BOO-HOORAY exhibits both at home in New York City as well as internationally. We also stage collaborative exhibitions with the Hayward Gallery and Rough Trade in London, Tsutaya Daikanyama, Hysteric Glamour, and United Arrows in Tokyo, Galleri Operatingplace in Stockholm, Colette in Paris, PopMontreal in Montreal, Mishka Los Angeles, Printed Matter at both MOCA/LA and PS1/NYC, and Gavin Brown’s Enterprise, the New York Public Library, the Grolier Club, and Milk Gallery in New York.

Boo-Hooray exhibitions have included shows featuring Larry Clark, The Velvet Underground, Ray Johnson, Afrika Bambaataa, Jonas Mekas, Ed Sanders, Linder Sterling and Jon Savage, Spencer Sweeney, Houston Rap, private press vinyl, Wallace Berman, anarcho-punk group Crass, Jason Polan, Jack Smith, cult-filmmaker Ed Wood, and Situationist Times editor Jacqueline de Jong.

The exhibitions are drawn from cultural archives that Boo-Hooray excavates, organizes, and places in institutions such as Columbia University’s Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Cornell University’s Division of Rare Manuscript Collections, Yale University’s Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, and the University of Oxford’s Bodleian Library.

 Wearing Pins is not enough, May 8th-20th, colette paris

 

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The collection comes from the archive of Garrick Beck, co-founder of the Rainbow Gathering and life-long activist. As the son of Living Theatre founders Julian Beck and Judith Malina, Garrick Beck was at the epicenter of the civil rights movement, anti-nuclear activism, anti-Vietnam war activism and what was to become the hippie movement. During those heady days, he’d keep all the slogan buttons he was given at rallies, events, demonstrations and sit-ins.

Almost all of these buttons are relevant nowadays, 50-60 years later. Before social media, before Pinterest and Instagram, these slogans and graphics communicated beliefs person-to-person in Meatspace.

 

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