Reviews are important. As an informed opinion they offer guidance and arouse interest. In the era of the internet you often judge an artzine or artist book just by the pictures of a few spreads. It is hard to know what a publication contains and in most cases you buy it without detailed information, or you do not buy it at all. In the bigger cities, distros have tackled the problem and it is here, where you can browse (manually) through the different publications before you make your buying decision. Unfortunately, not every city has a distro and for this reason, artzines.de has not only improved its selection of artzines introduced online, but did so on the grounds of reviews by Regine Ehleiter. Under Regine’s guidance, artzines.de will update its selection regularly, including newcomers as well as classics of the artzine scene.
Regine studied Cultural Studies, Journalism and History of Art at University of Leipzig, Germany. She has proven herself as a knowledgeable and passionate expert on artzines, when giving a lecture on the topic at the »I’ve Zine The Darkness« exhibition in Halle. Furthermore, Regine curated the »Thanks for Sharing« exhibition at D21 Kunstraum in Leipzig of which she is a founding member. She currently works as a curatorial assistant at the Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden.
Please warmly welcome Regine to artzines.de. I am very happy to work with her… — Moritz