Wednesday, January 21 at 8pm
@ The International House
3701 Chestnut St.
dir. Aaron Rose, US, 2008, 35mm, 90 mins, color
In the early 1990’s, a loose-knit group of likeminded outsiders found common ground at a little NYC storefront gallery. Rooted in the DIY (do-it-yourself) subcultures of skateboarding, surf, punk, hip hop and graffiti, they made art that reflected their lifestyles. Developing their craft with almost no influence from the “establishment” art world, this group and the subcultures they sprang from, became a movement that continues to transform pop culture.
Featuring artists Margaret Kilgallen, Mike Mills, Barry McGee, Phil Frost, Chris Johanson, Harmony Korine and others, Beautiful Losers speaks to what happens when the “outside” becomes “in” as it explores the creative ethos connecting these artists and today’s youth.
Introduced by Tobin Yelland
A portrait of a community of artists and the building in Philadelphia that anchors them together. Comprised of over ten years worth of documentation, this short examines the challenges and successes of artists with little resources trying to create a work space that would later unexpectedly flourish into a community space.
Free admission for members above Internationalist level; $5 Internationalist members, students + seniors; $7 general admission.
There are new haveboard shirts that will be available at Space 1026’s Merch table.