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Title Into the night : cabarets and clubs in modern art / edited by Florence Ostende with Lotte Johnson

Publication Info. Munich : Prestel in association with Barbican Art Gallery, 2019


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Brand Library Non-Fiction    709.04 INT    Available
Description 343 pages : chiefly illustrations (some color) ; 32 cm
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Note Catalogue of an exhibition held at the Barbican Art Gallery, London, 4 October 2019 - 19 January 2020; and Belvedere, Vienna, 14 February - 1 June 2020.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary This book explores the role of cabarets, clubs, and cafés in modern art. These creative spaces were incubators of radical thinking, in which artists could exchange provocative ideas. They were welcoming environments for artists, dancers, designers, writers, and musicians pushing the boundaries of cultural and social norms. Spanning the decades from the 1880s to the 1960s, this unique and multi-faceted illustrated history of alternative artistic spaces covers four continents and includes both famed and little-known sites of the avant-garde. Organized by city, it features painting, drawing, photography, sculpture, film, and archival material emanating from over a dozen cabarets, clubs, and bars that were home to the likes of Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Loie Fuller, Josef Hoffmann, Giacomo Balla, Sophie Taeuber-Arp, Theo Van Doesburg, Jeanne Mammen, Jacob Lawrence, Ramon Alva de la Canal, and Ibrahim El-Salahi. It includes photographs of the interiors of the Chat Noir in Paris, the Cafe L'Aubette in Strasbourg and the Mbari Club in Nigeria; a cocktail menu from the Cabaret Fledermaus in Vienna; a 1930s night club map of Harlem; posters and invitations advertising performances at the Cabaret Voltaire in Zurich and Mexico City's Cafe de Nadie; and countless artworks that emerged from these spaces conveying the energy and excitement of the time. A series of enlightening essays explore how each space fostered and stimulated new forms of artistic expression.
Subject Nightlife in art -- Exhibitions.
Nightclubs -- Pictorial works.
Music-halls (Variety-theaters, cabarets, etc.) -- History.
Music-halls (Variety-theaters, cabarets, etc.) -- Pictorial works.
Art, Modern -- 20th century -- History.
Genre/Form Exhibition catalogs.
Added Author Ostende, Florence, editor, curator.
Johnson, Lotte, editor.
Barbican Art Gallery, host institution, publisher.
Ă–sterreichische Galerie Belvedere, host institution.
Added Title Cabarets and clubs in modern art
ISBN 379135888X (English trade edition)
9783791358888 (English trade edition)
9783791369372 (English museum edition)
3791369377 (English museum edition)
9783791358871 (German trade edition)
3791358871 (German trade edition)
9783791369365 (German museum edition)
3791369369 (German museum edition)

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