7 Feb 2006
Beautiful Losers moves to Milan, Italy from 16 February 2006 
From the Iconoclast mailing list:

We are pleased to announce the European opening of Beautiful Losers: Contemporary Art and Street Culture from 16 February until 19 March 2006. The exhibition follows in the footsteps of the American version and features the work of many artists including Ed Templeton.

as part of the Triennale di Milano
Viale Alemagna 6
Milano
Italy

Opening hours: 10.30am until 8.30pm (closed on Mondays)

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"Manchester, 1978. In the beginning there were four: Jez Kerr (bass), Martin Moscrop (guitar/trumpet), Peter Terrel (guitar/effects) and Simon Topping (vocals/trumpet). Four thin boys with a name borrowed from a Brian Eno record, the intense, drummerless quartet initially drew influence from Wire, Eno, the Velvets and Kraftwerk, and gained a manager in Anthony Wilson of Factory Records.

"May 1979 saw the release of their first ACR single, the dark All Night Party, although the sound and musicianship of the band would be transformed by the arrival of funky drummer Donald Johnson (DoJo) in August. Over the next few months the band gigged widely, often with Joy Division as part of Factory packages, and recorded demos with producer Martin Hannett as well as a Peel session. Their support slot with Talking Heads on their UK tour in December 1979 set David Byrne on a new course, and provided the compelling live half of their chic cassette package The Graveyard and the Ballroom. Post-punk, ACR now reflected the influence of Funkadelic, George Clinton, Bootsy Collins, The Bar Kays and James Brown."

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