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Fanzines: Self-Published Urban Papers

24.04.24-27.04.24

“Creativity is the power to reject the past, to change the status quo, and to seek new potential. Simply put, aside from using one’s imagination, and perhaps more importantly, creativity is the power to act.”
(Ai Weiwei)

We live in a constant conflict of disinformation, and misinformation, which provides ample opportunities to act as agents of change. In times of unprecedented local and global crises, the world of design and visual communication can and must act as an agent of social change. In the age of digitalization, in which the printed press must reinvent itself, a new, fascinating world of self-published fanzines is coming to life. The urban realm offers an exciting alternative field of communication: anyone with anything to say and do so - without a big budget, complicated newspaper desk, editors, or censors.

The exhibition Fanzines: Self-Published Urban Papers presents projects created by the Visual Communication Department students at the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Jerusalem. Led by Prof. Anat Katsir, the Fanzine course challenges students to use visual communication as a tool for civic action. The projects range from the thought-provoking through the personal to the amusing – and present the students' viewpoints as they cast a critical gaze on the world in which they live and to which they seek to introduce change.

Participants: Niv Abudaram & Shaked Bashan, Avishay Adler, Guy Amiel, Gili Azbel, Guy Banaim, Elia Bar-Adon & Micaela Terk,, Ori Ben Simon, Yehonatan Cohen, Shai Cotani & Mary Patan, Noam Deshen, Shir Edri, Amit Shalom Etkes, Tom Gan-or, Uzi Greif Caldas, Tal Gruber, Judith Holly, Gal Kabiri, Aviv Kadria, Catehrine Kuhlmann, Noa Mishkin, Etzion Mizrahi, Tal Mokady, Karin Moshkovitz, Shai Muki, Noa Nuni, Adi Ovadia, Hilla Padan, Amir Percia, Shachar Pinchas Greenwald, Hilla Rosenberg, Shani Sofer, Anna Stanylov, Oren Szklarski, Yonat Yitav, Sher Zafrany, Ofir Zimerman

Curator: Prof. Anat Katsir
Branding, Graphic Design & Production: Oren Szklarski, Turkia Abd Elhai, Yonat Yitav, Karin Moshkovitz, Hilla Rosenberg, Ofir Zimerman
Design and Production Liebling Haus: Moran Navon, Tomer Ungar
Graphic Design Liebling Haus: Ran Malul

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