In collaboration with CA2M (Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo) and ARTIUM (Centro Vasco de Arte Contemporáneo), MACBA presents an exhibition curated by David G. Torres that explores the influence of the punk movement on artists of today. Punk started in London and New York between 1976 and 1978 as an expression of the discontent and dissatisfaction experienced by a generation that felt it had no future; a sentiment that still rings true with many people today. Over 50 artists, both national and international, present installations, photographs, videos and paintings that contain references to the punk subculture. In many of the exhibits, these are explicit references made through the incorporation of elements such as anti-design, the aesthetics of the ugly and references to music bands. In other cases, the references are more subtle, exploring punk-related attitudes such as denial, destruction, alienation in society, nihilism, the demand for sexual freedom and criticism of the economic system. The exhibition concludes with a section documenting the origins of punk and the continuation of its ideas today.
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