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OCT 2013 – GLAM! – THE PERFORMANCE OF STYLE – LENTOS Kunstmuseum Linz

OCT 2013 – GLAM! – THE PERFORMANCE OF STYLE – LENTOS Kunstmuseum Linz

19 October 2013 to 2 February 2014

GLAM! THE PERFORMANCE OF STYLE
Glam is an apt descrip­tion for the extrav­a­gant style that musi­cians such as David Bowie and Marc Bolan made popular in Great Britain in the early 1970s and which by brashly linking high culture and subcul­ture and ques­tioning socially received concepts such as iden­tity and gender swiftly became an inter­na­tional phenom­enon. Its origins can be traced back to the British art college scene, where painter and graphic artist Richard Hamilton proposed that all art genres were equal in status — and strongly influ­enced Bryan Ferry. The latter was to emerge as the master­mind of the band Roxy Music and become the very epitome of the absolute art product of Glam, combining the avant-garde, Pop Art, and Camp to form an ultra-arti­fi­cial aesthetic. The exhi­bi­tion — orga­nized by Tate Liver­pool in asso­ci­a­tion with the SCHIRN KUNSTHALLE FRANK­FURT, and Lentos Kunst­mu­seum Linz — for the first time outlines the numerous different ways that the Glam era influ­enced film, photog­raphy, fashion, graphic design, perfor­mance and instal­la­tion art, painting and sculp­ture. Along­side about 150 works by the likes of Guy Bourdin, Gilbert & George, Peter Hujar, Derek Jarman, Ray Johnson, Allen Jones, Jürgen Klauke, Ed Paschke, Sigmar Polke, Cindy Sherman, and Andy Warhol, the show is rounded out by photographs by Mick Rock as well as exten­sive docu­men­tary mate­rial.

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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GLAM! THE PERFORMANCE OF STYLE