A(R)T HOME ZINE ISSUE 1: FOOD FOR THOUGHT
A5, 40 pages, full colour, staple bound with assorted inserts. 2021
Developed by Louise Muriel Burns, A(r)t Home Zine is a publication that aims to be a vehicle for bringing art back into the home, commission new work by contemporary artists, and research a wide range of themes connected to the domestic space. The first issue, titled ‘Food for Thought’, focuses on themes of domestic labour, hospitality, food and food practices. Using these themes, 'Food for Thought' aims to prompt conversation, knowledge production and shared collective experiences.
Nine artists and contributors are featured in this first issue, all of whom are either based in Glasgow or with strong links to the city. Working across multiple art forms, they have found very different ways to respond to the themes in the Zine, allowing for different types of interaction. Within this first issue, there are a collection of sensory artworks to engage with and experience, such as works by Anna Winther, Amy Kim Grogan, Alex Weir, Rachel Harris-Huffman, Glen McLachlan and Chef Gary Maclean. These include prints that are removable from the Zine, scratch-and-sniff works, audio works, as well as recipes. The Zine also features two interviews with Glasgow-based, established art spaces, Alchemy Experiment and Zembla Gallery, that are successfully incorporating forms of hospitality within contemporary art. Each contributor was given a double-page spread to work with - representing what would be their designated wall in a gallery. The zine features removable, blank pages for the reader to add their own artwork responding to the first issue that can be returned and featured on the A(r)t Home Zine website, creating a community-produced archive of responses.