The 1950s and 1960s, the artist Bernadette Mayer recalled, were a time when “we learned a lot—like how to make art that had no boundaries.” From 1967 until 1969, Mayer and Vito Acconci edited the magazine 0 to 9, which, like many such periodicals produced by artists, pioneered techniques that exploded the medium’s formal and textual limitations. To this day, artists launch magazines to establish platforms for their own work, build independent alternatives to the commercial art press, and set up experimental spaces for collaboration, debate, and artistic production. The exhibition showcases selected periodicals from the 1960s and 1970s as well as a sampling of contemporary artists’ magazines.
Curator: Antonia Lotz, Generali Foundation Collection Curator
Presented by Generali Foundation