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Madison Print & Resist 2019 (free)

  • Central Library 201 West Mifflin Street Madison, WI, 53703 United States (map)

An annual celebration of all things print. Info

Detail of this year’s Print & Resist poster, by Lauden Nute.

Detail of this year’s Print & Resist poster, by Lauden Nute.

The annual Madison Print & Resist event grew out of a scrappy zine fair that launched in 2004 and took on various forms before landing its current name and its current location at the Central Library's bright third-floor space. As the name implies, Print & Resist showcases not just the enduring culture that surrounds print—from photocopied zines to letterpress posters to comics to buttons to a wealth of other artworks and objects—but also how print can empower marginalized people and build community around leftist political ideas. In recent years, Print & Resist has featured several dozen different artists and printmaking groups showcasing and selling their work, as well as self-guided project spaces that invite attendees to get hands-on and make some work of their own. Most of the exhibitors come from Madison and around the Midwest. They range from Artworking (a local non-profit that supports artists with developmental disabilities) to Marimacha Monarca Press (a Chicago organization centered around queer and trans people of color) to Madison's feminist Spooky Boobs collective to longtime DIY-comics creator John Porcellino. —Scott Gordon

Later Event: April 13
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