Monday, 7 June 2010

serbia and london - diy photo zines

From my inbox (Thanks Josh!)...

Between East and West.
From Novi Sad in Serbia to London in UK.
DIK Fagazine in Museum of Contemporary Art Vojvodina and The Photographers' Gallery.

We are happy to invite you to exhibitions featuring self publications and artists books as well as artistic "products in development". DIK Fagazine and it's publisher - Karol Radziszewski will be participating in both shows.

The exhibition in Museum of Contemporary Art Vojvodina will present some selected issues of DIK Fagazine and pictures taken last year during Karol Radziszewski's residency in Novi Sad. This announces the new book documenting his research focused on homosexuals in contemporary Serbia as well as on gays life in the communist past. The unique publication will be out this year!

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2-10 June 2010
Museum of Contemporary Art Vojvodina
Dunavska 37, Novi Sad, Serbia

Opening of the exhibition: Wednesday, 2nd of June, 8 pm

The exhibition "Residency Culture" consists of artists taking part in programs Opening Our Closed Shops and Schloss Solitude. Exhibition will show artists' production developed and produced both during residency time but also production that is developed during "everyday life" time.

Bernhard Herbordt & Melanie Mohren, DE / Min Kyoung Lee, KOR/ Darinka Pop-Mitic, SRB / Karol Radziszewski, PL / Dubravka Sekulic, SRB / Helene Sommer, NOR / Natasa Vujkov, SRB

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We are also happy to announce that MARIOS DIK photo book by Karol Radziszewski will be presented at The Photographers' Gallery:

Self Publish, Be Happy Weekend
5 - 6 June 2010
The Photographers' Gallery
16 Ramillies Street, London

A weekend showcase of 60 exceptional contemporary DIY photo books, selected by Bruno Ceschel. A talk and signings throughtout the weekend will provide an opportunity for art book lovers to discuss, admire and buy publications originating from around the world.

From the more obscure zines assembled in student bedrooms to impeccably printed photobooks, Self Publish, Be Happy Weekend will offer inspiration and happiness for everybody.

Featuring work by: Adam Murray & Robert Parkinson, Alastair Levy, Alec Soth, Alex Mctigue, Alexander Binder, Alexandra Klein, Asa Johannesson, Asher Penn, Aubrey Mayer, Charlotte Dumas, David Schoerner, Derek Henderson, Erik Kessels, Erik Van Der Wejjde, Esther Teichmann, Gerry Badger, Grant Willing, Heather McDonough, Jan Von Holleben, Japp Scheeren, Jason Evans, Jeff Luker, Jeremie Egry and Nicolas Poillot, Joachim Schmid, Joshua Deaner, Karol Radziszewski, Katrina Umber, Lester B. Morrison, Lina Scheynius, Lucas Blalock, Marten Lange, Maxwell Anderson, Morten Andersen, Morten Spaberg, Ofer Wolberger, Patrick Waugh, Ricardo Cases, Richard Renaldi, Sam Falls, Sebastien Girard, Shane Lavalette, Sjoerd Knibbeler, Sophie Morner, Stephen Gill, Terence Hannum, Tim Barber and Victor Sira.

A selection of the books will be availble for sale in The Photographers' Gallery Bookshop. Come and get your piece of happiness.

Self Publish, Be Happy is an organisation founded by Bruno Ceschel in 2010 with the aim to celebrate and promote self published photobooks through events (fairs, exhibitions and conferences), books and online. Self Publish, Be Happy also organises workshops aimed to help photographers to make and publish their own books. For more information visit:

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