Publishing Panel Talk: Be Oakley, Camilo Godoy, Adriana Monsalve

Publishing Panel Talk: Be Oakley, Camilo Godoy, Adriana Monsalve

Join Gallery 102 and artists/publishers Be Oakley (GenderFail), Camilo Godoy, and Adriana Monsalve (Homie House Press) for a panel talk on publishing as community-building and publishing as care. The panel discussion is free and open to the public. The gallery is ADA accessible.

GenderFail Press is a publishing and programming initiative that seeks to encourage projects that foster an intersectional queer subjectivity. For GenderFail, a queer subjectivity is one that pushes against a capitalist, racist, ableist, xenophobic, transphobic, homophobic, misogynistic, and anti-environmental ideology. Our projects look at various forms of failure - from personal, public, and political perspectives - as a boundless form of creative potential. GenderFail is fueled by the messiness of collaboration, education, and community to continue to push our goals of failing forward. GenderFail embraces failure as a site of cultural production. GenderFail has been apart of exhibitions, programs and events at MoMA PS1, The Studio Museum in Harlem, Williams College Museum of Art, The International Center of Photography, Wendy's Subway, Sediment Arts, Vox Populi, EFA Project Space, Book culture (apart of the Contemporary Artists' Books Conference), Washington Center for the Arts, Ulises Books, Anderson Gallery, and After School Special. GenderFail publications can be found in the library collections of the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Museum of Modern Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Center for Book Arts and many others.

Amigxs is a zine of photographs by Camilo Godoy of his friends and lovers. This title is a gender-neutral alternative to the Spanish word for “friends.” The centerfold of Amigxs, No. 1 also took the form of a billboard located at the Southeast corner of Ninth Avenue and 37th Street in Manhattan, presented from November 27–December 24, 2017 and produced by the International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP), New York. Amigxs, No. 1 was launched on November 28, 2017 at ISCP with a reading by artists Ella Boureau, Susie Day, Michael Funk, Jorge Sánchez, Pamela Sneed, and Aldrin Valdez. Amigxs, No. 2 was published in May 2018. Spreads from Amigxs, No. 1 and Amigxs, No. 2 are currently on view through December 8, 2019 in the group exhibition “Nobody Promised You Tomorrow: Art 50 Years After Stonewall” at the Brooklyn Museum.

Adriana Monsalve is an artist and collaborative publisher working in the photobook medium. Along with Caterina Ragg, Monsalve is co-founder of Homie House Press, a radical cooperative platform that challenges the ever-changing forms of storytelling with image and text. The works of Homie House Press, have been collected in the Library of Congress, the Thomas J. Watson Library at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the National Museum of Women in the Arts, and the Maryland Institute College of Art, among other private collections. Within her photographic practice, Monsalve is a storyteller and visual communicator that produces in-depth stories on identity through the nuances in between. As a daughter of immigrants from the Caribbean Republic of Colombia, she has struggled with the concept of 'home.' “I am documenting to show you something I’ve found and ultimately, something I am. I’m documenting so you know I was here.” Adriana Monsalve earned a Masters in Photojournalism from the University of Westminster. She was awarded the Lucie Independent Photo Book Prize for her collaborative photo book, Femme Frontera, a project which was funded by the National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures and was part of the Master Artist Grant for 2017.

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