This week we have some stand out events, including a magazine launch, a collaborative immersive experience and of course Rayko Zine Fest. The City's art scene has been buzzing with new and exciting types of art events. With the recent reopening of the SFMoMA I only imagine the art scene will be coming out of hibernation with a new look that will forever mark San Francisco as an arts hub.
This Friday our week is started with a magazine launch party for Issue 20 Bad Day Magazine. This artist run publication focuses on an open dialog with creatives of multiple disciplines. The publication reaches a wide audience This Friday from 7-9 at THE THING Quarterly's head quarters 447 O'ferrell. Bad Day Issue 20 features include Joanna Newsom, Marc Maron, Andre Walker, Bjarne Melgaard, Mac DeMarco, Angela Dimayuga, India Salvor Menuez, and more.
Saturday's todo event is the BNNZA Cabin Pressure 8:30p at Alter Space. BNNZA is a group comprised of Conrad Guevara, Lindsey Tully and Lana Williams. The film maker, sculptor and painter collaborative have been featured in several spaces together. Saturday night they transform Alter Space on Howard street into an immersive fashion show. For this Line the pieces are all made from repurposed fabrics. I expect to see a rainbow futuristic pallet coupled with pieces of clothing that stand alone as art pieces. http://alterspace.co/exhibitions/bnnza-cabin-pressure/
Sunday brings us a different kind of treat. Rayko is holding its first photo zine fest. For those of you unfamiliar with the term zine, in its simplest explanation it is a DIY magazine. Since the 80's zines have been a counter cultures outlet for expression. most offend zines are made with copy machines and staples. Rayko Zine fest is a celebration of the present day culture surrounding zines. Looks like rayko will be filled with tables of zines by photographers all around the bay area and the world. From 5:30pm to approximatley 6:30pm, SF native artist, zine maker, and instructor of zine making workshops, Raphael Villet, will be giving a lecture, "Political by Nature- zines and the autonomous approach,"on the DIY history, culture, and evolution of zines. Check out his work: http://www.raphaelvillet.com/