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I am so high I could eat a star II, 2013 Pigment Print, Epoxy 80 X 106,5 Cm © Cornelie Tollens
Dots, 2006 C Print 50,8 X 61 Cm © Ina Jang, courtesy Christophe Guye Gallery, Switzerland
LP, 2005 Print, Ink Jet On Archival Grade Paper 64 X 52,5 Cm © Anuschka Blommers / Niels Schumm, Ravestijn Gallery
Skylight, 2011 C Print Kodak Endura 175 X 140 Cm © Marnix Goossens, Gallery Nouvelles Images
Lifting, 1996 Duraflexprint, Perspex, Dibond 171,00 Cm X 127,00 Cm © Inez van Lamsweerde & Vinhoodh Matadin, courtesy Gemeentemuseum Helmond, The Netherlands
Limo, 2010 Lambda Print On Endura Paper 85,1 X 56,7 Cm © Pieter Henket
Curated by: Fiona van Schendel

Lijnbaansgracht 314
1017 WZ Amsterdam
October 19th, 2013 - November 23rd, 2013
Opening: October 19th, 2013 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Canal Girdle
+31 (0)20 3305321
Wed-Sat 1-6 pm and by appointment
conceptual photography, digital, sculpture, photography, installation


Disco and Disco spirit are at the core of the exhibition at Flatland Gallery in Amsterdam. The exhibition explores and deciphers disco’s legacy in contemporary art.
from 19 October 2013 till 23 November 2013



Disco and Disco spirit are at the core of the exhibition at Flatland Gallery in Amsterdam. The exhibition explores and deciphers disco’s legacy in contemporary art.This may apply to just magic moments from a decade of disco eclecticism, the movement in music that integrated the legacy of minimalism with the blurring of current flows of expressionism in the art.



Often magic in outlook, the selection of works ranges from show birds to old ladies driving cars, to the world of chemistry and psychedelic moods to the elusive photographic works of escaping a claustrophobic interior.

In 2013 the pop charts know more dance-disco songs than at any other moment since the late 1970s.

Though the pre-Saturday Night Fever DISCO underground from the ‘70s and early ‘80s was actually earnest and irony-free (“Love Is the Message”), a deliberately superficial aesthetic dominated soon in Disco. Lovers of Disco talk about a D.H.M., a "deep hidden meaning", better characterised by a studied superficiality. It was highlighting a way to ignore "substance" which is often code for domestic comfort zones. Interesting, this glamorous and decadent side of Disco - it included also a thriving drug subculture, and it was the queen of hedonism: rampant promiscuity, fun, overwhelming sound, colourful pants, kitschy robot costumes and sexiness  - had an incredible impact on gay liberation, and on the bonding between black, white people and the Hispanic. 


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