Launch — Thanks for Sharing Reader

The D21 gal­lery and the Sys­tem Design class at HGB Leipzig invites you to the launch of the ‘Thanks for Shar­ing’ read­er on Fri­day, Janu­ary 21st at the Mzin store. After the present­a­tion (that will take about an hour) they’ll skype in Ben­jamin Som­mer­halder from Zurich for a Q&A ses­sion on zines and self-pub­lish­ing.

What is an art zine? How does it dif­fer from an edit­or­i­al art magazine or a blog? And why do more and more artists inter­na­tion­ally seem to be inter­ested in this par­tic­u­lar pub­lish­ing format?

Thanks for Shar­ing‘ exhib­i­tion & sym­posi­um (May 2010) have invited artists, col­lect­ors, dis­trib­ut­ors and cur­at­ors from all over Ger­many and Switzer­land to dis­cuss this rise of interest in zines, their pop­ular­ity among con­tem­por­ary artists, the reviv­al of DIY-cul­ture with its appeal­ingly easy imple­ment­a­tion of ideas and poten­tials for styl­ist­ic exper­i­ment­a­tion.
More than 300 issues from 24 dif­fer­ent coun­tries was shown.“

 — D21

The cata­logue was edited by Regine Ehleit­er (she also cur­ated the exhib­i­tion) designed by four stu­dents from the Academy of Visu­al Arts in Leipzig, Class for Sys­tem Design (Prof. Oliv­er Klimpel): Sandy Hof­mann, Ina Kwon, Fran­ziska Leiste, Hen­rik Ross­bander.

mzin
Paul-Gru­ner-Straße 64
Leipzig, Ger­many

Fri­day, Janu­ary 21st, 2011 at 7pm

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