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graphic illustration of a book with the word Cartonera, a paintbrush, a pencil, and a paint palette

Community Cartonera Workshop

January 22, 2021

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

MMoCA Lobby

227 State Street Madison, WI, 53703

As a closing celebration for Caja de visiones: arte moderno y contemporaneo de Mexico in el Medio Oeste de los Estados Unidos, MMoCA is having a FREE Community Cartonera Workshop in the Museum Lobby. Learn how to make cartoneras–small, colorful publications made with recycled paper and customized cardboard covers. Attendees may also win an exhibition catalogue!

This event is free, but please sign up through EventBrite.

About Cartoneras

Cartonera workshops are an intersection between social movement, artistic interventions, and community projects. Axolote is a Madison-based cartonera which has held cartonera workshops focusing on human rights violations.

For this workshop, we focus on our identities. Our identities are not static, but rather ever-changing based on our experiences as we move through the world. We will ask: “Who am I now? ¿Quién soy ahorita?” As a way to reflect on ourselves during these trying times of the Pandemic. We will identify who we are and how we feel at this moment in our life & create art for the cover of our books.

Cartoneras repurpose materials, striving for zero waste. They started in Argentina, using recycled cardboard when the economic crisis hit. During Axolote Cartonera we have managed to scavenge materials from old MMoCA art projects, cardboard boxes from the Museum’s staff online shopping and moving, and old art supplies.

Axolote Cartonera is guided by Dr. Beltran Minehan (she/her/ella), Artist Nadya Mariam (they/them/elle), and PhD candidate Denise Castillo (she/her/ella). And you, the artist transforming your book.