Curtain Show, Eastside Projects’ new exhibition opens on Friday (12 March) and runs until 17 April. The show is inspired by German designer Lily Reich’s Silk and Velvet Café at the 1927 Women’s Fashion Exhibition in Berlin. The trade fairs of the 19th century and early 20th century were places of great innovation in the fields of art and design, Silk and Velvet Café being an amazing example. They were also sites of alliance between political power and design. ‘Starting from the installation’s complex spatial position and ambiguous political one, Curtain Show unfolds this dual role as curtains form background and foreground in a meeting of curtain works.’
The exhibition features work by international artists including Tacita Dean, Douglas Gordon, Grace Ndiritu and Ines Schaber. I was able to peek inside the other day and it was looking like an impressive show already.
The show will open and the private view will be 6-9pm Friday 12 March. Eastside Projects is open Thursday 12-6.30pm, Friday to Saturday 12-5pm