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Gee Vaucher. Introspective

Gee Vaucher. Introspective, Edited by Stevphen Shukaitis An Exhibition catalog of legendary political artist Gee Vaucher. Corrective to overly narrow celebrations of the ‘40th anniversary of punk’.

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Gee Vaucher is an internationally renowned political artist, known for her ‘radical creativity’, montages, and iconic record sleeve artwork for the famous anarchist-pacifist band Crass. Vaucher has always seen her work as a tool for social change, using surrealist styles and methods, and a DIY aesthetic to create powerful images exploring political and personal issues. 

Gee Vaucher has been working as an artist in the UK since the 1960’s but is yet to have a major retrospective of her work in a UK public institution. In Autumn 2016 Firstsite, located in Colchester (UK), will host a retrospective her work, co-curated by Marie-France Kittler and Stevphen Shukaitis. This exhibition re-affirms her position as a counter-cultural artistic force whose influence on local, national and international visual art and cross-disciplinary contexts deserves to be explored. Gee Vaucher: Introspective explores this rich history of art and activism both on a local and national level. It will not only look back to the radical spirit of the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s, but is also an opportunity to engage audiences in important social debates taking place today.  

This catalog will be the first in-depth publication examining the vast range of her work including painting, collage, video, performance art, design, and installation works.

Contributors: Gee Vaucher, Penny Rimbaud, Patricia Allmer, John Sears, Rebecca Binns, George McKay, Yuval Etgar, Martina Groß, and Stevphen Shukaitis.

144 pages, 170mm x 210 mm

UK: £20

ISBN 978-1-57027-315-5

Release date Fall 2016

Released by Firstsite 

Lewis Gardens

High Street

Colchester 

Essex CO1 1JH

+44 (0)1206 713 700

www.firstsite.uk.net

in collaboration with Minor Compositions: http://www.minorcompositions.info

Minor Compositions is a series of interventions & provocations drawing from autonomous politics, avant-garde aesthetics, and the revolutions of everyday life.

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