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Despacio’s newest Library in Residence brings to life the ephemeral being of fanzines. Once printed and distributed they often disappear in personal collections or vanish quickly from sight. So are the fanzines of Cornucopia Zine, which will be accessible once again and present the visual dialogues with numerous artists in form of monographic fanzines.

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Some say it started with trashy science fiction novels, some say hand-written Xeroxed pages by punks, some say the comic nerds were first to invent the fanzines.

Despite the disputed origins and the digital revolution, the production of self-made magazines never ceased. Written and edited by fans of a particular cultural phenomenon and distributed amongst likeminded, they are only hard to find – even more so in Costa Rica.

For one month, Despacio presents a collection of artist-made fanzines from the self-publishing studio Cornucopia Zine based in Costa Rica and founded by Oscar Ruiz Schmidt. The fanzines are all co-signed as monographs by a guest-artist and the editor.

On the opening day Cornucopia Zine will produce a new zine on-site and in collaboration with the copy shop on the ground floor of Despacio.

The Zines Library launched on April 29th at Despacio in parallel with the Naked Fish Festival taking place on the same day. It was furthermore presented during the Art Basel week in the art book fair I Never Read, 2017.

Following zines produced by Cornucopia and guest artists will be accessible:

STBY 1 / Olman Torres
60 b/w, 4 color, Preview

Hombre y Bestia / Ronald Reyes
48 pages, 45 b/w, 3 color, Preview

Binnenstich / Oscar Ruiz Schmidt
56 pages, 52 b/w, 4 color, multiple fold-outs, Preview

Küsse to everybody / Sonsoles Lozano
72 pages, black and white on cream colored paper, Preview

llustraciones / Osvaldo Baldi
34 pages, black and white on yellow paper, Preview

Devota / Felipe Huertas Oviedo
32 black and white pages, 2 color, Preview

Acromatopsia / Juan de la Cruz Calivá
66 pages, black and white, Preview

STNBY 2 / Olman Torres
26 pages, black and white, Preview

Retratos / Natalea Soto
40 pages, black and white on cream and orange paper, Preview

Como el agua forma la tierra / Obra Gris
48 pages, black and white, Preview

Dosis / Rebeca Arias
22 pages, color, Preview

Caribe Fantasma / Lores de Sousa
28 pages, 8 color, 20 b/w, Preview

Unísono / Carlos Hurtado
Two zines in one, a) 18 pages, 16 b/w, 2 color b) 12 pages, b/w, Preview

Vernacular / Danilo Reuben
46 pages, b/w, Preview

No secrets between us / Fabrizio Arrieta
52 pages, 44 b/w, 8 color, Preview

Labios / Pablo Cambronero
40 pages, 24 color, 16 b/w, Preview

The Simulacrum is the Present Reality / Carla Saborío
36 pages, 26 b/w, 10 color, Preview

Cerrado por reformas / Olman Torres
72 pages, 66 b/w, 6 color, Preview

Frau Lamb / Juan de la Cruz Calivá
32 pages, b/w, Preview

Siesta Infinita / Seniorita Polyester
28 pages, b/w on red, blue and white paper, Preview

África / Jose Díaz
34 pages, color, multiple foldouts, Preview

Glitch / Elisa Bergel Melo
20 pages, color, Preview

Ciudad Mínima / Leo Ureña
36 pages, 30 b/w, 6 color, plus fold-out color cover, Preview

25 under 25 / Nueva Fotografía
54 pages, 44 b/w, 10 color, Preview

Una selección de fanzines estará para la venta. La imagen principal usada para comunicación del evento es de Olman Torres.

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