Robho in Context: Opening reception
Please join us for an opening reception to celebrate "Robho in Context," an exhibition of avant-garde materials from Sheridan Libraries' Special Collections curated by students in Molly Warnock's upper-level undergraduate seminar, "The 'Long Sixties' in Europe." The student-curators and faculty member will be there to guide you through this exhibit and answer questions.
The course examines aspects of advanced artistic production that emerged in Europe primarily in the years 1945-1972, a period of extraordinary and often rapid social transformation. The journal Robho appeared in Paris from 1967 to 1971, a period crowned by the explosive events of May 1968. Its stance was anti-consumerist, opposing capitalist expansion in France. Its purview extended beyond Europe, reflecting the increasing globalization of avant-garde thought and display, and united artists actively debating both their roles within society and the nature of art itself. Inspired by Robho's emphasis on new media, kinetic tendencies, and ephemeral performances, this exhibition features contributions by a diverse group of far-flung producers primarily in the 1960s and '70s.
Who can attend?