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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