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Subversive Works/Sustainable Art: A Workshop and Discussion with Latin American Book Artists

Subversive Works/Sustainable Art: A Workshop and Discussion with Latin American Book Artists

Visions and Voices

  • Date:
    Friday, February 28, 2014
  • Time:
    2:30 PM to 5:00 PM
  • Campus:
    University Park Campus
  • Venue:
    Friends of the USC Libraries Lecture Hall
  • Cost:
    Schedule of Events:
    2:30 p.m.
    : Panel Discussion
    3:30 p.m.: Workshop
    5 p.m.: Reception

    Admission is free. Reservations required. RSVP at the links below beginning Wednesday, February 5, at 9 a.m.

    USC Students, Staff and Faculty: To RSVP, click here.
    General Public: To RSVP, click here.

Summary:

A discussion and workshop with leading artists, scholars and founders of book-publishing collectives in Matanzas, Cuba, and Chiapas, Mexico, will explore the artistry and social vision of Latin American artists’ books and the recent cartonera publishing phenomenon.

Description:

Publishing collectives are transforming the nature of books and literacy throughout the Americas. A discussion and workshop with leading artists, scholars and founders of book-publishing collectives in Matanzas, Cuba, and Chiapas, Mexico, will explore the artistry and social vision of Latin American artists’ books—which use a variety of found, handmade and recycled materials—and the recent cartonera publishing phenomenon. A panel discussion moderated by USC professor Erin Graff Zivin will feature Rolando Estévez of Ediciones Vigía, Matanzas, Cuba; Ámbar Past of Taller Leñateros, Chiapas, Mexico; and Harvard University professor Doris Sommer. Following the discussion, Professor Sommer will lead a hands-on pre-texts/pre-textos workshop, combining readings of literary texts with the creation of artists’ books using techniques drawn from cartonera and other traditions. In conjunction, the USC Libraries will present an exhibition of handmade Latin American artists’ books on the first floor of Doheny Memorial Library.

Organized by the USC Libraries.