EVENT: OCT 14 | Papersafe Artist Talk at VABF

EVENT: OCT 14 | Papersafe Artist Talk at VABF

EVENT: OCT 14 | Papersafe Artist Talk at VABF

CARFAC BC is partnering with Vancouver Art Book Fair to present Intersectional Papers by Trevor Powers and Annie Sollinger of Papersafe. Join us on Saturday, October 14, 2017 at 3:00pm for an artist talk in the Vancouver Art Gallery Annex, 2nd Floor, Library.

Trevor Powers and Annie Sollinger discuss the process and logistics of creating, editing and publishing Papersafe, a journal dedicated to analogue photography and relevant discourse. The biannual publication is printed in editions of less than 100 and distributed online and through various small art and book fairs. In particular, the duo describes Papersafe’s goal to address (or at least comment on) the lack of diversity within the photography community, as well as the ways in which one can create an inclusive and intersectional publication and provide a platform for underrepresented voices and perspectives.

Trevor Powers is a visual artist living and working in Massachusetts. His work is realized through photographs, artists’ books and curatorial and publishing projects. He currently serves as the Editor and Creative Director for Papersafe, which he co-founded in 2014.

Annie Sollinger is a librarian and artist, living and working in Massachusetts. She earned her BA in Art History from NYU, her MSIS from UT Austin and is working on her MA in Art History, focusing on medieval art. Her visual art practice centres around photography, drawing, textiles, feminism and ecology. She is the Copy Editor and Photo Researcher for Papersafe.

Check out VABF's full, weekend-long program here, and plan to spend hours browsing the talented, diverse line-up of artists' projects and publications throughout the Fair. See you there!

Free and open to the public, VABF is the longest-running international art book fair in Canada. In 2017 the event is anticipated to attract over 5,000 visitors from across the Greater Vancouver Area and beyond.

VABF is a multi-day festival of artists’ publishing featuring nearly one hundred local, national and international publishers, as well as a diverse line-up of programs, performances and installations. Featured artists travel to Vancouver from across Canada and the globe, and produce everything from books, magazines, zines and printed ephemera to digital, performative or other experimental forms of publication.

From October 13-15 2017 VABF will feature:

  • Artist projects' and reading rooms on all three floors of the site, each featuring their own series of programs and performances.
  • Three rooms featuring 100s of artists and publishers from around the world exhibiting their printed matter and publications.
  • Hourly talks by artists and publishers from across Canada and around the globe. 
  • Free limited-edition VABF totes for the first 500 visitors each day.

photo credit: Vancouver Art Book Fair


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