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Bureau of General Services - Queer Division

Join Paper Cuts radio host Christopher Kardambikis for zine readings at the Bureau of General Services - Queer Division, a queer cultural center, bookstore, and events space hosted by The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center in New York City.

Readers:
Paul Moreno
Arno Mokros
Posture // Winter Mendelson and M. Lamar
Sy Abudu
Nicholas Boggs


Sy Abudu is from Los Angeles and lives in Brooklyn, where she creates visual art and zines under the moniker great/grand/golden. Her work, which has been shown at the Black Lesbian DIY Fest, the Feminist Zine Fest, and the Allied Media Conference, features archival images from the Library of Congress "remixed" into new pieces that explore themes of visibility, African-American identity, and relationships through the lens of historical imagery. Sy earned her BFA in film & television from NYU, where she now works as a multimedia producer.

Nicholas Boggs is writing a book about his search for the untold story of James Baldwin's collaboration with French painter Yoran Cazac, which has been supported by fellowships from Yaddo and MacDowell and grants from the Camargo and Jerome foundations. Co-editor of a forthcoming new edition of Baldwin and Cazac's "child's story for adults," Little Man Little Man: A Story of Childhood, his writing has appeared in the journals PANK and Callaloo and in the anthologies James Baldwin Now, The Cambridge Companion to James Baldwin, and Best Gay Stories 2013. He teaches in the Department of English at New York University.

Arno Mokros is a writer and contributor to Paper Cuts. Informed by the personal as political, his zines often incorporate confessional writing and social commentary. He writes about queerness, visual culture, and how histories are written. He is currently at work on a long-term writing project interrogating the continuity of "self" through time and is developing a project interweaving personal diary, oral histories, and gonzo journalism, which explores identity, family, belonging, and symbolic geographies of homeland. He graduated from Smith College in 2013, and currently lives in Brooklyn.

Paul Moreno was born in Sparks, NV. Studied Literature at University of San Francisco and then moved to New York to attend the Gallatin School of Independent Study at NYU.  After an early departure from a program in Critical Thought, Paul pursued careers as a Gallerina, a Home-maker, and most recently, a set and prop stylist. Throughout these careers, Paul, a self taught visual artist, has been making drawings, paintings, and zines that deal with sexual positions, tropes of masculinity, and notions of beauty. Paul, in collaboration with Charlie Welch, is the creator of KNOWSGAY, a zine that takes an artistic approach to gay iconography. Paul lives in Brooklyn, NY.

Posture is an online and print arts publication that explores identity, sexuality, and gender through artistic practice. The publication features extraordinary LGBTQI and allied individuals who seek to simultaneously address and overcome oppression. They believe that visual activism, fashion, and artistic practice are powerful forces that can further cultural progress and build community. Posture’s audience is unified by the shared interpretation of queerness as a lifestyle that is defined by an openness to possibility rather than exclusions or boundaries. Posture’s featured artist for the Zine Reading is M. Lamar.

Bluestockings

Tune in with Paper Cuts host Christopher Kardambikis for zine readings at Bluestockings, a 100% volunteer-powered and collectively-owned radical bookstore, fair trade cafe, and activist center in the Lower East Side of Manhattan. -Taylor Yates is the editor-in-chief and founder of Selfish, and a writer and multimedia artist based in Brooklyn. Through her work, she experiments with the traditional memoir format, using multidimensional storytelling to bridge the complexity of life-shaping experiences and the fluidity of creative influences. Through Selfish, she seeks out the brazenly authentic and hopes to encourage women to explore and celebrate their own creative metamorphosis. -Kristen Felicetti is a writer and the editor of The Bushwick Review. Her writing has appeared in Shabby Doll House, Hobart, Electric Literature, DUM DUM Zine, and Hopes&Fears. In addition to writing, she has done live analog visuals for bands at venues around the country. She's also written and produced a modern radio play called The New York Crimes. -Laura Vroom, creator of the lifestyle and culture zine, Rank + Vile.
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ABC No Rio

Join Paper Cuts host Christopher Kardambikis for zine readings and a panel discussion at the collectively-run center for art and activism, known as a venue for oppositional culture since its founding in 1980. FEATURING: Jack Bratich from the ABC No Rio Zine Library Jen Stacey from Belladonna Christina Long from #BLKGRLSWURLD Giancarlo Corbacho and Panayiotis Terzis from Creeps Annual Anthony Tino from Endless Editions Belladonna: www.belladonnaseries.org/ Belladonna is a feminist avant-garde collective, founded in 1999 by Rachel Levitsky. Belladonna* was started as a reading and salon series at Bluestocking’s Women’s Bookstore on New York City’s Lower East Side. In June 2000, in collaboration with Boog Literature, Belladonna* began to publish commemorative ‘chaplets’ of the readers’ work. This series continues today and has reached #188.
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Bluestockings

Join Paper Cuts host Christopher Kardambikis for zine readings at Bluestockings, a 100% volunteer-powered and collectively-owned radical bookstore, fair trade cafe, and activist center in the Lower East Side of Manhattan. -Taylor Yates is the editor-in-chief and founder of Selfish, and a writer and multimedia artist based in Brooklyn. Through her work, she experiments with the traditional memoir format, using multidimensional storytelling to bridge the complexity of life-shaping experiences and the fluidity of creative influences. Through Selfish, she seeks out the brazenly authentic and hopes to encourage women to explore and celebrate their own creative metamorphosis. -Kristen Felicetti is a writer and the editor of The Bushwick Review. Her writing has appeared in Shabby Doll House, Hobart, Electric Literature, DUM DUM Zine, and Hopes&Fears. In addition to writing, she has done live analog visuals for bands at venues around the country. She's also written and produced a modern radio play called The New York Crimes. -Laura Vroom, creator of the lifestyle and culture zine, Rank + Vile.
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Winter Mendelson, Posture Magazine

Arno Mokros hosts Winter Mendelson, editor of Posture magazine, an online and print arts publication that explores identity, sexuality, and gender through artistic practice. The publication features extraordinary LGBTQI and allied individuals who seek to simultaneously address and overcome oppression. They believe that visual activism, fashion, and artistic practice are powerful forces that can further cultural progress and build community. Posture’s audience is unified by the shared interpretation of queerness as a lifestyle that is defined by an openness to possibility rather than exclusions or boundaries. With the mission to bring like-minded creatives together, Posture curates exhibitions and produces events that cultivate outside collaboration. Winter Mendelson is the Founding Editor & Publisher of Posture Magazine. After graduating with a B.A. in Art History in 2012 she moved to NYC to immerse herself in dialogue surrounding queer and trans identity as explored through the arts, fashion, and visual activism. Feel free to reach out at winter@posturemag.com.
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New York Art Book Fair 2015, Part 1

This year, Printed Matter presented the tenth annual New York Art Book Fair at MoMA PS1 in Queens. This book fair is the world’s premier event for artists’ books, catalogs, monographs, periodicals, and zines, and this year it featured over 370 booksellers, antiquarians, artists, institutions and independent publishers from twenty-eight countries. In this edition of Paper Cuts, Christopher Kardambikis and Paper Cuts Correspondents Arno Mokros and Taylor Yates invite some of the diverse collection of exhibitors and publishers to read their work. -Julia Arredondo of Vice Versa Press, an independently run printing and publishing entity specializing in zines, show flyers, fine art prints and paper goods. -Taylor Yates, editor-in-chief and founder of Selfish, a project that arose from a pressing desire to explore what our world would be like if women were encouraged to be just that--selfish. What is the validity of this stigma -- shouldn't women encourage each other to express themselves for their own sake?
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New York Art Book Fair 2015, Part 2

This year, Printed Matter presented the tenth annual New York Art Book Fair at MoMA PS1 in Queens. This book fair is the world’s premier event for artists’ books, catalogs, monographs, periodicals, and zines, and this year it featured over 370 booksellers, antiquarians, artists, institutions and independent publishers from twenty-eight countries. In this second part in a two-part NYABF series for Paper Cuts, Christopher Kardambikis and Paper Cuts correspondents Arno Mokros and Taylor Yates invite some of the diverse collection of exhibitors and publishers to read their work. -Aspiring art historian Arno Mokros, is an individual invested in the personal as political. He creates zines exploring queerness, art, and how histories are written. He graduated from Smith College in 2013, and currently lives in Brooklyn. -Taylor Yates, editor-in-chief and founder of Selfish, a project that arose from a pressing desire to explore what our world would be like if women were encouraged to be just that--selfish. What is the validity of this stigma -- shouldn't women encourage each other to express themselves for their own sake?
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Great and Grand

This issue, number five 5, of Paper Cuts revolves around a discussion with multimedia and civil rights zine gurus Sy Abudu, Paul Moreno and Sherley Olopherne who explore common themes affecting their three personalities include African-American identity, gay culture, and visibility in marginalized communities. Sy Abudu is from Los Angeles and lives in Brooklyn, where she creates visual art and zines under the moniker great/grand/golden. Her work, which has been shown at the Black Lesbian DIY Fest, the Feminist Zine Fest, and the Allied Media Conference, features archival images from the Library of Congress "remixed" into new pieces that explore themes of visibility, African-American identity, and relationships through the lens of historical imagery. Sy earned her BFA in film & television from NYU, where she now works as a multimedia producer. Paul Moreno, a former NYU student, gallerina, home-maker, and, most recently, set and prop stylist, is a self taught visual artist. He makes drawings, paintings, and zines that deal with sexual positions, tropes of masculinity, and notions of beauty, and, in collaboration with Charlie Welch, is the creator of KNOWSGAY, a zine that takes an artistic approach to gay iconography. Paul lives in Brooklyn, NY.
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