Mina Fina — Čisto počasi, čisto narahlo / I wake up alone, with only daylight between us
Zini! Sodobna zinovska produkcija / Zines! Contemporary zine production
24. 2.–28. 5. 2017 @ MGLC Ljubljana
Artists: Beli sladoled, FresTres, LEALUDVIK, Leon Zuodar, Marko K. Gavez, Matjaž Wenzel & Rene Maurin, Mina Fina, Nejc Korenic, Nevena Aleksovski, Nez Pez, Simon Kocjancic, Tadej Vaukman, Zoran Pungercar
The exhibition of zines continues the series of shows focusing on the various phenomena of contemporary print production. Printed zines have remained present despite modern information technology. Nowadays they appear with new and original contents, providing artists with a greater degree of independence and speed in creating their works, while retaining a feel for the ephemeral and the personal. The exhibition is conceived as a current presentation of zine art production, its differentiation and networking among artists.
The participating artists make their work within the various fields of contemporary art, with zines representing an important approach given that they continue to persist with it, developing and upgrading it. The artists are presented in relation to the different contexts from which they stem in their work – from sketch, drawing, print, painting, photograph, video to installation. They are presenting their production to date through various processes, thus exposing the various aspects of why and how they make and experience zines. Some of the artists are presenting the ways in which zines are read/looked at or by whom, some are highlighting a personal and intimate story, whereas others are focused on the process of making a zine, which is affected by the choice of materials used in the final execution of the idea. In such a way, the exhibition not only offers a flick- and read-through the zines, but explores the diversity, background and possibilities of zines today, through the comprehensively set out installs of the individual artists and artist groups.