Documentary on show posters comes to Black Box tomorrow!

Join us for a presentation by Xander Marro
followed by
Just Like Being There — a documentary about gig posters.

About the Presenter:
XANDER MARRO | Xander Marro is one of the founders of the Dirt Palace — a feminist art collective in Providence, and a former managing director for AS220. Her work has been included in MoMA’s book ‘Modern Women’, the 2010 deCordova Biennial, and in RISD’s ‘Wunderground’ exhibit which included over 2000 screen-printed posters for performances, art exhibitions, and community events held in Providence from 1995–2006. The Boston Globe named Xander Marro ‘an artist to watch in 2012’. Her work includes installations, posters, zines, performance, and film.

About the documentary:
JUST LIKE BEING THERE | In the gig poster community, artists such as Daniel Danger and Jay Ryan prove that creating artwork is a way of life, more than just a career. These artists are at the forefront of an expansion of the gig poster genre. MONDO’s reinvigoration of ‘the film poster as an art form’, and Gallyer 1988’s theme based exhibits are only two ways in which this artwork is reaching a greater public. In a community with strong roots, dating back to the 1960’s, this expansion is controversial — refreshing to some, sacrilegious to others.

Part of AIGA Rhode Island’s ongoing Documentary Film Series

Tickets available at the door.
$3 AIGA and AIA RI members / $5 non-members

Open to the public. Refreshments, cash bar

Sponsored by AIA Rhode Island