Zine Scene: Twenty Years of ARCMTL is an exhibition of zines and artists’ books drawn from the extensive collections of ARCMTL (Archive Montreal), the Montreal-based, non-profit organization that promotes and presents independent culture.
Jenny Lin and Eloisa Aquino, curators of the exhibition, have organized an eclectic selection of works organized by theme that highlight “a wide array of subjects, covering personal / autobiographical (perzines), health, subcultures (e.g. punk, vegan), politics (e.g. antifascist, feminist, queer) and often using a variety of languages and expressions, from poetry to visual art, photographs, comics, fiction and essays.”
The exhibition coincides with two annual events:
The artists’ book fair — VOLUME 2 MTL — from October 1 to 6
The zine and alternative press fair — Expozine 2019 — on November 16 and 17
In addition, the Webster Library is pleased to hold a related event in conjunction with Zine Scene: Twenty Years of ARCMTL. A curators’ and artists’ talk with Jenny Lin, Eloisa Aquino and legendary Canadian visual and correspondence artist Anna Banana will take place October 3 from 3 to 5 p.m. in room LB-362 in the Webster Library.