The Lowry, Salford: 19 October 2013 – 2 March 2014. Alison Goldfrapp: Performer as Curator. Launching an annual exhibition series titled Performer as Curator; The Lowry has hand-picked Goldfrapp to be the very first performer to take over the galleries. Aiming to bridge the gap between the performing and visual arts by engaging visitors with the inspirations of successful and critically acclaimed performers, the musician’s trailblazing exhibition will gather pieces of art from collections around the world.
This diverse and high profile selection of works will portray the artist’s fascination in the darker side of fairy tales and folklore through traditional and contemporary artworks by internationally renowned artists such as Marcel Dzama, John Stezaker, Leonora Carrington, Jan Pienkowski and Lotte Reiniger. Goldfrapp, who graduated from art school while writing and performing music, also art directs all things visual for the band. The exhibition explores the themes of transformation, metamorphosis and identity that often recur within traditional fairy tales and that have been represented within works of art for centuries.
Alison Goldfrapp has enjoyed international acclaim following a string of worldwide hits, including Strict Machine, Ooh La La, Lovely Head and Utopia in a career spanning 14 years. In addition to her critical and commercial success, Goldfrapp’s reputation for spell-binding live performance and original costume designs – coupled with her unwillingness to allow public intrusion into her private life – have cemented her reputation as one of pop music’s most intriguing stars. The news of Goldfrapp’s landmark exhibition in Salford follows from the release of the brand new Goldfrapp album Tales Of Us, released on Mute on Monday 9 September 2013.
Alison Goldfrapp: Performer as Curator
19 October 2013 – 2 March 2014
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