DIY publishing has created an outgrowth of Latinx cultural production questioning the invisibility of Latinx creators. The zine fair as independent publishing platform has created new microeconomies for artists, while also providing space for the distribution of emerging artists, writers, and makers. What does this say about the lack of Latinx perspectives in media, art and publishing worlds? Are creating DIY spaces enough to counter the invisibility of Latinx creators in media, literature and art institutions? What can we learn from these writers, artists, curators and book makers about the importance of independent publishing and the archives that have naturally grown from this work? Artist and founder of PreCog Mag Florencia Escudero, Smithsonian curatorial assistant and Puro Chingon Collective cofounder Claudia Zapata, and Luz Magdaleno of Brown n Proud Press will be in conversation. Professor Mireya Loza will moderate. RSVP here.
Wikipedia edit-a-thons have emerged as a powerful tool for communities that are underserved by the lack of diversity among Wikipedia content editors—the Latinx community being no exception. As such, this ‘Latinx intervention’ will train participants on how to create and edit Wikipedia entries. The workshop will be led by NYU Librarians Alexandra Provo and Tamar Barzel with an expert from Wikimedia NYC in attendance. It is co-organized with NYU Libraries. Refreshments will be served. Capacity is limited to 50 participants. Computers will be available but feel free to bring a personal laptop, an idea for a non-existent Wikipedia entry or an underdeveloped Wikipedia entry. RSVP here.
My studio mates Florencia Escudero, Karen Tepaz, and Edward Salas will be having a studio sale July 27th at 1027 Grand Street third floor! Come and buy some art and artist made objects!
Edward Salas and myself will be debuting our line of handpainted art bags to be sold at a discount price!! They’re going to be fireeee
I’ll be a panelist for an upcoming panel at MICA’s NDSR Art 2018-2019 program discussing The Art of Digital Stewardship with Ayodamola Tanimowo Okunseinde (ayo), Caroline Gil Rodríguez, Cristina Fontánez Rodríguez, Jasmyn R. Castro, Jean Moylan, Molly Szymanski, and Rachel M. Ward. We will be addressing the intersection between art and art information with the questions:
How are we conceptualizing the artistic process as information or as a record?
How can we support artists' engagement with the archival record?
Conversely, how can we support artists' archival impulses?
The event is free and open to the public on June 28th from 9:30am to 4:30pm.
I worked with a beautiful team of creatives to make a music video for the inimitable artist STEFA* you can watch it on the FADER where it premiered.
director: tatiana del fuego @del_fuego
cinematography: warut snidvongs @wsnidvongs
art direction: itzel alejandra martinez @itzelalejandra.gif
hair, makeup & styling: barbara calderon @sadsirena
assistant camera: johnny anderson
pa: mauricio escamilla @el_mowri