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Friday, October 20, 2017 - 5:00pm - 7:00pm



Hawn Gallery Exhibit: “Collective Practice: Community Building Through Zines” - Opening Reception

The Hawn Gallery presents Collective Practice: Community Building Through Zines, works by Puro Chingón Collective, comprised of James Huizar, Claudia Zapata and Claudia Aparicio-Gamundi. The works on display include prints, short films, and zines largely from the collective’s own publication, ChingoZine. Zines are similar to magazines, but rather than ones seen on newsstands, they are noncommercial, often homemade or digitally created. They specialize in unconventional subject matter that reflects the subcultures or communities the creators belong to. The collective’s goal for creating ChingoZine is to act as alternative space for Latino artists to showcase their work. The collective’s work is rooted in social practice and engages with people in public spaces (those outside institutions), whether it be through murals, film screenings, or parties. Collective Practice brings the collective’s work not only into a new setting, but also a new context. The exhibition shortens the physical and thematic distance of the Hamon Arts Library in which the gallery is located, merging the two spaces together to demonstrate how the use of text and illustrations acts as a means to support, represent, and empower diverse groups, especially those on the margins of society.


Emily Rueggeberg