vr 15 - za 16.05.2015

9000 GENT

019, BE-PART & RIOT present:
the first edition of the GHENT ART BOOK FAIR (G.A.B.F.) from 15—16 May at 019 Ghent.

Hosting over 35 (inter)national publishers, G.A.B.F. continues in the tradition of BE-PART's annual book fair in Waregem. Transplanted to the rough-and-tumble docks of Ghent, the fair will showcase contemporary art books by independent publishers.

PUBLISHERS: 4478zine, Antianti, Art Paper Editions, Be-Part, Centerfold Editions, De Grafische Cel, Éditions du Remorqueur, From me to you publications, Groepsdruk, Kodoji, Kwintessens, Lightmachine Agency, Malenki, MER. Paper Kunsthalle, Onomatopee, Posture Editions, Publication Studio Rotterdam, Revolver, Risiko Press, Roma Publications, Sleeperhold Publications, Smoke & Dust / ODD, Sternberg Press, Théophile’s Papers, Ültra Eczema, Werkplaats Typografie, … & more tbc

PUBLISHERS REPRESENTED BY RIOT: AA Publications, Bedford Press, Dashwood Books, Edition Patrick Frey, FW: Books, Inventory Press, Nieves, Occasional Papers, Propaganda, Public School Editions, Rollo Press, RVB Books, Spector Books, Valiz, …

Featured works at the fair include an edition of flags commemorating BOLD ITALIC's 10 year run (a project in collaboration with Michaël Bussaer), a sneak-peak of Pieterjan Ginckels's forthcoming Beaufort piece "Black Buzz", Hana Miletic's "Kolona", Olivier Goethals super-sized print series, "Entropie", and a new 019-flag by Matthew Stadler.

The BOLD ITALIC FLAG SHOW features work by: Åbäke, Office ABC, David Bennewith, Mirk Borsche, Michaël Bussaer, Ines Cox, Bart de Baets, Daniel Eatock, Paul Elliman, James Goggin, Lauren Grusenmeyer, Will Holder, Experimental Jetset, Joris Kritis & Julie Peeters, Zak Kyes, Maureen Mooren, John Morgan, Peter Nencini, Radim Pesko, Rebecca Stephany, Hanna Nilsson & Rasmus Svensson, Werkplaats Typografie, … & more tbc

As a preface to the fair RIOT will hold an opening for Erik van der Weijde (4478zine) at their gallery in Ghent. As a follow up, Erik van der Weijde will give a presentation at G.A.B.F. on Friday at 20h. 

The fair will wrap up on Saturday with performances by MITTLAND OCH LEO, RATZINGER AND TONE ZONES. 

The Ghent Art Book Fair is FREE!

Friday, 15 May, 17-22h (Talk by Erik van der Weijde at 20h)
Saturday, 16 May, 10-22h (Performances start at 19h)