Tuesday, 20 September 2016


We’re happy to announce the release of "Post Punk Then And Now” edited by Gavin Butt, Mark Fisher & Kodwo Eshum on Sept 15th on Repeater Books!

Post Punk Then And Now features contemporary reflections on post punk from leading commentators. Contributions include: Lydia Lunch, Tetine (Bruno Verner & Eliete Mejorado), Green Gartside, Mark Fisher, Gavin Butt, Kodwo Eshun, Sue Clayton, Tom Vague, Gee Vaucher, Dominc Johnson and others. More than 300 pages on post punk politics, history, aesthetics and practice.

What were the conditions of possibility for art and music-making before the era of neoliberal capitalism? What role did punk play in turning artists to experiment with popular music in the late 1970s and early 1980s? And why does the art and music of these times seem so newly pertinent to our political present, despite the seeming remoteness of its historical moment? Focusing upon the production of post-punk art, film, music, and publishing, this book offers new perspectives on an overlooked period of cultural activity, and probes the lessons that might be learnt from history for artists and musicians working under 21st century conditions of austerity.

Contemporary reflections by those who shaped avant-garde and contestatory culture in the UK, US, Brazil and Poland in the 1970s and 1980s. Alongside these are contributions by contemporary artists, curators and scholars that provide critical perspectives on post-punk then, and its generative relation to the aesthetics and politics of cultural production today.

Available from all good shops from Sept 15th.

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