' publications. This event is FREE and OPEN to the public and will feature artists’ books, art catalogs, monographs, periodicals, zines, printed ephemera, and artists' multiples. These works will be presented by over 100 independent publishers, antiquarian dealers, artists, collectors, and enthusiasts. Over the course of the weekend, the fair will be complemented by 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.

Last year we welcomed 110 exhibitors and over 10,000 visitors. We aim to reach an even larger audience this year and create an event that continues to showcase some of the most interesting publishers and booksellers in the world.

The SF Art Book Fair will be 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 recently opened restaurant.

The San Francisco Art Book Fair is organized by:

Minnesota Street Project is in San Francisco’s historic Dogpatch district, Minnesota Street Project offers affordable and economically sustainable spaces for art galleries, artists and related nonprofits. Inhabiting three warehouses, the Project seeks to retain and strengthen San Francisco's contemporary art community in the short term, while developing an internationally recognized arts destination in the long term.

Colpa is the collaborative practice of Luca Antonucci and David Kasprzak. They work together as a publisher, designer, printer and curator. They publish art books, limited edition prints and art objects, often working with artists on unique projects.

Park Life is an independent retail store and art gallery established by Jamie Alexander and Derek Song based in San Francisco. Park Life features art and design products culled together from all over the world and includes books, editions, prints, design objects, paper goods, original art and apparel. Park Life specializes in limited edition artist collaborations, having worked with dozens of artist over the last 10 years to produce products ranging from books, zines and prints to tees, skate decks, and objects.

Inquiries? Contact info@sfartbookfair.com.

Interested in volunteering? Contact Sarah Tell - sarahtellart@gmail.com.
PROGRAMMING 
Brought to you by Levi’s Made & Crafted 
Hosted by Kunstcapades

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.

OFFSITE

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
PEACE JAZZ
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.

ONGOING - Friday July 19th, Saturday July 20th and Sunday July 21st

Canyon Cinema & SF Cinematheque Film Program - The Media Room

Friday July 19th

6:30-7PM 
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)
Rigid/Hysterical
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.

PARTICIPATING GALLERIES

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.

SIGNINGS

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 Kirbeby

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

SPECIAL EVENT 

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.


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