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Category: Exhibit
Start date: 08 Sep 2018 12:00 AM
End date: 09 Sep 2018 04:00 PM
Street / Location: Brooklyn Expo Center, 79 Franklin St Brooklyn, NY 11222 (b/t Noble St & Oak St in Greenpoint)
City / town: Brooklyn, NY
Country: New York, USA
Organizer: The 5th Annual Brooklyn Antiquarian Book Fair
Name: Leigh Infield
Email: infieldlia@aol.com
Phone: 845-676-3198 or 212-691-7297
Homepage: www.brooklynbookfair.com

CONTROVERSIAL AND COLORFUL: The ground-breaking Swedish underground exhibition opens at the Brooklyn Antiquarian Book Fair Sept. 8 and 9.

The 100-exhibitor Brooklyn Antiquarian Book Fair, the largest fair of its kind in the country, will hold a major exhibition of artwork and photography produced by leading Swedish and Scandinavian artists of the 1960s and 70s counter-culture –The Swedish Underground Exhibition.—when it returns to the Brooklyn Expo Center, Sept. 8 & 9.

Organized and curated by Johan Kugelberg, founder of Boo-Hooray, the organization he formed to formalize his archival collections of hip hop, punk and counter culture art, the exhibition features major artistic voices of the time – Carl Johan & Mari-Louise De Geer, Lars Hellersberg, Lena Svedberg, Oyvind Fahlstrom.

This is an unprecedented opportunity to experience an exhibition of artwork that changed the direction of Swedish and Scandinavian art for years to come.

Johan Kugelberg, who teaches and hosts symposiums at Yale and Cornell Universities, as well as Rare Book School at the University of Virginia, will conduct a tour of the exhibit and give a talk, humorously titled, “Why is The Swedish Underground Important: I Don’t Speak Swedish,” on Sunday September 9th at 2pm. The tour and talk is free with pre-registration on the Fair’s website – www.brooklynbookfair.com.

Show hours are: Saturday noon-7pm; Sunday 11am-4pm. Admission: Weekend pass $15 for adults; Sunday admission $10. An opening “Bagels & Books,” preview is scheduled for Saturday, 10am on. The preview benefits scholarships at the University of Virginia’s Rare Book School. Tickets are $30 and are available in advance at a discount online.