Tag: pop culture

The American Dream: Pop to the Present @ British Museum / until 18th June 2017


Doors: 10am – 5.30pm (Fri until 8.30pm)

@ British Museum, Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3DG

Tickets: £17.50 book online

Trace the creative momentum of a superpower in this major new exhibition.

The past six decades have been among the most dynamic and turbulent in US history, from JFK’s assassination, Apollo 11 and Vietnam to the AIDS crisis, racism and gender politics. Responding to the changing times, American artists produced prints unprecedented in their scale and ambition.

Starting with the explosion of pop art in the 1960s, the exhibition includes works by the most celebrated American artists. From Andy Warhol, Jasper Johns and Robert Rauschenberg to Ed Ruscha, Kara Walker and Julie Mehretu – all boldly experimented with printmaking. Experience this extraordinary history through their eyes.

Taking inspiration from the world around them – billboard advertising, global politics, Hollywood and household objects – American artists created highly original prints to rival their paintings and sculptures. Printmaking brought their work to a much wider and more diverse audience.

The sheer inventiveness and technical ingenuity of their prints reflects America’s power and influence during this period. Many of these works also address the deep divisions in society that continue to resonate with us today – there are as many American dreams as there are Americans.

This exhibition presents the Museum’s outstanding collection of modern and contemporary American prints for the first time. These will be shown with important works from museums and private collections around the world.

Out Of Stock: A Skatepark Exhibition @ StolenSpace Gallery / 18th – 28th August 2011


Opening times:
Tuesday – Sunday
11:00am – 7:00pm

@ StolenSpace Gallery
Dray Walk
(The Old Truman Brewery)
91 Brick Lane
London, E1 6QL

Entry: £Free


Out Of Stock is a celebration of one of London’s finest classic skate parks.

As the years have gone by, the landscape of skateboarding in the capital has changed for better and worse, despite some testing times Stockwell skate park still remains one of London’s most loved. With a dramatic rise in popularity and a shift in public opinion over the last twenty years, skateboarding in Britain is for the first time experiencing a generational gap between those currently participating in the culture and those that have now retired.

Out Of Stock will feature the work of skateboarder’s, BMX riders, photographers and locals of Stockwell skate park, including:
French, Fos, Tizer, Alex Irvine, Wig Worland, Nick Jones, Adrian Downey, Matthew Bromley and many more!

Organized and curated by: Toby Renton and Adam Johns
(Brought to you in association with Eastpak.)

More info HERE.

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