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ICI @ New York Art Book Fair 2013

Sep 20 – 22, 2013

New York, NY, USA

22-25 Jackson Avenue
Long Island City, NY 11101

For the fourth year running, ICI will be at the NY ART BOOK FAIR this fall, bringing to MoMA PS1 a collection of our newest and best-selling publications, and a selection of rare and out of print catalogues.

NY Art Book Fair 2013
Presented by Printed Matter, Inc.
September 20–22, 2013

Fair Hours
Preview: Thursday, September 19, 6-9 pm
Friday, September 20, 11 am–7 pm
Saturday, September 21, 11 am–9 pm
Sunday, September 22, 11 am–7 pm

This year we will be featuring new publications including Martha Wilson Sourcebook (2011), and Thinking Contemporary Curating (2012) and do it: the compendium (2013). In addition, ICI will showcase rare and out-of-print titles for sale, including Empty Dress: Clothing a Surrogate in Recent Art (1993), Meret Oppenheim: Beyond the Teacup (1996), High Times Hard Times (2006), and Experimental Geography (2008).

Curatorial Hub at the Book Fair

MAD-LIB[rary] Vol. 4
September 20–22, 2013
New York Art Book Fair at MoMA PS1

ICI is bringing the Curatorial Hub to the Book Fair. The 4th of a collaborative series of events which developed in the Hub in the past two years, MAD-LIB[rary] is presented by the collective Limited Time Only, in partnership with ICI and the Feminist Press at the Book Fair. Inspired by Dada, this “make your own zine” assemblage event brings together artists and writers to contribute limited edition material of their choice.

do it: the compendium
By Hans Ulrich Obrist. Softcover, 448 pages. 8” x 10”. 2013. Co-published by Independent Curators International (ICI) and D.A.P. ISBN: 978-1-938922-01-5. $35.00

Foreword and acknowledgment by Kate Fowle and Frances Wu Giarratano; Introduction by Hans Ulrich Obrist; Essays by Bruce Altshuler, Hu Fang, Virginia Pérez-Ratton, and Elizabeth Presa.

Instruction art offers the possibility that art can live on through instructions the way that music lives on through compositions… For do it, the possibilities are infinite.
—A.B., “Just do it,” The Economist, July 3, 2013.

Experimental Geography
Essays by Nato Thompson, Jeffrey Kastner and Trevor Paglen, with contributions from Matthew Coolidge, Iain Kerr, Lize Mogel and Damon Rich. Softcover. 168 pages, 91 color and 5 black-and-white illustrations. 2008. Co-published by ICI and Melville House. ISBN: 978-0-09-163658-6

Living in cities, we need a new way to think about how we move and what we notice… This strange, exciting book offers just that¬–a new way to notice public space. It is the brainchild of Nato Thompson: the results of his fascinations with urban planning post-Katrina, abandoned or unnoticed urban landscapes and public art.
—Susan Salter Reynold, Los Angeles Times

High Times, Hard Times: New York Painting 1967–1975
Edited by Katy Siegel. Softcover. 176 pages, 50 color and 41 black-and-white illustrations. 9.5” x 6.5”.
2006. Co-published by ICI and D.A.P. 2006. ISBN 1-933045-39-6

Everybody in that time was thinking about change anyway. We were thinking about changing the social structure, thinking about changing the legal system. We tried to change, through protest and various other things, the way in which our government did business… (it was) fairly evident for me to say “well, I’d like to change the format of painting.
—Alan Shields, interview with Jill Brienza, 1999