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Dublin Art Book Fair 2021

25 November–5 December 2021, Dublin

  • The eleventh edition of Ireland's only art book fair!
  • A variety of Valiz titles related to art, design and more will be available!

What: Book Fair
Where: Temple Bar and Studios, 5 - 9 Temple Bar, Dublin 2, D02 AC84, Ireland
When: 25 November - 5 December 2021
Organizedby: Temple Bar Gallery + Studios
Language: English
Admission: Free

Temple Bar Gallery + Studios presents Dublin Art Book Fair 2021: Manual (DABF21), the eleventh edition of Ireland’s only art book fair, sponsored by Henry J Lyons. Taking place both online and on-site, the gallery in the heart of Dublin’s Cultural Quarter transforms into a centre for art and artist books.

Dublin Art Book Fair champions artists and creative, small and independent publishers, Irish and international, with books on art, design, visual culture, philosophy, architecture, select fiction and poetry. With an unprecedented quality of submissions for the Artist Book Section received this year, you can look forward to a particularly strong representation of books made by artists.

Guest curated by cultural historian Dr Lisa Godson, her theme, Manual, considers forms of publication, printed matter and books made to provide guidance, instruction and understanding. Programme Leader of the MA Design History and Material Culture at the National College of Art and Design, Godson is interested in themes of Manual and its usefulness to contemporary creative practice and methodology. Featuring talks, tours, workshops and book launches, Godson considers visual culture of the everyday and how information is materialised. Her programme brings a focus to stories of Manual employed as a tool around social change and justice, as well as reflecting on the materiality of the book, the shape of words and the habit of reading.