Monhegan//Malecón - zine
Monhegan // Malecón is an installation and small publication stemming from a conversation between Chicagoan Rebecca Mir and Cuban Nancy Martinez Delgado. Interest in the difficulties with the immense space and language barriers between led an exploration of possibilities of translating space, particularly spaces steeped in memory. Rebecca told Nancy of an island she recently revisited, and Nancy told Rebecca of the seawall in Havana. This zine recreates pieces of this conversation.
It was created in conjunction with ARTE NO ES FÁCIL: a self-reflexive artwork based in creating relationships beyond pictures between Cuba and the U.S. through the manifestation of art. The current phase of the project is a three-week exhibition series exploring public presentation as a means of creating a more expansive discussion about art and political realities. Collaborative works produced by pairings of emerging artists from Havana and Chicago were presented at Links Hall in Chicago from January – March 2012. For more information about the artists and the exhibitions visit www.artenoesfacil.com
Zines come in four different color covers - pool, chartreuse, poppy and papaya. Books measure 4.25x5.75". Interior page is map style folded and unfolds to measure 11x17" with doublesided black and white printing.
2012 - Rebecca Mir