This exhibition focuses on the rave culture of the 1980s and 1990s. The ideologies, the aesthetics, the link with electronic music, and the effect on the wider culture are covered. Works by graphic artists are placed in dialogue with different objects from the world of design, music and fashion.
Energy Flash is the first museum exhibition to focus on rave culture as a movement, and on the social, political, economic and technological circumstances which contributed to the emergence of rave as a counterculture across Europe.
The exhibition zooms in on the ideologies and the aesthetics of rave and its influence on culture as a whole. Energy Flash wants to approach rave as a highly politicised phenomenon, starting from four key notions: autonomy, civil liberty, technology and creativity.
In this interdisciplinary project the work of several visual artists will be exhibited alongside various artefacts from the world of design, music and fashion, combined with items from various archives, TV reports, literature and criminal legislation.
Until September 25th, 2016 in het M HKA, Leuvenstraat 32, 2000 Antwerp