The Melbourne Art Book Fair (MABF) is back! Like previous years, we’ll be there with the freshly printed Assemble Papers Issue 7, hot off the press and available to take home even before it’s even been launched. Themed ‘In/formation’, Issue 7 looks at collective action and activism through art, design, architecture, urbanism and the environment in the information age, considering the possibilities of citizen science and the power of people to enact real, tangible change in the world.
We’ll be hanging out at the Melbourne Art Book Fair for the entire weekend (Friday 10–5pm; Saturday 10am–8pm; Sunday 10am–5pm) so be sure to stop by our stand for a chat & to get your hands on the latest issue. Taking place for the third time, MABF celebrates the best in local and international art publications with over 200 stallholders across architecture, art, design and photography. Leading art book publishers such as Steidl (DE), Commune Press (JP), Sternberg Press (GER), MACK (UK) and The Heavy Collective will all be present alongside local favourites The Good Copy, Uro Publications, un Projects, Ladies of Leisure and more, while the MABF program features a range of talks, launches and workshops (see the full program here).
Original image: Melbourne Art Book Fair 2016, by Hudson Brown.
Where: Melbourne Art Book Fair, National Gallery of Victoria
When: Thu 16 – Sun 19 Mar
How much: Preview party $20 / $16. Free entry to fair!
"My study of landscapes in photography directly relates to the personal connection I have with nature. It is because of this strong captivation that I have a desire to investigate the relationship between humans and the environment." In her new 'Mineral Matter' series, New York-based photographer Brooke Holm explores Iceland's river deltas from above
For Assemble Papers, musician, podcaster, and Wheeler Centre senior digital editor Jon Tjhia has created a mixtape that combines expansive minimalism and 'very stretched out sound' with different takes on the human voice: "I pushed the mix through some heavy handed dynamic compression because I wanted its parts to squash together and have no option but to interact."
Artists Justin Shoulder and Matt Stegh live, work and breathe for their community. Across performance, costuming, queer parties and nightlife, the two combine the personal and the political – a fusion expressed beautifully within their home. On a still, sunny winter morning in Sydney’s Summer Hill, I had the pleasure of visiting Justin and Matt at home, where they’ve lived since 2011