General Modern at Beinecke
The student revolts of 1968 in Paris have assumed an iconic status in modern history. With a long tradition of popular uprising and revolution, the French sought (once again) to paralyze the government and engineer change from the ground up. What began as student protests turned into a full-fledged global phenomenon; a conflagration of youth and fringe culture radicalizing and resisting bourgeois authority.
November 14, 2012
Beinecke has acquired the huge and hugely irreverent archive of Richard Neville, Australian publisher, writer, and counter-culturalist. Most well-known for co-editing the outrageous Oz magazine, Neville notoriously stood trial, several times, for obscenity. His dogged fight in the censorship wars and against the establishment during the sixties is documented in full runs of his various publications and in assorted ephemera and correspondence. For the first time, documents related to his famous trial are available for study.
November 7, 2012
"Dialogue is the very core of the Eisenman Collection. Architecture in dialogue: with the fine arts and graphic design; with history, philosophy, political ideology and social agendas. Dialogue across disciplines and languages, media, formats, and genres." – Kevin Repp, Curator
October 25, 2012
Interesting events--both real and imagined--you may not have known about Fascist Rome.
September 7, 2012
Arbeiters-Illustrierte Zeitung, or The Workers' Illustrated Newspaper, was an Anti-Fascist, Communist newspaper between 1924 and 1933 in Berlin, then later exiled by the Nazis to Prague until about 1938. First published as Sichel und Hammer, and later as simply A-I-Z, it featured quite striking photographs. It covered global events relating to the Worker's plight, as well as fiction, poetry, satire, and sports. AIZ's covers famously featured the political photomontages of John Heartfield.
July 18, 2012
European collections with particular strengths in avant-garde movements of the twentieth century