Antwerp Academy Art Book Fair

In 2018 the Antwerp Academy Art Book Fair celebrates its fifth anniversary! This art book fair has become the largest of its kind in the Benelux.  More than 120 exhibitors from home and abroad present the best in the field of art books and artists’ publications from the 20th and 21st century. They do this in the atmospheric galleries and corridors of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp. For this fifth edition, the sections PAST (with modern antiquarian material) and PRESENT (with contemporary publishers) will be supplemented with a third: FUTURE. This section provides a platform for the printed output of Belgian higher art education, with a focus on research publications. Together, the three sections offer a unique insight into the rich tradition and bright future of avant-garde and artistic print. In short, there will be more than enough to experience and explore to spend a day at this unique art book fair.

Saturday October 13th 2018
10am-6 pm, Free entrance
Mutsaardstraat 31 or Venusstraat 34b, 2000 Antwerp
Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp, with the support of Antwerpen Boekenstad

Side program

Open Mic – Side program PRESENT – location: Tempel & Beeldengalerij

10 AM Project O – Katernen: Book performance by Jen Gossé
With work by Ton Mars, Simon Benson, Fred Michiels, Kris van Dessel, Iris Bouwmeester, Katie Lagast, Peter Van Gheluwe, Bart Vandevijvere, Bert Frings, Luk Berghe, Janus Boudewijns, Jos van der Sommen, Bruno Sluydts.

11 AM Collectiv National – Book launch

12 AM Self Publishers United – Book launch: Wiesje den Ouden

2 PM Hanne Van Dyck – Presentation “Sugar Falls in Water”

3PM Project O – Katernen: Book performance by Jen Gossé
With work by Ton Mars, Simon Benson, Fred Michiels, Kris van Dessel, Iris Bouwmeester, Katie Lagast, Peter Van Gheluwe, Bart Vandevijvere, Bert Frings, Luk Berghe, Janus Boudewijns, Jos van der Sommen, Bruno Sluydts.

4PM VALIZ – Book launch: Commonism — A New Aesthetics of the Real
At the book launch, Nico Dockx and Pascal Gielen will introduce the main arguments of the book. After this they will engage in a conversation with students, teachers and other staff of the Academy about the commons in art education.

More contributions to be announced …

Side program FUTURE – location: halls around library

Track Report
TR 18/03 Anton Cotteleer: De huid van de sculptuur
TR Nico Dockx

KASKA / Department Photography
book signing Nick Geboers AÆUÅÆØ, Roma Publications, 2018
https://www.romapublications.org/Roma201-400.html#