Sticky is proud to be associated with Second Circulation, an exhibition opening this week at Verge Gallery in Sydney.
“Second Circulation is an exhibition of zine makers who are also art makers, and vice versa. There are tensions between the underground status of zines, the resistance of zine makers to recuperation by the professional art world, and the appearance of zines in galleries.
This exhibition will showcase zine-making artists who negotiate these tensions. It will explore the liminal space that zines inhabit between professional practice and DIY, and the role that zines have within the individual practices of the show’s participants.”
Curated by Dexter Fletcher, the show will feature:
The Newport Dolls
The Thomas Ferguson Band
Paul Byron, Jessie Lymn
The show opens Thursday April 2nd at 6pm, but there will also be a day of public programs on Saturday April 11th featuring:
* Mini zine fair with Sticky Institute, Take Care, Hello Hallo and the Rizzeria.
* YOU zine-making marathon: YOU is a free, weekly, anonymous, paper zine that has been made in Melbourne every week since November 2001. Come along to the YOU marathon to help produce an issue of the zine that will be released upon the world the following week.
* DISCOnference: informal discussions on zine-making and zine practices, open to audience participation. Facilitated by Miss Helen, Paul Byron, Jessie Lymn and Dexter Fletcher. Discussion topics will include: zines and fandom, zines collections and zine-making practices.
* Live performances by enigmatic zine maker Plastic Knife, zine supergroup The Newport Dolls and Canberra based writer and zine maker Ideal Type.
Plus! On Saturday 25th April Dexter Fletcher presents the artists’ talk: Not to Attach Any Fixture: A Social History of Blu-Tack and its Uses and Abuses among Members of the Renting Classes, With Slides and Commentary
Exhibition runs until April 26th. Follow Second Circulation here.