An Art Book Affair
Feb 24 — Feb 25, 2018

An Art Book Affair

Saturday, Feb. 24, 12 – 5 p.m.

Sunday, Feb. 25, 12 – 4 p.m.


Beeler Gallery presents An Art Book Affair, Columbus’ first art book fair.


Featuring rare and limited edition art books by local and international publishers and art book fairs, including the Detroit Art Book Fair, Copenhagen’s art book fair One Thousand Books, Mexico City’s Index Art Book Fair, and other independent art book publishers.


An Art Book Affair will take place Saturday, Feb. 24, from noon to 5 p.m., and Sunday, Feb. 25, from noon to 4 p.m. at Beeler Gallery (60 Cleveland Ave., Entrance on E. Gay St. Columbus, OH 43215). The event is free and open to the public.


Prior to An Art Book Affair, Flemming Ove Bech and Johan Rosenmunthe, the organizers of Copenhagen’s art book fair One Thousand Books, will also work with CCAD students to coproduce a book on cryptocurrency published by Lodret Vandret in Copenhagen. The book will be on sale at the art book fair.


Beeler Gallery will launch a limited facsimile box-set of all Bureau for Open Culture publications at CCAD, based on publications by former director James Voorhies.


On Saturday, Feb. 24, at 2 p.m., An Art Book Affair will feature a conversation with Danielle Aubert, Maia Asshaq, Steve Panton, and Lorraine Perlman, who will speak about the history of Black & Red Books and the Detroit Printing Co-Op and the contemporary art publishing scene in Detroit. Moderated by Daniel Marcus, Lecturer in the Department of History of Art at The Ohio State University.



Participating Publishers include:

Monster House Press (Bloomington, Indiana)

Ugly Duckling Press (New York)

Temporary Services / Half Letter Press / Public Collectors / Breakdown Break Down (Chicago)

Modern Pizza (founded in New Haven)

Married Life Quarterly & urban farm Harriet Gardens (Columbus) will grow produce specifically for the art book fair.

SPAM / Corrugate Members (Columbus)

No Place Gallery (Columbus)

MINT (Columbus)

Flat Fix (New York)

Skylab (Columbus)

Small Editions (New York)

Dancing Foxes (New York)

Villa Arson (Nice)

Max Razdow (Boston)

Refigural (Columbus)

Hot Take Press (Cincinnati)

Beeler Gallery / CCAD (Columbus)

CLOG (New York)

Black Infinity (Columbus)


Detroit Art Book Fair’s invites publishers:

Craig Huckaby


Flint Magazine


Black & Red Books

(more to be announced)


One Thousand Books (Copenhagen) will represent publishers:

Pist Protta (DK)

Shelter Press (FR)

SPBH editions (UK)

Kodoji Press (CH)

Études Books (FR)

Lugemik (EE)

Heavy Books (NO)

Emancipa(t/ss)ionsfrugten (DK)

Gloria Glitzer (DE)

Lodret Vandret (DK)


Index Art Book Fair (Mexico City) brings with them books from Latin American independent publishers (Mexico, Colombia, Peru, Dominican Republic and Argentina):

Alejandro Cartagena (MX)

Alias (MX)

Alumnos47 (MX)

Archivo. Diseño y Arquitectura (MX)

Arquine (MX)

Asunción (AR)

Bisagra (PE)

Buró-Buró (MX)

Ediciones de a Poco (DO)

Ediciones El Fuerte (AR)

Ediciones Hungría (MX)

Ediciones MP (MX)

Emerge (MX)

Encuentros Cercanos (PE)

Eras (MX)

Erizo (MX)

Fiebre Ediciones (MX)

Fundación Jumex (MX)

Garúa (PE)

Gato Negro (MX)

Humo Books (AR)

Imprenta Rescate (AR)

Jardín Publicaciones (CO)

La Oficina del Doctor (CO)

La Silueta (CO)

Meier Ramírez (PE)

Mesa Estándar (CO)

Mirjam Wirz (CH/MX)

Museo de Arte de Lima (PE)


Santa Rosa Editor (AR)

Salvaje (CO)

Taller de Producción Editorial (MX)

Terremoto (MX)

UNAM ENES Morelia (MX)


ALSO on rotation during An Art Book Affair: Ephraim Asili’s film Fluid Frontiers (2017), the fifth and final film in a series exploring Asili’s personal relationship to the African Diaspora. Shot along the Detroit River, Fluid Frontiers explores the relationship between concepts of resistance and liberation exemplified by the Underground Railroad, Broadside Press, and artworks of local Detroit Artists. All of the poems are read from original copies of Broadside Press publications by natives of the Detroit Windsor region and were shot without rehearsal.


Thank you Brioso Coffee for their generous donation during our publishers’ preparation.

Columbus' first art book fair, An Art Book Affair, at CCAD's Beeler Gallery