SG Art Book Library is a catalogue of published print materials that generate further discourse on ideas, practices, and current affairs through art.

The Library believes in the importance of representing the diversity of our community, capturing the energy, vision, and voices of artists and practitioners, as well as showcasing the creative possibilities of art book publishing.

Our collection of zines focus on sociopolitical concerns in Singapore and around the world — gender inequality, racial discrimination, human rights, LGBTQ+ rights, protests, activism, feminism, social, political, economic and environment struggles, etc.

Starting as a virtual space, it provides access to our selection of zines and art books from Singapore and around the world.


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"DIY publishing practices will always, by virtue of being the testing of ideas in the public sphere, represent microscopic visions of what alternative orders can be created to challenge hegemonic structures."

— Display Distribute

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Troublesome Creek

by Mike H. J. Chang


Sex Industry Apologist


Year Unknown
“From 2002 to 2009 I worked at a project for sex workers. I wanted to work there because it was non-judgemental about sex work and was user-led. I was aware that mainstream politicians, the mainstream media, and mainstream (as well as supposedly ‘radical’) feminism were generally uninterested in the diversity of sex workers’ experiences. [...] sex workers are frequently absent from discussions about what’s best for them, for obvious reasons: even where sex work is legal or decriminalised, there can still be a lot at stake in terms of social stigma, and many feminist spaces continue to present themselves as a hostile environment to any sex worker (or sex workers’ rights advocate) who doesn’t share the notion that sex work is violence against women.

This zine uses media articles from the last several years as a springboard for me to articulate my issues with ill-informed portrayals of sex work - or those working to a specific political agenda, namely the eradication of sex work.”

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In the Million People Protest, My Daughter Asked Me..., 香港百萬人遊行呀女問我

by Jeffrey Yeung

From the perspective of a parent, the zine was made in response to the Anti-Extradition Law Amendment Bill Protests in Hong Kong.

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Rinko Kawauchi

Published by Aperture Foundation, 2013
Ametsuchi is comprised of two Japanese characters — heaven and earth. It is taken from the title of one of the oldest pangrams in Japanese — a chant in which each character of the Japanese syllabary is used. Photographer Rinko Kawauchi brings together images of distant constellations and tiny figures lost within landscapes, as well as photographs of a traditional style of controlled-burn farming in which the cycles of cultivation and recovery span decades and generations. Punctuating the series are images of Buddhist rituals and other religious ceremonies — a suggestion of other means by which humankind has traditionally attempted to transcend time and memory.

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Vanessa Ban

Click Candy reimagines clickbait advertisements without their sex objects. Rather than parody or perform the strategies of clickbait, the work presents an alternative to conventional contemporary art strategies of critiquing the spectacle-driven consumption that underlines information and capital flows on the web, and what is left behind when the clickbait object is consumed.

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