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Memory from the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa (About art-ZINE)

I went to see the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa’s “MICHAËL BORREMANS MARK MANDERS: Double Silence” exhibition. Mark Mander’s sculptures were overwhelming.

It feels like just yesterday, I made a stage appearance 9 years ago at the 2011 symposium “ZINE no Miraikei FANZINE・ZINE・art-ZINE”.


After, this symposium was made into a book by 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa’s curator, Ritsuko Takahashi.  The history of the world’s art-Zine is spelled out in this valuable document. It was a movement that began from both extremes of Europe’s art context and America’s west coast street culture

Record Collection “art-ZINE: Booklet Type Art Communication”  Writing, Editing: Ritsuko Takahashi   Issued by: 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa (Japanese)

And, I was called to this symposium, because I made the 6 art-Zine books. The ZINE was made using a silk screen one by one conscientiously at a workshop in Azumino. All include serial numbers and limited from 500 to 1,000 copies. I preferred the European art over the west coast ZINE by Xerox (copy machine maker).

If you want to understand the simple history, I’ve gathered articles below.

◆Article References
ZINE・Little Press History…Not Entirely, but I Summarized What Seemed to Flow|Yohsuke Hoshino | (Japanese)

↓Below are the ZINE series I worked on.

S-des GALLERY [ART ZINE] Release! – THE GALLERY  (Japanese) http://blog.livedoor.jp/sdes_gallery/archives/51530103.html 

『 煩悩美人図鑑 』(Bonno Bijin Zukan/ A Guide of Floating Beauties) Author:Mergumi Terada
『 魔法少女マジカル☆ルミ子 』(Maho ShojoMajikaru☆Rumiko/Magicial Girl Magical☆Rumiko) Author: Natsumi Ishiyama
『 赤い森の少女と少年の赤い森 』(Akai Mori no Shojo to Shonen no Akai Mori)Author: Tomoo Seki/Keitaro Nakamura
『 RISE 』Author: Ayaka Okubo
『 くるくるくる 』(Kuru Kuru Kuru/ Twirl Twirl Twirl) Author: Noriko Katsura
『 kawasemi 』Author: Shukou Tsuchiya

And, we released Bizarre Yumiko Utsu’s photo album. I think this was her first photo collection. Now she has become a world famous artist. What a thing to rejoice over.