Brisbane’s Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) will present a line-up of genre-defying, risk-taking musicians across seven dates when the Cindy Sherman Up Late program commences Friday 17 June.
Presented in conjunction with the ‘Cindy Sherman’ exhibition at GOMA from 28 May to 3 October 2016, this latest offering in the Gallery’s popular after-hours program celebrates the power of ‘she’ with an all-female line-up of international and Australian performers including Eleanor Friedberger (US), Kimya Dawson (US), Mojo Juju (Mel), Sampa the Great (Syd), Jess Ribeiro (Mel) and others.
Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA) Director Chris Saines said ‘Cindy Sherman’ was the first major Australian solo exhibition by the New York-based artist in more than 15 years and that GOMA would open exclusively after hours from 5.30-10.00pm on select Friday nights for the Up Late program.
‘Audiences will have a chance to see ‘Cindy Sherman’ after dark and engage in exhibition tours, live music and a series of floor talks with writers, stylists, performers and choreographers’, said Mr Saines.
Each Up Late night will kick off with a set from Brisbane DJ collective Cheated Hearts (Jane Doe, Sezzo Snot and Eevvee) supporting the performers:
17 June:Eleanor Friedberger, known as one-half of the Fiery Furnaces, plays Up Late as the first stop on the Australian tour for her third studio album, New View.
24 June: Brisbane four-piece Major Leagues bring the playful charm of their new EP, Dream States to the Up Late stage.
1 July: Melbourne’s Mojo Juju performs songs from her genre-challenging new album Seeing Red / Feeling Blue.
9 September: Grammy award-winning, singer-songwriter Kimya Dawson brings her soulful and tender folk to Up Late.
16 September: Sydney’s Sampa the Great reveals her penchant for poetry and dense lyricism in songs from her 2015 debut studio album.
23 September: Award-winning Melbourne singer-songwriter Jess Ribeiro brings hazy rock, landscape ambience and 60s psych melodies from her new album Kill it Yourself to GOMA.
30 September: Melbourne’s Teeth & Tongue will mesmerise audiences with a captivating combinations of garage and psychedelic rock, disco, folk, R&B and pop on the last Friday of the exhibition.
Storytellers floor talk series will feature leaders in a wide range of fields, including Queensland Ballet Resident Designer Noeline Hill, author Ellen Van Neervan, designer and artisan Susan Dimasi and more.
Cindy Sherman Up Late tickets on sale Friday 15 April. General admission $25, QAGOMA Members $22. For tickets and more information visit qagoma.qld.gov.au
Sundays with Cindy, a monthly Sunday afternoon series including a zine fair hosted by Brisbane’s Junky Comics, a hands-on workshop with DIY blogger and artist Rachel Burke, pop-up curator’s talks and a discussion program with contemporary photo-media artists including Polixeni Papapetrou and Camille Serisier, will also be presented at GOMA on select Sundays throughout the exhibition.
GOMA Talks Cindy Sherman on Thursday 21 and 28 July are free, live panel discussions in partnership with ABC Radio National and hosted by Radio National Presenters Paul Barclay and Sarah Kanowski. The evening discussions will explore issues relating to contemporary feminism; from women in the workplace to online technologies – what’s changed, and what battles are left to fight. Drop into the Cinema Lounge before the talk to enjoy food and drink offerings at our pop-up bar and music from Cheated Hearts DJs.Cindy Sherman is one of the most recognised and influential artists of our time. Over four decades Sherman has produced an astonishing number of character studies, experimenting with costume, prosthetics, makeup and digital photography to embellish and manipulate photographs in which she enacts her subjects in highly constructed images.
In addition to six important photographic series produced by the New York-based artist since 2000, ‘Cindy Sherman’ at GOMA will feature an entirely new body of work created in 2016 and being shown for the first time in the Southern Hemisphere.
‘Cindy Sherman’ is a ticketed exhibition supported by Airline Partner Virgin Australia; Tourism and Media Partners Brisbane Marketing and JC Decaux; and Wine and Sparkling Partner Yering Station.