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CRASS EXHIBIT PUBLICATIONS + LIMITED EDITIONS NOW AVAILABLE
THE BOO-HOORAY WEB SHOP IS OPEN
We are now accepting online orders in our web store for the following items:
–IN ALL OUR DECADENCE PEOPLE DIE exhibit catalog – risograph-printed in an edition of 250 with an original cover stencil by Gee Vaucher – ($40-)
–“NOT THEM/NOT US – a 7″ record of poetry and music by Penny Rimbaud
and Louise Elliott, pressed in a limited edition of 500 copies – ($15-)
–“BANNED AT THE ROXY” – a risograph-printed facsimile pamphlet of an essay by Penny Rimbaud first published in International Anthem #1, printed in an edition of 100 with an original cover stencil by Gee Vaucher – ($5-)
– “OH MAGICK KINGDOM” – An audio CD of Penny Rimbaud’s exhibit sound installation, in a signed & numbered edition of 60 – ($20-)
–“SEMI DETACHED” – A DVD of six short films produced from 1978-1984 by Gee Vaucher in a stamped & numbered edition of 60 – ($20-)
Select publications and products from past Boo-Hooray exhibits are also available.
For further information visit the WEB SHOP at: store.boo-hooray.com
“IN ALL OUR DECADENCE PEOPLE DIE”
AN EXHIBITION OF FANZINES PRESENTED
TO CRASS BETWEEN 1976 AND 1984
PLUS ORIGINAL CRASS-ERA ARTWORKS BY GEE VAUCHER
AND A NEW AUDIO INSTALLATION BY PENNY RIMBAUD.
CURATED BY JOHAN KUGELBERG.
EXHIBIT OPEN EVERYDAY 11AM-6PM
Sept 30th – Oct 20th, 2011
The exhibition opening was held Friday, September 30th, 6-9pm
Attendance for opening night and the talk/screening was very limited, an RSVP was required for admittance.
RSVP is closed.
Boo-Hooray – 265 Canal St. #601, New York, NY 10013 – Boo-Hooray.com
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The Boo-Hooray exhibit space is happy to present an exhibition of fanzines and ephemera collected at Dial House, home to the English anarchist punk band Crass, active from 1977-1984. The public and private political stance of Crass was without peer or compromise. Their influence on the lives of misfits, belongers, winners, losers, straights and visionaries across the globe reverberates to this day.
Dial House has been running as a creative centre since the late 1960′s and was instigated by the poet, philosopher and Crass drummer/lyricist, Penny Rimbaud. The Crass/Dial House fanzine archive, saved by Gee Vaucher, consists of approximately 3000 fanzines, broadsides, pamphlets and flyers, as well as posters, manuscript and original artwork. The materials were sent or given to the anarcho-punk group Crass during the years 1977 to 1984 from all over the world. The archive also includes later publications mailed to Dial House during the 1980′s and 1990′s. The show illustrates and demonstrates the immediacy and potency of these grassroots activist punk artworks from an era which was pre-computer and, in some cases, pre-xerox. In addition, related original artworks by Gee from her ground-breaking “nihilist newspaper for the living,” International Anthem, were also included.
A short history of the Fanzines and their presence amongst us: Unlike Mr Penny Rimbaud, I dislike throwing anything away. Placed in a cupboard at Dial House where no one ever looked, the fanzines survived Guy Fawkes night for nearly 30 years, taking a short break in a friends attic when the cupboard was, for some reason, requisitioned for party hats, old suitcases and toys. Finally brought home again, they went back into the cupboard, away from the attention of Rimbaud and his persistent chanting of “let’s just bung it all on the fire.” Now, having finally left home for good, the collection parades itself brazenly and proudly before you and in very safe hands.
– Gee Vaucher
The show’s curator, Johan Kugelberg, hosted a 4pm talk with Gee Vaucher on Saturday, October 1st. They discussed International Anthem, her more recent publications and the ongoing activities of her newly-reformed Exitstencil Press. This was followed by a screening of Semi Detached: the Films of Gee Vaucher 1978-1984. Semi-Detached was also screened throughout the exhibition.
The exhibit also included a new audio installation of Penny Rimbaud’s work.
The exhibit opening was held on Friday, September 30th, 6-9pm
Talk and film screening was held on Saturday, October 1st, 4pm
The exhibit was then open daily 11 AM to 6 PM until its closing on October 20th.
Attendance for opening night and the talk/screening is very limited, an RSVP is required for admittance.
RSVP is closed.
An exhibit catalogue is published by Boo-Hooray in an edition of 250 copies.
A 7” record by Penny Rimbaud and Louise Elliott, with cover art by Gee Vaucher, is published jointly by Boo-Hooray and Exitstencil Press in an edition of 500 copies.
Books and prints by Gee Vaucher and Penny Rimbaud will also be available.
The Boo-Hooray exhibit space is located at: 265 Canal Street on the 6th floor between Broadway and Lafayette on the North side of the street in Chinatown, New York City.
Boo-Hooray is room-mates with 6 Decades, an antiquarian bookshop specializing in rare artists’ books, ephemera and other material related to the avant-garde and countercultural movements of the 1960s through the present. Hours etc. can be found on the website: www.6DecadesBooks.com