A.G. Geiger Art Book Fair
ART BOOKS, ZINES, MUSIC & MORE
SAVE THE DATE! OCTOBER 21-24, 2017
EARLY BIRD RESERVATIONS BEGIN AUGUST 25
1pm- 7pm Chung King Plaza, Chinatown LA
A.G. Geiger Fine Art Books & Press brings international booksellers, artists and contemporary art enthusiasts to historic Chung King Plaza for a unique event that is free and open to the public. The fair also provides exciting programs including the Art Book Swap Party, artist talks and workshops as well as live music.
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.
Artist talks included readings by Mary Woronov, An interview with international photographer Gusmano Cesaretti and Naheed Simjee, a quick seminar from GYST with tips on organizing your artistic life for success, live music and the Art Book Swap party sponsored by Juxtapoz magazine.
For 2017, we are expanding the fair to two days, increasing our footprint in the the Chinatown Plaza as well as adding more events throughout the fair.
The A.G. Geiger Art Book Fair is an open air festival set in Chinatown’s Historic Plaza west of Hill street. The unique architectural elements create a lively and fun atmosphere, complimented by excellent restaurants, bars, art galleries and shops.
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.
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.