Artist Magazines

Little known, for most people something obliquely unfamiliar: The SLUB owns an extensive collection of unofficially produced subversive journals from the 1980s in the GDR.
[ more information about the artist magazines of the GDR - in german. ].

Within the framework of a joint DFG-funded project of the Institute for Contemporary German Literature and Cultural History (Lehrstuhl für Neuere deutsche Literatur und Kulturgeschichte) and the Sächsische Landesbibliothek - Staats- und Universitätsbibliothek Dresden, these original graphic works have been indexed and digitized.

In around 6,000 artist contributions, the relationship between political subversity and aesthetic innovation of a subculture in the GDR can be studied intensively.

The database contains 177 issues of the following journals:


Funding: Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft
Duration: 1997-2000
Project management: Helgard Sauer
Project coordination: Birgit Meißner