Glam style on show at Tate Liverpool

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Glam! The Performance of Style

Glam! The Performance of Style

An exhibition exploring the glam movement is now on display at Tate Liverpool.

‘Glam! The Performance of Style’ looks at a period during the 1970s which influenced both art and culture in both the UK and US.

Popular in Britain during 1971-75, this era was rooted in British art schools but made mainstream by the likes of David Bowie and Marc Bolan as music heroes of the day adopted a more flamboyant image.

Over 100 pieces are featured in this exhibition which range from magazines, paintings and photographs to a new take on Marc Camille Chaimowicz’s spectacular, glitter-strewn installation Celebration? Real Life’, featuring mirror balls, plus strobe and stage lighting.

Through the great emphasis that the movement placed on visual style, the work reflects how people started becoming more self-aware and experimental with their own sense of identity.

The exhibition looks at the most influential artists during this time, including: David Hockney, Andy Warhol, Cindy Sherman, Allen Jones and Richard Hamilton, who address the themes of glamour, camp, exaggerated identity, androgyny and eroticism.

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