POC Zine Project is coming to Skylab on October 3rd.
Real Pain: Future Dead Friends Tour 2012 comes to Skylab September 27th, featuring readings by Megan Boyle, Sam Pink, Mallory Whitten, Jordan Castro, Scott McCalahan, Mel Barrett, and James Payne.
Skylabb got videeoed.
At 10 p.m. on August Tenth Skylab Gallery Presents:
SCI-FI CELEBRITY DISASTER!
(and other things that matter)
Movies by LORI FELKER + MIKE OLENICK
Program lasts approximately 90 mins:
On August 31st at Skylab Gallery, Martin Hugo will be displaying his collection of O.J. Simpson-themed T-shirts that were made and sold before and during Simpson’s criminal trial for the murder of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman.
Hugo has been searching these T-shirts out over the past few years, shirts that were originally sold on the street by unlicensed merchants, which have now become collectible commodities that often demand high prices on resale sites like eBay. The collection captures an array of aesthetically intriguing “naive” graphic design choices while serving as an inlet to the larger political and social narratives of 1990s America - an era that is currently mythologized as a time of peace and prosperity, which, in reality, was a time typified by bitter, fractious domestic politics. From Simpson’s trial to the Unabomber, Oklahoma City to Waco, the Michigan militia to the Rodney King riots, the Amadou Diallo shooting to David Duke, 1990s America was a cauldron of social paranoia and racial hatred. Hugo’s T-shirt collection perfectly articulates the role of the Simpson trial as an avatar for America’s deep racial divisions and prompts insoluble questions about the nature of commerce and justice in the United States of America.