In the bookstore "Subscription Editions" appeared a shelf with zines - Samizdat magazines. Now you can find the zines of the independent publishing house Print-o-holic, the photobooks of Gosha Rubchinsky and several other Moscow photo artists, a couple of magazines from Ukraine and the specialized London Ti Ti Tin store.
You can buy zines on average for 100-400 rubles, but some photo books cost more than a thousand rubles. For example, Rubchinsky’s “Transfiguration” costs two thousand - a photobook tells about the first summer in New Holland.
The collection is going to replenish the work of Russian independent publishers and artists. Zines brought in from abroad will also appear on the shelf, both from Ti Pi Tin, and possibly from the Printed Matter specialty store in New York. The curator of the project, Denis Ryabov, an employee of Subscription Editions, is now looking for new authors to replenish the shelf. You can write to him at [email protected] or on your Facebook page.
Employee of Subscription Editions
This summer in New Holland hosted the Tamizdat exhibition of the New York Family Business Gallery, which inspired me a lot. I even shot a small reporting video. Dasha Irincheeva, director of this gallery, is ready to cooperate with us.
Zin culture is strong in the West, and the identity of the development of something new and not entirely clear in our country always takes on a more interesting history. So we got the idea to create a small shelf with zines in St. Petersburg.