A.G. Geiger Art Book Fair
ART BOOKS, ZINES, MUSIC & MORE
SAVE THE DATE! OCTOBER 22, 2017
EARLY BIRD RESERVATIONS EXTENDED TO September 22, 11:59pm
1pm- 7pm Chung King Plaza, Chinatown LA
Bringing together artists, booksellers and fine arts enthusiasts in historic Chinatown, Los Angeles, the A.G. Geiger Book Fair is a unique event that is free and open to the public. Modeled on the Art Book Fairs presented by Printed Matter in New York and Los Angeles, The A.G. Geiger Book Fair is regionally focused and convenes primarily West Coast based artists, presses,
and independent publishers in a lively festival atmosphere.
For 2017, we are increasing our footprint in the the Chinatown Plaza as well as adding more events including spoken word performances by Brendan Constantine and Rich Ferguson, industry insights from renown independent publisher Kirk Pederson of Zero + Publishing, more music and animated film shorts to be announced shortly.
Our inaugural fair in 2016, had 22 exhibitors that included Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (LACE), Contemporary Art Los Angeles (CARLA Magazine) ,Artillery Magazine, RAM Publications, Juxtapoz Magazine, Odds & Sods, AJB Design, Coagula Gallery, Gregorio Escalante Gallery, Danielle Ayala, Sean Hernandez, Puna Press, Vacancy LA, Xtra Magazine, Ghost Waves, , Heavy Gel, Francesca Nobili, Dot Red Productions and GYST-Ink.
ATTENTION PUBLISHERS, BOOKSELLERS AND MAKERS: SPACES ARE STILL AVAILABLE.
2017: EXPANDED PROGRAMING
SUNDAY OCTOBER 22, 2017. 1-7pm CHUNG KING PLAZA, CHINATOWN. FREE.
In addition to returning exhibitors such as Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (LACE) and Artillery Magazine we have a new crop of top publishers and makers including Zero Plus Publishing, Asylum 4 Renegades Press, Drippy Bones Press, Devastator Press, Mixed Greens, Mirrored Society, and Press Friends with Sean Hernandez.
Interested in exhibiting? Several booths are still available and you can learn more about the layout, and your options here.
We are very excited be offering a fantastic line up of spoken word, industry panels, music and films. Here is who we've secured so far. More info, additional programming and set times will be announced soon.
Rich Ferguson, Brendon Constantine & Friends.
A powerhouse double bill, with two of the most provocative and popular poets in the nation, this spoken word showcase will not disappoint as the two mesmerize with their deft delivery and deeply layered prose.
A nationally recognized poet based in Los Angeles, Mr. Constatine's work has appeared in many of the nation’s poetry standards, including Prairie Schooner, Ploughshares, Poem-a-Day, Virginia Quarterly, Rattle, Field, Smartish Pace, and Chautauqua. New work can be found in Public Pool and the American Journal of Poetry.
His first book, ‘Letters to Guns’ (2009 Red Hen Press), is now taught in schools across the country. His most recent collection is ‘Dementia, My Darling’ (2016 Ren Hen Press) and draws upon his work with the Alzheimer’s Poetry Project.
Mr. Constantine has received grants and commissions from the Getty Museum, James Irvine Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts. A popular performer, Brendan has presented his work to audiences throughout the U.S. and Europe, also appearing on NPR's All Things Considered, KPFK's Inspiration House, numerous podcasts, and YouTube. He holds an MFA in poetry from Vermont College of Fine Arts and currently teaches creative writing at the Windward School.
Mr. Ferguson has performed across the country, and has shared the stage with writers and musicians such as Patti Smith, Wanda Coleman, Exene Cervenka, Bob Holman, Ozomatli, and T.C. Boyle. He has performed on The Tonight Show, at the Redcat Theater in Disney Hall, the New York City International Fringe Festival, the Bowery Poetry Club, South by Southwest, the Santa Cruz Poetry Festival, DocMiami International Film Festival, the Topanga Film Festival, and Stephen Elliott’s “Rumpus.” He is also a featured performer in the film, What About Me? (sequel to the double Grammy-nominated film 1 Giant Leap), featuring Michael Stipe, Michael Franti, k.d. lang, and Krishna Das. He has been published in the Los Angeles Times, has been widely anthologized, spotlighted on PBS’s Egg: The Art Show, and was a winner in Opium Magazine’s Literary Death Match. His spoken word/music videos have been featured internationally, and his poetry collection 8th & Agony has been published by LA’s Punk Hostage Press. Ferguson is a Pushcart-nominated poet, and a regular contributor and poetry editor to the online literary journal, The Nervous Breakdown. His debut novel, New Jersey Me, is available through Rare Bird Books/Barnacle Books (Sept. 2016).
PUBLISHING AND SUCH: Kirk Pederson of Zero+ Talks Shop.
Kirk Pederson, founder of Zero Plus Publishing, a highly regarded independent press and producer of limited edition fine art books will speak about the nuts and bolts of the publishing industry. How to publish, how to get published, how to avoid common missteps on the road to authorship and how to reach a wider audience.
Kirk Pederson's studio/exhibition space opened in Pomona, California on November 14, 2009 with FINISHED/UNFINISHED - a selection of paintings and photographs from the Urban Series and Urban Asia project.
Pederson projects functioned as a gallery for two years and is now a painting studio and design studio for ZERO+ Publishing.
MUSIC: TO BE ANNOUNCED
FILM: ANIMATED SHORTS Curated by Amanda & Noel (to be announced)
SAVE THE DATE: SUNDAY OCT 22, 1-7PM
REGISTER FOR A BOOTH OR TABLE TODAY!
LAST YEAR: 2016
11am-7pm. Chung King Plaza. Free
Leading a field of respected exhibitors is RAM Publications, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (LACE), X-TRA Magazine and Los Angeles Fotofolio. Other notables include Artillery Magazine, AJB Design, Odds and Sods, Puna Press, Daniel Ayala, Coagula, Ghost Waves, Vacancy Projects LA, Heavy Gel, Francesca Nobili, Dot Red Productions and GYST-Ink.
2016 FAIR SCHEDULE
12:30-1PM, A.G. Geiger Main Room. Free
Actress, Painter, Novelist and Warhol Factory "It" Girl, Woronov reads from her novel Snake and her forthcoming novel What Really Happened.
GUSMANO CESARETTI WITH CONTEMPORARY CONSULTANT NAHEED SIMJEE
1-2pm, A.G. Geiger Main Room. Suggested $5 donation benefits Fotofolio.la
International photographer Cesaretti spins spellbinding tales of capturing all walks of life from around the world as he talks with Fotofolio Editor Simjee – also recognized for her involvement in the MOCA Art in the Streets show - about Fotofolio.la's mission to inspire and inform the city's most forgotten. www.fotofolio.la
LIVE MUSIC: STACY ROCK
2-3 pm, A.G. Geiger Main Room. Free
Singer/songwriter and actress, Stacy Rock has been compared to Parker Posey, Tom Waits, Feist, Regina Spektor, Aimee Mann, Stevie Nicks and even Queen. Simply put, she has a sound and style of her own. Check her out: stacyrock.com
GET YOUR SH*T TOGETHER: Making life better for artists
3-4pm. Free. A.G. Geiger Main Room
Cal Arts Faculty member, Karen Atkinson presents resources, technology and solutions created by artists for artists. In a lively showcase, Atkinson continues her mission to support arts professionals, educational institutions, and arts organizations with an integrated program of software, services and information. GYST–Ink is dedicated to empowering and educating artists so that they can develop sustainable and successful careers on their own terms. Her talk is a valuable introduction to professional organizational strategies for artists of all disciplines and career levels, Atkinson puts you on a path to Get your Sh*t Together! www.gyst-ink.com
ART BOOK SWAP PARTY, PRESENTED BY JUXTAPOZ MAGAZINE
4-6PM, A.G.Geiger Loft . Free. Host Bar. RSVP & book required for entrance
THINK BOOK SWAP INSIDE A COCKTAIL PARTY! RSVP and bring a book (art books focused on contemporary California based artists are preferred but not required - we won't judge). Meet fellow bibliophiles, make new friends; find that rare title you've been after! RSVP & A BOOK TO SWAP IS REQUIRED. LIMITED ATTENDANCE: Send an email with your name(s) in your party with “RSVP” in the subject line to firstname.lastname@example.org or sign up here:
GREAT GALLERIES, RESTAURANTS AND BARS ARE ON THE PLAZA; AMPLE PUBLIC PARKING NEARBY AND THE METRO GOLD LINE CHINATOWN STOP IS ONLY 2 BLOCKS EAST.