Junk Jet Magazine

Junk Jet is a collaborative format set up to discuss speculative works across spatial, image, text, and social practices. Coming as irregular series of medial events, and a low-fi paper publication (including weird special gifts) on a non-commercial scale it is edited by Asli Serbest and Mona Mahall and published by themselves.
Excerpt of Junk Jet no. 3 Flux-Us-Flux-You
Junk Jet is interested in works and texts that tunnel those practices with obvious lack of any humor or fiction. It is about wild forms and found objects, about weird theories and (small) narratives, anti-fashions and non-styles, about exploring do-it-yourself works, accidental outcomes, deviant and normal aesthetic forms that result from jammed common practices, old media, and subverted customary tools. It is about cultivating an anti-heart by “introducing noise to signal”. Whereas n°1 experiments with the topic of failure, or better: noise, n°2 is especially into architectural and spatial works. The n°3 flux us! flux you! issue focuses on temporary types, on stable happenings and unstable thoughts: boogie buildings, rolling rocks, flying architectures, provisory pyramids, lifted cellars and dug in landmarks, curtains, mobiles, house boats, bubbles, zeppelins, flying saucers … The n°4 deals with making something out of nothing and contains works that move from mumbo-jumbo to real magic and back. Issue n°5 is an archive impossible with reflecting net.heart of internet culture. It transfers internet things from their digital space into a paper jet. n°6 here and where issue is all about local forms and spaces faced with a global culture.


Junk Jet has been exhibited at MOMA: Museum of Modern Art, New York; Los Angeles Forum for Architecture and Urban Design Gallery; Contemporary Art Center La Casa Encendida, Madrid; Perloff Gallery, UCLA Architecture and Urban Design Los Angeles; Kunsthalle Wien, Museumsquartier, Wien; Gallery Vie, Tokyo; Tokyo Art Book Fair; Osaka Art Book Fair; Shibaura House, Tokyo; Vancouver Art Gallery; HKW, Transmediale, Berlin; AA Architectural Association, London; New York Art Book Fair, etc. Solo exhibitions include shows at General Public, Berlin; Ausjunk, Stuttgart; and Vamos, New York.