Fiorucci Made Me Hardcore (1999) 


By: Mark Leckey (b. 1964)

“Described by one commentator as the best thing they’d ever seen in a gallery, Fiorucci Made Me Hardcore is an extended paean to the unadulterated bliss of nocturnal abandon. A documentary of sorts, Leckey’s video chronicles the rites of passage experienced by successive generations of British (sub)urban youth”.
– Matthew Higgs, ArtForum

Fiorucci Made Me Hardcore uses found and original footage of discos and raves across Britain during the 70s, 80s and 90s. Details of clothing, technology, music and other cultural references surface briefly like uncanny folklore as the film explores a culture of collective leisure and consumption.


Introduction to Pop Art



How Popular Culture is Making Us Smarter



This presentation is based on Steven’s book, “Everything Bad Is Good For You.”


Maurizio Cattelan



The first major survey of Maurizio Cattelan’s work- and, according to him, the moment of his retirement- opened November 4th 2011 at the Guggenheim Museum in New York.



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