ARTZIEN magazine (1978-1982) [all published]


magazine / periodical
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Kontexts Publications


Amsterdam: Kontexts Publications, approx. 21,7×17 cm. Complete run of 28 issues (3 being double). Inlaid a sticker and in one of the late issues a small bag filled with gold leaf, presented as “a bag of Documenta gold”. Edited by Michael Gibbs – Artzien starting, according to Jan Voss, as one man’s ambition who took it as his task to observe and write about art in Amsterdam – with Harry Ruhé joining later on as associate editor. Interesting rubber stamps in a number of issues. Most text in English, some in Dutch.

An important record of a fruitful period in avant-garde art, covering extensively the Amsterdam art scene from the late seventies to the early eighties. Through reviews, presentations, opinion pieces, interviews, correspondence and original contributions we see a wide panorama. Contributions by and pieces on Marina Abramovic, Vito Acconci, Peter Baren, Marc Camille Chaimovicz, Ulises Carrión, General Idea, Al Hansen, Peter Hutchinson, Milan Knizak, James Lee Byars, Hezy Leskly, Raul Marroquin, Jan Van Raay, Endre Tót, Nikolaus Urban, Lawrence Weiner, Reindeer Werk et al. Particular emphasis is on conceptual art, performance, video art and of course Fluxus with also a special AKI Fluxfest number.

condition: Set in excellent condition.