Friday, April 25, 2008

Art Book Swap - Los Angeles

The New Art Dealers Alliance (NADA) and Regency Arts Press Ltd. Present Art Book Swap Los Angeles. In collaboration with the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)

Date: Saturday, May 3, 2008
Time: Noon to 5pm
Location: Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)
5905 Wilshire Boulevard, on the North Piazza

The New Art Dealers Alliance (NADA) and Regency Arts Press Ltd., will be co-sponsoring an Art Book Swap at LACMA on Saturday, May 3rd from Noon to 5pm. This is the first Art Book Swap to be held in Los Angeles. Art Book Swap is simple in practice: people bring art books and swap for other books that have been collected from a wide variety of donors.

Art Book Swap is participatory, cooperative and enterprising. It is a cycle of interchange and circulation. It encourages community and rejuvenation. Art viewing, be it in galleries or museums, is intrinsically a social activity. Art Book Swap symbiotically engages with this activity, in addition to accomplishing a number of goals:

-Injects social energy into inherently private pursuits (reading, book collecting).
-Creates an interconnecting network of information and interchange between strangers.
-Reshapes an untold number of private book collections by reenergizing them with new materials and topics.

All books that remain at the end of the swap will be donated to the Bunche Center Prison Outreach Program, run by the Ralph J. Bunche Center for African-American Studies at UCLA. The Bunche Center brings books into American prison libraries, where they are so badly needed.

Art Book Swap is free and open to the public. Visitors can swap as many art books in good condition as they like on a one-for-one basis. A 10% discount on admission to LACMA will be granted for the day to all participants in the Art Book Swap who present a receipt from the swap.

About Regency Arts Press Ltd.
Created in 2003, Regency Arts Press Ltd. is dedicated to publishing artists' books with American contemporary artists. We are primarily committed to fostering experimentation and innovation, and to giving artists the opportunity to work outside of the concerns and constraints of the commercial art marketplace. We are a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization.

About New Art Dealers Alliance (NADA)
Founded in 2002, New Art Dealers Alliance (NADA) is a not-for-profit collective of professionals working with contemporary art. Our mission is to create an open flow of information, support and collaboration within our field and to develop a stronger sense of community among our constituency. Our initiatives have succeeded on two fronts: making the contemporary arts more accessible to the general public, and creating opportunities that nurture the growth of emerging artists, curators and galleries.

LACMA-the largest encyclopedic museum in the Western United States-is the only museum of its kind to make contemporary art a principal area of activity with the opening of the Broad Contemporary Art Museum (BCAM). The Renzo Piano-designed BCAM is a cornerstone of the museum's ten-year project to dramatically renovate and expand LACMA's twenty-acre campus. This evolving contemporary collection, coupled with the museum's robust permanent collection of more than 100,000 works spanning the history of art, and extensive free public programming, make LACMA the definitive cultural town square for the city of Los Angeles and its visitors.

Contact: Lauren Wittels @ Regency Arts Press Ltd., 917-586-0166,
Heather Hubbs @ NADA, 212-594-0883,


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