Maga Books presents:
By Michael Welsh
Sean J Patrick Carney
66 Knickerbocker Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11237
Thursday, February 1
Family, a new artists' book by Michael Welsh, chronicles the 2017 Juggalo March on Washington on September 16, 2017. Over 3,000 Juggalos from across the United States gathered to protest the 2011 FBI National Gang Threat Assessment report that classified them as "a loosely-organized hybrid gang."
In the words of Juggalo March organizers Insane Clown Posse (ICP), the March demonstrated "strength, unity, and solidarity for the freedom of people everywhere." Family brings together over 100 black and white and color shots from that day.
From the perspective of an outsider and non-Juggalo, Family celebrates the Juggalos as an example of what all subcultures can aspire to. Juggalos are more than ICP superfans–at their core they are a strong and evolving community built on mutual respect and love, unwavering in the face of ostracization and mistreatment.
Family is published with an insert of the original Juggalo call to action, "Rise and Unite, Juggalo Family!"
Michael Welsh (b. 1983) is an artist living and working in Brooklyn, NY. The release of Family coincides with his solo exhibition, When Wishes Are Horses, Beggars Will Ride, at Interstate Projects.
Sean J Patrick Carney (b. 1982, Michigan) is a concrete comedian, visual artist and writer living and working in Brooklyn, NY.
Darcie Wilder wrote the book Literally Show Me A Healthy Person (Tyrant Books, 2017).
Maga Books publishes artists' books and poetry, with books by Keith J. Varadi, Chanel Von Habsburg-Lothringen and Bessie Zhu.
More information on the Juggalo March can be found at www.juggalomarch.com.