- ALREADY HAPPENED:
Lydia Lunch So Real It Hurts
May 8, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - June 5, 2015 @ 8:00 pmPrice: Free
Surveying the sweep of Lunch’s career from her days as a teenage runaway and instigator of no wave to the present, the exhibition includes ephemera, photos, posters and letters, and materials from some of her most notorious collaborators in music, spoken word, and literature; the photographic series The War Is Never Over; the X-rated, scene-of-the-crime installation You Are Not Safe In Your Own Home; and performances and live events by Lydia and friends that showcase her astoundingly prolific work and continuing influence with a multi-generational cast of characters.
Passionate confrontational and bold, whether she’s attacking the patriarchy and its pornographic warmongering, turning the sexual into the political or whispering a love song to the broken-hearted, her fierce energy and rapid-fire delivery testify to her warrior nature. She has released too many musical projects to tally, has toured for decades, curated dozens of shows, written half a dozen books, and simply refuses to shut up. “I describe myself as a confrontationalist,” Lunch says. “I prefer not to be pigeonholed by generic labels like feminist and have never considered myself punk.