Over four days in September Whitechapel Gallery is transformed by over 80 creative and cutting-edge publishers. The London Art Book Fair returns with a vibrant mix of art books, independent titles and magazines from around the world.
Exhibitors range from publishing behemoths to independent presses and represent a diverse international cohort from 20 different countries, from Chile to Israel, Korea to the USA.
Highlights include newly-founded Eiderdown Books, dedicated solely to producing books about female artists; the launch of MIT’s Publishing Manifestoes from co-founder and Director of Missread: the Berlin Art Book Festival Michalis Pichler; and the return of the magCulture Quarter, a specially curated selection of independent magazines by magazine specialists magCulture.
Guest-curated by independent writer and curator Amy Budd – co-curator of Art Night 2019 – the London Art Book Fair features an expansive public programme offering a range of talks, workshops and events throughout.
About Whitechapel Gallery
For over a century the Whitechapel Gallery has premiered world class artists from modern masters such as Pablo Picasso, Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko and Frida Kahlo to contemporaries such as Sophie Calle, Lucian Freud, Gilbert & George and Mark Wallinger. With beautiful galleries, exhibitions, artist commissions, collection displays, historic archives, education resources, inspiring art courses, dining room and bookshop, the Gallery is open all year round, so there is always something free to see. It is a touchstone for contemporary art internationally, plays a central role in London’s cultural landscape and is pivotal to the continued growth of the world’s most vibrant contemporary art quarter.
Opening times: Tuesday – Sunday, 11am – 6pm; Thursdays, 11am – 9pm
Whitechapel Gallery, 77 – 82 Whitechapel High Street, London E1 7QX
Nearest London Underground Stations: Aldgate East, Liverpool Street, Tower Gateway DLR
Photo credits: Whitechapel Gallery and The London Art Book Fair.