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Taking it to the Streets! The Art + Design of Posters and Flyers on the Lower East Side in the 80s + 90s
May 19 @ 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Before Twitter and Facebook people had to use the streets to organize, their messages wheat paste posted right on a pole. It was the era of ‘xeroxcracy’ and the streets were the gallery walls. These political posters and flyers, created throughout the turbulent 1980s and 1990s in what has become known as the East Village, raised awareness and helped organize community for grassroots political change. The posters range in subject from defending the squats and community gardens, taking on gentrification, police brutality, gender equality, environmentalism and anti-nuclear war activism. The floors of the museum have been stenciled to resemble the sidewalks of the past.
The Museum of Reclaimed Urban Space is pleased to partner with ABC No Rio in Exile as they prepare to build their new facility on Rivington Street. The exhibition is supported in part by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, and the New York State Council on the Arts.
EXHIBIT HOURS: Tues, Thurs-Sun 12:00-7:00 pm
Show runs through Tuesday, June 20