The Punk movement visits the museum!

03 December 2019 - 26 April 2020

"PUNK GRAPHICS. Too Fast to Live, Too Young to Die" gives the public an opportunity to explore the visual language of the Punk movement from the 1970s to the 1980s. At the ADAM - Brussels Design Museum until 26 April 2020.

This exhibition, which was presented to the American public at the Museum of Arts and Design in 2018, is now in Europe for the first time. It is based on the personal collection of Andrew Krivine, a New York banker who has one of the largest collections of punk graphic art in the world.

Often made with glue and scissors, these images tell a story about the style of the Punk movement: a preference for inventiveness and experimentation rather than compliance with the new practices of the graphic sector. The exhibition invites us to learn about the deeply anti-establishment attitude of Punk culture.

Visitors learn how this counterculture transformed notions of graphic art. Archive videos are used as visual aids, with examples from the world of fashion as well as from visual arts. These works, created by both enthusiasts and professionals, show that there is no hierarchy here.

Lastly, this exhibition allows the public to discover typically Belgian examples, such as the posters for concerts by punk bands in venues including the Cirque Royal, and original record covers. Belgian artists are also featured, as their album sleeves are also on display.

For more details, please consult the ADAM website.