Saturday, April 27

Offsite Programs

10 AM–2 PM

NYABF Book Trailers Screening
Hauser & Wirth, 443 W 18th St, New York, NY 10011

The NY Art Book Fair presents a special screening of exhibitor book trailers, hosted in the theater at Hauser & Wirth. Stop by 18th St. to watch the videos, which are an amalgam of processes, punchlines, and poetry–each trailer becoming a micro-work of its own as they gesture towards publishing identities and individual works. 

12 PM

Poetry Reading: Cecilia Vicuña & Jena Osman. RSVP here.
Hauser & Wirth, 443 W 18th St, New York, NY 10011
Please join Hauser & Wirth Publishers in collaboration with Printed Matter and Book Works for a special reading of poems by Cecilia Vicuña and Jena Osman, on the occasion of the NY Art Book Fair and the release of the new, expanded facsimile edition of Vicuña’s ‘Saborami’ from Book Works.

Cecilia Vicuña created ‘Saborami’ in the aftermath of the September 1973 military coup in Chile. Combining poetry, journal entries and documentation of artworks, the book was published in Devon, England in a limited edition of hand-made copies by the artist-led Beau Geste Press. Though the book is highly regarded, it has also been hard to access.

This new and expanded facsimile edition restates ‘Saborami’ as a central example of artistic engagement in material and revolutionary resistance.

2–3 PM

Book Launch with Elina Birkehag, with Spector Books. 
D For Daughter at 58 Park Ave, New York, NY 10016. 

3 PM

Submerged histories of Asian American abstraction | Launch of Leo Amino: The Visible and the Invisible, with Radius Books Miles McEnery Gallery, 525 W 22nd St

This event celebrates the launch of Leo Amino: The Visible and the Invisible, published by Radius Books and the Black Mountain College Museum + Art Center (2024). This new book is the artist's first monograph and an expansive dive into his career and influence, introducing a vital revision of both the canon of 20th-century avant-garde sculpture and the history of Asian American art.

The program will include a panel discussion and Q&A with Genji Amino, Anni Pullagura, Dawn Chan, Jacob Hashimoto, and Neferti X. M. Tadiar, with an introduction from Phong Bui.

More info here.

4–6 PM

Ursula Issue 10 Launch
Hauser & Wirth, 443 W 18th St, New York, NY 10011

Hauser & Wirth Publishers will be celebrating the release of Ursula Magazine Issue 10, featuring artists Mark Bradford, Berlinde De Bruyckere, Zeng Fanzhi, Pierre Huyghe, Josh Kline, Verena Loewensberg, Anna Maria Maiolino, Mika Rottenberg, and Wu Tsang, as well as playwright Will Arbery and poets Richard Hell and Fred Moten. Each copy of the magazine includes an exclusive, limited-release seven-inch vinyl record, featuring two previously unreleased compositions from Caroline Shaw and Andrew Yee’s film score from Wu Tsang’s ‘Moby Dick; or, The Whale.’ 

The launch will include a live playing of the vinyl record with a reading from Herman Melville’s ‘Moby Dick; or, The Whale,’ followed by drinks and a vinyl jazz set celebrating Verena Loewensberg. 

7 PM–12 AM

Flee Project DJ sets. RSVP here.
Lobby of the Ace Hotel, Brooklyn, 252 Schermerhorn St, Brooklyn, NY 11217

As part of Printed Matter’s off-site programming series, Ace Hotel Brooklyn welcomes NYABF Exhibitor and Paris based Flee Project for a one-night musical experience, with a special set by guest Paradise of Replica.

7:30–9:30 PM 

NYABF Celebration at ISLAA with Maria Chávez. RSVP here.
Institute for Studies on Latin American Art (ISLAA), 142 Franklin Street, New York, NY 10013

In celebration of the NY Art Book Fair, ISLAA will present a special performance by Peruvian abstract turntablist and sound artist Maria Chávez responding to our current exhibition Threads to the South.