Monday, 23 January 2012

Artists' serials since 1955

A new exhibition, which surveys Artists' serials since 1955, opens at the ICA on Wednesday.

The artists' serial they explain is...

neither artists’ book nor ephemera, but is entirely its own unique object. The publications are by young artists operating at the peripheries of mainstream art cultures and established artists looking for an alternative to the marketplace. The publications are artworks, often idiosyncratic and produced in collaboration, and they do not feature news items, criticism, or reproductions of artworks.
Photography titles that are included in the accompanying book are Kiroku, Ohio, Sluts magazine and Zerokkusu Shashicho.

Exhibition website


Further reading

Allen, G. (2011). Artists' magazines : an alternative space for art, Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

Aarons, P. (2009). In numbers : serial publications by artists since 1955. Zurich, Switzerland: PPP Editions.

Klanten, R. (2011). Behind the zines : self-publishing culture, Berlin : Gestalten.