Thursday, 26 November 2009
Humbug! Christmas Emporium. Bah! Humbug!
From the 3rd – 23rd December 2009
Our History and Austin Gallery present Bah! Humbug! Christmas Emporium. Bah! Humbug!
An exhibition admiring the edgy and classic artwork shown on acid house night promotional posters as well as offering a unique shop where artefacts related to club culture can be purchased. The Emporium aims to bring together collective memories from this influential time, to allow the historical classic club culture to be admired. And offers a shop in conjunction with the exhibition to allow one to purchase artefacts of historical club culture.
The exhibition appeals to a wide spectrum, from the hard working professionals of today who are after a nostalgic hit from their wilder 80’s acid house clubbing days, to the younger generation who are riding the revived fashionable culture.
Extra prints and Our History films and documentaries will accompany the exhibition on show at The Star of Bethnal Green, 59 Bethnal Green Road, London, E2 6LG.
Our History has already had huge success with a travelling taster of the exhibition. In February 2009 the exhibition welcomed 2000 enthusiasts to the opening night in London’s Selfridges’s Gallery Space. The exhibition then successfully travelled to Tokyo for two months before travelling to Shanghai, with a recorded 400 people visiting daily in both cities.
After residing in Shoreditch’s Austin Gallery this December, the exhibition will travel in 2010 back to China. To the United States and Eastern Europe, where once again it will be successfully received.
With a wide personal contribution from influential artists to the Pop Up Gallery space Our History and Austin Gallery aims to bring back together people, culture, artwork and memories to allow history to come alive.
Aiming to make this history alive again for each individual Austin Gallery is inviting you to contribute to the show, with any artwork, poster or t-shirt that you may have relating to this genre that would be possible to sell in the shop that accompanies the exhibition.
Lots of love, Ernesto