The London Art Book Fair celebrates the best of international contemporary art publishing. Exhibitors include galleries, booksellers, colleges and leading publishers such as Hatje Cantz, Onestar Press, Ridinghouse and Thames and Hudson. Rare and unusual books and prints from independent publishers, artists and presses include Nobrow’s books and art comics introducing the work of talented illustrators from around the world, and super/collider, whose mesmerising publications and prints investigate the crossover between science and pop culture. A wide range of artists’ books from AMBruno, Onomatopee and many others will be on sale.
A packed events programme runs throughout the Fair, including talks, screenings, book signings and performances with leading artists and writers.
This year features Canada as a focus country in partnership with the Canada Council for the Arts, bringing a selection of the country’spresses, distributors, independent publishers and editions-makers to the UK for the first time.
Iwona Blazwick, OBE, Director of the Whitechapel Gallery said: “2014 will be our largest and most ambitious Fair. In addition to our usual festival of events and a huge number of exhibitors, for the first time ever the Whitechapel Gallery will shine a spotlight on one of the many thriving art book scenes outside of London, and we are delighted to present a hand-picked selection of today’s most exciting creative publishers from Canada.”
Exhibitors for The London Art Book Fair 2014: ABC Art Books Canada, Akerman Daly, A. K. Lee / Ignition, Ambeck Design, AMBruno, Anagram Books, AND Publishing, Andrew Malone, Art Books Publishing Ltd., Ben Uri Gallery & Museum, Black Dog Publishing UK, Book Machine / Publication Studio Vancouver, BookRoom, Book Works, Bywater Bros. Editions, Contemporary Art Gallery (Vancouver), Central Books, Charles H Scott / Emily Carr University Press, Container, Conundrum Press, Copy Press, Cornerhouse, Crudo, David Faithfull, Daniel Blau gallery, Dario Zeruto, David Zwirner, Ditto Press, Edinburgh College of Art Second Century Press, Ensixteen Editions, Edition Patrick Frey, Film and Video Umbrella, Fitzcarraldo Editions /The White Review, Four Corners Books, Fox Ash Press, From Me To You Publications, Gagosian Gallery, Gevaert Editions, Gimpel Fils, Glasgow Women’s Library, GOST Books, Go Together Press, Halifax INK / Saint Mary’s University Art Gallery, Hato Press, Hatje Cantz Verlag, Hayward Publishing, Jacqueline Thomas Books and Tufnell Art Press, Jane & Jeremy, Jane Hyslop, John Hansard Gallery, Kaho Kojima, KALEID editions, Koenig Books, Kunthalle Wien, La Silueta Ediciones, Laurence King Publishing, LemonMelon, Live Art Development Agency London Group, Luminous Books, MA Art Design and the Book Colchester School of Art, Marcus Campbell Art Books, Mark Pawson, The MIT Press, Nobrow/Flying Eye Books, Max Malandrino Books, Nothing Else Press, One Star Press, Onomatopee, Otto Graphic, Paper Tigers Books, PJB Editions, Regroupement des centres d’artistes autogérés du Québec, Red Sphinx, Ridinghouse, Rhein-Verlag, Rose Issa Projects, Sonnenzimmer, South London Gallery, Spazio Libro d’Artista, super/collider, Sylph Editions, Tara Books, Thames & Hudson, Themerson Estate, The Object, Trolley Books, Uniformbooks, University of Chicago Press, Valiz, Welling School and Whitechapel Gallery.