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Zine Mart

Pop-up Shop of Zines and Other Multiples

November 13, 2009 - November 22, 2009

Two weeks only! Take a look at the East Bay’s rich D.I.Y. culture during Zine Mart, a special pop-up shop of zines and other self-produced multiples. Zine Mart is a creative partnership between L@TE guest programmer Franklin Melendez and the Oakland-based artist collective Rock Paper Scissors. We are delighted to host for the first time in a museum RPS’s extensive zine library. This archive documents the history of these self-produced publications and celebrates the East Bay’s innumerable contributions. In addition, Zine Mart will feature an instructional video, as well as specially commissioned zines and multiples from Ari Marcopoulos, Taravat Talepasand, Joseph Aekle, Isaac Valdez, Kamao Patton and Bozidar Brazda, plus other goodies.

Zine Mart opens on Friday, November 13, at 5 p.m. and runs through Sunday, November 22, during museum hours.

Opening ReceptionL@TE: Friday Nights @ BAM/PFA
The opening reception begins at 5 p.m. on Friday, November 13, with KALX DJ The Bipolar Bear spinning in the lobby, where wine and beer will be available for purchase. At 7:30 p.m., Ari Marcopoulos, whose photography is the subject of a current BAM exhibition, and Paul Schiek, featured in the museum’s recent collection-based exhibition Galaxy, will talk with SHOOT editor and author Ken Miller, followed by a book signing for SHOOT and further conversation with the audience.

Closing Weekend ReceptionL@TE: Friday Nights @ BAM/PFA
The following Friday, November 20, Jacquelynn Baas, BAM/PFA director emerita and co-editor with Mary Jane Jacob, will introduce Learning Mind, a new publication that explores the contemporary art experience and its expanding presence in society through essays, interviews, and conversations with some of the most influential artists and educators of our time. Three contributors will read excerpts from their essays: Baas, from “Unframing Experience”; UC Berkeley landscape architecture professor Walter Hood, from his conversation with Alice Waters, “Coming Back to Our Senses”; and BAM/PFA Director Lawrence Rinder, from “Towards a New Critical Pedagogy.” The audience is invited to participate in the conversation and book signing that follow. Zine Mart then continues through Sunday, November 22, during museum hours.