Saturday, August 06, 2011

Public Collectors: Underground Fanzines from the 80's/90's

This weekend there'll be a great opportunity to check out over 200 music fanzines from the 80's and 90's.  Info from the Public Collectors site...

Marc Fischer from Public Collectors will be sharing over 200 photocopied underground music fanzines from the late 1980s and early 90s. You'll be able to read a ton of exceptionally rare 'zines (many of these were printed in runs of less than a hundred copies) while listening to a couple hundred cassettes and demo tapes of hardcore, metal and noise rock from the same period. A new publication about this period in 'zine publishing will be available for free at the event.
Public Collectors is founded upon the concern that there are many types of cultural artifacts that public libraries, museums and other institutions and archives either do not collect or do not make freely accessible. Public Collectors asks individuals that have had the luxury to amass, organize, and inventory these materials to help reverse this lack by making their collections public.

Public Collectors: Underground Fanzines from the 80's/90's
at The Storefront
2606 N California Ave
Chicago, IL

Saturday & Sunday August 6th and 7th, 2011
Noon to 5pm both days

In addition to this weekend's event, there's still some time left to catch art collective Temporary Services' zine and independent publication show at Northwestern University's Block Museum in Evanston.  Marc is one of the three members of Temporary Services. Titled, Social Mobility: Collaborative Projects with Temporary Services, this show presents many of the publications that Temporary Services has published, as well as a project where artists loaded flash drives with artwork, texts, and other projects which you can then download yourself at the exhibit.

Social Mobility: Collaborative Projects with Temporary Services
at the Block Museum
Northwestern University
Evanston, IL

This show will be on view through August 14, 2011

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