February 9, 2012

In Numbers: Serial Publications by Artists since 1955

In Numbers is a survey of artists’ serial publications between 1955 and the present—a neglected art form that is neither artists’ book nor ephemera, but is entirely its own unique object. From the small press in the 1960s to the DIY zine culture in the 1980s and early 1990s, artists have seized on the magazine/ postcard format as a new kind of art production.

A large cross-section of publications is surveyed, from 1950s LA to present day Japan. The diversity of the list reflects the backgrounds of the producing artists and the wide range of techniques and media. The exhibition is accompanied by the publication In Numbers: Serial Publications by Artists Since 1955, edited by Philip Aarons and Andrew Roth (New York: PPP Editions, 2010).

25 January–25 March 2012

Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA)
The Mall
London, SW1Y 5AH

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