Ghent Art Book Fair
Following the successful editions of the GHENT ART BOOK FAIR from 2015 until 2018 at 019 rough-and-tumble docks of Ghent, the fair’s edition 2019 moves to a new location. Art collective 019, artspace KUNSTHAL Ghent and bookshop/artgallery RIOT present the 5th edition of the GHENT ART BOOK FAIR on 11 and 12 May 2019 at former Caermersklooster, KUNSTHAL Ghent, an international space for the development and presentation of fine art in Ghent.
Showcasing contemporary art books by more than 45 (inter)national independent publishers GABF 19 brings a new extensive program besides book launches and signings. An interesting side program will include international publishers’ and designers’ lectures, artists’ performances, workshops and exhibitions. All presented in the brand new artspace KUNSTHAL located in the city center of Ghent. This artspace creates a strong artistic and professional context that opens up for experimenting with new ways of developing and presenting art & books. The meeting and collaboration of a whole diversity of artistic and public actors serves as the driving force for a hybrid programme in which these actors respond to each other and the spatial context. On the same weekend, at the same location there's also Zine Happening by Les VoiZines taking place. note: the two festivals collaborate, and share the space, but are still separate in their programming and tables (a symbiotic relationship, just as nature likes it). So the applications are also separate (the open call for Zine Happening will be launched somewhere end january/beginning february)
Complete program to be confirmed on www.ghentartbookfair.org.