Bodily Book Forms

Come to Sunset Park to create one-page books and zines inspired by Felipe Baeza’s Unruly Forms, an exhibition of eight paintings currently displayed in hundreds of bus shelters and street furniture across the United States and Mexico. In this series of free workshops facilitated by Booklyn, Inc., Sunset Park residents, visitors, and the Mixteca community will experiment with collage, pop-up structures, and binding techniques to explore the unruly relationship between the body and the book form. Both containers—bodies and books—hold stories, and the shapes they take will shift to accommodate and tell them. Each participant will create a project that can be easily photocopied and multiplied, echoing the format of Baeza’s Public Art Fund commission.

These outdoor workshops will be conducted in English and Spanish. All materials will be provided. No registration is needed; audiences of all ages are encouraged to drop in!

Bodily Book Forms is curated by Gabriela López Dena, Associate Curator of Public Practice. Email [email protected] with questions and requests for accessibility.

Rain Dates: October 8, October 13, October 29

Image: Zine Jam!, Sunset Park, 2022. Courtesy of Booklyn

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About the Partners

Booklyn, Inc. has been a leader in DIY, open-source book and zine-making education for over two decades in New York City. Their mission is to promote artists’ books as art and research material and to assist artists and organizations in documenting, exhibiting, and distributing their artwork and archives within the academic market. They specifically assist artists and organizations committed to environmental and social justice. They work towards their mission by documenting, exhibiting, promoting, and distributing their work within educational institutions worldwide. They envision a world in which art and bookmaking are tools for education, personal agency, community engagement, and activism. Be sure to download their free Education Manual in English or Spanish.

Mixteca is a community-based organization located in Sunset Park. It was established in 2000 by a group of concerned community members to address critical needs in health, education, social and legal issues facing the burgeoning Mexican and Latin American immigrant community in Brooklyn. Mixteca is a second home for Latinx immigrants and their families to receive social-emotional support, education, and leadership skills necessary to achieve sustainable livelihoods and thrive in New York City.



Sunset Park (near the playground at 44th Street and 6th Avenue) Brooklyn, NY 11232

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