Zines: The New Print Vanguard Workshop
Saturday, June 30, 2018 FROM 6:00 – 8:00 PM
Location: San Diego History Center
Tickets: $15 SDHC members; $20 general admission
Continuing the DIY spirit of the exhibition Gaps in the Record: Vanguard Print Culture in San Diego, Margarat Nee & Kim Schwenk of Grrrl Zines A-Go-Go will host a zine workshop and discussion that encourages participants to respond to the objects and ideas in the exhibit. Attendees will also learn about the new and multiple contexts of DIY print culture in San Diego through the self-published small publications known as zines. A collaborative group zine that participants can take home and share with others will be produced during the workshop.
A San Diego native, curator Dave Hampton is focused on postwar visual art in California and particularly modernism in the San Diego art and architecture community. He has worked with many artists and object makers who were active in the region during the 50s, 60s, and 70s, and contributed to KPBS web, radio and television on related topics. Working with institutions such as the Mingei International Museum, the San Diego Public Library Art Gallery, the Oceanside Museum of Art and the La Jolla Historical Society, Hampton has curated exhibitions that illuminate San Diego’s unique and under-documented creative culture. In 2012 he was presented with the Ruocco Award for innovation in the arts and architecture by Citizens Coordinate For Century 3. In 2016 San Diego CityBeat magazine named Hampton “Curator of the Year.”
Margarat Nee is an artist, independent scholar, curator of the San Diego Punk Archive, and founding member of activist art group Grrrl Zines A-Go-Go. She received her MFA in Visual Art from the University of California, San Diego and since then has broadened her artistic practice to include herbalism, energetic and intuitive bodywork, and vibrational sound therapy.
Kim Schwenk is a rare book cataloger at the University of California, San Diego, Special Collections & Archives Library and an antiquarian bookseller with Lux Mentis, Booksellers. She has been active with zines since 1987 and is a founding member of Grrrl Zines-A-Go-Go since 2003. She also operates Of Oak and Ash herbal apothecary and promotes the work of herbalism through the printed word.