Slits guitarist Viv Albertine defaces punk exhibition

The legendary guitarist corrected an installation at the British Library’s exhibition, Punk 1976-78, that ignores the role of women in shaping the genre

Viv Albertine has taken responsibility for a piece of graffiti that appeared on an installation at a London punk exhibition this weekend. The British Library’s new exhibition Punk 1976-78 contained an information board that ignored female fronted projects in favour of The Sex Pistols, The Clash and The Buzzcocks. Albertine crossed out the names of the bands and wrote “The Slits, X-Ray Spex, Siouxsie & the Banshees. (What about the women!!).” Later claiming ownership on Twitter stating, “I did it and I signed it.”

We’ve got a feeling that Viv’s guerrilla activism might turn out to be the most ‘punk’ thing about this whole exhibition. Check out the Tweet below and see a picture of Viv in action at the exhibition above.

(Via: The Quietus)