By: Spacelab Research Staff
It started the whole movement that lead to the creation of indie and underground music, and now it's being shown as an art exhibit. Titled Panic Attack: Art in the Punk Years, the London show will highlight punk's influence on visual art in the U.S. and the U.K..
It's being held at the Barbican Centre in London, and will mark the 30th anniversary of what most people are calling the "start" of the punk movement. I'm not sure there's an actual consensus on when the whole thing actually started, like it happened in some back alley squat that Chrissie Hynde was living in or something, and people can say "that's it! The catalyst moment!," but it does mark the 30th anniversary of the release of the Sex Pistols song God Save The Queen. It also was the year that punk galvanized into an international phenomenon.
"Panic Attack looks at British and American art of this time, much of which is informed by the same spirit of iconoclasm which characterises punk," said a Barbican spokesman when speaking to the BBC.