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Punk Flyer Show: A History of Punk Politics

Info. about an upcoming art show at the Red & Black Cafe. The show will feature gig flyers representing the politics of punk and hardcore scenes.
The Politics of Punk: A Visual History

Red and Black Café
400 SE 12th Avenue
Portland, OR 97212
503-231-3899
July 6th, 2012
7:00 P.M.


David Ensminger,  davidae43@hotmail.com, 713-882-0780
Nathan Moore,  moore4@uoregon.edu, 541-514-2666

On July 6th, 2012, Folklorists David Ensminger and Nathan Moore will open a punk flyer exhibit -- a history of dissent on paper culled from immense visual history archives -- focusing on gig flyers representing the politics of punk and hardcore scenes. The exhibit documents and celebrates punk's fiery polemics and support of counter-cultural and humanitarian organizations and movements. The gig will also feature Oregon punk history stretching thirty years, including smaller scenes like Eugene and Salem. The exhibit will remain at the Red and Black Café through the month of July.

Journalists: For a copy of Ensminger's book examining the history of punk flyers, Visual Vitriol, published by the Univ. Press of Mississippi, contact him using the above info.

For a PDF file of Ensminger's history of Xerox art, published in Art in Print, April 2012, contact him as well.

For more info on ongoing punk visual arts events, visit this blog:
www.visualvitriol.wordpress.com

homepage: homepage: http://punkandpolitics.wordpress.com/