Attention to Art Values, Order Geeks, Book Enthusiasts, and Publishing Lovers: The annual Vancouver Art Book Fair returns from October 18-26 for its second digital edition.
It’s time again to celebrate the art of publishing in all its various forms — think DIY zines, digital publications, printed art books, and more unusual, out-of-the-box applications — with nine days of online programming, including talks and demos, interactive workshops, performances, interviews, virtual gallery tours and more. All events are completely free and available to the public.
Exhibitors and speakers at this year’s fair represent the Vancouver publications (Brick Press) and the artist (Ken Lum, Marlene Yuen) and offer a diverse, global perspective (Toronto, Chicago, Tennessee, Berlin, Los Angeles, Portland and New York are all represented at across the program). Although the participants are still not all physically gathered under one roof, and the digital world cannot replace the tactility of experiencing actual printed matter, the art and topics on the agenda for VABF in 2021 remain solid. Whether you’re interested in learning about the risograph printing process, participating in a Wikpedia editing-a-thon, or immersing yourself in political publishing power, there’s a reason to tune in to the VABF Digital Fair this month.
See the entire program here.