BOUND: Art Book + Zine Fair at MOCA Cleveland


Image Courtesy of Emily Poor

BOUND: Art Book + Zine Fair at MOCA Cleveland

Friday, August 26, 2016 / 5:00pm10:00pm
Saturday, August 27, 2016 / 11:00am — 5:00pm

Now in its second year, BOUND: Art Book + Zine Fair brings together the most creative zinesters, comic creators, photomakers, and independent publishers to share and sell their work. In addition, BOUND will include live music, DJ sets, workshops, and artist talks.

In the spirit of Mark Mothersbaugh’s MYOPIA Exhibition, which embodies an alternative legacy of underground and DIY culture, BOUND draws inspiration from Beat Generation writers (1950s-60s) whose radical, experimental work was rejected and ignore by mainstream literary magazines. With the help of the mimeograph (a predecessor of the copy machine), writers quickly and cheaply printed their work in magazines (“zines”). Early zines often included original or appropriated text and images and covered topics like poetry, politics, art, or autobiography. Surrounded by these influences while an art student at Kent State University, Mothersbaugh self-published My Struggle, Booji Boy in 1977, a 300-page, illustrated art book that was part zine, part Dadaist-surrealist memoir. Today, zines and artist books are a relevant and critical platform for experimental art forms and expressions.

BOUND: Art Book + Zine Fair
is free + open to all. $5 admission for access to MOCA exhibitions. Free for MOCA members. MOCA Cleveland is located at 11400 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44106.


Image Courtesy of Exhibitor, Space Corners


  • 5:00PM – 10:00PM | Visit BOUND exhibitors
  • 8:00PM – 10:00PM | LOADED Concert | LOADED is a free experimental music concert series that occurs on MOCA’s loading dock. On this night, bands include headliners Form A LogHIRAM-MAXIM, and Fake Species.


Image Courtesy of Space Corners

Image Courtesy of Exhibitor, Space Corners


(curated by TR Ericsson)

As of August 15, 2016. Exhibitor list is subject to change.

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