Protest and Production: Activism and Zine Publishing

  • Sun 12 August 2018
  • 1 – 3 pm

As part of the ongoing series Recto / Verso: Art Publishing in Practice, join zine makers 3 Dot Zine, Endless Editions, TXTbooks, Interference Archive, and 8 Ball Community for a seminar-style discussion led by Femme Mâché on the influence of DIY publishing in activism and art practice, along with the application of that spirit to community engagement. Participants include: Devin N. Morris (3 Dot Zine and Brown Paper Zine Fair), Paul John (Endless Editions), Robert Blair and Kurt Woerpel (TXTbooks), Greg Mihalko, Michele Hardesty and Jan Marie Descartes (Interference Archive), Lele Saveri and Bobbi Salvor-Menuez (8 Ball Community), Lilian Finckel and Pooja Desai (Femme Mâché) About the series This August, Artbook @ MoMA PS1 Bookstore and Hauser & Wirth Publishers present Recto / Verso: Art Publishing in Practice, a month-long event series exploring the creative processes and ecosystems in the art publishing communities of New York. Featuring a range of participants from local small presses and zine collectives, to digital, nonprofit, and institutional publishers. Each week of Recto / Verso will center on a pertinent topic within the field of art publishing, beginning with an in-depth look at how art books circulate in creative communities, then shifting focus to activism and zine publishing, artists’ books and artist-run presses, and concluding with digital, institutional, and non-profit publishing. Events will include panel discussions with notable publishers and artists as well as three hands-on workshops that will give participants the opportunity to learn a variety of bookmaking and binding techniques. The series will culminate in a publication produced by Hauser & Wirth Publishers that will act both as a record of the series — featuring contributions from each week’s presenters — as well as a reference guide mapping publishing resources in New York. The publication will be launched at the New York Art Book Fair in late September 2018.

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