Zine Culture Clash: Punk vs White Cube

 From left to right: Panelists Sylvana D’Angelo, Jules Andre-Brown, and artsScene Vancouver Chair Alistair Henning.

From left to right: Panelists Sylvana D’Angelo, Jules Andre-Brown, and artsScene Vancouver Chair Alistair Henning.

On December 5, artsScene Vancouver presented its final event of 2017.

Hosted in the Vancouver Art Book Fair’s permanent space and created by artsScene Vancouver Chair Alistair Henning, the event was an installation and panel discussion themed around the past, present and possible futures of zine culture. 

Zines emerged from the dank basements of sci-fi into the beer-soaked halls of punk rock in the late 1970s. Now they’ve emerged blinking under the bright lights of the White Cube. How did this happen? Where is this all going? Panelists Sylvana D’Angelo and Jules Andre-Brown searched for answers in a discussion moderated by Alistair Henning.

Besides the installation and panel discussion, questions and comments from the informed and engaged audience amplified the event’s success.

We’re already looking forward to sharing more arts programming in 2018. Until then, happy holidays!