ACID-FREE Los Angeles Art Book Market

LOS ANGELES—Conceived and organized by a collective of twenty Los Angeles publishers, book sellers, and editors, ACID-FREE presents a three-day book market focused on independent art publishing on the West Coast.
The 80+ exhibitors will sell publications ranging from books of critical writing to photo and artists’ books, and will be positioned alongside lectures, readings, book signings, and film programming. Curators Zanna Gilbert (Getty Research Institute) and John Tain (Asia Art Archive) will speak about the history of artists’ use of xerography; SFMOMA Librarian David Senior will give a talk on the connections between publishing and performance art; Rakish Light will co-present a reading by painter Gailyn Saroyan & poet Aram Saroyan; and featuring a performance by Mutant Salon; poetry readings hosted by Marcel Alcalá, curator of McPoems, and Tracy Jeanne Rosenthal, editor of Art Los Angeles Reader; a conversation on queer publishing practices as pedagogy by Art Metropole and the Queer Publishing Project; and much more.
Other programming includes video work curated by Colpa Press, DIS, Veggie Cloud, Los Angeles Contemporary Archive, Memory, Solano Archives, and the Echo Park Film Center, with clips from Leilah Weinraub’s Shakedown and John Story’s The Depoliticization of Black Cinema, and work by Darren Bader, Casey Jane Ellison, Jibade-Khalil Huffman, Alima Lee, and many more. An exhibition of vintage marijuana growers guides curated by Family Books in collaboration with the Family Acid, and Fluxus archival ephemera curated by Art Catalogues at LACMA will be on view; with music throughout the day selected by Maxwell Sterling, Nite Jewel, Allison Wolfe, and others. Food by Salad for President, Tropics, Earth Pizza, and Shreebs Coffee, and more.
Opening: Friday, May 4, 6-9 PM
Saturday & Sunday, May 5 & 6, 11-7 PM
Hosted by Blum & Poe, Los Angeles
Free and open to the public
2nd Cannons
6 Decades
Actual Source
Art Catalogues at LACMA
Art Los Angeles Reader
Art Metropole
Art Paper Editions
Atelier Éditions
Bad Dimension Press
Blum & Poe
Bywater Bros. Editions
Casa Bosques
Colpa Press
Deadbeat Club
East of Borneo
Eggy Press
Family Books
Gato Negro
Ghebaly Gallery
Hartford Photo MFA
Hat & Beard Press
Hesse Press
High Desert Test Sites
The Ice Planet
Information Office /
Distribution Office
Inventory Press
Jean Boîte Éditions
Kodoji Press
Lapis Press
Little Big Man
Los Angeles Contemporary Archive (LACA)
Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (LACE)
MER. Paper Kunsthalle
Monograph Bookwerks
Mörel Books
Motto Books
Mousse Publishing
Nazraeli Press
New Documents
Nicodim Gallery
OOF Books
Owl Cave Books
The Pit
Publication Studio Hudson
Rakish Light
RE/Search Publications
Regen Projects
RITE Editions
Silent Sound
Sming Sming Books
Tan & Loose Press
TBW Books
The Thing
Total Luxury Spa
Triangle Books
The Underground Museum
Unity Press
Vista Oral
Women’s Center for
Creative Work
X Artists’ Books
Yes Press
Zulu Press

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