The Performance of Style
Glam, a visually extravagant pop style, exploded across Britain between the years 1971 and 1975. The exciting, futuristic sounds, extravagant fashions, and glitterdappled personas emerging in this era had their roots firmly in British art schools. This is the first exhibition to explore glam style and sensibility in-depth. It investigates artistic developments in Britain, Europe, and North America through the prism of glam, examining painting, sculpture, installation art, film, photography and performance.Bringing together more than 100 artworks, the exhibition reveals the genealogy of this particular style. Themes of glamour, camp, exaggerated identity, androgyny, eroticism and dandyism are explored.
Tate Liverpool, Liverpool, UK