January 29, 2015 - April 17, 2015
315 Capitol, Suite 120
Houston, TX 77002
Brought to you by the ArCH Exhibitions
ARCHIZINES celebrates the resurgence of alternative and independent architectural publishing around the world.
The touring exhibition, curated by Elias Redstone and initiated in collaboration with the Architectural Association, features 80 architecture magazines, fanzines and journals from over twenty countries that provide an alternative to the established architectural press.
Edited by architects, artists and students, these publications provide new platforms for commentary, criticism and research into the spaces we inhabit and the practice of architecture. They make an important and often radical addition to architectural discourse and demonstrate a residual love for printed matter in the digital age.
The exhibition features titles from the collection alongside video interviews with their creators. Each publication has selected one issue to represent their approach to publishing and they are all available for visitors to read. An accompanying catalogue, published by Bedford Press, explores the relationship between architecture and publishing further through commissioned essays and texts by editors in Europe and North America. Themes addressed in the catalogue essays include the role of publishing in academia and architectural practice, and the representation of architecture in fictional writing, photography, magazines and fanzine culture.
The ARCHIZINES exhibition was launched at the Architectural Association, London, in November 2011. The project has toured internationally in 2012 to venues in Barcelona, Berlin, New York, Osaka, Tokyo and many other cities. The original ARCHIZINES collection is currently being transferred to the National Art Library at the Victoria & Albert Museum, London.
Curator: Elias Redstone; Art Direction: Folch Studio; Exhibition Producer: AA Exhibitions; Catalogue: Bedford Press.
Architecture Center Houston Archizines Exhibition Committee: Shawn Conte, Sean Cowan, Lulu Fang, Jesse Hager, Elyse Herman, Nick Jackson, Brinn Miracle, Adelle Main, Suzan Ozcelik, Bayardo Selva, Florence Tang, Jennifer Traina-Dorge, Allison van Heugten.