ReVision: Zines and Collage, an exhibit

Hey All!

While interning this spring for the Zine collection at Barnard College Library (with Jenna Freedman), an exhibit called ReVision: Zines and Collage was created by myself (katie blake).

The purpose of this exhibit is to consider the use of collage in zines. Where much of the prior discourse focuses on personal and political zines' textual content, here we reconsider zines visually. This exhibit introduces several kinds of collage, each very often practiced by the zine community, they include text that has been collaged onto a decorative background, collage as means to subvert, femmage, and zines where the words themselves have been collaged, not to mention more traditional art collage.

There is a physcial exhibit on the ground floor of the Library (behind the copier and printer), there is a hard copy of the catalog available downstairs by the exhibit as well. Additionally, a digital -page turning version has been created via and can be printed at home via the linked image on this post.

If you want to know a little more about me, my name is Katie Blake, and I'm an art history masters candidate at Pratt Institute with a background in library and information science and fine art. during my library course work I interned extensively with Rare Book and Book Arts Curator, Sandra Kroupa at the University of Washington's Special Collection Library Division after having been introduced to artists books by former professor, artist and book artist, Jody Williams at Minneapolis College of Art and Design. I am currently writing my thesis on myths in narrative collage by artists Romare Bearden, Jaune Quick-To-See Smith and Della Wells.

PS There are a few photos of the installation on Flickr.