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Workshop Art, Activism, and DIY Zine-Making as a Tool for Change

Workshop: Art, Activism, and DIY: Zine-Making as a Tool for Change

Sun 12 Aug 2018, 3 – 6 pm

Artbook @ MoMA PS1, 22-25 Jackson Avenue, Long Island City

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Zines have long been used as a tool for change by artists, activists, teens, grown-ups, revolutionaries, riot grrrls, and radicals. Recto / Verso: Art Publishing in Practice continues with this interactive workshop that will teach participants about the history of this crafty form of DIY activism as well as local examples of zine workshops and collectives before delving into techniques in zine-making themselves. Participants will leave with their own handmade piece of activist art, ready to photocopy and distribute.

About the series
This August, Artbook @ MoMA PS1 Bookstore and Hauser & Wirth Publishers are delighted to co-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. Bringing together a range of voices and participants, Recto / Verso features local small presses and zine collectives, as well as 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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