Thursday, April 22, 2010

The New Hollywood

Dennis Hopper's radical road movie Easy Rider released in 1969, was part of that era's cultural revolution that spread from film and art to music to surfboard design. Heralding the birth of a 'New Hollywood', the film became a banner for a generation notorious for its anti-establishment and counter-cultural values.

Dennis Hopper and the New Hollywood Exhibition retraces the paradoxes that emerged in an America undergoing cultural, social and political transformation - from pop culture to suburban subculture, from psychedelia to beat poetry, from disillusionment to rebellion.

This expansive exhibition is on display for a couple more days at the Australian Centre for the Moving Image in Melbourne.

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