NEW YORK CORRESPONDENCE SCHOOL WEEKLY BREEDER
New York and San Francisco, 1971-1974.
Ken Friedman, Stu Horn, Tim Mancusi, and Bill Gaglione.
"The N. Y.C.s. Weekly Breeder was started by Ken Friedman in homage to Ray Johnson's New York Correspondence School as a single Xeroxed sheet of collaged newsclippings and short, Fluxus-inspired articles sent out weekly. Mail artist Stu Horn took over the magazine briefly, before passing it along to Tim Mancusi and Bill Gaglione in San Francisco, who expanded it into a "dadazine" for the Bay Area Dadaists and their mail art activities. They published seven issues in an edition of 200 copies, distributed for free, with contributors such as General Idea, Lowell Darling, Robert Cumming, Futzie Nutzle, Monte Cazazza, and Ray Johnson." (Allen, 2011, p. 279)
Toronto, 1972- 1989 (voI.1, no. 1-no. 28).
General Idea (AA Bronson, Felix Partz, and Jorge Zontal).
"FILE magazine-or megazine, as it was frequently called-was published by the Canadian collective General Idea. It served as a vehicle for the group's eclectic, evolving interests and activities, from the Canadian mail art scene to elaborate preparations for a campy "fake" beauty contest known as the 1984 Miss General Idea Pageant, to new wave and punk music. Appropriating Life magazine's red and white logo-an act of cultural piracy for which Time Inc. later threatened to sue-the magazine denaturalized dominant cultural categories of gender, class, beauty, and artistic production-and questioned the role of the media in upholding such categories." (Allen, 2011, p. 260)
Facsimile reprint: General Idea, FILE Megazine. Ed. Beatrix Ruf. Zurich: JRP Ringier, 2008. (AVAILABLE AT THE FINE ARTS LIBRARY) (Allen, 2011, p. 260)
Auckland, July-December 1981
Roger Jarrett and Phillip Peacocke
Paper was an experimental magazine and established by Roger Jarrett and Philip Peacocke of Snake Studios fame. The publication only lasted three issues and consisted of page works or advertisements that are in themselves page works. While there is no explanatory text each page does include the name of the artist or designer who created the page. Artists who contributed works included Billy Apple, Paul Hartigan, Denys Watkins, and Dick Frizzell.
Auckland, No.1 (1977) – No.23 (1987)
Strips, one of New Zealand’s longest running comics was devoted to publishing art work and content related to the comic arts. It featured works by Colin Wilson, Terence Hogan, Joe Wylie and Dick Frizzell (Kinnaird, 2010)
Elam School of Fine Arts, Auckland, No.1 (1979) – No.4 (1979)
The Whitaker Street journal was created by the Elam Student Association during 1979. Focusing on locally relevant topics as well as the broader issues of art education in New Zealand, Whitaker Streets print run lasted a total of four volumes. Not bad for a self published student magazine. A number of artists, students, lecturers and art historians contributed to this magazine including, Gavin Chilcott, Philippe Hamilton, Paul Barton, Mike Brookfield, Simon Emsley, Phillip McKibbin, John Eaden, Alan Smith and Jeremy Treadwell. The complete set of this journal is also available in digital copy on The Bookshelf.
WHOLE EARTH CATALOG
“The Whole Earth Catalog, that great compendium of alternatives, became the vademecum of the late '60's; it included a full description of how it was produced as well as a cost breakdown plus encouragement to do-it-yourself. Since it included the address of everything described, it also represented the apotheosis of mail-order access. Information no farther away than the post office and the mail box." (Ewing and George Paton Galleries., Experimental Art Foundation (Adelaide S. Aust.), & Institute of Modern Art (Brisbane Qld.), 1978, p. 5)
NEW ZEALAND WHOLE EARTH CATALOGUE (N.Z)
Auckland, 1972-1977 (no.1-no.3)
The New Zealand Whole Earth Catalogue was edited by Denis List, Alister Taylor, Tim Shadbold, Owen Wilkes and Alan Admore and was a variation of its American counterpart. “If you’ve seen the American Catalog, you’ll find this one differs in emphasis. We think they rely too much on cataloguing tools and books. We prefer to catalogue techniques.” ("Introduction," 1972, p. 2)
- Allen, G. (2011). Artists' magazines : an alternative space for art. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press.
- Ewing and George Paton Galleries., Experimental Art Foundation (Adelaide S. Aust.), & Institute of Modern Art (Brisbane Qld.). (1978). Artists books, bookworks : this exhibition has been organised by the Ewing and George Paton Galleries, the Experimental Art Foundation, the Institute of Modern Art in conjunction with Laica California and Franklin Furnace New York. Melbourne: Ewing and George Paton Galleries.
- Introduction. (1972). New Zealand whole earth catalogue, 2.
- Kinnaird, A. (2010). NZ Comics Weekend in Review Part One: The Secret History of New Zealand Comics Retrieved from http://fromearthsend.blogspot.co.nz/2010/04/nz-comics-weekend-in-review-part-one.html
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