The handmade second edition zine for the Presents: Three Months of Mail Art for Hyperallergic HQ exhibition is now available. For the second edition, the co-curators have swapped roles and Kate Wadkins designed the covers and insert, while Hrag Vartanian has created the inside pages.
We had a great turn out last night for the opening of Presents: Three Months of Mail Art for Hyperallergic HQ. Over a hundred people came through to take a look at the 120+ submissions from around the world.
Last Friday, I asked Kate Wadkins to work with some Hyperallergic writers and interns who were asked to pick a mail art submission and respond to it.
If you don’t know the names of Pen15 Press, Wild Isle, For the Birds collective, Birdsong Collective, Burn Books and Brooklyn Arts Press yet, you probably should. These groups are producing indie art books worth a look, and form the center of Brooklyn DIY arts publishing. Yet even given the ready scene of indie publishing and willing artists and writers, creating and selling good work remains a day-to-day battle in the cacophony of Brooklyn creative production.