On Saturday, October 14, 2017, the fourth edition of the Antwerp Academy Art Book Fair opened at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp.
This fair has become a real must for fans of avant-garde material and artists' publications, exhibition catalogs, art books, art magazines and related printed matter. More than 70 antiquarians, publishers, artists and art organizations from Belgium and abroad offered their exceptional editions for sale.
This fourth edition presented itself in a new way: contemporary publishers, artists and artists' organizations literally formed the 'core' of the course (PRESENT). They presented their publications in the centrally located Winter Garden where performances and interventions took place. PRESENT was curated by Katrin Kamrau (malenki.net) and Welmer Keesmaat (Tique gallery).
Around it, the network of specialized antiquarians (PAST) wove their seductive displays in the atmospheric halls and corridors of the Academy. PAST was organized by Hugo Draulans and Stephan Peleman.
More information about the 2018 edition can be found on www.aaartbookfair.be