A.G. Geiger Art Book Fair

ART BOOKS, ZINES, MUSIC & MORE

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SAVE THE DATE!  OCTOBER 21, 2018 

EARLY BIRD RESERVATIONS ENDS SEPTEMBER 28, 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.

EXHIBITORS THIS YEAR INCLUDE BEYOND BAROQUE, BLANKET SONG, CHARLES ROSENBERG, HAT & BEARD PRESS, HEAVY GEL, HESSE PRESS, HONOR FRASER, KISS MY NEON, LOS ANGELES CONTEMPORARY EXHIBITIONS (LACE), LOST WORD PRESS, LYRICS AS POETRY, MICHAEL GARCIA, MICHELLE MILLER, RE SEARCH PUBLICATIONS, SANDY SHIMOOKA, , SUGAR PRESS, TANNER GOLDBECK AND TINY SPLENDOR

ATTENTION PUBLISHERS, BOOKSELLERS AND MAKERS: ONE SPACE IS STILL AVAILABLE.

2018 Programming

Sunday October 21, 1-7pm

Exact times for the following programming will be announced soon.

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IN CONVERSATION: V. VALE AND CHRIS D.

Founder of the notorious punk rock chronicle Search & Destroy, V. Vale has interviewed everyone and anyone associated with punk rock and has the recordings to prove it. Vale sits down with punk poet, actor, filmmaker Chris D., perhaps best known as founder and lead singer of the LA punk/ deathgoth band The Flesh Eaters. Should be a lively conversation.

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J.C. GABEL

Not exactly a punk, Gabel is however running Hat & Beard Press, an independent, contrarian force in the face of the digital onslaught. Gabel and company will be tabling at the fair and he will also talk about what its like to be running a press these days while highlighting his exciting upcoming list of titles.

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Stephen Seemayer: Tales of the American

Longtime LA artist and film maker, Seemayer shows clips and discusses his latest work with Pam Wilson, a documentary on the infamous American Hotel. Home to Al’s Bar the hotel was the epicenter of the LA Art scene in the 80s/ 90s. If those walls could talk, they would make this film. photo: John Doe by Gary Leonard

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KUWUGATAS, VULTURES OF VINYL, WALLPOSE

Straight out of a teenage angst hell that only the Antelope Valley could spawn, 2 punk bands that are leading the renaissance of three chord mayhem in their hometown, bring it it all to Chinatown. JUST ADDED: Local punks Wallpose leave their daytime barista gig to unleash their heavily caffeinated sound. Check them out here:

@wallposeca
https://kuwagatas.bandcamp.com/track/endless-daze
https://vulturesofvinyl.bandcamp.com/




2017

 Brendan constantine will join rich ferguson in a powerful spoken word double bill. October 22, 2017

Brendan constantine will join rich ferguson in a powerful spoken word double bill. October 22, 2017

 

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.

RICH FERGUSON

 award winning, nationally recognized poet, Rich Ferguson joins Baendan Constantine to headline the spoken word programming at this years' A.G. Geiger's book fair

award winning, nationally recognized poet, Rich Ferguson joins Baendan Constantine to headline the spoken word programming at this years' A.G. Geiger's book fair

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.

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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

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 2016
TOP PUBLISHERS

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


MARY WORONOV

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 info@aggeiger.com 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.

 


We look forward to you joining us in 2017!