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Subversive Saturday: Feminist Zine Workshop and a Performance Power Lecture March 31

Gemma Marmalade is a British artist and professor in photographic art practice at the University of Derby, specializing in experimental approaches to the radical intersections of photography, video, and performance.
Arts and Culture  |  Mar 9, 2018  |  By Jennifer Vaughan
Media Contact: Jennifer Vaughan, 702/895-1575
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Monet Green, a sophomore majoring in graphic design, works during a zine-making workshop at the UNLV's Barrick Museum. The museum is the new home to the Las Vegas Zine Library. (Josh Hawkins/UNLV Creative Services)

Subversive Saturday,  March 31 from 1 to 5:30 p.m. at the UNLV Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art 

Zines & Feminism Workshop (1 - 5 p.m.), Lobby 

Zines were instrumental in the evolution of third-wave feminism during the 1990s. Subversive and political, they gave women a voice away from the mainstream press, supporting an alternative culture of radical creation and dignity. Radical zines such as the collaborative punk-rock Riot Grrrl spread manifestos and messages of solidarity that became war cries, not only for women but also to the disenfranchised. Through this workshop, we will discuss the influence of self-publishing as a tool for empowerment. Learn what it takes to create a zine, including tools, layout, content, printing/binding, distribution, and more. Collaborating with a group, participants walk away not only with a new understanding of DIY culture but also with a zine they helped make! This Zines & Feminism Workshop is suitable for all ages and genders. Participation is free and materials will be provided.

‘Raisin’ Brazen Banzai’ by Gemma Marmalade (5 - 5:30 p.m.), Auditorium

Gemma Marmalade harnesses the study and means of orality to deliver a performance power lecture, calling to the suppressed voices of history to form a din of provocative feminist prose.

About Gemma Marmalade: 

Gemma Marmalade is a British artist and professor in photographic art practice at the University of Derby, specializing in experimental approaches to the radical intersections of photography, video, and performance. Her broad practice playfully negotiates the authenticity of the artist's voice in history, science, and sexual politics. She has exhibited widely, including Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen; The Photographers' Gallery, London; The Apulia Film Commission, Bari, Italy; the State Museum of Gulag, Moscow; and the Arquipélago Centre of Contemporary Art, Azores, Portugal. She is currently undertaking doctoral research titled: In a Manner of Speaking: The Subversive Voice in Art at the Cambridge School of Art.

About the Las Vegas Zine Library

The Las Vegas Zine Library has found a new home at the Barrick Museum. Compiled by local zine custodians Jeff Grindley and Stephanie Seiler, the library encompasses eccentric and intimate home-made publications from all around the globe. Formerly housed within the walls of downtown's Emergency Arts behind the departed Beat Coffeehouse, the zines are available for browsing at their new location during normal museum hours with frequent zine-making workshops and programs to come. Entry to the Barrick is always free.

Parking on Saturday is always free in all metered, staff, and student spots.

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