GLAM! The Peformance of Style
Music │Fashion │Art
This exhibition is devoted to the phenomenon of Glam, which originated in Great Britain in the early 70s, importing opulence, glamour and extravagance as forms of expression to the most diverse genres of art. With its wealth of exhibits the show embraces exponents of Glam as diverse as David Bowie, Glitter Rock and Roxy Music; stylists and fashion designers such as Ossie Clark and Antony Price; and film, photography, graphic design and fine art – with artists such as Gilbert & George, Nan Goldin, Cindy Sheman and Richard Hamilton.
Glam marks the historic moment when the conventional boundaries separating “serious” and “popular” culture proved irrelevant. Glam can also be considered to be a sequel to the agenda of the avant-garde with new means, using irony, irreverence, exaggeration and androgynous masks to support its refusal to pander to reality. This is the first exhibition to take stock at a high level of the Glam subculture, its style and art, and of the visual culture of the period.
The exhibition is a production of Tate Liverpool and is presented in collaboration with the Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt and the Lentos Kunstmuseum Linz. The project is subsidized by the European Union.
Curator: Darren Pih (Tate Liverpool)
Head of project at the Lentos: Stella Rollig, Magnus Hofmüller
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