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Europunk (Hardcover)

Eric DeChassey

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Title: Europunk (Hardcover)

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Europunk: The Visual Culture Of Punk In Europe catalogues the extraordinary exhibition of artwork under the same name, inspired by European punk rock between 1976 and 1980. Hosted at Villa Medici, the French Academy in Rome, the critically acclaimed exhibition beautifully showcased the innovative energy of this artistic revolution. This catalogue preserves this energy in style with a vibrant array of visual material from the exhibition including fanzines, posters, clothes, paintings, objects, record covers and flyers.
The book focuses on the visual culture of Punk in Europe in the second half of the 1970s and the simultaneous appearance of an alternative way of creating and using images in England and France. This fascinating story is told through the work of legendary graphic designers, illustrators, and agitators such as Jamie Reid, Malcolm McLaren and Bazooka, a team consisting of Olivia Clavel, Kiki Picasso, Loulou Picasso, Ti-5 Dur and Bernard Vidal.
Guiding you along this journey is the curator, Eric de Chassey, director of the French Academy in Rome, and Fabrice Stroun, Director of the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art of Geneva alongside contributors Jon Savage – author of England’s Dreaming, and Jerry Goossens – Dutch journalist.

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Éric de Buretel de Chassey is a French historian of French art, art critic, and professor of contemporary art at François Rabelais University in Tours, France. He has published books, essays, and catalogues on art from the 20th and 21st Centuries on abstraction, Matisse, American art and photography, and has curated numerous shows in France and abroad. Mr. de Chassey was named director of the French Academy in Rome in 2009. During his first two terms as Director of the French Academy in Rome, he carried out a thorough reform of the institution, which resulted in a revision of the statutory decree in 2012 and a reform of the residences in 2013.

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