Formats
Anthologies
109
Audio
307
Catalogues
441
Clothing
23
Editions
37
Ephemera
77
Literary
48
Monographs
185
Posters
299
Video
39
Zines
147

Shop > Anthologies

Out of Stock
#12211

Artists' Magazines: An Alternative Space for Art

Writer
Gwen Allen
Date
2015
Publisher
MIT Press
Format
Anthologies
Size
19 × 25 × 3 cm
Length
376 pages
Genre
Art History, Zines
Description

During the 1960s and 1970s, magazines became an important new site of artistic practice, functioning as an alternative exhibition space for the dematerialized practices of conceptual art. Artists created works expressly for these mass-produced, hand-editioned pages, using the ephemerality and the materiality of the magazine to challenge the conventions of both artistic medium and gallery. In Artists’ Magazines, Gwen Allen looks at the most important of these magazines in their heyday (the 1960s to the 1980s) and compiles a comprehensive, illustrated directory of hundreds of others.

Among the magazines Allen examines are Aspen (1965–1971), a multimedia magazine in a box—issues included Super-8 films, flexi-disc records, critical writings, artists’ postage stamps, and collectible chapbooks; Avalanche (1970-1976), which expressed the countercultural character of the emerging SoHo art community through its interviews and artist-designed contributions; and Real Life (1979-1994), published by Thomas Lawson and Susan Morgan as a forum for the Pictures generation. These and the other magazines Allen examines expressed their differences from mainstream media in both form and content: they cast their homemade, do-it-yourself quality against the slickness of an Artforum, and they created work that defied the formalist orthodoxy of the day. Artists’ Magazines, featuring abundant color illustrations of magazine covers and content, offers an essential guide to a little-explored medium.

  1. artists’ magazines
 

Related Items

  1. Gwen Allen: The Magazine
  2. Amanda Boetzkes: Plastic Capitalism
  3. The Global Contemporary and the Rise of New Art Worlds
  4. Claire Bishop: Participation
  5. Adam Lauder: Out of School: Information Art and the Toronto School of Communication
  6. Jonas Staal: Propaganda Art in the 21st Century
  7. Richard Bolton: The Contest of Meaning: Critical Histories of Photography
  8.  Larissa Hjorth, Sarah Pink, Kristen Sharp, and Linda Williams: Screen Ecologies
  9. On the Passage of a Few People Through a Rather Brief Moment in Time: The Situationist International 1957-1972
  10. Kristian Handberg: Conquering the Present in the Long Sixties
  11. Hans Haacke: Unfinished Business
  12. Stefanie Hessler: Prospecting Ocean
  13. Douglas Gordon
  14. Video by Artists 2
  15. Parkett #74
  16. Michael Snow: October 114
  17. October 145: Summer 2013
  18. OCTOBER 146 - Fall 2013
  19. OCTOBER 147 - Winter 2014
  20. October 148
  21. October Magazine Issue 149
  22. October Magazine Issue 151
  23. October Magazine Issue 152
  24. October Magazine Issue 153
  25. October Magazine Issue 154
  26. Gerry Schum
  27. Susan Schuppli: Material Witness: Media, Forensics, Evidence
  28. Olafur Eliasson: Surroundings Surrounded: Essays on Space and Science
  29. William Mitchell: The Reconfigured Eye: Visual Truth in the Post-Photographic Era
  30. Edmund Carpenter: Two Essays: Chief & Greed
  31. Video by Artists
  32. Linda Simpson: The My Comrade Anthology
  33. Schizo-Culture: The Event, The Book - Semiotext(e)
  34. Jeff Khonsary and Antonia Pinter: Folio E: Institutions by Artists, Volume Two
  35. Douglas Fogle: The Last Picture Show: Artists Using Photography 1960-1982
  36. Kodwo Eshun: Dan Graham: Rock My Religion
  37. Neue Slowenische Kunst: NSK from Kapital to Capital
  38. Brad Haylock and Megan Patty: Art Writing in Crisis
  39. Derek Knight: Industrial Niagara