Past Events

The Consumers of the Future was an exhibition by White Fungus at Adam Art Gallery, accompanying the exhibitions We Will Work With You! Wellington Media Collective 1978-1998, and Martha Rosler, The Bowery in Two Inadequate Descriptive Systems.

The Consumers of the Future featured a series of three posters, remixing Wellington City Council publicity materials together with a quote by the New Zealand Prime Minister and former Merrill Lynch currency trader, John Key: “Our children are important... They’re the consumers of the future.” The exhibition also included a publication that was available for free to visitors to the gallery.
White Fungus founders Ron Hanson and Mark Hanson gave a talk at Guangdong Times Museum in Guangzhou, China, about the history of White Fungus and their experiences in independent publishing. The presentation was part of a series of events accompanying the Light of Independence exhibition, curated by Lingling Zhong and Lizzy Meng.
White Fungus held the third Depopulate event at Treasure Hill Artist Village in Taipei. The event featured performances by Anla Courtis (Argentina), Zahra Killeen-Chance (New Zealand), Hsia Yu, Wang Fujui, Sun Yi-Jou, and Noise Steve.
To celebrate the release of the second issue of The Subconscious Restaurant, White Fungus held events at Zajia Lab in Beijing, XXX in Hong Kong, and Live Music Association in Macau.
White Fungus celebrated the release of its 14th issue with an event at SOUP in Tokyo featuring performances by KK Null, Noise Steve, Yousuke Fukama, and a collaboration between Betty Apple and Kaya Hanasaki.
White Fungus was the magazine-in-residence at Kadist Art Foundation in San Francisco. White Fungus conducted research in the Bay Area and held two release events for the first edition of its 13th issue. The first event was at Kadist and featured a conversation between science fiction authors Ron Drummond and Kim Stanley Robinson about the possibility of establishing human settlements on Mars. Drummond also read from his essay/thought experiment “The First Woman on Mars”, which features in White Fungus #13. The second event was held, and the Lab featured live performances by Wang Fujui, Betty Apple, Samin Son, Scott Arford, and Mason Jones.