Throwback Thursdays: AACM Posters

Kalaparusha And The Light, 1966

Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago

About

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