The Riso Book: Los Angeles

Edgar Arceneaux

Juan Capistran / Hazel Mandujano

Gala Porras-Kim

Cammie Staros

Mungo Thomson


Colpa, in collaboration with Publication Studio LA and Los Angeles Contemporary Archive presents The Riso Book: Los Angeles, the first installment in The Riso Book series. This series standardizes the conditions of production underlying artist publications and presents the book as exhibition. 

The 5 selected artists worked over the course of four days at the Los Angeles Contemporary Archive, using the Risograph as a tool. Each artist was given 20 pages within the 8.5 x 11 inch book and provided with assistance from an on-site tech and publisher. All 100 pages were bound into a single publication in an edition of 100, presented at the Los Angeles Contemporary Archive on Saturday April 26, 2014.

The Riso Book series is inspired by Seth Siegelaub and Jack Wendler's 1968 publication The Xerox Book. This project is made possible due to the help and support of Los Angeles Contemporary Archive and Matthew Schum (Publication Studio, LA).