#Repost @torontoartbookfair ・・・ Toronto Art Book Fair 2018 Call for Exhibitors is now open! Application deadline is Friday, February 23.
#TOABF 2018 will feature programming under the theme print and resistence. Artists, publishers, presses and organizations engaged in discourse and activities of social, economic and political activism are encouraged to apply. See www.torontoartbookfair.com for details!
VABF invites you to “Prado Prado” a launch, reading and exhibition by Vancouver-based artists: Benita and Zuleyma Prado! Published by Zine Club and Sylvana dAngelo. Readings start Thurs Jan 18th at 7PM followed by DJ iPhone until 10PM 👌📚💖
Reclaiming their identities as Afro-Colombian Aboriginal women, Zuleyma and Benita Prado tell the story of their father’s impact in their lives as an immigrant from Buenaventura, Colombia.
VABF invites you to “Prado Prado” a launch, reading and exhibition by Vancouver-based artists: Benita and Zuleyma Prado. Published by Zine Club and Sylvana dAngelo readings start at 8PM followed by DJ iPhone until 10PM.
“We sit in silence, observing our surroundings. Riding over speed bumps we are all staring in silence. “Once I crossed that fence, I was free” he says. “But fuck Canada because too many taxes” he exclaims, breaking the serious tone of his voice.“ This is where the journey began for young Vancouver based duo Prado Prado.
Reclaiming their identities as Afro-Colombian Aboriginal women, Zuleyma and Benita Prado tell the story of their father’s impact in their lives as an immigrant from Buenaventura, Colombia. The freehand written poems and stories tell a journey of re-learning and unlearning through all the conflict, through burned haired on iron, and little caesars pizzas.
Prado Prado take a deep introspection into the biggest part of their fathers life, his work. Documenting through images of their father and his work clothes show the ambition and work ethic of immigrants that come to Canada. As well as the systematic oppression that places minorities into labour jobs. The importance of these items that live with their father are on full display in this very truthful and honest read.
SUPER NIÑO is a collection of writing and photography by sisters Benita and Zuleyma Prado.
We would like to acknowledging that the land on which we gather is unceded Territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish) and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations. We also recognize that our event takes place in historic Chinatown, one of Vancouver's rapidly gentrifying areas.
Created to promote long distance collaboration between design communities ZINE CLUB is a group of designers and artists engaging both print and digital platforms to create publishing projects. We publish print and web projects, trade zines through the mail and exhibit new media works. www.zineclubing.tumblr.com
Sylvana dAngelo studies the human condition and endeavours to understand culture through superstition and belief. Blurring the lines between what could be real from what is real, her work is a visual study of idealism and the underlying interconnected evolution of progress. www.sylvanaisthebest.com
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Monthly Open Studio events are hosted at the VABF Studio every third Thursday of the month. Edition V2.01 was curated by Sylvana dAngelo ... See MoreSee Less
"HUGE THANKS to all exhibitors for participating with their wonderful wares; Zine Club/ Sylvana d'Angelo for creating a beautiful reading room installation; Bryce Kristopher Paul Agecoutay for providing tunes and transportation; Cedar Cider for offering delicious beverages; Daniel Jefferies of FIELD Contemporary for the space; and of course, everyone who attended to support local artists!"