Wearing Buttons Is Not Enough - The Colette Badge and Button Show

Wearing Buttons Is Not Enough - The Colette Badge and Button Show

Saturday, Jun 09, 2018 - Friday, Jun 22, 2018

Boo-Hooray Summer Rental
649 Montauk Highway
Montauk, NY 11954

Curated by Sofia Leilani, this exhibition shows the amazing collection of activist buttons from the 1950s through 1970s gathered by Garrick Beck. These buttons illustrate magic and mighty moments of political dissent and counter-culture thought as displayed on leather jackets, t-shirts, and blazer lapels back in the day. The exhibit originally was staged at the much-missed Colette concept store in Paris, and was accompanied by a zine, t-shirt, and facsimile buttons all designed by Sofia.

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.