Print! Tearing It Up
Somerset House, London
– 22 August 2018
The “Print! Tearing It Up” exhibition sheds light on the history and influence of independent British print publications. New, innovative journals and their diverse subject areas will also be presented.
The aim of the exhibition is to counter the belief that print media are dying out with some current examples from the print scene, such as Gal-dem, which appeared on the market for the first time in September 2015 and is particularly committed to women’s rights, but also deals with topics such as art and music. The variety of current topics, some of which also mirror society, ranges from diversity, gender and sexuality to empowerment and the manipulation of society by the media.
The exhibition showcases both the past and the present magazine market, introduces publishers, discusses the demand for print media in the digital age, and gives an insight into their possible future. The Somerset House website also features relevant podcasts on the subject, such as interviews with editors of renowned magazines including Nick Logan of The Face, which was on the market until 2004, and Alpa Depani of Romp, which was first published in 2017. It also features some short films that provide insights into the working world of editors and journalists. In addition, a catalogue with essays about and images included in the exhibition will be published.