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Throwback Thursdays: AACM Posters

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Kalaparusha And The Light, 1966
Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago

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A part of the upcoming exhibition The Freedom Principle, the posters from concerts and bands associated with the AACM bear the marks of use—from nail holes, folding, rain, and the handmade—pointing toward the impromptu nature of the shows, their practicality, as well as an interest in the visual arts.

Images

Concert of Modern Music, Richard Abrams Experimental band poster, 1965
Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago, Courtesy of Muhal Richard Abrams
AACM performs Hope, 1970
Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago, Courtesy of Muhal Richard Abrams
AACM presents The Creative Construction Company of Chicago, 1970
Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago, Courtesy of Muhal Richard Abrams
AACM presents The Creative Construction Company of Chicago, 1970
Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago, © MCA Chicago
An Invitation to the Chicago Artists Group Portrait