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BOOKED: 2021 Art Book Pop-Ups

Feb 25 – 28, 2021
Feb 25, 3 – 7pm
Feb 26 – ⁠28, 12 – ⁠7pm

Tai Kwun
10 Hollywood Road 
Central, Hong Kong

Various venues in Block 01, 03, 09
Free of charge

BOOKED: 2021, Tai Kwun Contemporary’s third annual celebration of art and publishing, features over 80 local and non-local participants—including artists, publishers, organisations, booksellers and more—presenting artist-made and artist-centred books, including zines, photo books, monographs, and critical or experimental writing, alongside associated publications and ephemera.

This year, due to the pandemic, BOOKED: 2021 is presented within various “pop-ups” throughout the heritage buildings at Blocks 01, 03, and 09, around the Parade Ground of Tai Kwun, and will adhere to the latest health and safety regulations and enforce social distancing measures. As a special “boutique” edition, BOOKED: 2021 brings together not only Hong Kong-based participants but also non-locals contributing from a distance through a special “twin” partner programme. BOOKED: 2021 also offers a programme of editions, special projects, and talks and workshops, both on-site and online, fostering a platform for creative practitioners and publishers who are invested in books as a medium of artistic and intellectual expression to share their work with public audiences.

Hong Kong: ACO Books, Asia Art Archive, Asia Publishers Services Ltd, Blindspot Gallery, brownie publishing, Chan Wai Kwong, Chan Wai Lap, Display Distribute, dotdotdot, dung1waa2, flip & roll press, Hex Editions, Hong Kong Baptist University Academy of Visual Arts, Hong Kong Open Printshop, Idea Publishing by HKICC Lee Shau Kee School of Creativity, Ink’chacha, Kary Kwok Production, Lau Kwong Shing, Pearl Law, Lazy Press, Christy Leung, Lik Ink, MCCM Creations, Milosophy, mini press @ Tiana CloudLand, MOSSES, Mount Zero Books, Ng Sai Kit, No Reason Studio, ODD ONE OUT, Old Textbooks, ONION PETERMAN & Dry Run Press, Otter Zines, otto, Para Site, Ping Pong, Queer Reads Library, Saamsyu, SAMPLE, Small Tune Press, Soft D Press, soundpocket, Spicy Fish, Tai Yip Art Bookshop, Hang Tam, TASCHEN, Thames & Hudson, TheBookshop, thisbakery, To be confirmed (Au Wah Yan/Kwok Tze Ki/Bunchi Chan/Kenji Ide/Man Mei To/Wong Chun Hoi/Chow Yik Lam/Yip Kin Bon/Fok Hiu Tung/Kensa Hung/Chow Yik Shun/So Wai Lam), Hou Lam Tsui, Union Publisher, Sandy Wang, Kan Tai Wong, Wu Jiaru, YeP YeP, ZINE COOP, 10 Chancery Lane Gallery

Asia: commune Press (Tokyo), crevasse (Ibaraki), Dialect (Macau), FULE (Taipei), Silas Fong | Hye Kyoung Kwon (Seoul/Hong Kong), Hiccup! (Taipei), Koshigoe School (Kanagawa), nos:books (Taipei), the shop (Guangzhou), Typesetting SG (Singapore), Zen Foto Gallery (Tokyo)

International: Afterall (London), Art Metropole (Toronto), BlackMountain Books (Madrid/Hong Kong), Olga Bubich (Minsk), ELEVATORTEETH (Portland, Oregon), Fair Enough (Zurich/Beijing/Lisbon), Galerie Kamel Mennour (Paris), hato store (London), Independent Publishing Resource Center (Portland, Oregon), motto (Berlin), Mousse Magazine & Publishing (Milan), onestar press / Three Star Books (Paris), Primary Information (New York)

Special Projects 
Raven Chacon, David Horvitz, Dorothy Wong Ka Chung, Benjamin Ryser (o!sland), Popo-Post Art Group, Short Hair Studio, Yim Sui Fong

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