Tuesday, November 18, 2014

'ZINE FESTIVAL Paris October '14 Artist's Books

An unexpected and wonderful surprise was the Festival Fanzines happening on the weekend I arrived in Paris. After making believe I was sleeping the night after my arrival, I was up early and headed to the 20th arrondisement. First to check out a show of serigraphed books and then over to the Mediatheque Marguerite Duras, a modern public library/media center on the rue Bagnolet, where the festival was being hosted. This was an artist's book fair at a contemporary, modern public library. I like that. The show is for the moment the only artist's book fair in Paris.

The show was small, about thirty-five tables crowded into one room. The energy was high and wonderful to see so many young French publishers offering their books and prints for sale. I found some great books which I will have with me at the Los Angeles Artist's Book Fair in January. It would be great to see it expand (not too big!) attracting international artist's and publishers.

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Wall of gig posters by Thomas Perrodin a Swiss artist who was also having a show of his incredible serigraphed books in the neighborhood near the festival 
at the L'Oeil du XXeme gallery.

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