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GLAM! The Performance of Style
Music │Fashion │Art

19 October 2013 to 2 February 2014

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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With the support of the Culture Programme of the European Union


Cover Katalog GLAM!The exhibition is accompanied by the catalogue Glam! The Performance of Style. Musik | Mode | Kunst, edited in the Kerber Verlag.
With essays by Stella Rollig, Darren Pih, Judith Watt, Mike Kelley, Simon Reynolds, Alwyn W. Turner, Neil Mulholland, Dominic Johnson, Michael Bracewell, Glenn O'Brien, Jean-Christophe Ammann, Jonathan Harris und Barry Curtis and Ron Moy.
160 pages, numerous coloured images, German only (the English version is available at the Tate Liverpool)
ISBN 978-3-86678-836-7
Museum's price € 25,50

Buy online at the LENTOS Shop
(Order transaction in German only) 

The Glamstar

THE GLAMSTAR – created by the Linz based designer duo marchgut (Marek Gut and Christoph March) – offers visitors during the first few weeks of the exhibition in the LENTOS a unique chance to enjoy thirty seconds of stardom.
The stage combines the space normally reserved for actresses and actors with the space for the audience and enables candidates to step into both roles.
A plethora of faceted mirror surfaces multiply the candidates’ mirror images and create the impression of a house that is filled to the last seat.
In terms of its aesthetic form, THE GLAMSTAR takes its bearings from 70’s graphic design. Comparable to a certain extent to the disco ball, a symbol of the attitude towards life at that time, THE GLAMSTAR conjures up the glitter and glamour of the past.


Friday, 18 October 2013, 7pm

Thursday, 7 November 2013, 7 pm
For your Pleasure
Talk about relation between music, fashion and art in the Glam era with Klaus Walter (radio presenter, DJ, journalist) and Didi Neidhart (musician, journalist, DJ)
Sound-Lecture with Al Bird Sputnik (Trash Rock Archives)

Thursday, 21 November 2013, 6 pm until midnight
Free admission and special program for students, lecturers and university staff.

sundays at 11

  • Sunday, 24 November 2013, 10am–1pm
    Stella Rollig in conversation with Wolfgang Kos (Director Wien Museum, publicist)
  • Sunday 26 January 2014, 10am–1pm
    Stella Rollig in conversation with artist Jürgen Klauke

Details please find here.

GLAM! on Stage
Friday, 22 & Saturday, 23 November, 8–11pm
The GLAM! stage is available for concerts by student and newcomer bands.
Please register under:
Free admission for fans and groupies
With support by Musikhaus Danner

Guided Tours

Duration 1 hour, costs € 3,-, exclusive admission, German only

Every Sunday, 4 pm

Guided tour with the curator Darren Pih (in English)
Sat 19 October, 11am

Themed guided tour:
every Saturday, at 4pm (in German only)

  • GLAM! is music
    23 November, 28 December, 18 January
    In Cooperation with University course Musik education – Musik im Kontext. Free admission for students of the Anton Bruckner Privatuniversität
  • GLAM! is fashion
    16 November, 7 December 
  • GLAM! ist art
    26 October, 2 & 30 November, 14 December, 4 & 25 January, 1 February 
  • GLAM! is queer
    19 October, 9 November, 21 December, 11 January
    In Cooperation with HOSI Linz

For Glammies & Grannies (17–99 Years)
Tue 29 October, 26 November, 4–6pm
Guided tour and workshop supporting the exchange between generations
Please register under T 0732 7070 (Teleservice Center der Stadt Linz).

GLAM! multilingual
Sat 19 October, 4pm
Guided tour in Albanian, Polish, Turkish and BKS (Bosnian, Croatian, Serbian), in conjunction with the 2. Linzer Integrationswoche
Duration 1 hour, Costs € 3,-, free admission to the exhibition
Details under

Flashlight Guided Tour in English, Czech, and BKS (Bosnian, Croatian, Serbian)
Every 1st Saturday in a month at 4 pm
Duration 30 Min, € 2,- plus admission fee

English Conversation at the LENTOS
Thur 30 January, 5.30–7pm
Registration necessary: T +43 732 7070 (Teleservice Center Linz)

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Foto: © maschekS.