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18 Sep 2020 (UTC-06:00) • Minneapolis, MN

Upcoming events

    • 10 Jul 2020
    • (PDT)
    • 20 Dec 2020
    • (PST) 

    Poetry Is Not a Luxury considers how book arts have contributed to the recording of oppositional subjectivities in the U.S. The exhibition is titled after Audre Lorde’s 1977 essay on the intersections of creativity and activism that were not only essential to her own work but to a diverse group of feminist thinkers at the time.

    Since the mid twentieth century, artist books, broadsides, mail art, and zines have been essential to artists seeking to bring greater awareness to ongoing marginalization and oppression (e.g. incarceration, gentrification, immigration, and war), arguably due to the widely recognizable and accessible nature of these art forms.

    Featured artists:

    Aurora De Armendi with Adriana Mendez Rodenas; Zeina Barakeh; Janine Biunno; Ana Paula Cordeiro; Joyce Dallal; Nancy Genn; Gelare Khoshgozaran; Brenda Louie; Nancy Morejon with Ronaldo Estevez Jordan and Marciel Ruiz; Katherine Ng; Miné Okubo; Martha Rosler; Zeinab Saab; Jacqueline Reem Salloum; Patricia Sarrafian Ward; Jana Sim; Sable Elyse Smith; Patricia Tavenner; Christine Wong Yap; and Helen Zughaib.


    • 18 Sep 2020
    • (UTC-06:00)
    • 10 Jan 2021
    • (UTC-06:00)
    • Minneapolis, MN

    September 18: The MCBA Prize Exhibition opens.
    January 10: Exhibition closes

    The MCBA Prize, presented by Minnesota Center for Book Arts, honors excellence in new work from across the expressive spectrum of book art. The 2020 competition coincides with MCBA’s 35th anniversary and will be celebrated with finalist awards and an exhibition of artwork by 20–30 selected semi-finalists.

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