Vancouver Art Book Fair at the Roundhouse

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The Vancouver Art Book Fair returns in person this month as Canada’s longest-running international art book fair. It will feature more than 80 exhibitors from across the country and around the world, and include a day-long publishing symposium at Emily Carr University.

Vancouver Art Book Fair 2024

Vancouver Art Book Fair at the Roundhouse

  • Dates: July 26-27, 2024 and symposium July 28th
  • Location: Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre
  • Admission: Free and open to all!

This year’s list of exhibitors includes: 51 Personae (Shanghai), e-flux (NYC), Femme Art Review (London, ON), Hotam Press (Vancouver), and Norsk Risoforening (Oslo), among many others. There will also be performances by Julian Yi-Zhong Hou and more.

Additional programs include a special reading by Cathy Busby of excerpts from Garry Kennedy’s new posthumously produced publications. The Vancouver Art Gallery will co-sponsor a special panel discussion on zines, as an extension of their current exhibition Copy Machine Manifestos: Artists Who Make Zines. Outside of the hall, the Roundhouse Turntable Plaza will feature a food truck and DJs providing music throughout the fair.

The new symposium at Emily Carr University on Sunday, July 28, from 10:00am to 5:00pm, will focus on the development of publications. The symposium will offer time and space to foster essential conversations and collaborations. Panels will focus on magazines and art criticism, distribution and funding, and more. Speakers include Anton Vidokle and Brian Kuan Wood, co-founders of e-flux Journal; Blair Swann, executive director of Art Metropole (Toronto), one of the world’s earliest artist-run bookstores; Emmy Catedral, curator of public programs and bookstore for New York’s Center for Art, Research and Alliances; Vancouver-based writer Jacquelyn Zong-Li Ross, and more.

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