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Green Zine Fair at Baxter Street

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Anther, 2019 by Carly Ries

Green Zine and Photo Book Fair

Curated by Paul John

Opening Reception: June 21st | 6 – 8 pm

Fair Dates: June 22nd & 23rd, 2019 | 12 – 6 pm

This June, BAXTER ST at CCNY will host the 9th annual Zine & Photo Book Fair on June 22nd and 23rd, with the opening reception on June 21st from 6 to 8 pm.

For the 2019 Baxter St at CCNY Zine and Photo Book Fair entitled Green Zine and Photo Book Fair, the term “green” is used as an adjective to describe someone to be inexperienced, fresh, brand-new. Zines are typically published with a sense of urgency — originally as a method to subvert glossy mainstream publications, zines have now become an alternative method of disseminating information outside of the internet. This fair will feature a selection of firsts, or “green” zinemakers, and emerging publications by both established and first time independent publishers.

Friday, June 21st from 6-8pm through Sunday, June 23rd from 12-6pm.

Baxter St at CCNY

126 + 128 Baxter St
New York, NY 10013
212 260 9927
This program is supported in part by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with City Council.

PUSH / PULL Issue 7

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Folks in Minneapolis can pick up free print copies of PUSH / PULL Issue 7 at Midway Contemporary Art – available now!

PUSH/PULL is an online journal sponsored by @culturepusher a platform for ideas and thoughts that are still in development. PUSH/PULL is a virtual venue that allows CP to present a variety of perspectives on civic engagement, social practice, and other issues that need attention.

Issue 7 focuses on artistic freedom and expanded notions of censorship, including conversations with Dread Scott, Svetlana Mintcheva of the National Coalition Against Censorship, and Srirak Plipat of Freemuse, an independent international organization advocating for and defending freedom of artistic expression.

UltraViolet Archive is a collection of endangered creative works including films, graphic novels, music, literature, visual and performing arts that were formerly banned, challenged, or partially censored. For Queens International 2018, the interactive collection and installation focuses on works on loan from the Queens Library that are set in or challenged in New York, or authored by New Yorkers.

PUSH / PULL Issue 7 was supported by Culture Push, Freemuse, Danish Arts Foundation, National Coalition Against Censorship and Queens Museum Assistant Curator, Sophia Marisa Lucas.

Free Copies are also available at Printed Matter on 11th Ave. and the Zabar Art Library at Hunter College.

PUSH / PULL Launch at Queens Museum February 16

 

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Join Culture Push and artist Christina Freeman, whose work UltraViolet Archive is currently featured in Queens International 2018: Volumes, for the launch of the first print edition of PUSH/PULL, the Culture Push online journal. This issue will focus on artistic freedom and expanded notions of censorship, including conversations with Dread Scott, Svetlana Mintcheva of the National Coalition Against Censorship, and Srirak Plipat of Freemuse, an independent international organization advocating for and defending freedom of artistic expression.
UltraViolet Archive is a collection of endangered creative works including films, graphic novels, music, literature, visual and performing arts that were formerly banned, challenged, or partially censored. For Queens International 2018, the interactive collection and installation focuses on works on loan from the Queens Library that are set in or challenged in New York, or authored by New Yorkers.

UltraViolet Archive in Artforum

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The Lure of the Local

“WELCOME TO THE DREGS OF THE YEAR, when all we want—or need, given the chaos of 2018—is something socially nourishing. And no, I’m not talking about Art Basel Miami Beach.

On Saturday December 8, an afternoon of overlapping talks, workshops, film screenings, and performances was brought together under the banner of “Access and Agency” at the Queens Museum in conjunction with “Queens International 2018,” the eighth edition of the truly local group show that spotlights a set of artists working in the most royal borough. This year, a lively intergenerational dialogue on abstraction, chance operations, and found objects emerges among luminaries such as Milford Graves, Jack Whitten, Liz Phillips, and newcomers such as KT Pe Benito, Emilio Martinez Poppe, and Ani Liu, while a new partnership with the Queens Library, entailing installations in select branches and programming, gives the exhibition more breathing room. Hence its title: “Volumes,” a nod to publications and capabilities.

The programming on Saturday began with a “Censorpedia edit-a-thon,” presented by Christina Freeman as part of her UltraViolet Archive, 2018, an installation that gathers partially censored and banned works. In the museum’s theater, Freeman also screened two films from the archive by Oscar Micheaux. Simultaneously, there were conversations about cultural erasure, including Aruna D’Souza speaking with QI 2018 artist Janet Henry and Linda Goode Bryant. And did I mention that Eileen Myles, Tracie Morris, and Thurston Moore, among others, were giving readings of their works? [. . .]”

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Lauren O’Neill-Butler