Event — Zines #3 1980 – 1986


Zines #three – the early 80s is an exhib­i­tion at the Zen­tral­in­sti­tut für Kunst­ge­schichte (Cen­tral Insti­tute for Art His­tory) from Feb­ru­ary 6th to March 31st, 2015 in Munich…

»Fol­lo­wing the pre­cur­sor exhi­bits in 2013 and 2014 pre­sen­ting pro­duc­tions from the seven­ties, our vit­rine exhi­bi­tion series Zines – Artist Publi­ca­ti­ons from the Collec­tion of Hubert Kret­sch­mer (Archive Artist Publi­ca­ti­ons) will now con­clude with a selec­tion of publi­ca­ti­ons from the eigh­ties. This peri­od, in addi­tion to very cur­rent publi­ca­ti­ons, com­pri­ses the main­stay of Hubert Kretschmer’s Archive Artist Publi­ca­ti­ons.

More than 200 edi­ti­ons from over 70 magazine-like artist publi­ca­ti­ons from 11 coun­tries will be dis­played. Exhi­bits in the Ger­man lan­guage are once again pre­do­mi­nant, but the rela­tively nume­rous works from Canada, France and the USA are a remin­der of the very import­ance of these coun­tries for the alter­na­tive artists’ book scene.

The works range from ›Zines‹ in a strict sense of self-pro­duc­tion with sim­ple means and the use of alter­na­tive dis­tri­bu­tion meth­ods to pro­jects like Killt or Der Neger (The Negro) that played with the daily news­pa­per for­mats, all the way to art maga­zi­nes in pic­to­rial for­mat which became inter­na­tio­nally renow­ned, like Andy Warhol’s Inter­view or File Mega­zine, which was pro­du­ced by the Cana­dian artist group Gene­ral Idea. Some exhi­bits, like Amtram­dram and Toi et moi pour tou­jours, are from the French ‘Graph­zi­nes’ pro­duc­tion, which was flou­ris­hing in the eigh­ties. The ZI alre­ady pos­ses­ses an out­stan­ding collec­tion of these. Judith Hoffberg’s Umbrella and Instant Media Nr. 16, the cata­lo­gue book­let for Hubert Kretschmer‘s Par­is Exhi­bi­tion in 1986, attest to his early attempts in biblio­gra­phic (self-) docu­men­ta­tion and archi­ving, which Hubert Kretschmer’s Archive ori­gi­na­ted from in 1980. Fin­ding mate­ri­als such as these in libra­ries is still a rar­ity. The majo­rity of the works have nev­er been on dis­play in the Biblio­thek des Zen­tral­in­sti­tuts für Kunst­ge­schichte nor are they avail­able in any oth­er Bava­rian lib­rary. We are the­re­fore espe­cially proud to pre­sent these artist publi­ca­ti­ons in the con­text of the DFG-sponsored pro­ject Stu­di­en­zen­trum zur Mod­erne — Biblio­thek Her­zog Franz von Bay­ern im Zen­tral­in­sti­tut für Kunst­ge­schichte [Cen­ter of Stu­dies on Moder­nity – Lib­rary Her­zog Franz von Bay­ern at the Cen­tral Insti­tute for Art His­tory].«


Archiv Künst­le­ri­sche Büch­er / Archive Artist Publi­ca­ti­ons
The archive stems from the exhi­bits of artist books at the Pro­du­zen­ten­ga­le­rie Mün­chen (from 1979) and is based on the collec­tions of ver­lag & dis­tri­bu­tion kret­sch­mer & groß­mann (from 1980). The collec­tion is con­ti­nuously expan­ded through acqui­si­ti­ons, gifts and items on loan and today it com­pri­ses ca. 40,000 items, of which more than 12,000 are in an online cata­lo­gue and acces­si­ble to pub­lic rese­arch: www​.artist​books​.de

More than 200 zines are on dis­play. For example:
4 TAX­IS, 59 to 1, Puls, A Maga­zine for, Affen­schau­kel, Amtram­dram, Art Police Gaz­ette, Art/​Life, ATRO­PiN, Audio Arts Maga­zine on Cas­sette, Bad, Bomb, Bul­var, Cahiers de Lecons de Cho­ses, Canoe, Capsa, Cho­co­late News, Clinch, com­mon­press, Der All­tag, Der Blaue Berg, der Neger, Doo Daa Flo­rida, Ecco, El Cor­reu de Son Coc, Elaste, Europe-Media-Mys­tic, EXIT, Faix, fase 2, Fen­ici, Figaro – Pravda, File, Fritz, Glatt­eis, good news, Hans Kul­tur — Mit­tei­lun­gen aus der Zivi­li­sa­tion, Heft, IMAGO, INFRA­rot, Instant, Inter­view, Juliet, Kil­led in Action, Killt, Kunst­zei­tung, Libel­lus, L’immoraliste die Infor­ma­tion, Museum Rost, Nee­scha, Nor­mal 1 — Fach­blatt für den dilet­tan­ti­schen All­tag, NYB, PiPS, Pla­cid et Muzo, Pla­ges, Plas­tic India­ner, Quatsch, S.I.N.EWS, Salon, smile, Sterz, TANGO, Tec­tual, The Monthly, toi et moi pour tou­jours, Ueck­er Zei­tung, Umbrella, Ver­än­de­run­gen für Alle, Vipe­cker Rai­phan, X Stars.

Par­ti­cip­at­ing Artists
AA Bron­sen, Andy War­hol, Bar­to­meu Cabot, Bern­hard Sprin­ger, Bor­is Nies­lony, Charles H. Mor, Claude San­doz, Clau­dia Pütz, Die­ter Her­mann, Diet­mar Kir­ves, Erwin Puls, Franz Aumül­ler, Ger­hard Thee­wen, Ginny Lloyd, Görd Kaa, Gün­ter Wall­raff, Gün­ther Ueck­er, Guy Schrae­nen, Hubert Kret­sch­mer, Jacques-Elie Cha­bert, James Nitsch, Joce­lin Richard, John Bevis, Josep Alberti, Joseph Kami­kaze, Judith A. Hoff­berg, Jür­gen O. Olbrich, Karel Dude­sek, Klaus-Georg Gaida, Marc Sche­pers, Mike Hentz, Nic­ola Fran­gione, Patrick Beur­ard, Peter Below, Sasa Merts, Tobi­as Leu­ten­egger, Tobi­as Mahlow, Tom Stark, Vit­tore Bar­oni, Wal­ter Kel­ler, Walt­her E Bau­mann, Wolf­gang Dil­ler, Wolf­gang Hainke, Wulle and many more.

A news­pa­per cata­lo­gue has been publis­hed to accom­pany the exhi­bit with con­tri­bu­ti­ons by Hubert Kret­sch­mer, Daniela Sto­ep­pel and Rue­di­ger Hoy­er.

A tour of the exhi­bi­tion with Hubert Kret­sch­mer
takes place on Thursday, March 19th, 2015 at 5pm.

Zen­tral­in­sti­tut für Kunst­ge­schichte
Kath­ar­ina-von-Bora-Straße 10
80333 Munich

Feb­ru­ary 6th – March 31st, 2015
Open­ing: Febru­ary 6th, 2015