April 2, 2012

DIK at Motto Berlin

DIK Fagazine "BEFORE '89" issue launch at Motto Berlin

April 5 (Thursday), start 7 PM
Motto Berlin
Skalitzer str. 68, Berlin

DIK Fagazine is happy to invite you for the Berlin premiere of our "BEFORE '89" issue at Motto. Join us for a launch event with editor Karol Radziszewski and Berlin based artist Piotr Nathan who is interviewed in this issue.

The latest issue of DIK Fagazine, "BEFORE '89," is the culmination of extensive archive work, as well as travels across Europe. Drawing from a range of contributors, the magazine traces a cultural legacy specific to Poland, while following a trail through Romania, Estonia, Latvia, Serbia, Hungary and the Czech Republic.

Wolfgang Tillmans, who first visited Warsaw in 2011, provides an account of the anniversary of the plane crash in Smolensk, celebrated in the overblown national-religious vein of the Polish right. Bruce LaBruce’s contribution gives the impression that he's describing a time when communism is alive and well, and not Poland in the year 2000.

The publication explores park cruising areas, train stations, beaches and other casual hook-up spots. Ryszard Kisiel shares the astonishing story of his zine titled "Filo", Slava Mogutin uncovers the story of homosexuals in the Soviet Gulags, and BEFORE ‘89 conducts a search investigation for Michel Foucault’s Polish lover.

Contributors of DIK Fagazine 8th issue include Arobal, Wojciech BÄ…kowski, Bruce LaBruce, Boris L. Davidovich, Andrej Dubravsky, Paul Dunca, Christine Fenzl, Nan Goldin, Kamil Julian, Ryszard Kisiel, Slava Mogutin, Jaanus Samma and Wolfgang Tillmans.

DIK Fagazine is available at Motto Berlin or online here: http://mottodistribution.com/shop

On the picture: spread from DIK Fagazine No 8 / Piotr Nathan by Christine Fenzl and Nan Goldin

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