Subpublications from a Basement in Snaregade 6, Copenhagen: Arena Sub-Pub (1969-1970)

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    Arena Sub-Pub, an initiative organized by the Arena publishing house, made printing devices available to (theoretically) everyone. This idea of autonomy, this do-it-yourself-philosophy, this institutional critique as well as the creation of autonomous spaces, grew directly out of the ideas of democratisation of the arts in the 1960s, but Arena Sub-Pub could also be regarded as a consequence of the crisis in the Danish publishing industry in the late 1960s, which resulted in a lack of desire to publish new authors from the younger generation.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationA Cultural History of the Avant-Garde in the Nordic Countries 1950-1975
    EditorsTania Ørum, Jesper Olsson
    Number of pages6
    PublisherBrill Academic Publishers
    Publication date2016
    Publication statusPublished - 2016

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