Saturday, May 18, 2013

K48 at TAMIZDAT in St. Petersburg, Russia

Family Business gallery and New Holland present: TAMIZDAT 18 May – 1 June 2013, New Holland, St. Petersburg, Russia As the opening event of the Summer 2013 program of the New Holland pop-up gallery, in St. Petersburg, FAMILY BUSINESS will present TAMIZDAT, an independent press exhibition and publication ‘minimarket’, and local incarnation of the MEGABODEGA Zine show that took place during July 2012 at Family Business Gallery in New York. For nearly 2 weeks, the entire New Holland pop-up gallery will be transformed into the FAMILY BUSINESS space, representing the art, environment and energy that the Family have been cultivating on a New York City street. TAMIZDAT will present to the St. Petersburg public around 400 text-based, self-published art pieces from all over the world in the spirit of sharing these unique and highly original text-based, self-published art pieces. Moreover, nightly there will be zine presentations and book launches, as well as variety of events such as concerts, poetry readings and performances by international and local artists. The pop-up gallery will be painted from the outside by the graffiti artist SWAMPY. TAMIZDAT is a Russian term refering to a key form of dissident activity during the Soviet era in which individuals reproduced censored, foreign publications by hand, and passed the documents from reader to reader. We would like to revisit that strong Russian tradition of self-published, paper- based products that lead to the democratization of information, where every person can make a book or a magazine expressing their thoughts and ideas, with a creative touch. The art exhibition is curated by Victoria Yee Howe; the program is curated by Victoria Yee Howe and Daria Irincheeva. Timetable of the events during TAMIZDAT exhibition: *All the events will take place at Art Gallery of New Holland, St. Petersburg, Russia 18th May, 19.00 – 21.00: Opening party and ‘Whatever Forever’ Stick-and-Poke Tattoos with Swampy and а local Russian artist. Two artists - Swampy (San Francisco, US), and a local Russian - will be designing tattoo flash sheets and giving stick-and-poke style tattoos of their own art, free and to the public. Those willing to get tattoos should send an email to by May 16th. 19th May, 19.00 – 21.00: Publishing Workshop with David Horvitz, in partnership with Printed Matter. Californian artist David Horvitz will teach a workshop on self-publishing and making your own zine. Based on the Occupy Life Drawings he made during Occupy Wall Street, Horvitz will host a life drawing class with a live Russian police officer model. After the event the drawings will be collected and made into an original publication to be distributed by Printed Matter. Free admission. 24th May, 19.00 – 20.00: Alina Gutkina’s “DUDE, IT’S RAP!” performance and first edition zine presentation. A longtime insider within the Moscow street subculture scene, Alina Gutkina will present the first published zines with her works along with her art performance “Dude, it’s rap!” touching the themes she works on. Сollaboration with a musician and producer Eat Maker Beat aka Space Kid. Free admission. 25th May, 19.00 – 21.00: Opening of Sergey Sapozhnikov one day pop up show and presentation of his catalog. The young Russian photographer Sergey Sapozhnikov will launch a one day pop up exhibition in the New Holland Art Gallery (the exhibition will last the whole next day) and will present his new catalog to the Saint Petersburg public. The catalogue is released as a part of V-A-C press program. Free admission. 26th May, 19.00 – 20.00: Aperto Gallery Library opening and concept presentation. Aperto Gallery curator Elena Yushina will present the concept of a new contemporary art library that will work in New Holland all summer. Free admission. 29th May, 19.00 – 21.00: Poetry as reflection of medium. Poetry readings and video poetry show by series *kraft. Free admission. Young authors who experiment with poetic texts and other poetry forms on the pages of *kraft series, will read their poems and show poetry videos to the audience.The lecture will be held by Pavel Arseniev (poet, editor of [TRANSLIT] almanac) and accompanied with the readings by Safonov, Osminkin and other authors of the *kraft series. 31th May, 20.00 – 22.00: PRINT-O-HOLIC “Void” zine presentation. An independent publishing collective based in Saint- Petersburg and Moscow PRINT-O-HOLIC will share their experiences of working and publishing independently. They will also present a self-published architectural zine about empty, abandoned spaces in Saint Petersburg. Exploring places from old factories, ruined housed to abandoned palaces, they are creating a new map of the city, an empty city a city of voids that has huge potential. The project is implemented in cooperation with Family Business gallery and The Center for Curatorial Studies and Art in Contemporary Culture at Bard College.

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