Our third annual Independent Publisher Panel, which brought into conversation two Asia-related publishing platforms on the occasion of Printed Matter’s NY Art Book Fair at MoMA PS1. For the 2019 edition we had Shauba Chang (dmp editions and waterfall) and Anthony Tino (Fully Booked) join us to share their experiences.
Following short introductions on the history and mission of their respective projects, Anthony and Shauba were joined by moderator Louiza Ho of Hong Kong’s Tai Kwun Contemporary to discuss shared challenges and reflections on the state of the art book publishing field today and how it had grown and changed in recent years.
dmp editions is a multi-task project involving publishing, curating, art direction, making artworks, eating and napping. Working on publications that are based on artists’ central practice, working methods and thoughts, dmp editions is hosted by Shauba Chang and didi, both currently living and working between Taipei and the internet.
waterfall is an online journal founded in 2006 focused on art and cultural affairs in everyday life, inviting artists around the world to contribute their works based on different topics in various forms. In 2009, waterfall published its first printed matter as a thematic journal. In 2013, waterfall turned into a publishing house/design studio, working on design projects and other commissions. In addition to the self-titled art journal waterfall, it has commenced publishing artist books and other publishing collaborations. In November 2013, waterfall launched a six-issue-only quarterly magazine, NOT TODAY.
Fully Booked is a unique and curated international platform for creative publications and artists’ books from or of the Middle East, North Africa, and South Asia, anchored by three annual editions of the Dubai art book fair. The flagship namesake fair—the first of its kind in the Gulf—premiered in 2017 in Alserkal Avenue, during the annual Dubai Art Week.
Anthony Tino is a creative producer and curator working in New York City. Tino is a co-founder of Fully Booked as well as Endless Editions, a publishing platform which produces Risograph books and prints for artists at all stages in their careers. Tino has served multiple arts institutions within New York City and abroad and has a specific interest in working with artists internationally. Tino has produced collaborative projects and programming at Film at Lincoln Center, Art Dubai, the Ljubljana Biennial of Graphic Arts, The Vancouver Biennale, Thomas J. Watson Library at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and has traveled to art book fairs in Beijing, Hong Kong, and Vancouver to showcase and distribute artist books from MENASA based artists with Fully Booked.
Louiza Ho currently works at Tai Kwun Contemporary as Associate Education Curator, the program team member of Booked: Tai Kwun Contemporary Art Book Fair, and previously was the Program Manager in Hong Kong Open Printshop from 2011 to 2016, taking on a variety of roles co-ordinating and curating educational programs and printmaking exhibitions. Recently, she has curated various exhibitions in collaboration with National Theatre Archive (UK), British Library, Chelsea Space Gallery (UK) and UNKNOWN ASIA art exchange exhibition in Osaka.
This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council.