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Barbican Centre - Into the Night: Cabarets and Clubs in Modern Art


This landmark exhibition is an exhilarating journey into the world’s most iconic cabarets, cafés and clubs in modern art through the lens of pioneering artists. Explore the electrifying history of cabarets, cafés and clubs in modern art across the world, from London to New York, Paris, Mexico City, Berlin, Vienna, and Ibadan. Discover over 200 works of art, many rarely seen in the UK, as well as life-size recreations of avant-garde spaces animated by live performances.

Spanning the 1880s to the 1960s, Into the Night celebrates the creativity of the spaces in which artists, performers, designers, musicians and writers congregated to push the boundaries of artistic expression.

The exhibition offers insight into the immersive Cabaret Fledermaus in turn-of-the-century Vienna; the heady atmosphere of Berlin clubs in Weimar Germany; the pulsating energy of the jazz scene in Harlem, New York; the vibrant context of the Mbari clubs in 1960s Nigeria and more.

Image credit: Erna Schmidt-Caroll, 'Chansonette (Singer)', c. 1928. Private collection. © Estate Erna Schmidt-Caroll

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Exhibition is open from 4 October 2019 to 19 January 2020 only.

2FOR1 Offer not valid 18 – 19 January 2020

Admission: Weekday £15, Weekend £17

Opening Times:
Sunday – Wednesday 10.00-18.00
Thursday – Saturday 10.00-20.00
New Year’s Day 12.00–18.00

Closed 24 - 26 December.

Getting There

Nearest Station: Barbican

Barbican Centre,
Silk St,

Phone number: +44 (0) 207 638 8891

Website: www.barbican.org.uk

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