Dark Progressivism: ZineFest taking place on Sunday, January, 7, celebrates self-expression and DIY energy. Zines are self-produced and published - often Xeroxed - publications devoted to unconventional subject matter, often autobiographical and offering commentary through cartoons, drawings, collage, poetry and short written pieces.
Zine culture exploded during the punk rock and riot grrl eras, and has continued to grow with universities and libraries recognizing their importance. MOAH’s zine collection will be founded on donated publications from this first Zine Fest.
Included are zine makers Christian Arias, Gino Cervantes, Joe ForneyMichael V. Garcia, Erwin and Rosie Recinos, and others who will be present their work. Erwin Recinos, whose work is featured in Dark Progressivism: The Built Environment, was instrumental in organizing the Zine Fest.
For the Zine Fest, and to celebrate the intersection of art and the written word, Dark Progressivism: The Built Environment co-curator Rodrigo Ribera d’Ebre will moderate an artists’ panel discussing the impact of a noir city on art and literature.