punk culture exhibit (and Johnny Rotten) coming to NYC’s Museum of Arts & Design
"Too Fast to Live, Too Young to Die: Punk Graphics, 1976–1986" is a new exhibition that will be shown at NYC's Museum of Arts & Design from April 9 - August 18. Here's the gist:
More than forty years after punk exploded onto the music scenes of New York and London, its impact on the larger culture is still being felt. Born in a period of economic malaise, punk’s energy coalesced into a powerful subcultural phenomenon that transcended music to affect other fields, and especially graphic design. Too Fast to Live, Too Young to Die explores the visual language of punk through hundreds of its most memorable graphics, from the shocking remixes of expropriated images and texts to the DIY zines and flyers that challenged the commercial slickness of the mainstream media.
Judging by the picture above, the exhibition encompasses post-punk and new wave a bit as well. There are a few special events in association with the exhibit, including a talk with Johnny Rotten on April 15 conducted by Please Kill Me co-author Gillian McCain (tickets); a zine-making course on April 11 with Tamara Santibañez; and a film series featuring punk film from around the globe that includes screenings of Derek Jarman's Jubilee, Guitar-Wolf-vs-zombies flick Wild Zero and more.
The Museum of Arts & Design is located at 2 Columbus Circle.