Into the Night: Cabarets and Clubs in Modern Art explores the social and artistic role of cabarets, cafés and clubs around the world. Spanning the 1880s to the 1960s, the exhibition presents a dynamic and multi-faceted history of artistic production.
[Featured image: Into the Night : Cabarets and Clubs in Modern Art Installation view, Barbican Art Gallery. 4 October 2019 – 19 January 2020 Recreation of the bar at the Cabaret Fledermaus, orginally designed by Josef Hoffmann (1907), 2019. Conceived by the Barbican Art Gallery and Caruso St John, in collaboration with the University of Applied Arts, Vienna ©Tristan Fewings / Getty Images].
A journey into the world’s most iconic cabarets, cafés and clubs in modern art through the lens of pioneering artists.
Explore the history of cabarets, cafés and clubs in modern art across the world, from London to Paris, Mexico City, Tehran, and Ibadan. See works of art, many rarely seen in the UK, as well as life-size recreations of avant-garde spaces.
Every Thursday to Saturday night, the gallery’s recreated spaces come to life: the iconic 1920s club L’Aubette hosts live jazz music and classic cocktails are served in Vienna’s jewel-like Cabaret Fledermaus bar.
Spanning the 1880s to the 1960s, Into the Night celebrates the creative spaces where artists congregated to push the boundaries of artistic expression. The exhibition offers insight into the heady atmosphere of Berlin clubs in Weimar Germany; the energy of Harlem’s jazz scene; the vibrant context of the Mbari clubs in 1960s Nigeria; and many more.
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