Enter the Nineties Reception 6/16/11

Enter the Nineties
Reception: Thursday, June 16, 7-8:30 p.m.
Main Library
2nd floor exhibition space
101 W. Flagler Street

With a special collaboration from MARILYN GOTTLIEB ROBERTS and THE END
June 16 – September 13

This summer, as part of its year-long 40th anniversary celebration, the Miami-Dade Public Library System remembers the 1990s. That decade was a memorable time for the Library’s summer art tradition: exhibitions organized around one simple, culturally-loaded object or theme — shoes, boats, the alphabet, food, landscape, sound, dogs — with broad participation from many artists. Enter the Nineties adopts that format by inviting artists, writers, librarians, and cultural producers from Miami and elsewhere to trade zines (independent, do-it-yourself magazines or fanzines) with the Library. The Art Services and Exhibitions Department made a 90s throwback zine called Poetry and Power and will exhibit all the zines received in exchange.

Although zine culture dates back to 1930 or before, it flourished in the nineties. The show includes permanent art collection work from past summer shows, artists’ publications and seminal artists’ periodicals recently added to the permanent art collection; and the extensive array of traded zines and a lounge area for reading them.

For more information and a list of participating artists to date, check out the Library Exhibitions website. And you can also keep up with us on Facebook!

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