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Rehearsal Art Book Fair Open Call

Rehearsal Art book Fair

Newyork, NY 10002


Aug 16, 2023


Aug 02, 2023

Rehearsal Art Book Fair, taking place on Sep 15 and 16, 2023 in New York City, seeks to explore and present the essence of independent art and literary publishing within highly capitalized and/or censored contexts.

Derived from the French word “rehercier”, “rehearsal” means “to practice” or “to repeat, to understand anew.” We invite independent presses, editions, collectives, and individuals from both local New York and around the world to join this fair. Additionally, a collection of curated Samizdat from mainland China will be exhibited for the very first time. We appreciate the continuous practices of bookmaking as personal rehearsals and revolutions.

The book fair will happen at the theater space and bathhouse-converted classrooms of University Settlement (184 Eldridge Street, Lower East Side), a historic community hub that has been supporting immigrant workers and low-income families since the 19th century.

The fair is co-organized voluntarily by Bungee Space (a photography, image study- and image criticism-focused art book store based in New York) and Accent Sisters (a speakeasy literature bookstore and publishing studio based in New Jersey).

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Rehearsal Art Book Fair invites 35-45 exhibitors from both local New York and around the world to join this fair based on the capacity of the main space, Speyer Hall at University Settlement. All independent presses, editions, collectives, and individuals can apply, there is no genre preference on the contents of their works. However, the theme is “TO BRING A BOOK FAIR BACK TO BOOKS.”, so the selection team will give priority to book-based works, but each exhibitor is welcome to bring no more than 10% of merchandise for presentation.