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The Alien She exhibit mentioned below will be at Miller Gallery until Feb. 16, 2014. It will then tour in 2014 to: Vox Populi (Philadelphia, PA) from March 7 - April 27, 2014, and Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (San Francisco, CA) from Oct. 2014 - Jan. 2015.


chalk circleChalk Circle's "The Slap" will be included in a D.C. regional playlist selected by Allison Wolfe for the upcoming Alien She riot grrrl exhibit at Carnegie Mellon University's Miller Gallery. The exhibit is co-curated by Astria Suparak and Ceci Moss, and opens Sept. 20th, 2013.

JULY 2013

InterrobangInterrobang?! Anthology on Music and Family (edited by Sharon Cheslow and designed by Sharon Cheslow with Edi Berton) was in an artists' book exhibit on June 30th at Ooga Booga #2 in Laura Owens' 356 S. Mission art space. The exhibit was curated by Ooga Booga (Los Angeles) and Alumnos47 (Mexico City), and is now in the permanent collection of Alumnos 47's mobile library. The collaborative book project includes writings by: Liz Alibi (Liz Allbee), Erika Anderson, Bill Berkson, Shaila Dewan on Pauline Oliveros and her mother, Alan Licht, Kevin Mattson, Anna Oxygen, Janet Sarbanes, Jean Smith, Matthew Wascovich, and Sara Wintz. It also includes the following interviews: Sharon Cheslow' s interview with her mother, Cynthia Connolly's interview with her mother, and a discussion between Sharon Cheslow and Ian MacKaye.

Hard Art DC 1979, the book of photographs by Lucian Perkins with text by Alec MacKaye, is out through Akashic Books. There are some great photos of Anne Bonafede in it, pre-Chalk Circle. Check out the Washington Post photo gallery, with images from the book.

Anne Bonafede

Some new things were added to the archives:

Some old articles and interviews, including Dina Hornreich's Venus feature on Sharon Cheslow from 2002 and Tobi Vail's feature on Decomposition for Kill Rock Stars in 2002. These used to be available online through Venus and KRS.

Bloody Mannequin Orchestra (BMO) photos


APRIL 2013

There are really cool Corcoran Library Research Guides available for the Corcoran Gallery's "Pump Me Up: DC Subculture of the 1980s" exhibit (see below for more info on the exhibit).

MARCH 2013

Banned in DC is in the Corcoran Gallery's "PUMP ME UP: DC Subculture of the 1980s" exhibit...below is the book cover and two of Cynthia Connolly's layouts.

(photos courtesy Cynthia Connolly)


Cynthia Connolly will have work in the upcoming exhibit "PUMP ME UP: DC Subculture of the 1980s" at the Corcoran Gallery of Art. The exhibit opens Feb. 22, 2013 and runs until April 7, 2013. She'll have two objects in the show: The Black Sheep drawing she did for Minor Threat's Out of Step EP cover, and original layout boards for the Banned in DC book, that she still publishes. Banned in DC, co-authored by Cynthia will Leslie Clague and Sharon Cheslow, is unfortunately out of print, but Cynthia is in the middle of the laborious project of making it digital to be reprinted.

Cynthia will also be exhibiting her more recent "Letters on Top of Buildings" photographs at the Corcoran, in a different gallery. These are photos the Corcoran recently acquired. Read a great recent article on Cynthia here.

Pump Me Up catalog

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