Nah Fair 2017
February 24 & 25, 2017
At 374 E 2nd St, Los Angeles, CA 90012
As a counterpoint to the LA Art Book Fair, Nah Fair is an annual book fair that prioritizes ideas and work produced by artists and small presses; with a focus on experiences of people of color, queer projects, political concepts active in the city and other peripheral expressions. Nah Fair was launched in 2015 and was attended by over 3,000 people, received press from Dazed Digital and Mask magazines, and brought together over 15 projects from the USA, Mexico and Japan.
This year’s Nah Fair is being hosted one block away from the LA Art Book Fair at 374 E 2nd St, Los Angeles, CA 90012. Spanning two days, includes over 50 participating vendors and projects; highlighting POC projects, Queer projects, Los Angeles-rooted projects, and other politically-active projects from various parts of the United States as well as Japan, UK, Canada and several projects from Mexico (Crater Invertido and Ediciones Joc Doc from Mexico City, Echate Flores, Sin Retorno and Squat Mauricio Morales from Tijuana and Junta de Mejores from Mexicali).
Saturday’s schedule includes talks on urgent topics addressing precarity and uncertainty in our current political reality. Conversations include a workshop on technology & personal security with L.A. Crypto Party, a panel on what “ungovernable feminism” looks like in the age of trump, politically-driven readings curated by n0eg0, a conversation with Support.fm, a bail fund crowd-sourcing platform for trans and gender nonconforming people, and a large panel conversation with Defend Boyle Heights, BHAAAD and others active in the Boyle Heights struggles against art-gallery fueled gentrification and displacement.
2017 Participants and Full Schedule:
Alma Rosa Rivera a.k.a. Chicana_Catwomxn, Angel Rose (UK), Antena Los Angeles, B.H.A.A.A.D., Brown Recluse Zine Distro, Christina Mancinas, Contagion Press, Cop Watch Santa Ana, Crater Invertido (MX), Crypto L.A., Darcy Crash Distro, Defend Boyle Heights, DESCONTROL, Echate Flores, Ediciones Joc Doc (MX), ENDNOTES, Exmilitary, Feminist Pornographic Collective Consciousness, Funeral Press, Get Artists Paid, Ill Will Editions, Irregular Rhythm Asylum (JP), It’s Going Down, Junta de Mejoras (MX), La Conxa, La Infinita Tristeza, L.A. Tenants Union, LIES Journal, Little Black Cart, MAXIMUM ROCKNROLL, Mutant Freak Zone Fam, n0 eg0, Neta Zine, No More Deaths, Originals Magazine, Pinche Kid, Port Conjunctive, Practical Records, Reading Group, Scream Queens, Seite Books/Otros Libros, Sin Retorno Distro (TJ), Support FM, Squat Mauricio Morales en Tijuana, The Tower InPrint, Union de Vecinos, Violent Female (JP), Yerba Mala Collective, Would be Saboteurs Take Heed, and more.
FRIDAY: TABLES, PERFORMANCES curated by Descontrol FEBRUARY 24th, 2017 5-10 PM.
(A)rgum(e)nt?, JeffZilla, Snatches With Power, & Strangers
SATURDAY: TABLES, NAH TALKs. FEBRUARY 25th, 2017 1-9 PM.
L.A. CRYPTO PARTY: 1:00pm-3:00pm Workshop on how to send, receive and verify encrypted emails, browse the web anon via obfuscation, consider what data tracking look like and more.
WHAT IS UNGOVERNABLE FEMINISM?: 3:15pm-4:30pm
Being governed means being a woman and getting shit for it. As social services and basic needs for the most precarious populations get put on the chopping block what is the feminist agenda? What is the nature of unwaged labor? How do we do antagonistic care work? How do we fight the trappings of the abject subject of woman? Let’s discuss.
n0 eg0 p0ets: 5:00pm-6:00pm
On the occasion of today, n0 eg0 p0ets have been given space to just be themselves, where typically they are left to decide between being an elephant or a termite. Readings by Sarah Gail, Dove and others.
Support.fm Info Session- Technology & Approach: 6:00pm-7:00pm￼
The founders of Support.fm, a crowdfunding platform to raise bail and bond money for trans and gnc people, will discuss the platform’s methods and infrastructure. They’ll talk about how the site came to be, how it works, and how organizers and supporters can get involved — with Support.fm, as well as other grassroots efforts around bail justice and economic redistribution.
Defend Boyle Heights, Union de Vecinos, BHAAAD, LA Tenants Union+ MORE TBA: Homes Not Art Development 7:15pm-9:00pm
What is artwashing? And what in the fuck is going down in Boyle Heights and other communities in LA? How do we fight to keep our homes and hoods? Where will the ever-expanding arts district development end?