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Wednesday
18
APR

Visiting Revolutionaries (2) Ben Morea & Donald Nicholson-Smith

18:00
20:00
The Institute Library
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Calling all members of the Weather Underground and Yippies: Visiting Revolutionaries #2 is coming April 18th:

Reflections on Art & Activism in Black Mask and King Mob.

Come hear Ben Morea of King Mob, the radical proletarian social revolution group based in London in the 1970s and painter Ben Morea, who helped form Black Mask in '66 declaring REVOLUTIONARY ART SHOULD BE: "an integral part of life, as in primitive society, and NOT AN APPENDAGE to wealth" at the Institute Library.

Characterized as "the middle-class nightmare," Abbie Hoffman articulated Black Mask by their later name UAW/MF (Up Against the Wall Motherfuckers, from a poem by Amiri Baraka) as "an anti-media media phenomenon, simply because their name could not be printed." Come listen, learn, and rally.

Visiting Revolutionaries is coordinated in conjunction with Yale’s graduate seminar "1968 @ 50: Art, Architecture, and Cultures of Protest” taught by Kevin Repp, Craig Buckley, and Eeva-Liisa Pelkonen.

Learn more on the Postwar Culture Portal at https://www.postwarcultureatbeinecke.org