BOUND: Art Book + Zine Fair (Friday)

August 26, 2016 / 5:00pm10:00pm

Art Book + Zine Fair is free + open to all. $5 admission for access to MOCA exhibitions. Free for MOCA members.

  • 5:00PM - 10:00PM | Visit BOUND exhibitors  
  • 8:00PM - 10:00PM | LOADED Concert with bands Form A Log, HIRAM-MAXIM, and Fake Species

BOUND: Art Book + Zine Fair | BOUND brings together zinesters, comic creators, photobook makers, and indie publishers from across the region and beyond to share and sell their work. These artists embody an alternative underground and DIY culture and use their work as a critical platform for experimental art forms and expression.

Like Mark Mothersbaugh, whose work embodies an alternative legacy of underground and DIY culture, BOUND draws inspiration from Beat Generation writers (1950s-60s) whose radical, experimental work was rejected and ignore by mainstream literary magazines. With the help of the mimeograph (a predecessor of the copy machine), writers quickly and cheaply printed their work in magazines ("zines"). Early zines often included original or appropriated text and images and covered topics like poetry, politics, art, or autobiography. Surrounded by these influences while an art student at Kent State University, Mothersbaugh self-published My Struggle, Booji Boy in 1977, a 300-page, illustrated art book that was part zine, part Dadaist-surrealist memoir. Today, zines and artist books are a relevant and critical platform for experimental art forms and expressions. 

LOADED Concert | LOADED is a free experimental music concert series that occurs on MOCA's loading dock. On this night, bands include headliners Form A LogHIRAM-MAXIM, and Fake Species.  
(curated by TR Ericsson)

As of August 15, 2016. Exhibitor list is subject to change.