Dublin Art Book Fair 2022
Temple Bar Gallery + Studios presents Dublin Art Book Fair 2022: A Caring Matter (DABF22), the twelfth edition of Ireland’s only art book fair, sponsored by Henry J Lyons.
A centre for the contemporary artist book, DABF features limited edition artist books made by contemporary artists, designers, art writers and others. It champions creative, small and independent publishers, Irish and international, with books on art, design, visual culture, philosophy, architecture, select fiction and poetry. DABF22 will present over 500 newly published, unusual and hard to find publications, from more than 90 independent publishers. A curated selection of books nominated by invited guests brings another tier of fascinating books.
Alongside the unique selection of books, DABF offers a curated programme of talks, workshops, readings and book launches. DABF is celebrated for how it embraces art practice publishing, artist-run culture, and participatory events with specialist themes at the intersection of art, design, literature and contemporary culture.
The Dublin Art Book Fair 2022 Guest Curator is Rosie Lynch, Creative Director of Workhouse Union. This year’s theme, A Caring Matter, considers ideas of care and the role of publishing, both formal and informal, in building communities of solidarity and belonging. The programme of events will explore the role of care in society through diverse perspectives and experiences.