TATE Liverpool: Glam: The Performance of Style

8 February 2013 - 10:00am - 12 May 2013 - 5:50pm
TATE Liverpool
Albert Dock, Liverpool
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Glam! The Performance of Style
Tate Liverpool: Exhibition
8 February – 12 May 2013
£8

Concessions and family tickets available

Glam, a visually extravagant pop style exploded across Britain during the years 1971-5. The exciting, futuristic sounds, extravagant fashions and glitter-dappled personae emerging in this era had their roots firmly in British art schools.

Glam! The Performance of Style is the first exhibition to explore glam style and sensibility in-depth. The exhibition 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 will reveal the genealogy of glam. Themes of glamour, camp, exaggerated identity, androgyny, eroticism and dandyism will be explored in the work of David Hockney, Andy Warhol, Cindy Sherman, Allen Jones, Richard Hamilton, Peter Hujar and many more.

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.
Related events
Private view
Members' preview: Glam! The Performance of Style
Thursday 7 February 2013, 18.30 – 20.30
Special event
Glam! 21st Century Factory - The Prequel
Saturday 16 February 2013, 12.00 – 16.00
Glam! 21st Century Factory
Thursday 11 April 2013, 19.00 – 22.00
Wham Bam Glam!
Friday 17 May 2013, 18.00 – 21.00
Talks and lectures
Glamology
Saturday 23 February, Saturday 23 March and Saturday 20 April, all at 14:00-15:00
Film
Pink Flamingos, directed by John Waters (18)
Wednesday 6 March 2013, 18.30 – 20.20
Pink Narcissus, directed by James Bidgood (18)
Wednesday 6 March 2013, 20.50 – 22.00
Flaming Creatures, directed by Jack Smith (18)
Wednesday 27 March 2013, 18.30 – 19.15
Student resource
Glam! Art, Design and Textiles Study Day
Thursday 7 March 2013, 10.00 – 16.00
Photographic Portrait Study Day
Thursday 14 March 2013, 10.00 – 16.00
Courses and workshops
Glam! art, design and textiles teachers workshop
Thursday 7 March 2013, 16.30 – 18.30

Photography and portraiture teachers workshop
Thursday 14 March 2013, 16.30 – 18.30

Glam Time!
Monday 1 April - Friday 5 April 2013, 13:30-16:30
and
Monday 8 April - Friday 12 April 2013, 13:30-16:30

Conference
Glamorama!
Friday 15 March 10:00-16:30 and Saturday 16 March 10:00-16:00