Event — Over-Booked

The Walk­er Art Cen­ter and Prin­ted Mat­ter (NY) are team­ing up to cre­ate an artist book out­reach pro­gram of sorts, bring­ing the best of con­tem­por­ary art­works-for-the-page to the Mid­w­est. In col­lab­or­a­tion with the Walker’s book buy­er Paul Schu­mach­er, Prin­ted Mat­ter will cur­ate a selec­tion of con­tem­por­ary artist books, zines, and pub­lic­a­tions which will be dis­played in an artist-designed book­shelf in the Walk­er Shop. As part of their mis­sion, Prin­ted Mat­ter is look­ing for ways to spread what they do out­side of NY, and this shelf will be the first in a series of shelves with oth­er part­ners across the coun­try…

To launch the shelf the Walk­er is put­ting on a week­end of book-related events called Over-Booked, two weeks before the New York Art Book Fair, Prin­ted Matter’s gigant­ic annu­al event that takes place at MoMA PS1.

Hun­dreds of con­tem­por­ary art­works-for-the-page fill the Walk­er in an unpre­ced­en­ted col­lab­or­a­tion centered on art-book cul­ture with Prin­ted Mat­ter. Over-Booked brings to Min­neapol­is a pre­view of the legendary bookstore’s NY Art Book Fair — the world’s premi­er event for artists’ books, cata­logues, mono­graphs, peri­od­ic­als, and zines. The Walk­er Shop fair fea­tures a prime selec­tion of titles avail­able for brows­ing and pur­chase from loc­al and inter­na­tion­al pub­lish­ers and design­ers as well as lec­tures and artist demon­stra­tions.

A Thursday-night recep­tion kicks off the three-day fair. High­lights of the week­end include Prin­ted Mat­ter exec­ut­ive dir­ect­or James Jenkin’s talk about tips and trends in artists’ book pub­lish­ing on Sat­urday, and an open house at the Walker’s lib­rary show­cas­ing the lauded Rose­mary Fur­tak Col­lec­tion. Cop­resen­ted by the Walk­er Art Cen­ter and Prin­ted Mat­ter, Inc.”
 — WAC
Over-Booked Open­ing Recep­tion
Thursday, Septem­ber 13th from 5 to 9pm
Browse, buy, and mingle with like-minded types from all along the book­ish-to-artsy spec­trum. Cash bar.

Prin­ted Mat­ter Pop-Up Shop
Septem­ber 13th to 15th: Thursday, 5 to 9pm, Fri­day and Sat­urday, 11am to 6pm
Join spe­cial guests from Prin­ted Mat­ter, who host a pop-up shop pre­view of the NY Art Book Fair. All selec­tions are avail­able for brows­ing and pur­chase.

Loc­al Fair and Open Stu­dio
Sat­urday, Septem­ber 15th from 11am to 6pm
Sched­uled events include a mini-fair fea­tur­ing Little Brown Mush­room, Loc­a­tion Books, and oth­er loc­al artists, col­lect­ives, and inde­pend­ent pub­lish­ers; an open stu­dio with demon­stra­tions of book arts tech­niques; hands-on activ­it­ies, and more.

Walk­er Art Cen­ter
1750 Hen­nepin Aven­ue
Min­neapol­is, MN 55403