The Toronto Art Book Fair | TOABF is a free public festival that celebrates and explores artists’ books and printed matter. Taking place from July 5-8 at Chinatown Centre Mall (222 Spadina Avenue), TOABF 2018 will feature curated exhibitions, installations, Canadian and international exhibitors, and community programming that includes panel discussions, readings, talks, launches, and workshops.
The Toronto Art Book Fair is dedicated to increasing the visibility, dissemination, appreciation, and understanding of the artists’ book and its contemporary manifestations within the visual arts field in Toronto and abroad. Independent artistic print culture has a rich narrative in Canadian art history, and is an often overlooked aspect of Canadian cultural identity. The goal of TOABF is to highlight these personal and collective stories, and elevate the artistic integrity of artists’ books by presenting artists’ books, multiples, and printed matter to a wide audience. The ongoing vision for TOABF is to represent the diversity of cultural production and creative expression.
Thursday, July 5 6-8pm
Friday, July 6 12-8pm
Saturday, July 7 12-8pm
Sunday, July 8 12-6pm
Art Book Week is a parallel series of city-wide events that coincide with the Toronto Art Book Fair. Art Book Week features artists’ book-driven exhibitions, projects, and programs held throughout the GTA. The goal of Art Book Week is to bring attention to current artist’s book culture and practices as well as highlight Toronto’s art publishing community.
Art Book Week 2018 will kick off on Wednesday, July 4th and conclude on Wednesday, July 11th.