After the flood, art still “Matters”
Printed Matter may be nearing middle age, but the 37-year-old organization shows no sign of slowing down. From its beginnings in New York as an alternative venue for artists’ books, Printed Matter has grown into a publishing house, educational database, bookshop, event space, and gallery. In 2006, it launched the annual NY Art Book Fair at MoMA’s PS1. This month, Printed Matter put on the first LA Art Book Fair at that city’s Museum of Contemporary Art.