Category: hcx

hc(X)change: 10 years of creating community with harlequin creature

April 12 – May 8, 2022

extended to May 24th

Blackburn 20|20 Gallery

harlequin creature was been operating as a micro-press since 2011. over the past ten years, it has put out hand-made periodical publications, chapbooks, broadsides, and mail art, and hosted an online translation platform. from april 12 – may 8, 2022 an exhibition at the Blackburn 20|20 gallery in manhattan puts on display a decade of collective work. hc editors have experimented with different printing and binding techniques over the years, working in close collaboration with contributing authors, artists, and musicians to create editions that showcase with care and individual consideration the text, image, and sound published in each volume. 

hc(X)change is on one hand a retrospective of a press that has ceased operations, but on the other, it marks the official launch of the most current publication. hcx is the tenth and final issue of the arts and literary journal with which harlequin creature began, and includes eight unique print projects that come together in an individually hand-painted box. related programming offered by several contributors to hcx is an integral component of the current exhibition

whether or not you can visit the exhibition in person, you can learn more about hc’s many publications and their editors and contributors by following these links:

arts & literary journal


social justice series


online translation platform

dispatchwork: mail art collective

typewriters to kids

hc(X)change was conceived and curated by 

Essye Klempner & meghan forbes

with essential installation assistance from Joana O’Leary

and the help of Chloe diBlassio

special thanks to Sherese Francis for the exhibition title