BRUCE CONNER AND THE PRIMAL SCENE OF PUNK ROCK
March 30–June 24, 2012
Co-curated by Steven Wolf and Adam Lerner, this two-part exhibition will debut a portfolio of punk rock photos from 1977 by legendary artist Bruce Conner alongside a group exhibition that explores punk rock's historical and ongoing relationship to visual art.
The exhibition will feature a selection of Bruce Conner works from different stages of his career. It will also include videos of punk rock and related performance art, an installation of flyers from the Goteblud archive, documentation of primal scream therapy and art works by Rodney Graham, Martin Kersels and Miranda July and others.
The exhibition coincides with a panel at the annual meeting of the College Art Association in Los Angeles in February 2012. The panel will bring together scholars and artists to explore the themes addressed in the exhibition.
Friday, March 30
6PM Members Preview
8PM–MIDNIGHT Public Opening
Steven Wolf is an independent curator, writer and gallerist based in San Francisco. Adam Lerner is the Director and Chief Animator of the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver.
The exhibition at MCA Denver is sponsored in part by MCA Denver’s Director’s Vision Society members and the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. We would like to further thank the citizens of the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District.
Search & Destroy
Search & Destroy is a series of citywide exhibitions, concerts and events in Denver exploring punk's historical and ongoing relationship to visual art, coordinated around the exhibition Bruce Conner and the Primal Scene of Punk Rock at the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver. This collaboration, in partnership with Gildar Gallery, Colorado Photographic Arts Center and Carmen Wiedenhoeft Gallery, will take place March through August 2012.
Artist Talk: Richard Peterson
Saturday, June 9 | 3PM Reception 4PM Artist Talk
$10 / $5 members, $1 student tickets available with student ID
image: Bruce Conner. BIAFRA, August 13, 1978, 1978-79. Pigmented inkjet
print on Canson Baryta Photographique paper, 22 x 17 in. © The Conner
Family Trust, San Francisco / ARS, New York.