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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
info@lcbdepot.co.uk

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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