I’ve Zine the Darkness

In June 2011 Gloria Glitzer and Artzines.de organised the exhibition called »I’ve Zine the Darkness« at dieschönestadt gallery in Halle (Saale).

In this exhibition we explore artzines and their aesthetic and political dimension, when looked at as motivation for self-publishing and their production process as do-it-yourself or low-budget products. Artzines go beyond the established business or perception of art. They radicalize positions on art in many ways by creating hopes and expressing critique and are themselves intersections of actual artistic practice.

Love and Respect goes out to all Zinsters
Keep shining! ¶ Zinsters, you are young and ambitious. ¶ You borrow money. ¶ You do strange things. ¶ Your guest room is occupied by a risograph ¶ You act when others are asleep and trawl your thoughts. ¶ You highlight the world’s complexity and yet ask for resonance. ¶ You want to join art with real life and question the tyranny of tradition. ¶ But yet you love the common things, poetry, fashion, the line. ¶ You are observers of the human kind, the gestures, dramas, you love the fog, let all things visible disappear, but you succeed in telling and trusting us with the most absurd. ¶ This is why you inspire us.

We’d like to thank you from the bottom of our heart and ask you for more of that revolt. High Light or keep doing what you want to do

Keep your eyes open and you will Zine the darkness

P.S.: Artzines fight an indefatigable battle against the aesthetic gleichschaltung, they created an epic scene around the arts and struggle for the attention of the awoken. ¶ Aesthetic and culturally traditional work-processes are being (re-)thought by self-publishers and Zinsters or critically embraced or commented by the more established. ¶ They provide evidence of the world ́s scrap and the seem- ingly infinite availability and waste of pictures, they speak of the democratization of knowledge, of revolution and the empowerment of the individuals and their wonderful insolence to take what is theirs. They sparkle and shine aurally, they are the light above the abyss we have to face from time to time. — Franziska & Moritz

 

PROGRAM

3RD OF JUNE 2011
8 pm — Opening performance of Caolin ink. & the image of power. They exclusively introduce their Artzine-EP (print run 25) at the exhibition.

8TH OF JUNE 2011
6 pm — Regine Ehleiter, curator of the show »Thanks For Sharing« in Kunstraum D21 Leipzig will give a short introduction to the term Art zines (art fanzines/artists’ magazines) and their emergence as part of the current boom in self-publishing and DIY culture in the arts.

7 pm — Karen Laube and Philipp Neumann of MZIN talk about MZIN and the distribution of works with small circulations common to self-publishing. MZIN is a store and gallery for graphics, art and pop in Leipzig.

8 pm — Schroeter and Berger (Berlin) talk about being artists, designers and publishers in one. Being hybrids means being bustling constantly.

10 pm — Screening of »Maggots and Men« (Directors: Cary Cronenwett and Ilona Berger, USA 2009, 56 min., English) as part of the Queer Movie Nights 2011.

PARTICIPANTS

Agnieszka Grodzinska · Aisha Franz · Alessandra Spranzi · Alexander Binder · Andrew Ek · Anna Bak · Anna Schwalbe · Ansgar Wilken · Antje Mönnig · Antonio Ladrillo · Ariane Geffard · Art is Dead Magazine · Art Workers Resource Group · Asli Serbest · Augustin Rebetez · B. Vogel · Benjamin Belsky · Bjarne Bare · Blank Blank · blood becomes water · Brad Haylock · Bruce Sterling · Bull & Skones · Cali & Jenna Thornhill Dewitt · Carianne Whitworth · Charlotte Bonjour · Christophe Lambert · Claudio Pfeifer · Clay Schiff · Constant Dullaart · Craig Atkinson · Cyprien Gaillard · D. Freischlad · Daisuke Hamada Daniel Cantrell · Daniel Tammett · Dave Eggers · David Horvitz · David Marmota · David Meroni · de/ar Magazine · Der Herr und sein Knecht · Dimitri Karakostas · E. Bambach · Eanna Freeney Einer von uns beiden · Emily Ginsburg · Emma Parry · Eric Veit · Erik van der Weijde · Évita Yumul · Filip Matejicek · Franklin Obregon · G. Kowalczyk · Gallimaufry Edition · Georg Reinhardt · Greyory Blake · Gudberg · Hanna Andersson · Hanna T. Nilsson · Hasisi Park · Helmut Stabe · Hugh Frost · Ian Stevenson · Ines Christine Geißer · J. Beast · J. Marquardt · J. Redon-Acapulco · Jackson Eaton · Jan Adriaans · Jasper Fabricius · Jasper Sebastian Stürup · Javier Lozano · Jeff Luker · Jérémie Egry · Joakim Ojanen · Joe Skilton · Jonas Ciecior · Jonathan Costello · Josh Slater · Jurgen Maelfeyt Justin Bland · K. Kowalczyk · Kalle Sanner · Karl Addison · Katja Stuke · KFG Zine Group · Kiin Franz · Komfort Mag · Kota Ezawa · Ladies of the Press · Laura Pasquerault · Laurie Frank · Lea Schönfelder · Lee Basford · Léo Favier · Lilla Hinrichs · Lisa Wüllner · Lokal Int. · Lucio Girondo · Lukasz Wierzbowski · Luke Swenson · Lydia Jarvis · M. Maddison · M. Zmiejewski · Making Do · Manfred Eicher · Manfred Naescher · Marco Ambrosi · Marco Balesteros · Marco Müller Marco Zumbé · Marian Reinig · Mark Peckmezian · Markus Hofko · Martin Eichhorn · Matt Whitwell · Max Mandax · Michael Barthel · Michael J. DeMeo · Michael Jackson · Michael Satter · Michael Swaney · Michalis Pichler · Mikro Makro Kosmos · Mona Mahall · MS Bastian · Nathalie Chikhi · Nicolas Sourvinos · Oliver Sieber · Outlandish Photography · Ox Zerox · Panayiotis Terzis · Parker Davis · Paul Paper · Pepe Medina · Phaedra Longhurst · Photostat · Pikaland · Piotr Łakomy · Poultry Farm · Rasums Svensson · Rick Myers · Rie Suzuki · Rita Lass · Rita Stoghum · Rosansi Becenic · Ryan McGinley · Sander Meisner ·Sandra Doeller · Sara Caron · Sarah Duncan · Schematic · Schröder E. · Schroeter und Berger · Sena Başöz · Sex Tags · Simon Osterdijk · Simone Gilges · Sissel Tolaas · Sophia Kesting · Squale · Stefano Pasquini · Stephane Leonard · Stephane Leonard · Suguru Ryuzaki · Superkraft · T. Reilly Hodgson · Tamara Lichtenstein · thechildrenofmarxandcoca-cola · Thomas Albdorf · Thomas Mailaender · Tim · Ting Cheng · Tonia Mundry · Tony Tundra · Torsten Illner · Tuukka Kaila · Unknown Artists · Vanessa Lam · Various Artists · Veronica Ibarra · Virginia Echeverria · Yu Morishita · Yumiko Hegenbart-Matsui · Yuvali Theis · Zachary Gibson · Zola Predosa

213 Magazin · A5 Magazine · Album Magazin · APE — Art Paper Edition · ARPeditions · Art Workers Resource Group · Aske Press · Avant Afro Micro Press · Baiser Mag · BE&BD · Bend Over Magazine · blackbook publications · Blad · Blood Becomes Water · Blood Of The Young · Bodega Press · Böhm/Kobayashi Publishing · Booklet Press · Bottomless Paddling Pool · Boxcutter Books · Buffalo Zine · Bull & Skones · Café Royal Books · Das Wild · de/ar Magazine · Department 21 · Die Nacht · Ditto Press · Dynastie  Zine · Edition Fästing Plockare · Éditions B42 · Etc. Falmouth Publication · Fantomasofobia · FFFLLOU Magazine · Flow-EE Project · Fluens Forlag · Gedanken Zur Revolution · Gloria Glitzer · Grandes Planes · Gudberg · Hands On Papers · HORIZONTE – Zeitschrift für Architekturdiskurs · Hotmix · igmade.edition · Institut für investigative Ästhetik · Justin Bland · Kodoji Press · Komma4 · Landfill Editions · LayFlat · Lazy-Dog · Le Deserteur · Lendroit Edition · Magazin über Orte · Making Do · mono.kultur · Morava Books Naivsuper · Nieves · Nonstopnerds · Obsolete Shit · Peeping Tom Galerie · Pestro Graphique · PIE Paper · Playground Magazine · Pogo Books · Press This Studio · Printshow · PWR Paper · Random Culture · Random Press · Reflex Magazine · Rendez · Romka · Rotopol Press · Rückenkälte · Rutina · Schematic Quarterly · Slanted · Some Magazin · Spacepilots · Squale · Studiolent · Superkraft Surpllus · TBooks · The Fun Archive · The Velvet Cell · Tugitu Unite · twelvebooks · Via Hologram · Wintergarten LTD · Witchhat · YH485 Press

Press
Kai von Rabenau (mono.kultur)
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No.zines

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Credits
Thank you Nora for your translation support!
We also want to thanks all participants who support the exhibiiton with their publications, Caolin ink. & the image of power for their performance and Regine, Philipp, Sebastian for talking to the audience.