Wednesday, May 3, 2017

New MoRUS exhibit features LES posters and flyers from the 1980s and 1990s

Via the EVG inbox...

Taking it to the Streets!
The Art + Design of Posters and Flyers on the Lower East Side in the 80s + 90s

Before Twitter and Facebook people had to use the streets to organize, their messages wheatpaste postered right on a pole. It was the era of 'xeroxcracy' and the streets were the gallery walls. These political posters and fliers raised awareness and helped organize community for grassroots political change. The posters range in subject from defending the squats and community gardens, taking on gentrification and the rich, police brutality, gender equality, environmentalism and anti-nuclear war activism. The floors of the museum will be stenciled to resemble the sidewalks of the past.

OPENING: Thursday, May 4 at 7-9 p.m.
HOURS: Tuesday, Thursday-Sunday 12-7 p.m.
Museum of Reclaimed Urban Space
155 Avenue C, between Ninth Street and 10th Street
Show runs until Thursday, June 29

Find more details here.


Anonymous said...

Are these from that time, or reproductions? Will they be for sale?

Anonymous said...

Yippie. Why delay Squqt today c by the 9th street faction