Fucking Good Art

Robert Hamelijnck & Nienke Terpsma

Fucking Good Art is a traveling artists’ magazine published on paper and online, founded in December 2003 by Dutch artists and editors and free-style non-academic researchers Robert Hamelijnck and Nienke Terpsma. Embracing lofty book-proportioned editions as well as humble A3-pamphlets, but also video and audio, its focus has often been an investigation of (and in collaboration with) local art communities. FGA has a special interest in self-organisation and do-it-together strategies, networks, oral history, ethnography, anarchism, and models outside the art market. The latest issue, FGA#38, What life could be/The ambivalence of success came out in November of 2018. It is partly a re-visit of the 2008 Swiss Issue,and offers as well a closer look into the specific Swiss history of participatory cooperations for living and working, strategies for affordable dwelling in hyper expensive places, and interesting hands-on proposals for living together.

In the past, the artists settled for shorter or longer periods in, among other places, Munich, Berlin, Dresden, Basel, Copenhagen, Riga, Zurich, São Paulo, Tbilisi, Italy, Geneva and Rennes to make editions of Fucking Good Art on the basis of the local context and in a constantly changing collective of makers and thinkers.