DIK Fagazine is the first and the only artistic magazine from Central and Eastern Europe concentrated on homosexuality and masculinity. Bilingual (Polish and English, published in Poland) DIK Fagazine is addressed to everyone interested in arts and men. Founded in 2005 by artist Karol Radziszewski it is distributed worldwide in selected bookshops, concept stores and galleries.
DIK Fagazine team members include:
Karol Radziszewski (founder, publisher, editor in chief)
Monika Zawadzki (design)
Pawel Kubara (editor)
Stefan Ingvarsson (editor)
Michal Zygmunt (editor)
“DIK Fagazine is the foremost queer arts magazine from Central and Eastern Europe, and not for lack of competition. Published in Polish and English in a format that moves surreptitiously between the two, DIK Fagazine addresses itself to: everyone interested in arts and men.” Issue 2 is about the queerer side of Polish national pride; artist Kasia Kozyra displays her rubber dick. In the “Arty Farty” issue, Wilhelm Sasnal talks about the homophic nationalist propaganda supported by a young generation of Poles; a photograph of Pawel Althamer’s Ballon (2007), a parade-grade male nude, is reproduced here. Issue 4 explores the sensitive masculinity of hip-hoppers.”
(from “Queer Zines” exhibition catalog by Philip Aarons and AA Bronson, New York, Printed Matter, Inc.. 2008)
The magazine has been presented at many significant exhibitions and cultural events, amongst others: 2006: "Megazines", Visionaire Gallery, New York; "Elshopo", Galerie Nuit d'Encre, Paris; 2007: "Colophon", Luxembourg; Paris Fashion Week; DIK conference at Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw; "Sala de Lectura", Espacio Marzana Gallery, Bilbao; "Publish and Be Damned", London; Galerie Magazin, Berlin; 2008: “Dysfashional 2008”, Lozanna; "Festival of Fashion and Photography", Vienna; Silverman Gallery, San Francisco; "Pissing Chapel", White Cubicle Toilet Gallery, London; Libraire du Palais de Tokyo, Paris; "MARIOS DIK" at Rendez-Vous Paris; ParadisGaraj, Bucharest; Raster Gallery, Warsaw; “Queer Zines” at New York Art Book Fair; 2009: "Revolution Gone" magazine installation at Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw; "Archive - Beginning", Goldex Poldex, Krakow; "Smell it!", Kunsthalle Exnergasse, Vienna; "MARIOS DIK", Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw; "Live Archive" (The Generational: Younger Than Jesus), New Museum, New York; 2010: "Queer Zines", Office for Contemporary Art, Oslo; "Residency Culture", Museum of Contemporary Art Vojvodina, Novi Sad; "Fits For Prints", AMP Gallery, Athens; "MARIOS DIK", Ground Level Gallery/Jeanette's, London; 2011: "Desire is WAR" exhibition at The Contemporary Art Gallery of The National Brukenthal Museum, Sibiu, Romania; Printed Matter, New York; 2012: Motto Berlin; "DIK. Archives", Kolonie Gallery, Warsaw; "BEFORE '89" event, Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw; "Book on the Fritz #3", Göteborgs Konsthall, Sweden; Wroclaw Contemporary Museum; "Alternatives in Print. Selected Fanzines", III Moscow International Biennale for Young Art.
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