Situation X

Thursday November 14, 2019 - Friday January 10, 2020
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Please join the University of British Columbia’s (UBC) Department of Art History, Visual Art & Theory (AHVA) at the AHVA Gallery, in the Audain Art Centre on Thursday, November 21 at 5 p.m. for the opening reception and a musical performance for the Situation X exhibition.

Situation X emerged out of Shane Greene’s book (Punk and Revolution, Duke University Press, 2016) about the political history of punk in Lima, during the 1980s rise of Marxist insurgencies and state repression in Peru. Rooted in a collaboration with artists from Noise Project, the exhibition reconstructs a space full of motley anarchist agendas, street attitudes, and the underground soundtrack of Lima’s rock subterráneo. This immersion in Peruvian punk’s revolutionary DIY aesthetics presents a fundamentally different view of Cold War Latin America and demands we tell other stories about punk, moving beyond the all too familiar ones that lead back to New York, LA, or London.


Title: Situation X

Artists: Shane Greene and Noise Project

November 14, 2019 to January 10, 2020
Opening reception & performance: November 21, 5-8 p.m.
All events free and open to the public


AHVA Gallery
Room 1001
Audain Art Centre
6398 University Boulevard

AHVA Gallery hours:
Monday to Friday, 12–4 p.m.
Closed holidays ***note: Gallery will be closed from December 7, 2019  to January 5, 2020 for the holidays.