Event — Publish and be Damned at Barbican

A spe­cial appear­ance from Pub­lish and be Damned pub­lish­ing fair, fea­tur­ing some of the very best inde­pend­ent and DIY pub­lic­a­tions, books and magazines made by artists and print enthu­si­asts, opens tonight at Bar­bican Art Gal­lery

Pub­lish and be Damned was foun­ded in 2004 by Kit Ham­monds and Emily Pethick. Look­ing at the range of artists work­ing with self-pub­lished media, primar­ily in magazine, journ­al, fan­zines and peri­od­ic­als the first install­ment of the fair was as much a con­ven­tion or swap meet as mar­ket­ing oppor­tun­ity, and was inten­ded to estab­lish an inform­al dis­tri­bu­tion net­work. In par­al­lel an exhib­i­tion at Cubitt gal­lery estab­lished a pub­lic lib­rary for pub­lish­ing out­side the main­stream.

Since, Pub­lish and be Damned has con­tin­ued through demand for the fair and invit­a­tions to present the lib­rary inter­na­tion­ally. Sarah McCrory, Joe Scot­land and Kate Phil­limore have all been involved in con­tinu­ing our activ­it­ies.

In 2009 Pub­lish and be Damned became a mem­bers organ­isa­tion provid­ing oppor­tun­it­ies for its mem­bers to present their work as well as a online data­base and dis­cus­sion for­um, and a quarterly magazine ‘The Damned’.

Bar­bican Art Gal­lery
Silk Street
EC2Y 8DS Lon­don

March 31st, 2011 from 6.30 to 10 pm