Wild Iconographies: Artist and researcher Verina Gfader on the unfolding history of magazines

Why We Recommend it

Introducing research into magazines past and present, this talk focuses on how printed matter is imagined and realised as an agent for collective action, social thought, and “world imagining”.


Verina Gfader is an Austrian artist and researcher who works at the intersection of performance, art direction, and publishing.

Her talk is part of the public programmes leading up to the symposium It Begins with a Story: Artists, Writers, and Periodicals in Asia, organised by Asia Art Archive in collaboration with The University of Hong Kong.

The evening is structured as a story with four episodes, covering a broad scope of subjects.

These include the Italian avant-garde magazine movement of the 1960s to 1970s, early Science Fiction fanzine Cheap Truth.  Ideas introduced in the book Cloud Chamber, which addresses how shifting technology produces facts and fictions, will also be introduced.

Wild Iconographies is free and open to the public with registration.


When: 5 Dec 2017 - 5 Dec 2017 Where: Asia Art Archive – 233 Hollywood Rd, Tai Ping Shan – Sheung Wan