Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Goth Panel Discussion at FIT, Thursday October 30

As part of the programming for the Fashion Institute of Technology's current exhibition Gothic: Dark Glamour, the institute is hosting a variety of events to elucidate the slippery subject that is "goth." This Thursday, October 30th, the event du jour will be a panel discussion on goth featuring Morbid Anatomy contributer and co-owner of Obscura Antiques and Oddities Evan Michelson, whose 1870s mourning dress you see pictured above, and Fred Berger, creator of the now defunct Propaganda Magazine.

Hope to see you there!

More details, from the website:

Panel Discussion
Goth Talk
Thursday, October 30, 6-8pm
Katie Murphy Amphitheatre
Fred P. Pomerantz Art and Design Center (D building), 1st floor

Goth subculture has evolved from its post-punk origins to encompass a diverse community from old-school goth to cyber-goth and beyond. Join panelists Fred Berger, photographer and creator of Propaganda magazine; Julia Bloodgood Borden, cultural anthropologist and Morbid Outlook magazine staff writer; Angel Butts, lecturer and PhD candidate; Myke Hideous, artist and musician; and Evan Michelson, owner of Obscura Antiques and Oddities; as they discuss from an insider’s perspective what goth means. Panel moderated by Dr. Valerie Steele, director and chief curator at The Museum at FIT.

To RSVP, call 212-217-4585 or email museuminfo@fitnyc.edu. Visit the website here.

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