The Rag Factory was packed out with zinesters and supporters of the self publishing world today as the venue played host to the annual London Zine Symposium. It was really crowded for most of the day but after a few rounds of shuffling around we discovered some exciting new zines/zine makers. There were some cool zines made by the ladies at the Nest Gallery and also some fun books made by Girls who Draw, our table neighbour. Our most exciting find of the day were a bunch of publications from a group called Other Asias, they work with artists internationally to make radical zines/art/productions about Asian political and social issues, a current project of theirs is Redo Pakistan, their website describes what they do much better www.otherasias.webnode.com. Looking forward to the International Alternative Press Festival now!
Tuesday, 5 April 2011
Yesterday was the launch of the Artistic Jihad exhibition in which the work of 20 young Muslim artists is being displayed. The exhibition is the result of a FOSIS art competition and includes paintings, photography and sculpture. Two of my painting were amongst the works selected, above is a picture of some people hanging out near them. The show is in a small gallery space in St. Martins School of Art and Design (near the SU) and is on until April 15th, after that I think the exhibition is going to a few other cities around England.
Artistic Jihad for more info