Our Favorite Things, A Retrospective Art Exhibit by Negativland

Negativland

La Luz de Jesus Gallery in Los Angeles is hosting Our Favorite Things, a retrospective art show by the band, Negativland. Pieces for the exhibit have been pulled from their Thigmotactic Series, The Volcano Society Series, and Over the Hiccups. The show’s opening reception is Friday, September 7 from 8 PM to 11 PM and features a rare musical performance by the band. The show runs through September 30, 2012 and previews are available online.. Hi-Fructose recently interviewed Negativland, check it out at their website.

Since 1980, the creative collective known as Negativland have been collaboratively creating collage works in fine art, music, CDs, video, radio, and live performance using appropriated sounds, objects, images, and text. They have been sued twice for copyright infringement, fought back, and their work is now referenced and taught in many college courses in the US and has been written about in over 150 books (including “No Logo” by Naomi Klein). Since those two lawsuits, Negativland have been aggressively and publicly involved in advocating significant reforms of our nations copyright laws, with recent visits to Capitol Hill to speak to the staff of various Senators and Congressmen.

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images via La Luz de Jesus Gallery and Hi-Fructose

via Hi-Fructose

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