February 25–28, 2021, Opening, Wednesday, February 24.
Since 2005, Printed Matter’s Art Book Fairs have hosted international exhibitors featuring a wide variety of works—from zines and artists’ books to rare and out of print publications, and contemporary art editions. This new Fair expanded upon the rich tradition of our longrunning and beloved NY and LA Art Book Fairs, including over 400 exhibitors from 43 countries, with online programs, performances, games, and more.
During the Fair, each PMVABF exhibitor presented a dedicated website to feature their projects. On these sites, visitors encountered artists’ books for purchase, book trailers and artist-made videos, panels and talks, music, as well as the chance to interact with exhibitors.
While the past year has been challenging for the field of independent and artists’ publishing, we’re grateful and excited for the chance to bring this community together to uplift the important work of new and longstanding publishers. PMVABF was our largest international gathering yet in celebration of artists' books and art related publishing.