2022 Contemporary Artists' Book Conference: Visibility

14 Oct 2022 – 15 Oct 2022

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Fri, 14 Oct
12:00 – 17:30
Sat, 15 Oct
12:00 – 22:00

Timezone: America/New_York

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The 2022 Contemporary Artists’ Books Conference (CABC) focused on “Re-Envisioning Artists’ Book Visibility.” The CABC planning committee asks: how do people find and experience artists’ books?


October 14 & 15, 2022

The 2022 Contemporary Artists’ Books Conference (CABC) focused on “Re-Envisioning Artists’ Book Visibility.” The CABC planning committee asks: how do people find and experience artists’ books?

This year’s conference brings together a diverse group of international voices to discuss how visibility affects artists’ books.

After the 2021 virtual conference’s success, the CABC committee decided to continue to offer its programs online so that the international community could participate in the conference. All conference programs will be live-streamed to this page and archived for future engagement.

Join us online on Friday and Saturday during the 2022 NY Art Book Fair to be a part of this conversation!

 Schedule Overview

Friday October 14, 2022

Saturday October 15, 2022

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About CABC

Initiated in 2008 by a group of independent volunteers, the Contemporary Artists’ Book Conference presents in depth talks, panels, and conversations to further the critical dialog surrounding artists’ books. CABC Now administered by Center for Book Arts, the CABC committee is made up of a group of independent historians, art librarians, artists, and professionals in the field, sessions cover a range of lively topics from artists, scholars, and other leading figures.

The Contemporary Artists’ Book Conference is a long time programing partner of Printed Matter’s Art Book Fairs. The 2022 conference is scheduled to take place virtually in October 14 & 15, 2022 in conjunction with Printed Matter’s New York Art Book Fair. 

About Printed Matter’s Art Book Fairs

Printed Matter’s Art Book Fairs are among the leading international gatherings for the distribution of artists’ books, celebrating the full breadth of the art publishing community.

Printed Matter presents the 2022 NY Art Book Fair taking place October 13–16, 2022 at 548 W. 22nd Street. NYABF returns to the historic location of Printed Matter’s first Art Book Fair, right around the corner from our Chelsea bookstore! After three years apart, we are grateful to have this opportunity to reunite in person and celebrate the history and future of artists’ book publishing together.

Learn more about NYABF at

2022 CABC Committee: 

  • Dev Aujla (Sorted Library)
  • Nicholas Coblence (Cultural Strategy)
  • Gillian Lee (Center for Book Arts)
  • James Mitchell (Cooper Union)
  • Camilo Otero (Center for Book Arts)
  • Corina Reynolds (Center for Book Arts)
  • Giana Ricci (New York University)
  • David Solo (Independant Researcher)
  • Farris Wahbeh (Whitney Museum)

The 2022 CABC is graciously supported by Center for Book Arts. Additional funding has been provided by the San Francisco Center for the BookSorted Library, and Stephen Bury. Special thanks to our media sponsor, The Brooklyn Rail.

Design for CABC 2022 is being provided by Ben Denzer.

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