‘De Zines’ is an attempt to reflect and catalog contemporary editorial creation within independent publications today and how this work relates to the current social, cultural, and political environment. Around 400 international publications have been gathered from established magazines to handmade ‘zines and a selection of experimental magazines.
In a time of constant technological evolution and immediate access to information through the electronic network, paper, as a media for the dissemination of culture and information, seems destined to disappear. However, the number of small, independent publications continues to grow. Digital and analogue can coexist, and, in fact, can serve vastly different purposes. While digital is immediate and global in its distribution, analog is selective, tactile, and durable.
‘De Zines’ posits that independent publications—descendants of punk, Dada, the Situationists, and the Fluxus movement, among others—will remain a vital part of the future of media for some time. The exhibit is articulated as a consultation room, a space that does not only creates traffic but a place to stay. To “create networks among people with a similar vision in a global and plural world.”
29 June to 29 August 2010 / Room A
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