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Fight War, Not Wars: The Art of Crass, Leicester exhibition, June 2016

March 18, 2016

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Fight War, Not Wars: The Art of Crass

1 June 2016 – 17 June 2016
LCB Depot, 31 Rutland Street, Leicester LE1 1RE

Formed in 1977, Crass were the ultimate proponents of the DIY punk ethic. They ran their own record label, produced unique gatefold record covers and posters, spray-painted graffiti messages around London, distributed zines and booklets at gigs and were famous for their formidable live performances. Questions about the band were raised in parliament and they remained a thorn in the side of the establishment up to – and beyond – their break-up in 1984.

This exhibition includes records, posters, prints, videos, books and other items from Leicester-based digital artist Sean Clark‘s extensive collection of Crass-related materials. Thought-provoking, confrontational, angry and beautiful in equal measures, the art of Crass remains as important now as it was almost 40 years ago.

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