CULTURAL TRAFFIC debuts at London Art Week!

Just in case you thought Frieze week was going to be same-old-same-old, we couldn’t be more excited to announce the upcoming first annual CULTURAL TRAFFIC, the fair for dealers in counter culture and independent producers of zines, prints, catalogues, vinyls and tapes!

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Images left to right: Jill no.10, July 2985; Jamie Reid Anarchy in the U.K. poster; Martin Sharp Exploding Hendrix poster

Presented by Juju’s, the event will take place on Friday 7th and Saturday 8th October at Juju’s Bar & Stage in Shoreditch, East London.

Of CULTURAL TRAFFIC itself, organiser Toby Mott explains, ‘CULTURAL TRAFFIC is a fascinating window into the flourishing post-digital zine scene and is inspired by my visits to the L.A. and New York Art Book Fairs, where I found an exciting dynamic marketplace for the global resurgence in self-publishing. I connected with the eclectic mix of material I found there, driven by the punk ethic of self-publishing, and reflecting both a pre- and post-digital aesthetic. DIY vintage counter-culture meets radical sexual politics and activism – it all comes together within an arts context.’

By bringing together pioneering contemporary publishing with vintage counter-culture, out-of-print material and obsolete media formats, CULTURAL TRAFFIC maps an explicit connection between yesterday’s cultural artefacts and the collectables of tomorrow.

 

CULTURAL TRAFFIC offers something for everyone including food, drink and evening entertainment. Plus, entry to the fair is free!

Juju’s Bar & Stage is situated in London’s Old Truman Brewery, Shoreditch. The Truman’s Brewery will also be hosting two other fairs, Moniker Art Fair and The Other Art Fair, creating a showcase of independent and established talent in one location. This exciting spectacle will attract 20,000 plus visitors, forming one of the major satellite events of London’s Art Week.

Exhibitor highlights include:

  • John Marchant Gallery presents Jamie Reid, Rogue Materials.
  • Shapero Modern’s  collection of original psychedelic posters dating from 1966 – 1970
  • Gerrish Fine Art presents a collection of over 100 rare and original protest posters produced during the mai ‘68 movement in France.
  • Elegantly Papered presents Jill magazine, a short-lived fashion magazine created by stylist Babeth Dijan

Full list of exhibitors:

  • Alice, Barnzly/Thunders, Bemojake, Ben Rider, Book Works, Bunker Basement/The Everyday Press, Dafydd Jones, Dashwood Books, Ditto, Fanpages, Fashion Illustration Gallery, Galerie Simpson, Gerrish Fine Art, Grey Jam Press, Hannah Thual, Hate Magazine, Ian McKell, Inflammable Material, International Sand, Jeremy Gibbs, John Marchant/Jamie Reid, Marie Jacotey, Mark Pawson/Disinfotainment, Mary McCartney, Morel Books, Niki Best, November Books, Palm Studios, Paper Tigers Books, Pat Ivers and Emily Armstrong, Phaidon, PM/AM, Richardson Magazine, Roderick Harris, Scott King, Sophy Rickett, STSQ, Shapero Modern, Snoar Press, Stinsensqueeze, Tales of Black Eyed Jack, Tex Royal, The Mott Collection, The Public Reading Rooms, The Wind in the Trees, Trademark Publishing, Transition Editions, Village, William Ling Fine Art, 20th Century Art Archives.

See you all in Shoreditch!

– India Irving

CULTURAL TRAFFIC will take place Friday/Saturday 7–8th October 2016 at Juju’s Bar & Stage; Ely’s Yard 15 Hanbury Street London, E1 6QR; Opening hours: 11am-8pm; Admission: FREE

For more information, please visit http://culturaltraffic.com.

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