Exhibition : 27 January – 17 April 2010


'QUEER ZINES' presents a survey of serial, independent publications with a queer sensibility, spanning from the early 1970s to today, from Straight to Hell, Boyd McDonald's ground-breaking, filthy, oft-times political, sex zine of the 1970s, to BUTT Magazine, the Dutch mainstream super-zine still circulating today. Among these seminal publications, the project includes an explosion of punk zines, perhaps best epitomized by the mythic JDs - zines that crossed the traditional boundaries of race, class, gender; cheaply produced and largely distributed by mail. Their formal dynamism, mixed media and radical politics find a striking analogue in contemporaneous queer theory.