ArtPort Art Book Fairby Anna Kopito | 07.01.15
When I was a writing student I took a class on the basics of publishing. We were told constantly by our teachers and guest lecturers that we had to start focusing on ebooks, on preparing content for online publication – for the inevitable demise of all paper books. But we were strong, we were passionate…and we were a little afraid non of our work would ever end up getting published – we always argued that this end was impossible, the book could never die. Now ArtPort Tel Aviv is supporting books as objects in their own right as art works. Art books are an entity unto themselves – they are easily purchasable art and they are beautiful objects to disappear into, to educate with and simply to stare at when the sky is grey and the storms are howling.
Opening on the 7th January, ArtPort Tel Aviv will be selling an exhibiting every kind of art-based book your literary and paper-loving hearts could ever desire. From one-off sketchbooks to independently-photocopier-produced pieces, this exhibition and sale will be a feast for your eyes and imaginations. Throughout the weekend-long exhibition there will be a few events to get involved in, including an artist-run workshop for curious children on how to decipher an artist’s book.
If there is one thing that will get me out of my apartment in the middle of the storm, it’s the promise of stunningly produced pages to flick through, umbrellas up, it’s time for the ArtPort Art Book Fair.
Artport, 55 Ben Zvi Road, Opening hours: Thursday 8.1.2015 – 19:00-23:00, Friday and Saturday 9-12.1.2015 – 10:00-16:00.
Written by Francesca Kletz