Currently reading : SANG BLEU LINE: “Paper Weight ”” Genre-defining Magazines 2000 to Now” at the HAUS DER KUNST in Münich this Summer
SANG BLEU IS HAPPY TO ANNOUNCE THE LAUNCH OF OUR NEW LINE!
WE WILL BE PRESENTING A SELECTION OF PIECES MADE IN COLLABORATION WITH A SERIES OF ARTISTS AND DESIGNERS AT THE HAUS DER KUNST IN MÜNICH BETWEEN JULY 12 AND OCTOBER 27 THIS YEAR.
Paper Weight ”” Genre-defining Magazines 2000 to Now
A fresh look at independent publishing in the twenty-first century that focuses on 17 international, independent magazines that have originated over the past 13 years. Each stands out as a forerunner of broader cultural shifts or movements. Including publications like “032c”, “Apartamento”, “Bidoun”, “BUTT”, “Candy”, “Encens”, and “Sang Bleu”, the exhibition’s selected magazines treat subjects as varied as architecture, art, design, fashion, food, and sex. Yet, rather than specifically catering to visible demand, these titles have imagined new and unexpected demographics that transcend their general topics. Often driven by the vision (and obsessions) of a strong personality, each of these magazines is visually engaging, presents distinctive viewpoints, and innovatively rethinks the potential of the magazine as a medium in the new media landscape. Curated by Felix Burrichter, the editor and creative director of “PIN–UP” magazine, the exhibition provides an insider’s perspective on the independent publishing world, while also exploring the larger cultural significance of these niche products. Represented as a collection of oversize, walk-through magazines, each publication is illustrated and situated within its specific cultural context in an exhibition designed by the Athens-based artist and architect Andreas Angelidakis.