In the midst of failing bookstores and proclamations that print is dead, The Museum of Contemporary Art is proving just how pertinent books can be. This weekend, The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA is hosting the LA Art Book Fair, a three-day event which will feature more than 250 booksellers, artists, antiquarians, and publishers from around the globe.
The Fair, which is a counterpart to the NY Art Book Fair, begins Thursday evening followed by an opening-night after party. And for those who claim they don’t like reading, know that it’s not just books. There will be art exhibits such as Fabulosity, which is described as, “an exhibition of ephemera and photographs by Alexis Dibiasio surrounding ’80s and ’90s New York Club Kid Culture,” and DJs will be providing music the whole weekend.
There’s an entire subsection dedicated to magazines not only made in America, but also produced internationally. And although you can easily fill a full day just browsing through all the available writing, there are events ranging from panels about feminism to screenplay readings to lectures on pop culture.
Make sure to check out what you want to attend before going, because no one person can squeeze in everything.
Thursday, January 30, 6–9 pm
Friday, January 31, 11 am-5 pm
Saturday, February 1, 11 am–6 pm
Sunday, February 2, 12 pm–6 pm