If you’re a cultural thrill-seeker who says “I really should read more”, here’s a grrreat start.
The 4th Singapore Art Book Fair (SABF) will present you with good company, specializing in contemporary art books and zines from within and all around Singapore. In three short days, SABF by BooksActually is proud to present over 36 local and international exhibitors, ranging from art collectives and design studios to book publishers from Korea, Japan, Thailand, Hong Kong, and the UK.
It would also present the best opportunity to dip your toe into the ever-stirring waters of arts publishing, local and abroad. Think art books, magazines, zines and first dibs on these new publications making their debut at Gillman Barracks next weekend!
The opening night of SABF 2017 will take place on Thursday, April 27th at 7pm with a music performance by local musician Kelly Raphaelle.Proletariat Poetry Factory will also be providing customizable typewritten poetry.
Every visitor will presumably be immersed in a 2017 mix of art, design, music, photography and literature that’s irreplicable.The official artist of the 2017 SABF is local illustrator Rachele Ho. Other art-related fringe activities include a Zine Jam by Squelch Zines, where attendees can make their own zines. This is also the first year featuring a Wall of Women, where SABF dedicates an entire wall to zines by women from all around the globe.The last book fair was held at the ArtScience Museum and saw over 8,000 visitors. This time, SABF welcomes returning vendors HOKO design studio, local renown photographer Robert Zhao Renhui, and family art collective Holycrap.sg.
There will also be exciting new titles to get acquainted with like SAND Magazine, local artist and illustrator Pearlyn Sim and Chirashi Bomb among others.
Time to indulge the avid but forsaken bookworm! Psssst, there’s a stream of activity and worthy insight shared by various participants leading up to #SABF2017, so stay tuned to Singapore Art Book Fair on Facebook and Instagram.
#SABF2017 takes place at the following dates and times –
27 April, Thursday
7PM — 10PM
28 April, Friday
10AM — 8PM
29 April, Saturday
10AM — 8PM
30 April, Sunday
10AM — 7PM
at 7 Lock Road
Admission is free.
And if you’re interested, the full list of exhibitors to expect at #SABF2017:
Institute of Critical Zoologists
Patterns and Portraits (Japan)