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Memories of 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa (about art zine)

Went to 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa to see the “Michael Boremans / Mark Manders / Double Silence” exhibition. The three-dimensional works by Mark Manders were overwhelming.

I have been here many times, but it seems like only yesterday that I was invited to speak at the symposium “The Future of ZINE: FANZINE, ZINE, and art-ZINE” nine years ago in 2011.


The symposium was later published in book form by Ritsuko Takahashi, curator of the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa. It is a valuable document that describes the history of art zines around the world. It is a movement that began at the extremes of both the European art context and the American West Coast street culture.

Record collection “art-ZINE: pamphlet-style art communication” Written and edited by Ritsuko Takahashi Published by 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa

I was invited to this symposium because I was working on six art zines, each of which was carefully silk-screened in my studio in Azumino, Japan. Each zine was carefully silk-screened in a workshop in Azumino, and was limited to 500-1000 copies, all with serial numbers. I preferred the European art type zines to the West Coast type zines made by Xerox (a photocopying equipment manufacturer).

For a brief history, the following article is well organized.

◆Reference Articles
I’ve started to compile a history of zines and little presses, not quite a history, but something like a flow. |Yohsuke Hoshino

↓The following is a series of zines that Fukuda has worked on.

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

Megumi Terada, author of “The Book of Complicated Beauties
TAKAKO, author of “Meguma
Magical Girl Magical Rumiko” Author: Natsumi Ishiyama
The Red Forest of a Girl and a Boy Author: Tomoo Seki / Keitaro Nakamura
RISE” Author: Ayako Okubo
Author of “Kuru Kuru Kuru”: Noriko Katsura
kawasemi” author: Akitsune Tsuchiya

He also published a collection of photographs by the prodigious Yumiko Utsu. I think this was her first photo book. Now she has become a popular artist worldwide. I am very happy for her.