Central Booking is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non-profit arts service organization, and is located in Brooklyn and New York City. The Central Booking Magazine is published quarterly, in March, June, September, and November. Each issue coincides with multi-disciplinary thematic exhibitions taking place in Central Booking's Gallery II, a more broader focused mixed media gallery from the strictly books and printing Gallery I.
"CENTRAL BOOKING Magazine, in concert with its parent art space CENTRAL BOOKING, aims to mediate the zeitgeist of the book art panorama, as articulated within a broader realm of artistic theory and practice. Each issue contains such features as an interview with a book-minded artist, an artist's project created specifically for the magazine, insight into a collector's passions, an advanced tutorial on book-related techniques, annotated listings of book arts events around the world, a feature highlighting the text from a selected work in Gallery I and its own graphic serial!
The magazine also functions as a catalog of CENTRAL BOOKING Gallery II's quarterly cross-over exhibitions, documenting the work of each participating artist, installation photos and "The Map." It also contains articles by artists, scientists and artist/scientists in their multi-disciplinary explorations of the intersection of art and science.
The pages of CENTRAL BOOKING Magazine exist as an open invitation to any and all with the desire to view, possess, or generate works, which, by their very existence, defy either-or constructs of art vs. literature and art vs. science, which challenge our most deeply seated notions and broaden the realm of possibility." - Central Booking Inc.
CBA Holdings Include:
Vol. III Issue III; September 2012 [Features work by and about Desiree Alvarez, Nina Palaez, Anne Garrison, Shirley Sharoff, Marcia Scanlon, Omar Olivera. Catalog: Feminism and the Artist's Book by Nina Pelaez, Nanette Wylde, and Melissa Potter]
Vol. III Issue IV; November 2012 [Features work by and about Doug Beube, Alexander Campos, Heidi Neilson, Sabra Booth, Omar Olivera, Amanda Thackray. Catalog: Booked by Jae Rossman, Rosaire Appel and Jeffrey Allen Price.]
Vol. IV Issue I; March, 2013 [Features work by and about Donna Ruff, Stephen Bury, Carolyn Shattuck, Lara Henderson, Rosaire Appel and Amanda Thackray. Catalog: Text Out of Context with pieces by Francis Levy, Pablo Helguera, and James Walsh]
Vol. IV Issue IV; November, 2014
Vol. V Issue III; September 2014