RIPPED: Expressions from the Underground

RIPPED: Expressions from the Underground
November 8–December 22, 2012

FIDM Museum & Galleries



RIPPED: Expressions from the
explores the art and influence of punk rock on design and
culture. Curated by Cesar Padilla, artist, musician, collector, and punk rock
enthusiast, RIPPED includes 150 band T-shirts, photographs, posters, and related
ephemera from the punk, post-punk and indie rock eras. Based on Padilla's 2010
book, Ripped: T-shirts from the Underground, the
exhibition documents the band T-shirt as a method of communication and
self-expression in the pre-Internet era. RIPPED: Expressions from the
is sponsored by Cherry Resource Center.

The opening night of RIPPED on November 8 will be held in conjunction with LA’s popular Downtown Art Walk. Live performances by Lydia Lunch with Retrovirus and the Ritchie White Orchestra. Readings by Roddy Bottum of Faith No More, Kari Krome of the Runaways, Nicole Panter, former manager of the Germs, and other contributors to Ripped: T-shirts from the Underground. This free event will be in Grand Hope Park, adjacent to the FIDM Museum.

RIPPED: Expressions from the
opens to the public on November 8, closing on December 22, 2012. The FREE exhibition is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10am–5pm. Follow RIPPED on Facebook for regular exhibition updates.

Photo by Andrea Thompson.

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