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October 13, 2023

Screening and Book Release

To celebrate the release of Ordinary Things Will Be Signs for Us, two rarely-seen short films about Corita will be screened.

Baylis Glascock
1967, 26 min

Thomas Conrad
1967, 23 min,

The event will be hosted by the book’s editors, Ault, Fulford, and Weitzman, as well as contributor Olivian Cha, of the Corita Art Center, and will be followed by a reception. Books will be available to purchase.

Anthology Film Archives
32 Second Avenue, NYC

April, 2023

Other Islands Art Book Fair
Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY

January, 2023

New Jersey Art Book Fair
Jersey City

October, 2022

New York Art Book Fair

May, 2022

ICP Photobook Festival
New York City

Friday, September 25, 2020

NYC book release party for EVENT by Matthew Beck at

Mast Books

72 Avenue A
New York City

Music, books, raffle (socially distanced)

January 24, 2020

NYC book release party for Marred For Life!
at Postalco, Tokyo

Music, drinks and books

May 9, 2019

NYC book release party for Marred For Life!
at Aeon Bookstore, 151 East Broadway, NYC

Music, drinks and books

April 18, 2019

Book release party for Marred For Life!
at Mohawk MAN, Los Angeles, CA

April 12-14, 2019

LA Art Book Fair
Los Angeles, CA

October 18-21, 2018

Vancouver Art Book Fair
@ Emily Carr University of Art + Design

September 20-23, 2018

NY Art Book Fair
@ MoMA P.S.1

May 13, 2018

Marathon Reading of Sculptures for the Blind

Lenka Clayton, Jason Fulford and surprise contributors will read all 192 pages of Sculptures for the Blind.
Presented by J&L Books and ARTBOOK @ MoMA PS1

MoMA PS1 Book Space
22-25 Jackson Avenue
Long Island City, NYC

Readers will include:
John D. Alexaner, The Morgan
Lenka Clayton, artist
Peter Drake, New York Academy of Art
Jason Fulford, J&L Books
Dakin Hart, Noguchi Museum
John Klacsmann, Anthology Film Archives
Andrew Lampert, artist and archivist
Chris Seifert, Parrish Art Museum
Arden Sherman, Hunter East Harlem Gallery
Nat Trotman, Guggenheim
Amy Whitaker, NYU


May 6, 2018

Contact Photobook Fair
Toronto, Canada


April 25, 2018

Manuel DeLanda: ISM ISM
Book release screening
Anthology Film Archives, New York

Nine short films by Manuel DeLanda
Delanda in person at screening! 

SALIVA DILDO – PREMATURE EJACULATORS (1976, 2 min, 16mm-to-digital. Digitized with support from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. Special thanks to M. Henry Jones.)
A recently rediscovered fragment from an early film, featuring regular DeLanda collaborator M. Henry Jones navigating time-warped NYC sidewalks.

ISM ISM (1979, 8 min, Super 8mm-to-16mm. Preserved with support from the National Film Preservation Foundation and the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.)
“ISM ISM documents my graffiti activities in New York. The film was originally made as a class project for P. Adams Sitney. It has the form of a manifesto against the orthopedic power of language.” –Manuel DeLanda

ANONYMOUS MULTITUDES (2015, 8 min, digital)
DeLanda takes on the NYC masses, deforming faces and stretching moving figures in strange and disorienting ways.

HARMFUL OR FATAL IF SWALLOWED (1982, 14 min, Super 8mm-to-16mm-to digital. Digitized by Anthology Film Archives with support from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.)
A dynamic and demented city symphony, HARMFUL takes the extreme techniques of DeLanda’s earlier films and unleashes them on the businessmen and denizens of NYC. Outlandish and truly unforgettable, this film premiered in a slightly neutered version at the 1982 New York Film Festival, where it elicited many loud hisses and boos. Anthology’s new digital restoration features the recently rediscovered original edit.

THE SUPER 8 SHOW: BEYOND HOME MOVIES (1981, 7-min excerpt, U-Matic videotape-to-digital. Produced by John Sanborn and Kit Fitzgerald for WNET/New York.)
Manuel DeLanda discusses his Super 8mm filmmaking in this rare video interview originally produced for WNET in connection with J. Hoberman’s 1981 Anthology screening series, “Home Made Movies: 20 Years of American 8mm and Super-8 films.”

FRACTURED LANDSCAPES (2014, 12 min, digital)
Through digital layering and animating masks DeLanda creates a dissonant kaleidoscopic urban symphony, bending, mirroring, and distorting New York’s unique architectural surroundings.

JUDGEMENT DAY (1983, 8 min, Super 8mm-to-16mm. Preserved with support from the National Film Preservation Foundation and the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.)
Cockroaches meet their maker in the first installment of DeLanda’s incomplete “Jerry Falwell trilogy.”

ELECTRIC ARTHROPODS (2017, 3 min, digital. Theatrical premiere!)
DeLanda revisits the horror of insects in macro, electrically colorized among animated particle backgrounds.

TWISTED FLESH (2018, 3 min, digital. Theatrical premiere!)
A “battle” between complex image processing and pornography. Will porno always win?

Total running time: ca. 70 min. 


February 11, 2018

Where To Score: The Happening
Corner of Haight and Ashbury, San Francisco

Your search begins at the mythical crossroads of the hippie movement, where “the editors” await with instructions at high noon. From there, follow your nose through a neighborhood thick with spirited smells, scoring not just the new book (priced right), but all manner of goodies inspired by its colorful contents. Skip church. It’s a scavenger hunt.


January 4, 2018

NYC book release party for Where To Score at Mast Books (6-8pm)
followed by a screening of Milos Forman's film Taking Off at Anthology Film Archives (8pm)


February 23-26, 2017

LA Art Book Fair
@ MOCA Geffen

Saturday, September 17, 2016
5:00 – 6:00 pm

with Darin Mickey and Jason Fulford

Darin Mickey’s new book of photographs, Death Takes a Holiday represents a middle-aged man restlessly clinging to his youth and the hope of finding that elusive artifact to make anxiety subside and keep the reaper at bay. He shows us a community of recluses brought together by obsession and a pure love of music. This presentation will focus on Val Shively, owner of R&B Records in Upper Darby, PA. Val is one of the world’s experts and biggest collectors of 1950s vocal group 45s. Mickey and Fulford will play a selection of Val’s rare 45s along with an audio interview and photographs, both vintage and new. Presented by J&L Books.

"The Classroom" at the NY Art Book Fair
@ P.S.1, Queens

Photo by Val Shively

September 16-18, 2016

NY Art Book Fair
@ P.S.1, Queens

August 24 - November 2, 2016

Meet the Publisher

Exhibition that shows finished products alongside behind-the-scenes materials. Features books and ephemera from three international, independent publishers of photobooks - J&L Books (USA), RVB Books (France), Willem Van Zoetandaal (NL).

TIFF Festival
Wrocław, Poland

Saturday, December 12, 2015

Aperture Holiday Book Bazaar

Exhibitors include Abrams, artbook D.A.P., b.frank books, Book Dummy Press, Conveyor Arts, Dear Dave, Études Books, FotoEvidence, Hassla Books, J&L Books, J.W. Fisher + J.T. Leonard, Kurt Boone Books, A Love Token Press, MACK, Monacelli Press, Oranbeg Press, Pau Wau Publication, PICTURE Magazine, Roman Nvmerals, Silas Finch, Spaces Corners, TIS books, University of Hartford MFA in Photography, Vuu Studio, Yale University Press, and Zatara Press.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Book release for
Paper Airplanes: The Collections of Harry Smith, Catalogue Raisonné, Volume I
String Figures: The Collections of Harry Smith, Catalogue Raisonné, Volume II

Featuring unheard field recordings by Harry Smith.

Mast Books
66 Avenue A, NYC

September 18-20, 2015

NY Art Book Fair
@ P.S.1, Queens

January 29-February 1, 2015

LA Art Book Fair
@ MOCA Geffen

Friday, December 12, 2015

Saturday, December 13, 2014

J&L Holiday rummage, bake sale and slider party
147 West 29th Street, 5th Floor, NYC

September 26-28, 2014

NY Art Book Fair
@ P.S.1

January 31-February 2, 2014

LA Art Book Fair
@ MOCA Geffen

September 27-30, 2013

Offprint Paris

September 19-22, 2013

NY Art Book Fair
@ P.S.1

January 31-February 3, 2013

LA Art Book Fair
@ MOCA Geffen

J&L gingerbread

September 27-30, 2012

NY Art Book Fair
@ P.S.1

Monday, May 7, 2012

Panel Discussion: Kippenberger in America

On the occasion of the publication of Susanne Kippenberger’s book, Kippenberger: The Artist and his Families, (J&L Books, 2012), the Austrian Cultural Forum and J&L Books present a panel discussion on the artist Martin Kippenberger's legacy and influence in the United States.

Martin Kippenberger (photo by Elfie Semotan) had mixed feelings about the US. "To have an exhibition in America, I guess you have reached some sort of goal in that!" he said. In fact, during his lifetime he had solo exhibitions at the Hirschhorn and SFMOMA, while no German museum would show his work. The Museum of Modern Art in New York owns more Kippenbergers than all the museums in Germany put together. On the other hand, his humor and political incorrectness were not always well received in the US. Crowds at Los Angeles parties would disperse when Kippenberger would start one of his hour-long jokes. According to Martin, Americans would “slurp down one hamburger after another but not have any spaghetti bolognese, because they’re healthy.”

Whether in America or Europe, Martin Kippenberger was a polarizing figure. Since his death, he has become a major influence on a new generation of artists around the world. Peter Pakesch, Ann Temkin, and John Miller will discuss American and European perspectives on Martin Kippenberger and his work. The event will be moderated by Robert Storr.

John Miller (American artist based in New York City and Berlin)
Peter Pakesch (Director: Universalmuseum Joanneum)
Ann Temkin (Chief Curator, Dept. of Painting and Sculpture, MoMA)

Moderator: Robert Storr (Dean, Yale School of Art)
Introduction by Andreas Stadler (ACFNY director) and Jason Fulford (J&L Books)

Location: The Austrian Cultural Forum, New York
11 East 52nd Street, New York City

April 20-22, 2012
5th International Photobook Festival

J&L Books will be on display and available for purchase.
Jason Fulford will give a lecture.

Location: Le Bal
6, Impasse de la Défense, Paris

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

J&L Books, the Kadist Foundation and the Goethe Institut invite you to celebrate the release of Kippenberger: The Artist and His Families.

The evening will include a screening of Jörg Kobel's documentary, Kippenberger der Film, followed by a Q&A with Susanne Kippenberger and publisher Jason Fulford.

Cocktails will be served along with Martin's favorite dish, Nudelauflauf.
Books will be available for purchase.

Kadist Foundation
3295 20th Street (at Folsom)
San Francisco

Monday, March 26th, 2012

Susanne Kippenberger will read from and discuss her book, Kippenberger: The Artist and His Families at the Goethe-Institut Wyoming Building. Come out to hear the stories that inform a deeper understanding of Martin Kippenberger's life and work, recounted by his sister Susanne.

Goethe Institut, Wyoming Building
5 East 3rd Street (at Bowery)
New York City

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Book release party for Kippenberger: The Artist and His Families

Co-hosted by
Sean MacPherson, Lawrence Luhring & Roland Augustine

Jane Ballroom
113 Jane Street, New York City

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Susanne Kippenberger, reading from her book,
Kippenberger: The Artist and His Families

Location: 192 Books
192 Tenth Avenue, New York City

Friday, January 27, 2012

Book signing for
A by Gregory Halpern

International Center of Photography
1133 Sixth Avenue (at 43rd St)
New York City

Saturday, May 7, 2011
Noon - 8pm
151 Ridge Street, NYC

J&L FUNraiser and Book Launch for
Another Ventriloquist by Adam Gilders

Many items will be for sale, including:
Vintage Clothes
Rare and Wooden Books
Crepe paper flowers
Original Art by J&L Artists
Hand-painted Mother's Day Cards
Delicious Baked Goods

Lemonade, Readings and Music
Erin Jane Nelson will operate a photo booth
Oliver Strand will serve a Spanish cocktail from 6-8pm

$10 a the door includes a letterpressed Mother's Day card and raffle ticket

Friday, May 6, 2011

Book signing and party for
Mark West & Molly Rose by Jeff Barnett-Winsby

International Center of Photography
1133 Sixth Avenue (at 43rd St)
New York City

J&L Books, The Walrus and Type Bookstore
invite you to a fundraiser for Another Ventriloquist

February 5th, 2011, 6-9pm
883 Queen Street West, Toronto

$10 at the door
(includes a letterpressed Valentine & raffle ticket)

Many items for sale including:
Original Art by Leanne Shapton, Jason Fulford and Jason Logan
Hand Painted Valentines
Wooden Books
Rare Books
Delicious Baked Goods
Vintage Clothes
Drinks and more...

November 18-21, 2010

Offprint Paris

November 5-7, 2010

New York Art Book Fair

Don't miss our souvenir photo booth stand
on Saturday, Nov 6th from 1-3pm in the Classroom.

October 30, 2010

Book release party for Jason Logan's Festus
and Leanne Shapton's The Native Trees of Canada (Drawn & Quarterly)

The Monkey's Paw
1229 Dundas St. West, Toronto

September 3-5, 2010

Motto Berlin Book Fair
Unter dem Motto 2010

July 10, 2010

Jason Fulford will give a presentation
at The Book Society in Seoul, South Korea

July 1-3, 2010

Jason Fulford will give a presentation
at the Photo Bookworks Symposium, hosted by
the Visual Studies Workshop, Rochester, New York

Other presenters will include Theo Baart, Francois Deschamps,
Susan kae Grant, Gregory Halpern, skúta, Douglas Holleley,
Ron Jude, Jeffrey Ladd, Nathon Lyons, Cary Markerink, Danielle Mericle,
Scott McCarney, David Schultz, Alec Soth, Alex Sweetman,
Anne Wilkes-Tucker, and Carla Williams

October 2-4, 2009

NY Art Book Fair
at P.S.1
22-25 Jackson Ave., Queens

J&L will have a booth at the fair.

Don't miss the J&L VARIETY SHOW,
organized by Jason Fulford, on Saturday, Oct 3rd at 1pm.

Acts will include:
Corin Hewitt
Andrew Lampert
David Reinfurt
Michael Schmelling
Amy O'Neill
Acorn Chainsaw
Tim Barber
Steve Featherstone
Harrell Fletcher
Jeff Barnett-Winsby
Tamara Shopsin

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

3 new ones from J&L

The Plan by Michael Schmelling
with text by Richard Maxwell

Maxwell's essay "Life Beyond Irony" will be
performed by actress Tory Vazquez.
An exhibit of found and salvaged objects as well as
items constructed by Schmelling will be on view.

Weavings by Corin Hewitt
with text by Michael Brenson and Marisa Sanchez

Hewitt will be making arrangements on glass that will be
transmitted onto a screen in a separate room.
He will make these images by combining the material of the
three books being featured at the event using video and
a Polaroid camera. One of these Polaroids will be included
with each copy of his book that is sold during the evening.

Landmasses and Railways by Bertrand Fleuret


at the Aperture Gallery & Bookstore
547 West 27th Street, 4th Floor
(btw 10th and 11th Avenues)
New York City



Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Book Release for Drawings on Writing

The book asks you to consider handwriting as a kind of drawing.
The event will turn performance into shadow.

Performances by:
Serge Onnen
Guy Richard Smit
The Skeleton Equation
Nick Kass
Jeff Perkins
Debbie Nathan
The New York Baroque Dance Company
and others...

Refreshments will be served.

at Housing Works Bookstore
126 Crosby Street
New York City

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

J&L Variety Show

at the Aperture Gallery & Bookstore
547 West 27th Street, 4th Floor
New York

Watch clips from the evening here.

Performances include:

Audio: Two Byrds. Mixed by Fulford from a Jerry Byrd
rag for “Audio Guide” as part of Dexter Sinister’s 2008
Whitney Biennial project True Mirror.
Video: Pelicans hunting last week in the Gulf of Mexico.

James Holloway plays an organ in his apartment. Gospels,
hymns and show tunes. El Paso, TX, circa 2003. 8mm video,
transferred to digital.

Deconstructing Thirteen Stripes and a Rectangle.

Peep inside the one-eyed perfectly synchronized chaos
kaleidoscopes of the European Cyclops Serge Onnen!

A Brief History of the Earth. This is a reinterpretation of the
binary imagery and audio track engraved on The Golden Record:
two identical 12” gold-plated records which are affixed to the
Voyager I and II spacecraft. The records are meant to relay the
story of our civilization.

Dave will improvise a short story based on a photograph he
sees for the first time in his life.

Caribbean Spirit, 2008. A pleasure boat falls out of phase
with itself. Original video with found sound.

They will attempt to perform both popular and lesser-known
dance moves.

What is the ANALEMMA? With a few simple animations the
analemma can be readily understood. David Reinfurt will discuss
this and other mystical mathematics via a short overhead projector

Audio: In the 1950’s, A.E. Hotchner met up with Ernest
Hemingway in Cuba, and recorded this synopsis of a story,
In Harry’s Bar in Venice
, onto an old Webster wire recorder.
It is one of the few rare recordings of Hemingway’s voice.
Visual: In 2008, Departures Magazine sent Leanne Shapton
to Venice, Italy to make drawings of famous writers’ haunts
in the city. Included are the hangouts of Lord Byron, Henry
James, Daphne du Maurier, Ernest Hemingway, John Ruskin,
Ezra Pound, George Sand, Mark Twain, Thomas Mann, and
Simone de Beauvoir and Jean-Paul Sartre. This is a sneak preview
of the drawings. (They have not yet been published.)

Corin will provide us with a package for unwrapping. The inside
and the outside will join as we follow its unveiling. We will need
an audience volunteer for this one.

Melinda Shopsin presents Andrew Lampert in the latter’s absence,
a short subject or two taken from life projected in slow motion with
sound separate.

Adam will improvise a short story based on a photograph he sees
for the first time in his life.

Beau Travail (excerpt), by Claire Denis, 1999.
Jason, I’d like you to show the final scene in Claire Denis’ film
Beau Travail
. It’s my favorite dance in a film. On a side note, I saw
Denis Lavant (the actor doing the dancing) walking down a street in
Paris once, but he was sort of dressed like a homeless person, which
a friend of mine there said is how he always dresses, I guess to avoid
drawing attention. I wanted to tell him how much I liked his dance,
but I didn’t since I’m sure he hears that sort of thing all the time,
though you never know maybe he was having a moment of doubt
and would have appreciated the encouragement.

Friday, October 24, 2008


Cooking the Books: A Conversation with Non-Profit Art Publishers.
Moderated by David Senior, Bibliographer, MoMA

Alejandro Cesarco, Art Resources Transfer
Jason Fulford, J&L Books
Bill Burns, Art Metropole
Luc Derycke, MER. Paper Kunsthalle
Jane Rolo, Book Works

MoMA Titus II Auditorium
11 West 53rd Street
New York City

October 3, 2008

Release party for Drawings on Writing

Performances by Serge Onnen, Oorbeek, Keyna Nara,
Mark van Tongeren, Willem van Weelden, and Mu Xue

at Stichting Perdu
Kloveniersburgwal 86
1012 CZ Amsterdam

September 27, 2008

Release party for J&L Video #2

at Printed Matter
195 Tenth Avenue
New York City

November 30, 2007

International Center of Photography
1133 Sixth Avenue (at 43rd St)
New York City

Book release party for 4 new titles!
Golden Palms by Ed Panar
Stuff I Gotta Remember Not To Forget by Darin Mickey
72 Girls and Some Boys Who Could Be Models by Anne Daems
J&L Video by various artists

September 28-30, 2007

NY Art Book Fair

548 W. 22nd Street
New York City

September 25, 2007

Does Size Matter?
In this light-hearted debate of a serious question, artist Jason Fulford
and LACMA's new Curator of Photography Charlotte Cotton explore
the issues of increasing size and seductive production values in contemporary
photography today as part of LACMA's Conversations With Artists series.

Brown Auditorium
5905 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles

September 14-16, 2007

Affair at the Jupiter Hotel

800 E. Burnside Street
Portland, OR


June 20, 2007
7:30 - 9:30pm

J&L Books and Blind Spot
celebrate the publication of Issue 35
edited by Dana Faconti and Jason Fulford

Featuring the work of Jason Evans, Hans-Peter Feldmann,
Jason Fulford, Hee Jin Kang, Rinko Kawauchi, Ron Jude,
David La Spina and Michael Schmelling.

Film projections selected by Andrew Lampert of Anthology Film Archives.
Live music by Peter Mendelsund and Ayel Marcovici.

Chelsea Art Museum
556 W. 22nd Street
New York City

November 17-19, 2006

New York Art Book Fair
Hosted by Printed Matter

548 W. 22nd Street
New York City

May 6, 2006

Artist Talk & Book Signing for
Harrell Fletcher's project The American War

White Columns
320 W. 13th Street
New York City

May 5, 2006

Exhibition Reception & Book Release Party for
Harrell Fletcher's project The American War

White Columns
320 W. 13th Street
New York City

April 27, 2006

Artist Talk
Harrell Fletcher and John Malpede
discuss The American War

Center for Advanced Visual Studies at M.I.T.
77 Massachusetts Avenue, Bldg N52-390
Cambridge, MA

October 21, 2005

Lecture and slide show with
Jason Fulford and Mike Slack

Photographic Center NW
900 12th Avenue, Seattle

May 26, 2005

New Museum of Contemporary Art
556 West 22nd Street
New York City

Book release party for 2 new titles!
JFL: What Does "Why" Mean?
Drawings On Geology

December 9, 2004

Ada Gallery
228 W. Broad Street
Richmond, Virginia

interview and slideshow with
Leanne Shapton, Jason Fulford and Paul Maliszewski

December 2, 2004

New Museum of Contemporary Art
556 W. 22nd Street, NYC

Party celebrating two new J&L titles...
Paper Placemats
J&L Illustrated #2

Live music by Pink Floyd Cramer

November 16- 17, 2004

Cranbrook Academy of Art
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan

Two days of lectures and workshops with
Leanne Shapton, Jason Fulford, Gus Powell, Tamara Shopsin
guest artist & moderator Ed Panar