GLAM! The Performance of Style
Tate Liverpool: From February, 8th. 2013 till May,12th. 2013
Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt: From June, 14th. 2013 till September, 2nd. 2013
LENTOS Kunstmuseum Linz : From October, 19th. 2013 till February, 2nd. 2014
After the great success at Tate Liverpool the GLAM! The Performance of Style exhibition is now going to Germany and Austria. The famous “Campus” work by Evelyne Axell is one of the features of this show.
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, David Hockney, Allen Jones, Richard Hamilton and Evelyne Axell.
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)