Building on six consecutive years of growing print celebrations, Open Space is thrilled to present PMF VII, the Seventh Annual Publications & Multiples Fair.
Free and open to the public, PMF is Baltimore’s premier event for artists’ books, publications, zines, prints, ceramics, textiles, and works produced in multiple.
The fair will be open from noon to 6 pm on April 9th and 10th, 2016 at the Baltimore Design School, 1500 Barclay St.
This annual exposition provides the opportunity to peruse, purchase, and discuss artist publications, prints, and objects produced in multiple. Join us for this cornerstone event featuring works from over 130 local and national artists, and on-site programming all weekend.
SATURDAY APRIL 9
1 PM: Emotionally Unavailable, But Like Not?
Poetry and performance curated by Maya Martinez. Featuring the work of Janea Kelly, Kat Sherr, Lydia Pettit, Marissa Fein, Nisan Yildirim.
2 PM: Researching “Alternative,” presented by Post-Office Arts Journal
A presentation of research on the concepts of “alternative” and assimilation as they relate to the artist-run, with Colin Alexander.
3 PM: BYOU: Build Your Own University: A Seminar by BHQFU
Featuring Andrea Arrubla, a visual artist, poet, and the Student Liason at BHQFU, and Ana Božičević, current poetry teacher at BHQFU. BHQFU is New York City’s freest art school and community space offering a full curricula of critique courses, studio residencies, and special events. BHQFU was founded in 2009 by The Bruce High Quality Foundation. It represents an alternative educational model that treats artistic knowedge as distinct from professional practices, as a knowledge born from conversations between artists and the histories they make together.
4-6PM: If I Ruled the World Conference, Pt. 1: presented by Press Press with support from Bmoreart
IF I RULED THE WORLD is a publication that takes inspiration from the Nas classic “If I Ruled the World” (It Was Written, 1996) in order to fascilitate artistic collaborations and conversations beween a range of Baltimore-based creatives and activists. In their responses, contributors present their most positive visions of the world, and by doing so, are able to thoughtfully analyze and investgate the nuances within the struggle for equity in our city and the active role of artists within the oursuit for social change. The first part of the corresponding conference surrounding this publication will feature presentations and panels by Khadija Nia Adell, Jared Brown, Greydolf (Brayaira Simms), Amy Reid, and Person Albach.
SUNDAY APRIL 10
12 PM: Poetry Brunch
A poetry reading in a casual, “Sunday Morning” setting. Curated by Anna K. Crooks and featuring the work of Stephanie Barber, Lauren Cook, Tracy Dimond, and Tyler Vile.
1 PM: Mrs. William Horsley Presents “Groin Wrong” (Matthew Thurber)
Mrs. William Horsley is a mobile puppet theater sculpted out of a single chunk of feminized hematite discovered in the Pacific Nortwest in the 1950s. It consists of a prescenium stage, a mechanical orchestra, and a small bar offering refreshments. Owned and operated by Matthew Thurber, it functons as a research vehicle for investigations into abstact and literal puppetry and storytelling, mechanical phenomena, magnetism and physics.
2-4 PM: If I Ruled the World Conference Pt. 2: presented by Press Press with support form Bmoreart
Part 2 of the conference will feature presentations and panels by Besan Khamis, Rahul Shindhe, Get Your Life! Productions, Baltimore City Community College Refugee Youth Project’s young writers and artists, and a keynote presentations by Bryanna Jenkins of the Baltimore Trans Alliance.
An island, or, in the middle of sand
Andy Gabrysiak & John Maggie
Anna Brancaccio + Catie Buhler
Bailey Sheehan and Caroline Kunka
Betty Roytburd; Anny O(Welcome Workshop); Kat Schneider
Blonde Art Books
Brooks & Rosebud
Caeli, Sam, Andy
Carolyn Conn + Grace Davis
Cassie Tucker & Kayla Goldstein
Center for Creative Works
Clubhouse Lithography Workshop
Debbie & Meredith
Draw Down Books
Emily Burtner / Thousand Island
Frondz and Friendz
Gabbi Grill and Adam Amram
Get Lost Press
ICA Baltimore / Paul Shortt
Impractical Labor (ILSSA)
Ink Press Productions
Invisible City Press
Jessie Unterhalter and Katey Truhn
Knox (William Chapman)
Kodi Fabricant , Maggie Fitz
Kyle Tata, Kristin Tata, John Zimmerman
Make ü Smile
Matt Carignan & Shelby Rosabal
Matthew Van Asselt + Mt. Home Arts
Morgan Frailey, Andrew Haas
Noah Scialom and Jane Cody
Publication Studio Hudson
Rachel Ad Lowing & Hunter-Savoy Jaffe
s (88) > mm m
Sara Grose and Angela Heaps
Six Fingered Saviors
Somethings + more
Station North Arts & Entertainment, Inc.
Temporary Services / Half Letter Press
The Blank Page Project
Too Far?? Too Late??
TRANSMITTER / GUEST SPOT @ THE REINSTITUTE
Two Birds One Stone Editions
Under + Over
Vice Versa Press
Vivien + Abbie Wise
Walker Mettling & Providence Comics Consortium
3 of Cups