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 2016.
Presented in conjunction with the ‘Cindy Sherman’ exhibition from 28 May, 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.
‘Cindy Sherman’ is the first major Australian solo exhibition by the New York-based artist in more than 15 years and GOMA will 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.
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.
28 May – 3 October 2016
Cindy Sherman has positioned photography as one of the most important contemporary art forms, expanding on contemporary society’s recurrent fascination with female appearance, narcissism, cults of celebrity, aspirational culture, and emotional fragility.