Category: Arts & Culture
1285 Elmwood Avenue Buffalo, NY
Wish You Were Here: The Buffalo Avant-garde in the 1970s surveys a creative ecology that flourished in Buffalo in the 1970s comprising a loosely organized group of collaborative, interdisciplinary artistic communities spanning the visual arts, film, video, performance, literature, and music.
Looking back on the art and ideas these groups propagated, one might argue that aspects of postmodern and contemporary art were seeded during this time, and that Buffalo was one of a group of geographic pockets that provided fertile ground for these concepts and methodologies to take hold. Wish You Were Here identifies some of these concepts and examines the various threads of connectivity and collaboration that made Buffalo a site of radical creativity.