Saturday, October 03, 2009

NY Art Book Fair

Ny art book fairNY Art Book Fair
P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, Long Island City, Queens

The NY Art Book Fair was large & crowded, & the attendees youthful, artsy & attractive. I think I found where the hipsters are. The book fair takes up at least 2 floors of P.S.1, & there was just a little too much for me to take in. The offerings could be anything from a soft-porn zine called For Lonely Adults Only to elaborate & expensive art books, such as the 25-volume One Billion Dots. All the exhibitors were quite friendly & allowed me to handle some very fancy books, many of them hand-made

There's also a fun installation inside P.S.1 that makes it look like visitors are walking on the bottom of a swimming pool filled with water. The Art Center has a ludicrously inefficient cafe. I cannot imagine how it took over 15 minutes for them to make a sandwich whose only ingredients were bread, turkey & melted cheese.

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