Laura Splan's early zine art in Copy Machine Manifestos
"Beehive", a photocopy zine collaboration by Laura Splan and Allyson Shaw produced from 1993–1996, is included in the exhibition Copy Machine Manifestos: Artists Who Make Zines, the first publication dedicated to artists' zines in North America, a revelatory exploration of an unexamined but thriving aesthetic practice.
Copy Machine Manifestos: Artists Who Make Zines
Branden W. Joseph and Drew Sawyer with additional contributors
Forthcoming November 2023
Copy Machine Manifestos captures the rich history of artists' zines as never before, placing them in the lineage of the visual arts and exploring their vibrant growth over the past five decades. Fully illustrated with hundreds of zine covers and interiors, alongside work in other media, such as painting, photography, film, video, and performance, the book also features brief biographies for more than 100 zine-makers including Beverly Buchanan, Mark Gonzales, G.B. Jones, Miranda July, Bruce LaBruce, Terence Koh, LTTR, Ari Marcopoulos, Mark Morrisroe, Raymond Pettibon, Brontez Purnell, Paul Mpagi Sepuya, and Kandis Williams. Accompanying a major exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum, this expansive book, bound as a paperback with a separate jacket, focuses on zines from North America, celebrating how artists have harnessed the medium's essential role in community building and transforming material and conceptual approaches to making art across all media since 1970.
About the Authors
Branden W. Joseph is Frank Gallipoli Professor of Modern and Contemporary Art at Columbia University.
Drew Sawyer is Phillip Leonian and Edith Rosenbaum Leonian Curator of Photography at the Brooklyn Museum.
With contributions by: Gwen Allen, Julia Bryan-Wilson, Tavia Nyong’o, Alexis Salas, and Mimi Thi Nguyen.