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. 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.
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. 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. Many of these remarkable zines and photo books have never been seen before in the United States.
Common Silence, curated by Mauricio Marcin will be on view June 2nd and 3rd, 2018 from Noon to 6pm, with an Opening Reception on June 1st from 6-8pm.
In Conversation: Inés Katzenstein, Mauricio Marcin, and Rachel Valinsky will take place on June 2nd at 2pm.
Participants Include: Aeromoto (Mexico), Alva Mooses (New York), 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), Catalina Lozano (Colombia), Cráneo Invertido (Mexico), Diego Pérez (Mexico), Dolce Stil Criollo (Mexico-NY), Edgar Orlaineta (Mexico), Ediciones Hungría (Mexico), ESPAC (Mexico), Esto es un libro (Mexico), Fabio Morais (Brasil), Fernanda Grigolín (Brasil), Gato Negro (Mexico), Guayaba Press (Mexico), Harmonipan Editions (Brasil-Mexico), Imprenta Rescate (Argentina), Jerónimo Rüedi (Argentina), Jorge Satorre (Mexico), Juan de la Cosa (Mexico), La Horchata Zine (Central America), La impresora, (Puerto Rico), Luciano Conchiero (Mexico), Macolen (Mexico), Mansalva (Argentina), Manuel Márquez (Mexico), Mariette Pathy Allen (Cuba-New York), Maru Calva (Mexico), Mauricio Marcin (Mexico), Miguel Monroy (Mexico), Parentesis (Brasil), Ramiro Chaves (Argentina), Rodrigo Valenzuela (Chile), Santiago da Silva (Germany), Tada, Taller de Ediciones Economicas (Mexico), Tania Pérez Córdoba (Mexico), Tatiana Musi (Mexico), Veronica Melendez (Washington, D.C.).