ARTBOOK Installations, Pop Up Stores, and Events

Creative installations, collaborations and events with artists and designers are a hallmark of ARTBOOK's approach to art fairs and bookstores. Perhaps our most extraordinary installation was designed by Vito Acconci, with the sponsorship of Jeffrey Deitch, for The Armory Art Fair in New York, 2007. Cited in the media as one of the highlights of the entire Fair, Acconci's Open Bookstore installation consisted of die cut and folded plastic shapes suspended from the ceiling.

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Vito Acconci Bookstore Installation for ARTBOOK @ The Armory, 2005. Commissioned by Jeffrey Deitch.

ARTBOOK @ The Armory Art Fair, 2008 featured a poster installation and Robot Bookshelves by M+M Design, in celebration of Hans Ulrich Obrist's Conversation Series, published by Walther Koenig.

Below: ARTBOOK @ MoMA PS1 has hosted numerous installations by small presses in the vitrines outside the stoor. Featured image is historical material from Ugly Duckling Presse.

Artbook at Visionaire, 2005.

In 2012, ARTBOOK invited Icelandic artist Katrin Sigurdardottir to collaborate on our booth. Sigurdardottir designed a half-jacket (belly-band) to be wrapped around every book in our booth. Visitors to the fair who purchased a book thus received a limited edition by Sigurdardottir, Iceland's 2013 representative for the Venice Biennale. Above, John Waters browsing.

Located in the famous West 22nd Street loft building that once housed the Dia Center for the Arts--temporary home to the experimental curatorial organization, X Initiative--Artbook @ X was a temporary art book store in the heart of Chelsea. Launched at the invitation of X Initiative on May 16, 2009, Artbook @ X operated until the close of X Initiative, in February 2009, offering a comprehensive and sophisticated selection of books, DVDs, CDs and ephemera related to then-current, recent and upcoming shows in the neighborhood, around New York and at important international venues.

Artbook at The Bronx Museum, 2008, was a temporary bookshop featuring a wide selection of titles specially tailored to the exhibition Street Art, Street Life.