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Art Book Fair Pop-Up | Kadist Art Foundation

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Date(s) - 02/06/2016
12:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Kadist SF


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Free | Open to the Public

Join us for the consecutive year of the Art Book Fair Pop-up with Bay Area (and one from Beijing) booksellers, artists, and independent publishers to present their latest art books, zines, catalogs, and magazines.


  • 2nd Floor Projects
  • Basement
  • San Francisco Cinematheque
  • Colpa Press
  • Eggy Press
  • Juana Berrio
  • LEAP 艺术界 magazine
  • Matt Borruso
  • Owl Cave Books
  • Pier 24 Photography
  • Publication Studio Oakland
  • Rite Editions
  • TBW Books
  • The Thing Quarterly

New to this year will be a series of conversations and screenings alongside the book fair curated by editor and writer Kristina Lee Podesva.

  • 1-2 pm: SUR #2 Virtual Discussion and Launch with Editors Jesi Khadivi & Rodrigo Ortiz Monasterio

The launch of SUR #2 will be take place at the Kadist Book Fair (via Berlin and Mexico City) through Skype in a conversation between Kristina Lee Podesva and the Editors. For the latest issue of SUR, a bilingual contemporary art journal published out of Mexico City, a series of encounters took place between artists, writers, and curators working in the Middle East and in Mexico, exploring the rich, relatively uncharted history linking both places, especially around the notions of utopia and exile. Copies of the issue will be available at the fair.

  • 2:30-3:30 pm: The Smoking Book (Working Title), a performative introduction hosted by ZIZI (Diala Khasawnih) with Ola El-Khalidi, Amanda Eicher, & Omar Mismar

Currently in production, The Smoking Book (Working Title) is the latest collaborative project of Ola El-Khalidi (the founder of Makan art space in Amman, Jordan), which looks at smoking and its relation to culture, politics, sex, and the arts. For this event, the 21st century Arab Diva Extraordinaire ZIZI (embodied by Diala Khasawnih) will engage with the book’s editors, designer, and contributors to perform some works-in-progress, which deal with loss, intimacy, love-of-life, and addiction, among other themes.

  • 4-5 pm: Group Reading with Ian Dolton-Thornton from Publication Studio Oakland

In this session, Publisher Ian Dolton-Thornton presents excerpts from two unidentified texts in a participatory group reading. Through reading out loud and discussion, participants will explore both readership and authorship, among other aspects of the texts. No preparation is needed in advance. Publication Studio Oakland (PSO) prints and binds artists’ books on demand as part of an international network of independently-run sibling studios. In addition to several new books of poetry and art, PSO is publishing ‘Forms,’ an inquiry into entrepreneurship and artists.

  • 5:30-6:30 pm: LEAP screening with Fei Lai & Sasha Zhao, editors of LEAP

Join the editors of LEAP, a contemporary art and culture magazine based in Beijing, in a screening of video works making active use of online media in China. Videos by a new generation of Chinese media artists (such as Ye Funa, Lin Ke, Miao Ying, Chen Tianzhuo, and Guan Xiao) will be screened and discussed as a counterpoint to the technological, commercial, and cultural activity of San Francisco’s current context.

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