The Singapore Art Book Fair (SABF) organised by Books Actually and HJGHER, returns for its second edition this November with CCA Singapore as the Presenting Institution hosting the book fair and contributing with a specially curated programme.
13th Nov, 2014
PRESS RELEASE: The Singapore Art Book Fair (SABF) organised by Books Actually and HJGHER, returns for its second edition this November after a successful inauguration last year, establishing itself as a premier event for contemporary art books and zines in the region. CCA Singapore is the Presenting Institution that is hosting the book fair and contributing with a specially curated programme. Under the title of ‘publishing as expanded form’, the curatorial programme brings forward recent developments in the field of art publishing and highlights its ability to embrace new formats of production and distribution. This includes contributions from Magdalena Magiera (Curator and Editor, mono.kultur), Aimee Lin (Editor ArtReview Asia), Charwei Tsai (Artist, Founder Lovely Daze, Taipei), a curatorial project by Danné Ojeda looking at approaches in graphic design that engage with the materiality and physicality of books, and Studio Session with CCA Artist-in-Residence, Bani Haykal (Singapore) who is recognised for his experimental interdisciplinary practice.
The fair features an extensive line up of over 42 renowned international and independent publishers from various countries. This year’s edition is rejuvenated from a wider interaction with diverse creative fields and a dynamic public programme. Fair goers can look forward to live performances by local rock acts and view critical selections of film screenings by the Singapore International Film Festival, Embassy of Israel and Embassy of Sweden. There will also be innovative offerings from Singapore’s creative industries in art and design, and food and beverage to whet appetites.
Expanding the platform for international and independent publishers, SABF enables greater access to the growing appetite for arts and literary knowledge in Singapore. This edition marks a significant step forward for SABF to expand its reach globally and pushes the envelope of promoting arts in Singapore through the democratic formats and accessibility of print.