Tate Liverpool in collaboration with the Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt, Germany and the Lentos Kunstmuseum, Linz, Austria, present the major exhibition Glam! The Art of Excess.
The show revisits the ‘Glam’ era that emerged in the early-1970s, and also develop new published works on the topic in the form of an exhibition catalogue, on-line research forum, and host an associated academic conference.
In partnership with Schirn Kunsthalle and Lentos Kunstmuseum, Tate Liverpool plans to engage with key scholars, writers and art historians working across Europe. In recent years a number of academics and research centres across Europe have critically engaged
with art, performance and visual culture through the optic of Glam to generate new scholarship and critical thinking. We will build on this to reveal and examine the origins of the Glam sensibility in Britain, whilst tracing its concerns and continuing influence through Europe and beyond.
- Mobilise at least 22 curators, scholars, artists and experts within Europe in order to develop new artistic ideas and products of excellent international quality.
- Partner with three organisations, in three different member states at a European level.
- Create one new exhibition based in new European research and thinking that will tour to three venues across Europe attracting 100,000 visitors To enable the transnational circulation of 160 artistic and cultural works.
- Publish new research in the form of one exhibition catalogue available in two languages and at least five different countries.
- Host 1 international conference with at least 10 contributors and 100 attendees from at least three different countries within Europe.
- Attract at least 30,000 people through our Gallery education programmes held at each venue during the period that the ‘Glam’ exhibition is on display.
- Link to 2012 Year of Active Ageing and Intergenerational Solidarity
PROJECT IN FOCUS
The Glam era of the early 1970’s had enduring appeal, with the music and outlandish styles of the period remaining influential today. Glam! The Performance of Style is the first ever exhibition to trace the genealogy of Glam to the spirit of creative freedom evident in the British art schools of the 1960’s and the phenomenon of camp that emerged in the New York underground art scene during the same period. The exhibition reveals the absorption of these fine art ideas at the long front of popular culture. Glam! has brought together important artworks created in a range of media, alongside key documentary elements, to emphasise the continuing influence of Glam on the contemporary imagination.
‘We are delighted to have as tour partners Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt and Lentos Kunstmuseum Linz. Working with colleagues in each of these institutions has enabled Tate Liverpool to extend the reach of this exhibition Europe wide. Glam! The Performance of Style has ensured that the collaboration between all three partners has been successful on an international level and has allowed a greater layering of institutional influence and expertise, which is important in the development of new artistic products internationally. We would like to express our sincerest gratitude to the Culture Programme of the European Union for their major support of the exhibition and symposium Glamarama. The programme and collaboration provided a critical reflection on a fascinating period for both art and popular culture.’
Andrea Nixon, Executive Director, Tate Liverpool