Jerusalem’s largest book fair returns with exclusive exhibits

Jerusalem is home to countless cultural and artistic wonders. Among them is the city’s largest book fair, which this year is taking place under a veil of “normalcy” after two years of the pandemic.

The annual In Print Arts 2022 book fair will take place from February 16 to 18 at The Hansen House, a cultural center and public house of creativity in the heart of Jerusalem. So don’t miss this opportunity to support local artists and let yourself be tempted by the wonders the fair has to offer!

Established in 2018, In Print Art Book Fair (IPABF) is an annual event based in Jerusalem. The fair showcases a variety of works by more than two hundred international attendees – from zines and art books to out of print catalogs and special edition artist books.

In Print, led by Jenna Romano and Danielle Gorodenzik, is an independent organization that supports local artists working in print, intended to cultivate international exchange within the art book industry. The fair invites international artists, represents and promotes local artists. In Print also organizes programming including panel discussions, artist talks and book launches.

Danielle Gorodenzik is an independent curator, writer and art book fair director based in Tel Aviv. She is collection director of three collections belonging to the collector Serge Tiroche. Danielle has curated numerous exhibitions and programs and her writing has appeared in national and international publications including Art She Says, As Promised Magazine, Telavivian and This is Tomorrow.

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She received an MA in Curatorial Studies from the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design and holds a BFA in Communication Design from Parsons The New School of Design. Her research focuses on contemporary Israeli and African art and identity politics.

Jenna Romano is a writer and content strategist, working side by side as an art consultant. Her content includes copy, blogging, art writing and art reviews, and full-time contributions to the Wix Blog where she specializes in content strategy, blog editing and media coverage. topics such as web design and UX.

Jenna is originally from New York and currently resides in Jerusalem, Israel. She ran a small art consulting business in Jerusalem for five years before pursuing a career in high technology. She holds a BA in Museum Studies and is a co-founder of In Print Art Book Fair and SALOON Tel Aviv.

For the third year, In Print Art Book Fair 2022 will take place at The Hansen House. It will be a lively three-day event with the participation of over 60 local and international art book publishers, small presses, artists, zine makers and printmakers.

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Printed Art Book Fair

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The fair will feature the sale of art books, special edition artist books, zines, merchandise and more. Throughout the event, the IPABF program will host art book launches, artist talks and panel discussions.

In 2022, the IPABF will follow a “classic” art book fair model. This means that visitors will have the chance to meet the diverse range of artists, engravers and publishers in addition to viewing and publishing their works. The fair will feature 30 print booths.

In addition to the broad participation of local printmakers, publishers and artists, the IPABF will be selling merchandise and a hand-picked collection of books from international artists who cannot attend the event in person.

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Hansen House

Hansen House

Hansen House

(Haim Yafim BeRevlet)

Opening hours: 6:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m.

7:15 p.m. | Toast with the founders

7:30 p.m. | Art Book Launch – Ezra Orion: Intergalactic Sculptor

8:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. | Artist Talk – Alon Orion, designer of the book and son of Ezra Orion, in dialogue with Udi Edelman, director and chief curator of the Holon Center for Digital Art, on working with the corpus of a deceased artist.

Opening hours: 3:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m.

6:30-7:30 p.m. | Artist Talk – Merav Salomon joined by Ofra Amit and Alon Braier (Hebrew)

Salomon & Daughters Books has been publishing picture books for adults since 2016. Merav Salomon, founder and publisher of the publishing house, will speak with Ofra Amit (Undercover) and Alolon Braier (The Secret Lives of House Plants) about their publications. The conversation will shed light on the process of creating books, the challenges faced by illustrators accustomed to reacting to text, what an adult picture book really means, and the reason for physical book printing in the digital age.

20:00 | Art Book Launch – Youval Hai Dust and Scratches (Hebrew)

“Dust & Scratches”, the title of Youval Hai’s first photobook, refers to a Photoshop filter used to smooth out dust and scratches that appear on scanned negatives. The book’s subtitle “Tel-Aviv Yafo, Israel” fixes the location of the project, but also frames Youval’s view of the city. The book consists of photographs taken over the past decade, using various analog camera formats.

Opening hours: 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. | Bookbinding Workshop: The Foundation with Haim Shushan (Hebrew)

Suitable for creators who want to take their first steps in the field of manual binding and self-published booklets and booklets. In the workshop we will learn how to make two types of soft bindings by hand in a way that can be done simply at home. The workshop will provide all the necessary materials and tools.

11:00-12:00 | Artist interview – Neil Folberg: A mirror in Macedonia. (English)

Neil Folberg will discuss the creative journey of his latest photography book “A Mirror in Macedonia”. Lured to Macedonia in 1971 by its vibrant folk culture, Neil Folberg received a scholarship from the University of California, Berkeley to photograph this rugged, mountainous land and its people, but the task was interrupted by police and security services. of State.

12:00-13:00 | Artist Talk – Andi Arnovitz and Emily Bilski: Why Artists’ Books? A Conversation (English)

Jerusalem-based artist Andi Arnovitz and curator and researcher Emily Bilski will explore the form and meaning of artists’ books, their appeal and challenges for contemporary artists and art lovers.

13:00-14:00 | Artist Talk – David Duvshani (Hebrew)

David Duvshani is an artist working with comics, painting and print. In his lecture, he will present some of his comics and artists’ books: Apocalyptic Predictions, a weekly column published in Haaretz; The Travels of Reb Mendelovitch, an experimental comic strip in the form of a roll; and Hoshech, a magazine that combines art, literature and comics. Duvshani will also discuss the wide range of connections between comics and contemporary art.

Exhibitors include Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Jerusalem Print Shop, A5 Magazine, Musrara – Naggar Multidisciplinary School of Art and Society, PHOTO IS: RAEL and Salomon & Daughters Books.

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