Podcast Episode 7

Archivist/Activist: Visual Artist Juan Pablo Macías

 Juan Pablo in the library at Villa Romana during our interview

Juan Pablo in the library at Villa Romana during our interview

During this past summer, I spent a few days visiting an artist residency in Florence, Italy called Villa Romana. Since opening in 1905, Villa Romana has hosted and exhibited many international artists. I met with one such artist, Juan Pablo Macías, who is preparing for an exhibition of his work to open in October, 2014. Juan Pablo has been researching and responding to a particular library-- an anarchist library to be precise-- which has all but fallen out of history in his native Mexico where he discovered it. With our current theme being "How Are We Remembered?" I wanted to talk with him about how he came about this forgotten library and why it matters.

 Juan Pablo Macías,  Tattoo , 2014 (Tattoo made by Ozmo)

Juan Pablo Macías, Tattoo, 2014 (Tattoo made by Ozmo)

Juan Pablo's exhibition, WORD+MOIST PRESS opens October 10, 2014 at Villa Romana. More about Juan Pablo can be found on his website here.