Bakehouse Art Complex and EXILE Books have partnered to bring an extension of Obscured Publications to the walls of EXILE Books. A collaborative project by artists Najja Moon and Philip Lique, Obscured Publications engages viewers through the intuitive exploration of a collection of art books whose contents have been masked by books jackets designed by the artists. They are encouraged to participate in prompt-based exercises to build content for a gernative zine that will be published by EXILE. All books in this activation have been donated by Bookleggers Library and are free for the taking.
About Obscured Publications
Obscured Publications is a project that functions as an engaging way to promote social distancing inside the Bakehouse Art Complex’s historic Art-Deco era building. The project involves a series of arrow-shaped book stations that guide visitors in the direction of a one-way indoor circulation path through artists studios and other installations. Each station houses recently gifted books from the Boca Raton Museum of Art that now comprise a new, permanent Bakehouse art library. Each book is obscured by jackets created by Bakehouse artists Najja Moon and Philip Lique, so that visitors will be unable to judge the books by their covers and be prompted to further explore, potentially exposing themselves to new and unknown subjects, ideas, and histories.
About Bakehouse Art Complex
Bakehouse envisions a world that supports and values artists and recognizes their ability to shape,
reflect, and transform our world. Its mission is to address the need for affordable living and work spaces for artists in Miami’s urban core. The Bakehouse Art Complex is a 501(c)(3), not-for-profit institution.
About Bookleggers Library
Bookleggers is a nonprofit, community mobile library dedicated to permeating Miami with books.