Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Panic Attack! Art in the Punk Years

June 2007 marked two remarkable 30 year anniversaries: the Queen’s Silver Jubilee and the release of the Sex Pistols’ irreverent God Save the Queen with its infamous single cover by Jamie Reid. To coincide with these landmark events, Barbican Art Gallery is staging Panic Attack! Art in the Punk Years.

The exhibition explores art produced from the mid-1970s to the mid-1980s in Britain and the United States, at a time when both countries were a breeding ground for subcultures of punk and post-punk. Although the punk movement is largely known for its music, fashion and graphics, this exhibition exposes the vibrant art scene that emerged during these years, most notably in London, New York and Los Angeles.

Including the work of some 30 artists, the exhibition examines art which shares many of the concerns and attitudes associated with the punk years. The event is not of direct LGBT interest but the exhibition features artworks by a number of LGBT artists such as Robert Mapplethorpe, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Derek Jarman and Nan Goldin....

Panic Attack!
Art in the Punk Years
5 June 2007 - 9 September 2007
Barbican Art Gallery

Tickets: Tickets online £6
£8 on the door
The exhibition contains work of an adult nature

Open daily 11am-8pm, excluding Tue 11am-6pm
1st Thu of every month until 9pm

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