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Wednesday, 10th Apr 2013
Following on from our exhibition space at London's Dover Street Market, a selection of Fred Perry shirts from our 60 Year Anniversary project made the journey to DSM's store in Ginza, Japan. Acclaimed set designer Andy Hilman created a unique elephant installation to sit alongside the gallery, which will remain at DSM Ginza until the 25th April.
Each of the shirts from the project will be auctioned for charity later in the year, with all proceeds going to the Amy Winehouse Foundation.
Thursday, 4th Apr 2013
Warp Films are celebrating their 10th Anniversary, with a series of special screenings and events at London’s BFI. The screenings will feature BAFTA award winning films This is England (2006), Four Lions (2010) and Tyrannosaur (2011) as well as a screening of Shane Meadows’ Dead Man’s Shoes with live musical accompaniment.
A seminal production company; Warp Films have spent the past decade reshaping the landscape of British film, funding exceptional talent that may have otherwise gone overlooked. Famously working from a converted garden shed, producer Mark Herbert teamed up with Warp Records founders Rob Mitchell and Steve Beckett to create the BAFTA award-winning short My Wrongs in 2001, which will feature as part of the London Short Film Festival alongside work by Chris Cunningham and Paddy Considine. Other highlights include Richard Ayoade's Submarine (2010) and Peter Strickland's Berbarian Sound Studio, hailed by many as one of the best films of 2012.
Friday, 1st Mar 2013
Washington D.C.’s Corcoran Gallery of Art has recently opened a new exhibition, looking at the visual culture created by local subcultural groups during the 1980s. Aside from its obvious significance as America’s capital city, D.C. has a vibrant musical history, acting as the birthplace for the ‘Go-Go’ funk movement pioneered by the likes of Chuck Brown, as well as a world-renowned punk and hardcore scene.
Various Hardcore 7" records, 1980s. Photo by Aaron Farley. Collection of Roger Gastman.
Pump Me Up features photos, flyers, posters, records, stage clothes, instruments and video footage all made between 1980 and 1992, effectively bringing the era back to life within the gallery space. Alongside D.C's emerging music scenes came the birth of a stripped-down street art movement. The exhibition features sections devoted to some of the area’s most iconic graffiti art, as well as concert posters made by the Baltimore-based Globe printing press.
Go-go graffiti by GO-GO SHORTY, c. 1985. Photo by EON.
In addition to the exhibition comes the release of a 320-page book of the same name, complete with foreword by Sarah Newman, curator of contemporary art at the Corcoran. A special 90 minute documentary will also be released, looking at the life of local graffiti legend Cool ‘Disco’ Dan. Narrated by former Black Flag frontman Henry Rollins, the film includes interviews with Chuck brown, civil rights advocate Walter Fauntroy and several prolific graffiti artists.
Pump Me Up: D.C. Subculture of the 1980s will be held at the Corcoran Gallery of Art from February 23rd – April 7th, 2013.