It will be held from 19th October 2012 to 3rd February 2013 in Vienna at the Kunsthalle Xtravaganza, staging Leigh Bowery”, exhibition, curated by Angela Stief, paying homage to Leigh Bowery, unforgettable persona, celebrated fashion designer and performer artist who featured in the Eighties new-romantic scene as Blitz Kid in London and later in early Nineties as Club Kid in the New York club scene created by the iconic party promoter Michael Alig. The exhibition will include works by Leigh Bowery and Anthony & the Johnsons, Peter Ashworth, Charles Atlas, Nicola Bateman, Bruce Bernard, Boy George, Michael Clark, Cerith Wyn Evans, Avram Finkelstein, Lucian Freud, Padhi Frieberger, Rudi Gernreich, Alex Gerry, Fergus Greer, Richard Habberley, Dick Jewell, Martin Margiela/Marina Faust, John Maybury, Minty, Nick Knight, Jean-Claude Lagrèze, Catherine Opie/Ron Athey, Werner Pawlok, Mr. Pearl, Raw Sewage, Johnny Rozsa, Sue Tilley, Trojan, Donald Urquhart, Baillie Walsh, John Waters/Divine, Fred Whisker, David Wojnarowicz and U.V.A. celebrating the work of a creative who thought about himself as a canvas and acted under the sign of eccentricity, “doing the opposite” – as he asserted – “of what people expected”, an ethic under the sign of humor and subversion of clichés of conformism. A not to be missed happening to enjoy and re-discover a legend, his work and find again his signs in contemporary times.

“XTRAVAGANZA, STAGING LEIGH BOWERY” AL MUSEO KUNSTHALLE DI VIENNA

Leigh Bowery, photo by Nick Knight(1992)

Si terrà dal 19 ottobre 2012 al 3febbraio 2013 a Vienna presso il Kunsthalle Xtravaganza, staging Leigh Bowery”, mostra, curata da Angela Stief che rende omaggio a Leigh Bowery, indimenticabile personaggio, celebre designer and performer, protagonista negli anni Ottanta della scena new-romantic nelle vesti di Blitz Kid a Londra e successivamente nei primi anni Novanta quale Club Kid nella scena dei locali di New York creata dall’ iconico party-promoter Michael Alig. La mostra includerà opere di Leigh Bowery and Anthony & the Johnsons, Peter Ashworth, Charles Atlas, Nicola Bateman, Bruce Bernard, Boy George, Michael Clark, Cerith Wyn Evans, Avram Finkelstein, Lucian Freud, Padhi Frieberger, Rudi Gernreich, Alex Gerry, Fergus Greer, Richard Habberley, Dick Jewell, Martin Margiela/Marina Faust, John Maybury, Minty, Nick Knight, Jean-Claude Lagrèze, Catherine Opie/Ron Athey, Werner Pawlok, Mr. Pearl, Raw Sewage, Johnny Rozsa, Sue Tilley, Trojan, Donald Urquhart, Baillie Walsh, John Waters/Divine, Fred Whisker, David Wojnarowicz ed U.V.A. che celebrano il lavoro di un creativo che pensava a sé stesso come a una tela ed agiva all’ insegna dell’ eccentricità, “facendo l’ opposto” – come egli affermava – “di ciò che la gente si aspettava”, un’ etica all’ insegna dell’ umorismo e sovversione dei clichés del conformismo. Un evento imperdibile per apprezzare e riscoprire una leggenda, la sua opera e ritrovarne i segni nella contemporaneità.

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