Glam! The Performance of Style – Tate Liverpool: Exhibition 8 February – 12 May 2013


If you’re going to be anywhere near Liverpool tomorrow (or any time up until May 12th)  you might like to take a look at this exhibition at the Tate Liverpool. The blurb sounds interesting enough; “Bringing together more than 100 artworks the exhibition will reveal the genealogy of glam. Themes of glamour, camp, exaggerated identity, androgyny, eroticism and dandyism will be explored in the work of David HockneyAndy WarholCindy ShermanAllen JonesRichard Hamilton, Peter Hujar and many more”.

Rose Sélavy (Marcel Duchamp). 1921. Photograph...
Rrose Sélavy (Marcel Duchamp). 1921. Man Ray.

The exhibition includes Marcel Duchamp’s alter ego Rrose Sélavy (for all you surrealists), and if there isn’t a section on Quentin Crisp I will be forced to eat Mr London’s bowler hat, so hopefully there is. The exhibition also includes “a new adaptation of Marc Camille Chaimowicz’s spectacular, glitter-strewn installation Celebration? Realife featuring mirror balls, strobe and stage lighting and music including David Bowie”. Entry price: £8, Concessions and family tickets available.

Published by Jill London

Hi, I’m Jill, a writer and teacher living in the UK, usually behind a desk but sometimes on a sofa with a book or a film. I began writing at around age three, legibly by five, although I didn’t write any stories until I was older. Aged eleven, I began writing children’s fiction, mostly middle-grade fantasy and I’m still doing it to this day. I have had stories published online and in My Weekly magazine. The best bit about writing is when ideas pop into your head (from the writing fairy presumably?) and everything starts clipping together like a jigsaw puzzle. The worst bit? When you start to get the feeling there's a piece missing from the box...

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