FAN ZIJN exhibition about music and fanzines

A few days ago I went to the exhibition FAN ZIJN (“being a fan”) in the public library of Sint-Niklaas, a small city in Belgium. It’s part of the PPPUSH-IT project, an event with walking tours and exhibitions in Sint-Niklaas related to music, and FAN ZIJN focuses on zines, fandom, music and DIY culture. You can see local and international fanzines from the 80s up till today (like Cometbus), alongside some tapes, T-shirts, and badges, as well as videos of interviews with zine makers (including Vinyldyke) and informative and encouraging tutorials. There’s a focus on punk and hardcore, riot grrrl and feminist rock, anarchist, and gothic subcultures. The original zines are shown under glass while some pages have been photocopied and stuck on panels which reminded me both of oldschool xeroxed fanzines (which of course are still made today, including by me) and posters advertising punk shows.

It’s a pity the exhibition only runs until June 20th because I wish more people could see it all throughout the summer (covid also doesn’t help). As far as I know this is the first exhibition in Belgium that focuses on zines and I really think it could make a great travelling exhibition. If you can, go see this fan-tastic expo! (I’m not just saying that because some of my zines are part of it). Register to visit on weekend days here or just go during the opening hours of the library. The exhibition can be found on the ground floor, first and second floor of the library, there is an elevator and entrance is free.

Photo time…

 

 

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1 Response to FAN ZIJN exhibition about music and fanzines

  1. rebelsister says:

    Reblogged this on Lavender Witch and commented:

    Find a comic about the recording of our album Awakening in this fanzine exhibition:

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