‘The Magazine’ edited by Gwen Allen is part of the acclaimed ‘Documents of Contemporary Art‘ series of anthologies.
Intrinsically collaborative, the magazine is an inherently ‘open’ form, generating constantly evolving relationships. more
This anthology contextualizes the artist’s magazine, surveying the art worlds it has by turns created and superseded; the commercial media forms it has critically appropriated, intervened in or subverted; the alternative, DIY cultures it has brought into being; and the expanded fields of cultural production, exchange and distribution it continues to engender. Surveying case studies of transformational magazines from the early 1960s onwards, this book also includes a wide-ranging archive of key editorial statements, from eighteenth-century Weimar to twenty-first century Bangkok, Cape Town and Delhi.