WOPHA selected for Inaugural Edition of Tropic Bound Book Fair in Miami

WOPHA / 12.19.2022

WOPHA is one of the 60+ exhibitors chosen to represent artists’ books at the inaugural edition of Tropic Bound South Florida’s first international biennial artists’ book fair. This vibrant event will showcase the unique artistic genre known as “artists’ books.” These complex creations bridge the worlds of art, craft, and literature: telling stories, sometimes without words, and represent a broad variety of cultural traditions.  

As an artists’ book fair, Tropic Bound will highlight books and bookworks made or altered by hand and provide visitors with the opportunity to meet the artisans behind the incredible pieces. Visitors will discover the world of artists’ books with exhibitors and books from around the world while learning about book binding, paper-making and marbling, letterpress printing, and other techniques particular to this art form. Visitors can view and purchase works of art, speak to book artists, printers, and collectors, and attend talks and panels that dive deeper into this special form of expression – artists’ books.

With support from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation through the Knight Arts Challenge program, Tropic Bound kicks off with a day of welcome events on Thursday, February 16, with shuttle tours through Miami’s literary arts hot spots, an education symposium and welcome party at the rooftop garden event space Paradise Plaza atop the Miami Design District. 

Tickets available at tropicboundfair.org and tropicboundfair.eventbrite.com

The fair continues Friday – Sunday, February 17-19, as Tropic Bound Artists’ Book Fair brings together over 60 exhibitors from across the US, Mexico, South America, the Caribbean, Europe, and Egypt. The fair is free and open to the public.

About Tropic Bound

Tropic Bound was founded in 2020 by Cristina Favretto, Sarah Michelle Rupert, and Ingrid Schindall as a way to bring attention and focus to artists’ books. Tropic Bound’s mission is to promote and support the work of book artists while providing opportunities for dialogue and a platform for national and international artists and publishers to exhibit, sell and exchange artists’ books.

Tropic Bound aims to elevate the understanding and value of hand-made artists’ books as an important contemporary art form where art and words meet. Working with artists, galleries, universities, institutions, and publishers from around the world, Tropic Bound seeks to create a regionally accessible platform for people involved in the creation of books as an art form.

Tropic Bound Artists’ Book Fair is made possible with support from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners, the Miami Design District, and others.

For more information: tropicboundfair.org/

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