Booth # C29
Founded in 1999, Booklyn is a non-profit artist-run organization that promotes artists’ books and prints as art and research material and also assists artists and organizations in documenting, exhibiting, and distributing their artworks and archives. For the E/AB Fair Booklyn will be highlighting the work of two contemporary masters: Veronika Schaepers and Maria Veronica San Martin.
Schaepers is now based in Karlsruhe, Germany but is well known for working out of Tokyo for over 15 years where she refined her distinct and exquisite syncretic German/Japanese style. She publishes limited edition prints and artists’ books using letterpress, innovative book structures and rare Japanese papers, often in close collaboration with acclaimed contemporary writers like Yoko Tawada, Yoshinori Shimizu, and Durs Grünbein.
San Martin earned her Masters in Book Arts from the Corcoran School of Art and Design, Washington, D.C. Her work explores the history of human rights in her home country of Chile, drawing parallels between the printing process itself and the effects of dictatorship on Chilean citizens. San Martin’s artists’ books are in the collections of institutions around the world, including the Centre Pompidou, Paris; the Kingspor Museum, Offenbach am Main; and the New York Public Library, New York.
Maria Veronica San Martin
Memory and Landscape, 2014
Artist’s book, etching, relief print, letterpress, silkscreen
18 x 24 inches
Edition of 20
Courtesy of Maria Veronica San Martin.