︎ ABOUT SINGAPORE ART BOOK FAIR

Singapore Art Book Fair (SGABF) is an independent multi-day festival specialising in contemporary art books & zines.

Held annually, this event is free and open to the public and will host exhibitors from around the world including artists, distributors, small presses, institutions, galleries, zines, and printmakers. SGABF serves as a platform that celebrates and represents artists' books, zines, monographs, contemporary art editions, and other printed ephemera. Over the course of the weekend, the fair will be complemented by a range of programmes such as talks and performances.
The 2019 SGABF will host year-round events that champion conversations surrounding publishing and art book culture. From curated exhibitions to artist-led discussions, these programmes aim to provide resources that will deepen the appreciation and increase the awareness of the printed matter.

The 2019 SGABF will be held from 28 — 30 June at NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore.

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Singapore Art Book Fair 2018

FESTIVAL DIRECTOR’S MESSAGE


Started in 2013, the Singapore Art Book Fair was built on an idea to replicate similar such events around the world in a local setting. Since then, the fair has grown steadily, both in exhibitors and fairgoers, attracting an audience that will become the future generation of artists, buyers, collectors, educators, and the like.
This year, the Singapore Art Book Fair aims to recalibrate its focus, creating a platform that is committed to showcasing what we hope are works that aren't just "aesthetically pleasing" but provoke some sense of critical thinking and discourse, strongly encouraging a growth and maturity in the audience’s cultural palette, while maintaining its relevancy.
I won't pretend to know art or art books all that well, because running the fair and setting a direction for it are two vastly different things. As this is the first time the Singapore Art Book Fair will be organised independently, I hope the freedom and flexibility will allow us to evolve it, setting the stage locally and regionally for years to come.
Hope to see you at the next Singapore Art Book Fair!


Renée Ting
Festival Director

FESTIVAL TEAM

Renée Ting
Festival Director
Racy Lim
Head of Marketing Communications
Currency
Design