SF Art Book Fair
July 21 - 23, 2017
@ 1275 Minnesota Street, San Francisco CA 94107


Brian Kennon at Motto
June 6 - July 21, 2017
Motto Berlin

Skalitzer Str. 68, 10997 Berlin


LA Art Book Fair
w/ Motto and 2NC Books
Feb 24-26, 2017
at Geffen Contemporary at MoCA


Friends with Books
Dec 9-11, 2016
Hamburger Bahnhof - Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin


NY Art Book Fair
w/ Motto Books - Table C15

MoMA PS1 22-25 Jackson Avenue at 46th Avenue
Long Island City, NY

September 16 - 18, 2016


SF Art Book Fair
July 22 - 24, 2016
@ 1275 Minnesota Street, San Francisco CA 94107


Los Angeles Art Book Fair
Presented by Printed Matter
February 1 - 3, 2013
@ Geffen Contemporary at MoCA


Ry Rocklen booksigning:
Saturday, Dec 17, 2011 4-6pm

Los Angeles book launch and signing for Ry Rocklen's book Believe You Me

2nd Cannons Publications @ ltd los angeles
7561 W. Sunset Blvd #103
Los Angeles, CA 9004
6323 378 6842


NY Art Book Fair - September 29 - October 2, 2011
+ booksigning with Bob Nickas

You can find us on the first floor, table G05

Bob Nickas booksigning:
Please come by our table on Saturday, Oct 1 from 1-5. Bob Nickas will be with us and signing his new book Catalog of the Exhibition which will be available for the preorder price!

NY Art Book Fair
Presented by Printed Matter
MoMA PS1 22-25 Jackson Avenue at 46th Avenue
Long Island City, NY

Thursday, September 29, 6 pm–9 pm
Friday, September 30, 11 am–7 pm
Saturday, October 1, 11 am–7 pm
Sunday, October 2, 11 am–7 pm


Fruits, Flowers and Clouds - May 12 - 14, 2011
MAK - Austrian Muesum of Applied Arts / Contemporary Art
Stubenring 5
1010 Vienna - Austria


Succumb (Documents Remain): Brian Kennon/2nd Cannons Publications
March 26 - May 1, 2011
2nd Floor Projects
3740 25th St, no.205
San Francisco, CA 94110
414 824 2644


PA/PER VIEW Brussels - April 1 - 3, 2011
Av. Van Volxemlaan 354
1190 Bruxelles - Brussel


Documents Remain: Brian Kennon/2nd Cannons Publications
January 20 - February 18, 2011
Büro BQ
Rosa-Luxemburg-Straße 26
10178 Berlin
Tue-Fri 11-18h


PA/PER VIEW LONDON - January 21 - 23, 2011 - 12-6pm
Zabludowicz Collection London
176 Prince of Wales Road
London NW5 3PT

MER. Paper Kunsthalle is pleased to announce that PA/PER VIEW art book fair will take place in London at the Zabludowicz Collection from Friday 21st to Sunday 23rd January 2011.

The Zabludowicz Collection has an active publishing arm and dynamic programme of free public events, ranging from talks and p...erformances by artists and academics to community-based festivals and youth and adult education. More information can be found on the following link:

PA/PER VIEW London will take place during the 3rd year of London's pre-eminent annual exhibition of recent graduates from Goldsmiths and Royal College of Art titled Testing Ground, in which there will also be performance events and talks surrounding the exhibition space. During the course of the fair we will be organising a welcome party on Friday 6-9pm, and a panel discussion on the weekend with very esteemed speakers to be confirmed. Fair hours are 12-6pm Saturday and Sunday.


NY Art Book Fair - November 5 - 7, 2010
Organized by Printed Matter
MoMA PS1 22-25 Jackson Ave at the intersection of 46th Ave Long Island City, NY 11101

Printed Matter presents the fifth annual NY Art Book Fair, November 5–7 at MoMA PS1, Long Island City, Queens. Free and open to the public, the Fair hosts over 200 international presses, booksellers, antiquarian dealers, artists and publishers from twenty countries, offering the best in contemporary art book publishing. Philip Aarons, Chairman of the Board of Printed Matter, said: “The NY Art Book Fair is the premiere venue to find what's new in art publishing. While it has spawned the next generation of independent art book fairs world-wide, it remains the biggest, the best, and by far the most fun.” The NY Art Book Fair includes special project rooms, screenings, book signings, and performances, throughout the weekend. Other events include the third annual Contemporary Artists’ Books Conference, and The Classroom, a curated series of informal conversations between artists, together with readings, workshops and other artist-led events.

Complete list of exhibitors here


Book Launch and reading for Matthew Grover's Trisha Donnelly Mixtape
Friday, October 29, 2010, 7:30pm
@ Overduin & Kite
6693 Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90028


Salon Light #7 - October 22 -24, 2010
au Point Ephémère, 200 quai de Valmy, Paris
organized by cneai= curated by Sylvie Boulanger (cneai=) and Alexis Zavialoff (Motto Berlin)

edito = cneai = organises the Salon Light : an annual meeting of micro-publishers of artists' publication at Point Ephémère. For its seventh edition, the Salon Light is part of the program off of the FIAC and will take place from the 22nd to the 24th October 2010. With the presence of some fifty international publishers and 6000 visitors in 3 days, this festive event reveals a demanding but also a very accessible artistic production. The 2010 edition is divided into four poles: publishers, Motto selection, booksellers and the freebies salon. It highlights the inventiveness of the participants who put their know how in the service of transversal practices: books, magazines, posters, videos, vinyl, websites ... These publications, often with a limited circulation and sometimes impossible to find, open new doors and create new networks in the world of publishing. Shifted, thrifty and adventurous, the editorial approach of the participants in the Salon Light reflects a willingness to rethink the printed object and its overall production.The salon is punctuated by sales and signatures on the stands of publishers as well as by the Marathon « 11 minutes », a continuing program of performances and lectures conducted by the publishers, the graphic designers and the writers participating.

editors / éditeurs 2nd Cannons — AA Bookshop & Bedford Press, Londres Archives Books, Berlin — Art & fiction, Lausanne BAS, Istanbul BoaBooks, Genève — Bookworks, Londres — cneai=, Chatou Dent de Leone, Londres — For Further Information, Londres(Paris) FormContent, Londres — Gagarin, Anvers — Incertain Sens, Rennes Kaugummi, Rennes — Kodoji Press, Baden, CH — Les 3 Ourses, Paris Manystuff, Paris — Motto, Berlin / Zürich — Nazi Knife, Paris Nieves, Zürich — Octambule, Octon — Onestar Press, Paris Onomatopee, Paris — Zavod P.A.R.A.S.I.T.E., Ljubljana Roma Publications, Amsterdam — Westphalie Verlag, Vienne… bookshops / librairies Bimbo Tower, Paris — Christophe Daviet Thery, paris Lendroit, Rennes — Librairie Yvon Lambert, Paris… free / gratuits 2.0.1, Rennes — Criticism, Lausanne / Paris — horsd'oeuvre, Dijon Point d’ironie, Paris — Thermostat, Paris / Berlin — ULS, Marseille…


Miss Read
Sept 3-5, 2010
@ KW Institute for Contemporary Art

For the second time MISS READ has invited international publishers and artists to show their artist books at KW Institute for Contemporary Art in Berlin. As a genre of its own, the artist book reflects contemporary ways of artistic production and publishing to a great extent and also addresses issues of presentation and circulation as well as new strategies of distribution. Presenting a selection of more than 40 of the most active contributors in this field, the festival provides the rare opportunity to encounter and explore the contemporary scene of independent publishing.

2nd Cannons Publications, Los Angeles | AKV/urban art info, Berlin | Anita Di Bianco, Berlin/New York | Archive Books, Berlin/Turin | Archive of Modern Conflict, London | argobooks, Berlin | Barbara Wien Wilma Lukatsch, Berlin | Bartleby & Co., Brüssel | basso & friends, Berlin | Boekie Woekie, Amsterdam | Book Works, London | Chicago – Times – Plotter [...] Paper – Libertine – Trixie, Wien | documentation céline duval, Houlgate | Edie Fake, Chicago | Edition Patrick Frey, Zürich | Erik Steinbrecher, Berlin | Eva Weinmayr, London | Fucking Good Art, Rotterdam | GAGARIN, Antwerpen | GRAPHIC, Seoul | Half Letter Press/Temporary Services, Chicago | mediabus, Seoul | Michael Baers, Berlin | Michalis Pichler/„greatest hits”, Berlin | Mladen Stilinovi?, Zagreb | Mörel Books, London | no press/derek beaulieu, Calgary | Piktogram/Bureau of Loose Associations, Warschau | Regency Arts Press Ltd., New York | Revolver Publishing, Berlin | Roma Publications, Amsterdam | Samandal, Beirut | Space Poetry, Kopenhagen | Spector Books, Leipzig | Sternberg Press, Berlin/New York | The Green Box, Berlin | Torpedo Press, Oslo | Ugly Duckling Presse, New York | umool umool, Amsterdam/Seoul | (un)limited store, Marseille | Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König, Köln | Weproductions, Yarrow | Zavod P.A.R.A.S.I.T.E., Ljubljana | ZINE’S MATE, Tokio

Opening hours:
Friday, September 3, 15:00 - 19:00
Saturday, September 4 and Sunday, September 5, 12:00 - 19:00

KW Institute for Contemporary Art
Auguststraße 69
10117 Berlin


No Soul For Sale

May 14-16, 2010
Tate Modern
London SE1 9TG

2nd Cannons Publications (Los Angeles), and 98 Weeks (Beirut), Alternative Space LOOP (Seoul), Arrow Factory (Beijing), Arthub Asia (Shanghai/Bangkok/Beijing), Artis – Contemporary Israeli Art Fund (New York / Tel Aviv), Artspeak (Vancouver), Artists Space (New York), Auto Italia (London), Ballroom (Marfa), Black Dogs (Leeds), Barbur (Jerusalem), Capacete Entertainment (Rio de Janeiro), Casas Tres Patios (Medellín), Centre Cinématèque de Tanger (Tangier), Cinema Project (Portland), cneai= (Paris-Chatou), Collective Parasol (Kyoto), Dispatch (New York), e-flux (Berlin), Elodie Royer and Yoann Gourmel – 220 jours (Paris), Embassy (Edinburgh), Exyzt & Coloco (Paris), Filipa Oliveira + Miguel Amado (Lisbon), FLUXspace (Philadelphia), FormContent (London), Galerie im Regierungsviertel/Forgotten Bar Project (Berlin), Green Papaya Art Projects (Manila), Hell Gallery (Melbourne), Hermes und der Pfau (Stuttgart), i-cabin (London), Intoart (London), K48 Kontinuum (New York), Kling & Bang (Reykjavík), L’appartement 22 (Rabat), Latitudes (Barcelona), Le Commissariat (Paris), Le Dictateur (Milan), Light Industry (New York), Lucie Fontaine (Milan), lugar a dudas (Cali), Machine Project (Los Angeles), Mousse (Milan), Museum of Everything (London), Next Visit (Berlin), New Jerseyy (Basel), Not An Alternative (New York), (London), Oregon Painting Society (Portland), Or Gallery (Vancouver), P-10/Post Museum (Singapore), Para/Site Art Space (Hong Kong), Peep-Hole (Milan), PiST (Istanbul), PSL [Project Space Leeds] (Leeds), Rhizome (New York), Salamanca (Jerusalem), San Art (Ho Chi Minh City), Studio 1.1 (Liverpool), Suburban (Chicago), Swiss Institute (New York), The Mountain School of Arts (Los Angeles), The Royal Standard (Liverpool), Thisisnotashop (Dublin), Torpedo – supported by the Office for Contemporary Art Norway (Oslo), Tranzit (Prague), Viafarini DOCVA (Milan), Vox Populi (Philadelphia), Western Bridge (Seattle), Western Front Society (Vancouver), White Columns (New York), Y3K (Melbourne).

No Soul for Sale website


2nd Cannons / Brian Kennon @ White Columns


Elena Bajo, Margarida Correia, Gregg Evans, and Claudia Weber
curated by Ryan Evans and Amie Scally






NEW YORK, NY 10014


Miss Read

September 4-6, 2009
KW Insitute for Contemporary Art
Auguststrasse 69
D-10117 Berlin

participating publishers:

2nd Cannons Publications, Los Angeles | argobooks, Berlin | BAS/Bent, Istanbul | basso magazin, Berlin | Book Works, London | Christoph Keller Editions, Eigeltingen-Münchhöf | Dexter Sinister, New York | documentation céline duval, Houlgate | fama & fortune bulletin, Schlebrügge.Editors, Wien | GAGARIN, Antwerpen | information as material, York | MER. Paper Kunsthalle, Brüssel | onestar press, Paris | Passenger Books, Berlin/Montreal | P.A.R.A.S.I.T.E. Institute, Ljubljana | Michalis Pichler, Berlin | Pork Salad Press, Kopenhagen | Printed Matter, Inc., New York | Roma Publications, Amsterdam | Salon Verlag, Köln | Spector Books, Leipzig | Sternberg Press, Berlin/New York | Temporary Services, Chicago | Torpedo Press, Oslo | Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König, Köln

Friday Sept 4 3-7pm
Saturday Sept 5 noon-7pm
Sunday Sept 6 noon-7pm


2nd Cannons @ Moot

Friday, August 14, 6-8pm
1 Thoresby Street
Sneinton, Nottingham

In cojunction with the opening of Brian Kennon's
contribution to Keep Floors and Passages Clear


Bicoastal Book launches for Brendan Fowler's ISBN-10: 0-9820559-3-5

LA: Thursday June 4, 7-9pm
Ooga Booga
943 N. Broadway #203
Los Angeles, CA 90012
213 617 1105

NY: Saturday June 13, 5-7pm
Printed Matter
195 Tenth Ave
New York, NY 10011
212 925 0325

please join us..


Shelf Life
A Big Day for Small Press
Saturday, April 18, 2009 12-4pm
University Park Campus, USC

Shelf Life Panel
1-2:30 pm Gin D. Wong Auditorium (Harris Hall 101)
Bruce Caen (No Magazine)
Joe Carducci (SST Records)
Brian Kennon (2nd Cannons)
Rachel Kushner (Soft Targets)
Aaron Rose (ANP Quarterly)
Emily Roysdon (LTTR)
V. Vale (Search & Destroy and RE/Search Magazines)


LA Launch Party for Champion Zero
Tuesday, December 16, 7-10pm.
at Mandrake

2692 S La Cienega Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90034
(between Venice Blvd and Washington Blvd)

Christmas Party/Bookfair/BBQ
Sunday, December 14, 1-5pm.

2nd Cannons Publications
Animal Shelter
Dot Dot Dot

Join us at our 510 Bernard St. space in Chinatown for an afternoon BBQ/Christmas party and small LA based bookfair including publications by 2nd Cannons, the new journal Animal Shelter, Afterall, Dot Dot Dot, Material, and Semiotext(e).


October 19, 2008 - March 01, 2009
MOCA @ Pacific Design Center

Including 2nd Cannons books by Brian Kennon and Darren Bader

To Illustrate and Multiply: An Open Book examines how sequencing, a characteristic of time-based media, manifests itself in various ways within artists’ books. Borrowing its title from an undated, limited-edition Raymond Pettibon book, the exhibition highlights conceptual strategies and formal processes, and explores how the ordering of information—visual, textual, and material—affects meaning in books. To Illustrate and Multiply: An Open Book constitutes the first large-scale, museum survey of artists’ books in Los Angeles since 1978, presenting work dating from 1965 to the present by both emerging artists who have begun to experiment with this media and established artists who view bookmaking as an integral part of their artistic practice. Featuring books made in exclusive edition sizes of 100 or less, but also those with wide distribution and print runs of 1,000 or more, the presentation includes recent examples made available in a reading lounge where viewers are invited to physically interact with them. In addition to the many exceptional artists’ books from the holdings of The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, augmented by those from several public and private local collections, MOCA presents a special site developed on that features animated sequences from selected works, essays by the curators, brief text entries for each book, and an extensive bibliography. To Illustrate and Multiply: An Open Book is organized by MOCA Librarian Lynda Bunting and MOCA Director of Publications Lisa Gabrielle Mark.

MOCA Pacific Design Center
8687 Melrose Avenue
West Hollywood, CA 90069


Champion Fine Art: Champion Zero
In celebration of the release of the Champion Zero book.
October 9 - November 7, 2008
opening and book launch: October 9, 6-9pm
ChampionDance performance: November 7, 8pm

with work by:
Reed Anderson
Fia Backstrom
Carol Bove
Roe Ethridge
Drew Heitzler
Steven Parrino
Mai-The Perret
David Shaw
Josh Smith
Allyson Vieir



Aug 27, 2008: New Yorker review of "Artist as Publisher" at the Center for Book Arts:

Three cramped “reading rooms” are about as well suited to browsing as a bus shelter. But among the dozens of indie publications on display are some great titles—“I Heart Darkness,” by Natascha Sofia Snellman, and “Good Morning, Evil Genius,” by Meg Cranston—and beautiful concepts, like Brian Kennon’s “Black and White Reproductions of the Abstract Expressionists,” in which the colors in famous paintings are indicated by squares printed in the margins. Other books challenge the very idea of bookness, like J. Patrick Walsh III’s stapled, photocopied “Spotlight Murders” or Scott Hug (publisher of the cult zine K48) and Billy Miller’s party-in-a-vitrine, complete with videos, homoerotic photographs, and ephemera. Through Sept. 13. (Center for Book Arts, 28 W. 27th St. 212-481-0295.)


curated by Jan Tumlir
August 23 - October 18, 2008

opening reception Sat. August 23rd, 6 - 8 pm
Luckman Gallery

Inspired by the title of the 1970 album by Nico [of The Velvet Underground fame], this exhibition addresses notions of progress and decay similar to those provoked by the cultures, geographies and metaphors of the American southwest, or, more explicitly, its “flattest landscapes” (Tumlir). Featuring installations, objects, photographs, and moving pictures by a range of Los Angeles-based artists, Desertshore takes an often melancholic look back while proposing challenging ideas related to our present and near future.

Dave Hullfish Bailey
John Divola
Mark Hagen
Marie Jager
Stanya Kahn & Harry Dodge
Brian Kennon
Euan Macdonald
Christopher Michlig
Sterling Ruby
Brad Spence
Charlie White
Mario Ybarra Jr.
Amir Zaki
Andrea Zittel

The Harriet & Charles Luckman Fine Arts Complex
California State University, Los Angeles
5151 State University Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90032-8116
(323) 343-6611


Meg Cranston reading
Good Morning Evil Genius (2nd Cannons) Hot pants in a Cold Cold World (Artspace/clouds and Jrp Ringier)
Thursday, July 17, 7PM

192 books
192 Tenth Avenue at 21st Street
New York City

California writer, painter and sculptor Meg Cranston will make her first appearance at 192 Books to read from her two latest books. Good Morning Evil Genius is a tragic and humorous roman a clef which chronicles the adventures—or misadventures—of the unnamed Evil Genius and is accompanied by a series of drawings derived from a children’s coloring book. Hot Pants in a Cold Cold World is a survey of Cranston’s work and writing from 1987 to the present. Cranston, a recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, creates work which encompasses object making, writing, performance, theatre and mixed media installation and, in these books, is for the first time lavishly surveyed in text and images. In her words, “the fundamental problem of art is finding a suitable form—a shape for your philosophy, a form that is as persuasive as language.”

Seating is limited, please call 212.255.4022 for reservations.


Artist as Publisher
July 9, 2008 - September 13, 2008
Center for Book Arts
28 West 27th Street, 3rd Floor. New York, NY 10001

Organized by Omar Lopez-Chahoud, Independent Curator

This exhibition examines art publications produced by artists and collaboratives. The publications selected for the exhibitions each embody a spirit of collaboration and experimentation and a DIY ethos. Independent publication allows artists to bypass the gallery system, and to make art cheaply and distribute it on their own terms.

Three teams have been formed to create reading rooms at the Center. They will work with the curator to organize the installations. These teams include: Diego Fernandez has self-appointed himself as coordinator of the Chilean wing of ARTISTS AS PUBLISHERS with Rodrigo Salinas (La Nueva Grafica Chilena) and Felipe Mujica (Galeria Chilena), Ivan Navarro & Ian Szydlowski (Instituto Divorciado); Rachel Mason in collaboration with John Knuth; and Scott Hug (K-48) in collaboration with Billy Miller.

The Artists include: Dan Acton, Devendra Banhart, Steven Bankhead, BARR (Bredan Fowler), Michael Bauer, Michael Bilsborough, Michael Blum, Brendan Carroll, Christophe Chemin, Peter Coffin, Reuben Cox, Jeff Davis, Jen DeNike, Sid M. Duenas, Chris Duncan, Christian Egger/Manuel Gorkiewicz/Christian Mayer/Yves Metter/Magda Tothova/Ruth Weismann/Alexander Wolff, Peter Eide, Eighteen-Thirty, Amir H. Fallah, Diego Fernandez, Carl Ferrero, Amy Gartrell, Mark Golamco, Janine Gordon, Sam Gordon, Billy Grant (of Dearraindrop), Andrew Guenther, Dita Baron Hoeber, Justin Hansch, Thomas Harris, Naotaka Hiro, Scott Hug, Juliet Jacobson, Rose Kallal, Dawn Kasper, Brian Kennon/2nd Cannons Publications, Lewis Klahr, John Knuth, Cristobal Lehyt, Lauren Lavitt, Benjamin Lord, Jill Magid, Rachel Mason, Keith Mayerson, Damon McCarthy, Paul McCarthy, Inger-Lise McMillan, Daniel Mendel-Black, Billy Miller, Felipe Mujica, Ivan Navarro, Mike Nolan, North Drive Press, Perros Negros, Katrin Pesch, PFFR, Kiersten Puusemp, RedmotA (Alexander Esters and Cornelius Quabeck), Tyson Reeder, Christopher Russell, Rodrigo Salinas, Justin Samson, Bill Saylor, Margie Schnibbe, Paul Sepuya, Barbara Sullivan, Hiro Sugiyama, Superm, Ian Szydlowski, Patricia Valencia, Jan Wandrag, Julia Weist, David West, Greg Wilken, Grant Worth, among others.


Two upcoming screenings of William E. Jones's film Tearoom and book signings

Chicago, IL
White Light Cinema
May 18, 2008
6:30pm & 9:00pm, The Nightingale (1084 N. Milwaukee Ave.)

Los Angeles, CA
Sunday June 8, 2008
with discussion following by Jones and Bruce Hainley

Tearoom consists of footage shot by the police in the course of a crackdown on public sex in the American Midwest. In the summer of 1962, the Mansfield, Ohio Police Department photographed men in a restroom under the main square of the city. The cameramen hid in a closet and watched the clandestine activities through a two-way mirror. The film they shot was used in court as evidence against the defendants, all of whom were found guilty of sodomy, which at that time carried a mandatory minimum sentence of one year in the state penitentiary. The original surveillance footage shot by the police came into the possession of director William E. Jones while he was researching this case for a documentary project. The unedited scenes of ordinary men of various races and classes meeting to have sex were so powerful that the director decided to present the footage with a minimum of intervention. Tearoom is a radical example of film presented “as found” for the purpose of circulating historical images that have otherwise been suppressed.


Julie Lequin
Friday April 4th at 7:30pm @ Skylight books
1818 N. Vermont Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90027 (323) 660-1175

As you may know, I am not a writer but I work with writing, words, and storytelling and I am thrilled to be featured in the month of small press at Skylight Books. (The writer friends say it is a fun deal.)
With a microphone, a mini podium, and my little TV that looks like a helmet, I will be giving a presentation (Tupperware style) about my Book and DVD project.
My project is titled The Ice Skating Tree Opera – Director's Cut (as a Book and DVD).
In case you didn't know this project was launched in December 2007, and it is published by 2nd Cannons Publications. (It was a big hit!... Publisher Brian (P.B.) had to send it back to the printer.)
I am going on tour in early June, and at this point I am not really sure when (if) I will be coming back to L.A., so this is your last time to get your book personally dedicated to you (unless you buy the knitted DELUXE copy, something can be arrange then. Errr…)
Come on Friday, 4th of April, at Skylight Books, at 7:30pm (don't be late):
- to find out what's really in the book;
- to ask Julie what it is all about and make her stutter;
- to view some clips from the DVD (not sure which one yet);
- to figure out what's the relationship between the book, the DVD, and the Ice Skating Tree Opera and how it all came together.
- to hear live reading taken from some paragraphs in the book;
- meet Publisher Brian (P.B.)
In case you can't make it on Friday April 4th: You will have to buy (with a credit card) yourself a copy of Julie's The Ice Skating Tree Opera- Director's cuts by visiting or calling the 2nd Cannons Hotline telephone number- that is (323) 267-0650
About the book: "The Ice Skating Tree Opera – Director's Cut (as a Book and DVD) was in Julie's daily planner for about 2 years. This is Julie's first publication ever (probably why it took so long). The book is very nice looking (about 23 cm. x 18 cm.); it has a lot of colored pages (err… Publisher Brian complained), and some funny words. The DVD takes a while to watch so you're really getting a lot for your money. There are has some singing, gossips, and green screen videos.
About the author: Born in 1979, Julie Lequin is a French Canadian who makes videos, performs, and do watercolors in spare time. Julie is an active list-maker and she likes to waste time in making props for video, and sometimes she writes stories. Julie is leaving Los Angeles in early June to go on tour around the world (for artists residencies). No tears, it will be awesome. You can keep in touch with Julie if you check her gossip column: http://julielequin.blogspot .com
About the publisher: 2nd Cannons Publications is Brian Kennon's project. While Brian Kennon was walking from the living room to the kitchen, he had the magical and whimsical idea of starting his own publishing company. That was in 2005 in Los Angeles, he never made it to the kitchen then. We nowadays call him P.B. (Publisher Brian). 2nd Cannons has been blowing up since its debut.


Meg Cranston
Saturday April 12th 4-6pm @ Art Catalogues at MOCA PDC
8687 Melrose Ave, G102. West Hollywood, CA 90069 (310) 289-5223

Meg Cranston will be reading from her two recent releases, Good Morning, Evil Genius (2nd Cannons Publications) and Hot Pants in a Cold, Cold World (Artspace/JRP-Ringier). Good Morning, Evil Genius is an artists' book that chronicles the fictional (?) misadventures of the unnamed Evil Genius. Hot Pants in a Cold, Cold World is the catalog from Meg's recent survey exhibition at Artspace in New Zealand. A talk and reception will follow.


David Kordansky and 2nd Cannons Publications host,
Tearoom Launch Party

Friday, January 25, 2008 7-10pm
510 Bernard St
Los Angeles, CA 90012


2nd Cannons will be participating in:
Art LA 2008

ART LA, the New Los Angeles International Contemporary Art Fair, takes place at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, January 25 - 27 2008. The fair presents 60 top international and Los Angeles based galleries representing an informed cross-section of today's contemporary art trends and directions.

Art LA
January 25 -27, 2008
Santa Monica Civic Auditorium
1855 Main Street
Santa Monica, CA 90401-3209


The Book and DVD Launch Dancing House Partay!!

Saturday, December 15, 2007 7-10pm

At Julie's house
250 North Avenue 57 Los Angeles, CA 90042

In celebration of our recent releases:

Julie Lequin's
Ice Skating Tree Opera - Director's Cuts (As a Book and DVD)

Ami Tallman's
There Weren't Many Girls Around, So We Dated Ideologies. This Left Us Always on the Brink of War. We Often Discussed That a Likely Result of Battle Would Have Been More Girls to Go Around Amongst the Survivors, but We Quibbled Rather Than Acted, & Slept Alone in Our Cold Beds Dreaming of Glory


The NY Art Book Fair

The annual fair of contemporary art books, art catalogues, artists' books, art periodicals, and 'zines offered for sale by over 120 international publishers, booksellers, and antiquarian dealers. Admission to the fair is FREE.

548 West 22nd Street (10th & 11th Aves), NYC (map)
Fair Hours
Friday/Saturday, September 28/29, 2007, 11am - 7pm
Sunday, September 30, 2007, 11am - 5pm
Bevefit Preview
Thursday, September 27, 2007, benefiting Printed Matter, Inc.
6 - 7 pm, early admission to preview
7 - 9 pm, general admission to preview

Organized by Printed Matter
Printed Matter
The NY Art Book Fair


Symposium on Independent Publishing + Kiosk XX

September 6 and 7, 2007

Midway Contemporary Art and the Minneapolis College of Art and Design are pleased to present a two-day symposium on contemporary art independent publishing that will take place on MCAD’s campus on September 6th and 7th. Organized by Midway Contemporary Art and cosponsored by the Minneapolis College of Art and Design, this symposium will offer an overview of the burgeoning field of independent contemporary art publishing as seen by some of the leading professionals in the field. A wide range of topics will be addressed, ranging from the production and distribution aspects of non-main stream publishing to questions regarding the future of printed material in a digital age.

The symposium will be comprised of a lively panel discussion on Thursday, September 6th at 7PM followed by an afternoon of individual presentations by symposium panel members on Friday, September 7th. Admission to both events is free and the public is welcome to attend.

Symposium participants include:
Lionel Bouvier (JRP|Editions, Zurich)
Matias Faldbakken (Artist and Novelist, Oslo)
Brian Kennon (2nd Cannons Publications; Los Angeles)
Christoph Keller (Independent designer, editor, and curator; Germany)
Michael Stevenson (Artist, Berlin)
Kathy Slade (Emily Carr Institute, Vancouver)

Minneapolis College of Art and Design
Auditorium 150
2501 Stevens Avenue
Minneapolis Minnesota 55404
Telephone: (612) 874-3700


KIOSK (XX): Modes of Multiplication

September 8 - November 17, 2007
at Midway Contemporary Art

Kiosk is a travelling archive of independent publication projects on contemporary art which is continually growing and changing and which currently comprises approximately 300 publishers, periodicals, zines, video and audio
projects –– all together around 6,000 publications!

The presentation attempts to provide an overview of the whole bandwidth and variety of independent publishing activities, a broader perspective on the various models of multiplication and distribution of artistic ways of working
and to get across an idea of the diverse strategies, motivations, and programs of the participating publishers’ projects. Individual artists’ publications are not the main focus ofattention, but rather the ways in which publishers and editors – the people »behind the scenes« – work.

The selection of projects presented is not representative, but has accidentally developed out of various international relations among colleagues. The project was initiated in 2001 by Christoph Keller ,founder and former director of the Frankfurt based publishing house, Revolver – Archiv für aktuelle Kunst. As an exhibition it has been shown 15 times in the past five years and will travel back to Europe at the end of 2007.

New York:
Artists Space March 30-May 12, 2007. Opening reception March 30 6-8pm
Midway Contemporary Art September 8-October 20, 2007


Hammer Presents

Saturday, July 14, 2007. 6-10pm

A selection of talented LA ’zinesters will set up shop in the courtyard alongside local purveyors of independent publications from across the USA. Participants include ANP Quarterly, Family bookstore, Eve Fowler, Insert Press, Journal of Aesthetics & Protest, Christopher Russell, 2nd Cannons Publications, Skylight Books, Esther Pearl Watson & Mark Todd... and more!
Browse vendor booths and pick up affordable, handmade and limited edition chapbooks, mini-comics, artist books, journals, and ’zines. Sit in on a panel discussion moderated by Aaron Rose (publisher of the free arts and culture magazine ANP Quarterly and curator of the traveling exhibition Beautiful Losers), focusing on the importance of independent publishing in today’s corporate media-driven world. Sample international confections from Heartschallenger while listening to music specially made for their pink ice cream truck.

‘Zineland is organized by Hammer Programs Coordinator Darin Klein.

10899 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90024


Leisure: An Art Journal: Issue #0: Launch Party
January 26, 2007 9pm-midnight.

Please join us and the Daniel Hug gallery in celebrating the release of the new journal.
The launch party is also part of the ArtLA after-party hosted by Daniel Hug and David Kordansky galleries.
Hope to see you!

Daniel Hug Gallery
510 Bernard St (Chinatown)
Los Angeles, CA 90012


Bruce Hainley's FOUL MOUTH launch party!
Thurs. Dec 14, 2006 8pm till...

Bruce, cupcakes, milk, booze, and copies of FOUL MOUTH will be on hand.

@ Mandrake
2692 S La Cienega Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90034
(between Venice Blvd and Washington Blvd)
telephone: (310)-837-3297


Nov 16 , 2006
Art Fag City's kindness strikes again

Kind words regarding us and the NY Art Book Fair here


The NY Art Book Fair

November 17-19, 2006
Benefit preview Thursday, Nov 16

2nd Cannons is pleased to announce its participation in this years NY Art Book Fair!

The NY Art Book Fair is the 1st annual fair of contemporary art books, art catalogues, artists' books, art periodicals, and 'zines offered for sale by over 65 international publishers, booksellers, and antiquarian dealers.

548 West 22nd Street
New York, NY 10011

Organized by Printed Matter, Inc

For more information: NY Art Book Fair


Oct 25, 2006
Dennis Cooper on Bruce Hainley's FOUL MOUTH

Dennis Cooper's blog


Exhibition/Book release party at TRUDI Oct 20-Nov 24, 2006

TRUDI will be hosting the book release party and solo exhibition for Brian Kennon's new book Untitled #1, 2006 (Mike Kelley, Silver Ball).

Brian Kennon
Untitled #1, 2006
TRUDI gallery, Los Angeles
Oct 20-Nov 24, 2006
Opening reception: Sat October 21, 7-9pm
w/Bloody Robots + more

510 Bernard ST.
Los Angeles, CA 90012

the TRUDI website can be found here.