The SF Art Book Fair is an annual multi-day festival celebrating artists’ books, art catalogs, monographs, periodicals, zines, printed ephemera and artists' multiples. Presented this year at San Francisco’s Minnesota Street Project July 20–22, the 2018 iteration features an astonishing curated cast of over 100 independent publishers, antiquarian dealers, artists, collectors, and enthusiasts as well as a diverse range of talks, discussions, book launches, on and off-site special projects, exhibitions and signings. The SF Art Book Fair is FREE and open to the public.
For 2018, San Francisco Cinematheque joins forces with Canyon Cinema at SFABF to present an array of collectible publications (for perusal and purchase), including issues of Cinematograph, Cinematheque’s occasional journal; vintage and recent issues of the Canyon Cinema News; rare artist publications; ‘zines; program note compendia; limited edition monographs and more.
In addition, (and at no extra charge!), Cinematheque and Canyon present screenings of 16mm film and media works all weekend-long. Click on links for full details.
Friday, July 22 (details on full Friday line-up here)
6:30pm: Ephraim Asili: Fluid Frontiers
7pm: Out of Print (guest curated by Linda Scobie): works by Lewis Klahr, John Smith, Barbara Hammer, Greta Snider, Jay Rosenblatt, James Broughton, James Sansing
8pm: I Am Not Here (CROSSROADS capsule 1): works by sair goetz (in person), Youngzoo Im, Rosa John, Nico LaShea
9pm: Visions of the Void (CROSSROADS capsule 2): works by Peggy Ahwesh, Jodie Mack, Lydia Moyer, Alison Nguyen, Seth Pimlott, Alexander Stewart
Saturday, July 23 (details on full Saturday line-up here)
11am: Michael Snow: So Is This
12pm: Ephraim Asili: Fluid Frontiers
12:30pm: Colectivo Los ingrávidos: The Sun Quartet, part 4: November 2/Far from Ayotzinapa
1pm: Canyon Cinema’s Drive-Thru Cinema, part 1. 15 films on 16mm spanning 40 years including works by Chick Strand, Robert Breer, Nam June Paik and Jud Yalkut, and many more…)
2pm: the word, my dear: text moving in time. Works by Stan Brakhage, Su Friedrich, David Gatten and Paul Sharits
3pm: Jeffrey Skoller: The Malady of Death (Jeffrey Skoller in person)
4pm: I Am Not Here (CROSSROADS capsule 1). Works by sair goetz (in person), Youngzoo Im, Rosa John, Nico LaShea
5pm: Canyon Cinema’s Drive-Thru Cinema, part 2. 11 films on 16mm spanning 40 years (works by Bruce Baillie, Robert Nelson, Kenneth Anger, Alice Anne Parker and many more…)
Sunday, July 24 (details on full Sunday line-up here)
11am: Michael Snow: So Is This
12pm: Visions of the Void (CROSSROADS capsule 2). Works by Peggy Ahwesh, Jodie Mack, Lydia Moyer, Alison Nguyen, Seth Pimlott, Alexander Stewart
1pm: Anne McGuire’s Oh Hi Anne + Curt McDowell’s Weiners and Buns Musical (Anne McGuire in person)
2pm: Canyon Cinemazine Digest. A selection of 16mm films featured in the first 5 issues of the Cinemazine including works by Jodie Mack, Paul Glabicki, Anna Geyer and more.
3pm: James Benning: Casting a Glance
4:30pm: Colectivo Los ingrávidos: The Sun Quartet, part 4: November 2/Far from Ayotzinapa