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Printed Matter's Virtual Art Book Fair

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Feb 25–Feb 28, 2021

For Printed Matter’s Art Book Fair, Pace Publishing is bringing together 18 titles that reflect its decades-long activity at the forefront of art bookmaking, including a number of rare and vintage books being made available for sale exclusively on the occasion of the fair.

Art Fair Details

Printed Matter's Virtual Art Book Fair
Feb 25 – 28, 2021

Pace Publishing is pleased to participate in Printed Matter’s inaugural Virtual Art Book Fair (PMVABF), on view on Printed Matter’s custom-built digital platform February 25–28, 2021.

For over six decades, Pace Gallery has been publishing books in collaboration with and in support of its artists, establishing Pace Publishing as one of the longest standing gallery imprints and a pioneer in art bookmaking. Over 500 titles have been created under Pace Publishing, with an enduring focus on original scholarship and innovative design, underpinned by a rigorous and creative approach. Today, Pace Publishing remains dedicated to working closely with artists, commissioning writing that introduces new voices to the art historical canon, and creating lasting resources for understanding each artist’s unique practice. Pace draws on the expertise of its tenured in-house design team, who have been at Pace for nearly 30 years, to creatively direct every publication, as well as its in-house curatorial team to identify the leading thinkers in the field.

Pace’s illustrious publishing history includes the first English-language publication on Jean Dubuffet with a text by art historian and Pace Gallery co-founder Mildred Glimcher, one-of-a-kind artists' books such as Kiki Smith’s The Fourth Day: Destruction of Birds (1997) and Yto Barrada’s Tree Identification for Beginners (2017), which was awarded one of the Most Beautiful Swiss Books of 2018 by the Swiss Office of Culture, and sought-after titles made to complement seminal exhibitions, such as Mark Rothko: Paintings 1948–1969 (1983) and Grids: Format and Image in 20th Century Art (1978), which features a text by renowned art theorist Rosalind Krauss.

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Kiki Smith: New Work, 1995; Jean Dubuffet: Recent Paintings: Paysage Castillians Sites Tricolores; Steinberg: Drawing into Being, 1999

For Printed Matter’s Art Book Fair, Pace Publishing is bringing together 18 titles that reflect its decades-long activity at the forefront of art bookmaking, including a number of rare and vintage books being made available for sale exclusively on the occasion of the fair, both through Printed Matter’s platform and through Pace Gallery’s newly launched Instagram Shop (@pacegallery). These include: Jean Dubuffet: Recent Paintings, Paysage Castillians Sites Tricolores (1975), Kiki Smith: New Work (1995), Lucas Samaras: Kiss Kill/Perverted Geometry/Inedibles (1996), Steinberg: Drawing into Being (1999), and the final three remaining signed copies of Zhang Huan: Blessings (2008), among others. The book fair presentation will also spotlight the three most recent titles from the gallery’s contemporary publishing program—including the launch of Arlene Shechet: Skirts (2020/21), featuring new texts by Rachel Silveri and Deborah Solomon and designed by Other Means; Sam Gilliam: Existed Existing (2020), which includes contributions from Courtney J. Martin, Fred Moten, and Hans Ulrich Obrist; and an artist’s book made in collaboration with Jo Baer, Up Close in the Land of the Giants (2020).

On February 25 at 2 PM EST, to mark the release of Arlene Shechet: Skirts (2020/21), the gallery will present an online public program with the artist in conjunction with the fair, during which Shechet will be in conversation with the book’s designer, Gary Fogelson, of Other Means.

Other Pace titles that will be displayed on the book fair platform include a range of publications that represent the breadth of the Pace Publishing backlist, including books devoted to the practices of Alexander Calder, Tara Donovan, David Hockney, Loie Hollowell, Agnes Martin, Adam Pendleton, and Richard Tuttle.

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Events

On Skirts

A Conversation on Bookmaking with Arlene Shechet & Gary Fogelson of Other Means

Thursday, Feb 25, 2021
2 PM EST
Zoom Webinar
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Online — Printed Matter's Virtual Art Book Fair, Feb 25–Feb 28, 2021