Paper Weight: Genre Defining Magazines 2000 to Now

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Published:  July 19, 2013
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Paper Weight: Genre Defining Magazines 2000 to Now

15 international and independently published magazines, including the likes of 032c, Apartmento, BUTT and Sang Bleu, are part of an exhibition at Haus der Kunst (Munich) that offers a fresh look at specialised publishing and distinctive perspectives. “Paper Weight — Genre Defining Magazines 2000 to Now” features titles celebrated for editorial that can move sideways through art, design, food and sex, and are recognised as the forerunners of broad cultural shifts and movements.

Blown up in scale, they dwarf the reader into something more like a disciple, their scale reflecting printed media’s potential longevity and importance, at a size even more difficult to ignore. ”These titles have imagined new and unexpected demographics that transcend their general topics,” Haus der Kunst have released. “The exhibition provides an insider’s perspective on the independent publishing world, while also exploring the larger cultural significance of these niche products.”

The exhibition is curated by Felix Burrichter, the editor and creative director of PIN–UP magazine, and designed by the Athens-based artist and architect Andreas Angelidakis.

Photo: Maximilian Geuter

Paper Weight at Haus der Kunst, Munich, Germany


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