A Feminist & Queer Art Book Fair
On January 18, 2020 from 12 to 7 p.m., A.I.R. Gallery will host its first Feminist & Queer Art Book Fair. The fair is free to participants and public alike, and the artists and publishers taking part have been selected for their close alignment with the mission of the event and A.I.R.
The fair aims to offer space for artistic experimentation, prioritize feminist and queer histories, and facilitate intergenerational dialogue. The gathering of publishers across media and subject prompts community-building and knowledge sharing, while celebrating the long history of A.I.R. artists who have been bookmakers working in language and form. From the 1980 exhibition “Speaking Volumes” curated by Lucy Lippard—which featured more than one hundred books by women-identified artist—to collaborations such as Susan Bee and Mira Schor’s M/E/A/N/I/N/G, A.I.R. artists and friends of the organization have dedicated their practices to the book as a medium.
Participating publishers and book artists include Belladonna, Dancing Foxes Press, GenderFail, Litmus Press, MOMMY, Pinsapo Press, Precog Magazine, Siglio Press, Visual AIDS, WW3 Illustrated, A.I.R. artists, and other participants to be announced!