Performer as Curator

12.09.2013 | Art , Blog | BY:

Alison Goldfrapp will be the first person to display works in The Lowry’s Performer as Curator exhibition series opening on the 19th October 2013. The enigmatic musician will bring together work from the painters, filmmakers, illustrators and photographers who have inspired her own artistic vision in this series that aims to bridge the gap between the performing and visual arts.

The diverse selection of works will engage with the artist’s fascination with the darker side of fairy tales and folklore, through the artworks of internationally renowned artists such as Marcel Dzama, John Stezaker, Leonora Carrington, Jan Pienkowski and Lotte Reiniger. Goldfrapp, who was hand-picked by the gallery to be the first performer in this series, not only acts as front-woman in her band but art-directs all things visual also. Michael Simpson, Head of Visual Art and Engagement at the Lowry said, “Alison Goldfrapp was a natural first choice for us, given her remarkable synthesis of music and visual imagery. This is an exciting new venture for us and there are more collaborations in the pipeline”.

Goldfrapp released their latest studio album Tales Of Us on Monday 9th September.

Text by Mariella Agapiou

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