Books are alternate spaces, under aesthetic and social aspects. With self-publishing as we understand it we are able to undermine the presets of exhibiting and collecting structures and their dependencies and to bypass the gatekeeping of the art market.
And because our books are alternate spaces we can define our very own values and social communities in it. In our books we test concepts and ideas without waiting for permission or invitation.
We understand our pulications as a form of taking responsibility of our ideas and their circulation.
Gloria Glitzer is an artists group, an publisher, an avatar of the artists Franziska Brandt and Moritz Grünke.
Founded in 2007, Gloria Glitzer develops, creates, and publishes artzines and artists’ books and understands publishing as artistic practice.
Gloria Glitzer also runs the Risograph printing and design studio We make it and hosts the Herbarium Riso, a public library dedicated to stencil printed artists’ publications.