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Tertulia: Artist Book Publishing by American, Canadian, and Mexican Artists
March 31 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
This presentation brings together American, Canadian, and Mexican creators who have recently produced artist books with Vancouver-based Light Factory Publications (LFP). Artists have been exchanging and collaboratively producing small publications for at least a century. Latin America and its diaspora have been particularly active in artist book publishing. These bilingual (Spanish, English) artworks consider the migrations and ecologies that link North American cultures, across borders and along waterways. This discussion will present the books and discuss how publishing is used as a critical art practice by Latin American artists in Vancouver and beyond.
With Gabriela Galíndez (El Paso, Texas), Daisy Quezeda Ureña (Santa Fe, New Mexico), Carlos Colín (Vancouver and Mexico), and Lois Klassen (Light Factory Publications, Vancouver).
WHEN: Thursday, March 31st, 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm PST
WHERE: Online on Zoom
This is a FREE event. Please get your ticket at Eventbrite https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/tertulia-artist-book-publishing-by-american-canadian-and-mexican-artists-tickets-259628745567
About the artists:
Gabriela Galindez is from El Paso, Texas. She currently resides in Aspen, Colorado and is the School, Youth, and Family Programs Manager at the Aspen Art Museum. Galíndez created Notas sobre un recorrido: el Centro de Procesamiento de El Paso / Notes on a Tour: the El Paso Processing Center (2021) as part of the project “Reading the Migration Library” by Light Factory Publications.
Carlos Colín currently lives and works between Mexico City and Vancouver, Canada. He is a visual artist and PhD candidate in Interdisciplinary Studies Graduate Program at UBC. Colín’s Tierra y Libertad / Little México (2020) was created as part of the project “Reading the Migration Library” by Light Factory Publications.
Lois Klassen has a long history of facilitating artists’ publishing through her publishing imprint, Light Factory Publications. Klassen’s artist books have appeared at the Vancouver Artist Book Fair, The Reach Gallery Museum (Abbotsford), Santa Fe Art Institute, Emily Carr University of Art and Design. She is currently a research fellow in SFUs Creative Media Art Studio.
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