Typeface to screen in Chicago

As part of the continuing celebration of the 45th anniversary of Kartemquin Films, South Side Projections and the Southside Hub of Production are proud to present a screening of a free screening of the award-winning documentary Typeface on December 3rd, 7pm at the Southside Hub of Production, a new arts and cultural center in the heart of Hyde Park (5638 S. Woodlawn Ave, Chicago).

 

Following the film is a roundtable discussion of the history and future of letterpress. Respondents include Typeface director Justine Nagan, April Sheridan of Columbia College’s Center for Book and Paper Arts, Martha Chiplis of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Celene Aubrey of the Lillstreet Art Center, radical printer and activist Dan S. Wang, and other artists.
 
The screening and roundtable kick off SHOP’s month-long “Reproduce+Ability” exhibition, which emphasizes reproducible art and the techniques used to make it. In addition to the letterpress show curated by April Sheridan of Columbia College’s Center for Book and Paper Arts, there will be a series of events featuring artists working in reproducible mediums. Animator Vicky Yen, silkscreen printer Clare Fentress, mixtape artist DJ Curt Spins, knitter Lindsay Obermeyer, and woodworker John Preus are just a few of the artists who will conduct workshops, do readings, and/or perform their work.
 
For more information, contact Michael W. Phillips Jr. (southsideprojections@gmail.com) or Tim Horsburgh (tim@kartemquin.com).