Barry McGee Retrospective

Citizens of Humanity is sponsoring a mid career retrospective of Barry McGee‘s work at the UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive’s (BAM/PFA) from August 24 through December 9, 2012. The show will be an overview of 23 years of work including never before seen large scale installations. They’re doing a slew of great public discussions and panels as well, see below for some of Barry’s amazing work and the full list of events going on surrounding the show.

In Conversation: Jeffrey Deitch and Lawrence Rinder
September 21, 2012; 6:00 p.m.
BAM/PFA Director Lawrence Rinder and MOCA Director Jeffrey Deitch, who presented groundbreaking installations by Barry McGee at his Deitch Projects gallery in New York, talk about McGee’s work in the context of international street art.

Barry McGee and the Mission School
September 30, 2012; 10:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
Barry McGee curators Lawrence Rinder and Dena Beard present an inside look at the work of Barry McGee and the Mission School.

Crass and Other Stencils with David King
October 14, 2012; 2:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
The exciting medium of stencils—whose sharp graphics lend themselves to political posters and street art— is presented by San Francisco–based artist David King. Best known for designing the symbol for the British punk band Crass, King has been a friend of Barry McGee’s since their time together at the San Francisco Art Institute.

Graffiti: A History in Photographs with Jim Prigoff
October 19, 2012; 6:00 p.m.
While the modern era of graffiti started in 1969 in Philadelphia and New York, writing on walls is as old as human existence. Photographer Jim Prigoff, who has been documenting murals, graffiti, and street art for the past forty years, discusses graffiti artists from the Bay Area and beyond—including Dream (RIP), Raevyn, NME, Katch One, Brett Cook, Chor Boogie, and SEEN—as well as the early work of Barry McGee.

Make Your Own Zine with V. Vale
November 18, 2012; 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Legendary independent San Francisco publisher of counterculture magazines and books, V.Vale leads a zine-making workshop. Among the many books Vale has published since 1977 are Modern Primitive, Angry Women, Incredibly Strange Music, Incredibly Strange Films, and Search and Destroy, a zine funded by Allen Ginsberg and Lawrence Ferlinghetti and published by City Lights Bookstore. Vale hosts The Counter Culture Hour, a monthly San Francisco cable television interview show, and lectures internationally.

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2625 Durant Avenue #2250
Berkeley, CA 94720-2250

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