Singapore Art Book Fair to be held from Apr 29 to May 1

The fair features 93 exhibitors, making it the biggest edition of the fair to date.

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Published: 27 April 2022, 3:59 PM

The Singapore Art Book Fair (SGABF) will take place at the Singapore Art Museum (SAM) from Apr 29 to May 21. 

Held from 12pm to 8pm daily, the fair celebrates a wide range of contemporary art books and zines.

Each edition puts the spotlight on the innovative contemporary works of exhibitors from Singapore and around the world. These exhibitors include artists, designers, small presses, institutions, galleries, zinemakers, and printmakers.

SGABF 2022 is the fair’s biggest edition to date featuring a total of 93 exhibitors, 35 of which hail from other countries like Australia, Brazil, Estonia, Germany and more. Some familiar local names in the line-up include NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore, Asian Film Archive and Atelier Hoko.


Visitors can also look forward to seeing illustrated works from overseas designers such as Yukihiro Tada and Nini Sum. PHOTO CREDIT: SINGAPORE ART BOOK FAIR


Other than a wide variety of exhibitors, the fair also offers the SG Art Book Dialogue, a series of book launches, discussions and artists talks held during all three days of the fair.

Attendees will get to hear about the significance of the art books and zines on display from the creators themselves. 

Notable talks include Remodelling Love Island: Reality Television and Experimental Publishing with Each and Every Press that is presented by Brendan Page from an experimental artist-run Risograph press, and a book discussion about the book Nonbinaryhood, presented by the author, Aki Hassan. 

An online booking is required to reserve a space to attend these programmes, as only 50 pax is allowed per session.

The SGABF also features the Singapore Art Book Library, which exists as a physical pop-up and an online resource to showcase art books that address socio-political concerns in Singapore and around the world till May 4.

The fair is free and open for walk-ins, though organisers remind visitors to not linger for long inside the exhibition hall, as there are still capacity limitations at the venue.

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