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lo-fi street cred: artists' zines, DIY and alternative publications

When: Saturday, 22 June 2024
Where: Online Event
Start time:11:30

Wits Art Museum on 

Cost: Entrance is free. We look forward to seeing you there!

Walkabout by David Paton of lo-fi street cred: artist' zines, DIY and alternative publications. 

This exhibition contains a diverse and intriguing collection of zines and self-published works that you might not typically find in a traditional museum setting, especially within an academic institution. The display highlights the vibrant history and evolution of these unique forms of expression, spanning five decades and ranging from literary magazines of the 1950s to contemporary posterzines created by students and the general public. The exhibition provides an insightful look into the world of alternative art publications in South Africa.

A zine is a self-published work that features original or repurposed texts and images. These works are usually produced in small quantities and reproduced using a copy machine. Zines serve various purposes, from being a source of entertainment to offering a platform for inexpensive and provocative social commentary.

JGCBA gallery hours are Tuesday – Friday 10:00 – 16:00
Museum hours are Tuesday - Saturday 10h00 - 16h00

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