A visually excessive means of expression, the early 1970s aesthetics of Glam had a style-defining impact that went far beyond the art scene. After its major exhibition projects Summer of Love (2005) and Op Art (2007), which focused on cross-genre developments in the art and culture of the 1960s, the Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt now highlights another, very dynamic era of art history with the show Glam! The Performance of Style, on display from June 14 until September 22, 2013. Glam describes the extravagant style that musicians such as David Bowie and Marc Bolan made popular in Great Britain in the early 1970s and which by brashly linking high culture and subculture questioned socially passed-on concepts such as identity and gender became a worldwide phenomenon.
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