2020 Give Me Five! The 5th abC Art Book Fair Beijing
Tired of being in the home every day? Need some new stimulation for your creative mind? Come check out the 5th abC Art Book Fair Beijing, a both onsite and online art book fair composed of 86 local Chinese artists as well as 17 international publishers. Like all …
Tired of being in the home every day? Need some new stimulation for your creative mind? Come check out the 5th abC Art Book Fair Beijing, a both onsite and online art book fair composed of 86 local Chinese artists as well as 17 international publishers. Like all other gathering events in 2020, the abC art book fair had encountered a lot of challenges and uncertainties. But lucky enough, we are still able to gather again this summer.
face masks as staff badges
This year, the abC art book fair is composed of 3 different sections. The first is the Book Reunited Nations, which is the book fair part that we all familiar with. In this part, publisher and artists from all over the world will showcase their own books or collection of books for the audience to read or purchase.
participates of abC Art Book Fair
2018-2019 the most beautiful books, German
In the reading room, abC worked with Printed Matters and Perimeter Editions and prepared a collection of books to share with the public. This year, abC had added a screening room to share a few selected work from the Feinaki Independent Animation Global Special and help bring the independent animators to the eyes of the public.
I also want to share an online creative relay project that abC organized during the COVID lockdown period of China, An apple a day. Every day, each artist has 24 hours to record their thoughts on the lockdown using any medium they want and nominates the next artist to join. The selected outcome of this project is also featured in the book fair. (Further reading)
work by smoooon, for project An apple a day
It is definitely more enjoyable to participate in a book fair in person, but for overseas audiences and self-quarantined audiences, it seemed less accessible. However, abC online book fair site is also nicely designed and supports both English and Chinese. Go support the artist and have an inspiring day!