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Pia Camil and Mobile Print Power Screen Printing Workshop

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Flushing Meadows Corona Park

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Mobile Print Power and Pia Camil collaborate on a screen printing workshop to make critical interventions on graphic t-shirts.

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What happens when a logo, symbol, or slogan is displaced to a different country and economy? Queens-based multigenerational collective Mobile Print Power, whose work focuses on printmaking and political education, and Mexico City-based artist Pia Camil collaborate to host a screen printing workshop for making creative and critical interventions on graphic t-shirts.

This workshop is presented as part of Pia Camil's solo exhibition Fade into black: sit, chill, look, talk, roll, play, listen, give, take, dance, share in which the artist has transformed the Queens Museum’s atrium into an environment for relaxation and play, but also to consider the effect of U.S. overconsumption on cultures beyond our borders. A highlight of Camil’s solo project includes "Fade Into Black" (2018), a 341-foot-long curtain of found t-shirts purchased at a second-hand market in Mexico City. T-shirts like this are manufactured in Latin America or Southeast Asia; personalized, worn, and discarded in the U.S.; then sent in bulk back across the border, where their logos advocate for causes far removed from local culture.

Mobile Print Power (established 2013) is a multigenerational collective from different corners of NYC and the world. Mobile Print Power started as a weekly printmaking and political education workshop at Immigrant Movement International in Corona, Queens (IMI Corona) in March 2013. Over time, and as regular participants in the workshop began to emerge as co-facilitators and co-organizers, they began referring to themselves as a collective. For over six years Mobile Print Power has been using their methodology for participatory design in public space and a pair of portable silkscreen printmaking carts to engage communities and explore social and cultural situations. To transmit the work that they co-create with the community they make books, prints, and public sculptures. Each project that they do reflects a commitment to social justice and their belief in the value of shared artistic production. 

Pia Camil (b. 1980, Mexico City) lives and works in Mexico City. She has a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design and an MFA from the Slade School of Fine Art, London. Her work has been exhibited internationally, with recent solo exhibitions including Telón de Boca, Aichi Triennial Taming Y/Our Passion (2019) and Museo Universitario del Chopo, Mexico City (2018); Split Wall, Nottingham Contemporary, Nottingham (2018); Fade into Black, SCAD Museum of Art (2018); Bara, bara, bara, Tramway, Glasgow (2019) and Dallas Contemporary, Dallas (2017); Slats, Skins & Shopfittings, Blum & Poe, New York (2016); A Pot for a Latch, New Museum, New York (2016); Skins, Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati (2015); The Little Dog Laughed, Blum & Poe, Los Angeles (2014); Espectacular Telón, Sultana Gallery, Paris (2013); Cuadrado Negro, Basque Museum Centre for Contemporary Art, Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain (2013) and El Resplandor, OMR projects, Mexico City (2009).

Photo: Pia Camil, Fade into black: sit, chill, look, talk, roll, play, listen, give, take, dance, share, 2019. Installation view at Queens Museum. Photo: Hai Zhang.

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