Common Silence

2 Jun 2018 – 3 Jun 2018

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12:00 – 18:00

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This summer, BAXTER ST at CCNY will host the 8th annual Zine & Photo Book Fair on June 2nd and 3rd, with the opening reception on June 1st from 6 to 8 pm.

For the 2018 Baxter St at CCNY Zine and Photo Book Fair entitled Common Silence, curator Mauricio Marcin invokes the utopian notion of printed matter’s ability to enact social change through small-scale action to generate micro-policies. Through his selection of works, curator Marcin questions how the gesture of fixing a word or image on paper has the potential to incite social change.

In the last decade there has been a tremendous influx in self publishing throughout Latin America, particularly in Mexico. This is largely a result of artists utilizing independent publishing as a political and artistic platform for direct communications; thus allowing the self-published book, fanzine, and maquettes to function outside of commercial intermediaries and institutional entities and empowering artistic content to transcend traditional forms of production and dissemination.

The selection of participants in the fair, all Latin American based, seeks to offer the public a concise overview of this multiplicity of editorial exercises, ranging from photography and contemporary art to poetry and literature.

Are you a cop or what? (Argentina), Ediciones Acapulco (Mexico), Alias Editorial (Mexico), Alumnos 47 (Mexico), Back Bone Books (Berlin-Mexico), Beta Local (Puerto Rico), Buró-Buró (Mexico), Capacete (Brasil), Cráneo Invertido (Mexico), Dolce Stil Criollo (Mexico-NY), Ediciones Hungría (Mexico), ESPAC (Mexico), Esto es un libro (Mexico), Fernanda Grigolín (Brasil), Gato Negro (Mexico), Guayaba Press (Mexico), Harmonipan Editions (Brasil-Mexico), Juan de la Cosa (Mexico), La impresora, (Puerto Rico), Macolen (Mexico), Mansalva (Argentina), Parentesis (Brasil), Taller de Ediciones Economicas (Mexico).

Mauricio Marcin (B. 1980, Mexico) co-founded the public library Aeromoto (aeromoto.mx) based in Mexico City in 2015. From 2012 to 2016 he was the curator at Museo Experimental El Eco Experimental. He curated Activating Objects in Another Space, founded by Estrellita Brodsky in NYC. Marcin published the book Las ideas de Gamboa, commissioned by the Jumex Museum. He participated in the 2013 Mercosur Biennial exhibiting the theater work of Juan José Gurrola. Marcin edited the book Artecorreo and participated in the mobile residence of Capacete in Brazil. Between 2007 and 2012 he was curator of El Clauselito, a space devoted to contemporary painting exhibitions at the Museum of Mexico City. Together with Annabela Tournon, he edits the bilingual magazine Tada, published in French and Spanish.

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