Running April 29 - May 1,The National Gallery of Victoria presents the Melbourne Art Book Fair 2016. The Fair will feature some of the world’s most creative emerging and established publishers, artists and writers, the 2016 Melbourne Art Book Fair presents a dynamic program of free talks, book launches and performances over three days from Friday 29 April to Sunday 1 May. Now in its second year, the fair, which drew 16,000 visitors to NGV International last year, presents twice as many publishers and events in 2016.
Bangkok-based artist Wit Pimkanchanapong has designed a translucent canopy comprising thousands of geometric polymer folds suspended from the Great Hall ceiling under which guests can browse more than 60 stalls showcasing art books, independent zines, limited edition prints and more.
The program launch on Friday 29 April features an all-day International Symposium on the Future of Design for Publishing, followed by a ticketed Evening Preview granting visitors exclusive first access to limited-edition publications as well as music performances, art, pop-up bars and food.
The Melbourne Art Book Fair hosts special international guests Sternberg Press from Berlin in their Australian debut. Max Bach, editor of Sternberg Press, participates in a keynote In Conversation event with Melbourne writer and academic Justin Clemens on Sunday 1 May.
In 2016, over twenty publications will be launched at the Melbourne Art Book Fair.
From a New Zealand perspective, photobook aficionado Anita Totha, who is the driving force behind REMOTE PHOTOBOOKS will be at the Art Book Fair representing the best of NZ. You can check out Anita's offering on the REMOTE website HERE.