Posted: Wednesday, December 14, 2016. 11:24 am CST.
By BBN Staff: On Monday, the public presentation of the BAFFU printed magazine was held at the Image Factory Art Foundation in Belize City.
BAFFU is an independent magazine published by the Image Factory Art Foundation.
Since June 2014 a small team of five art activists have collaborated to produce nine electronic editions featuring the works of over 300 artists, writers and poets. This effort has accumulated over 900 pages of an unprecedented art record for the country Belize.
The first printed publication is a careful compilation of the nine electronic editions.
BAFFU’s printed publication is edited by Katie Usher, Kyraan Gabourel, Briheda Haylock, Rasheed Palacio and Yasser Musa
Each editor expressed their appreciation for the magazine.
“It matters to me, that young Belizean artists know that they have a place, that it is ok, normal and even applauded that they want to be artists,” Usher said.
“Day in, day out, creativity is being beaten out of those who dream by gate keepers who maintain the status quo. Baffu is the freedom we breathe,” Gabourel emphasized.
“I hope as we develop, the Baffu team builds strong bonds so we can document the art progression in our country. I hope people become more confident in themselves and work as we continue to promote the need for our voices to be heard,” Haylock added.
“Baffu is in the act of stumbling, the free fall of finding things out, the jamming, relentless curiosity, and the constant fight to keep the violin burning that we find ourselves. There are no answers in art, just questions,” Musa said.The magazine is a 48 page, 9 x 12 inch, full color document and sells for $20.
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