Bring a Folding Chair
Artist publication produced to accompany the 2022 exhibition Marisa J. Futernick: Popular Vote.
Futernick, a Los Angeles-based artist and writer whose work explores "Americanness" and the promise of the American dream, works in the liminal space between historical fact and fiction. By combining text and image, as in this zine which focuses on Shirley Chisholm, the first African American to run for the American presidency, Futernick aims to spotlight social and political histories in the US.
This work, published on the 50th anniversary of Chisholm's presidential run in 1972, brings together selected quotes from her 1970 autobiography, Unbought and Unbossed, and places her words in conversation with an array of images—of objects, screenshots, and political ephemera.
24 pages, saddle-stitch binding, b&w on colored paper, 5.5 × 8.5 inches