30. 10. 12. - 16:22
Leigh Bowery in focus at the Kunsthalle
The Kunsthalle is currently offering an exhibition with selected costume creations and the films and photographs of artist Leigh Bowery - who died in in 1994 at the age of 33 apparently of AIDS.
He was an Australian-born performance artist, club promoter, actor, pop star, model and fashion designer that was based in London for most of his life.
Bowery is considered one of the more influential figures in the 1980s and 1990s London and New York art and fashion circles influencing a generation of artists and designers.
His influence reached through the fashion, club and art worlds to impact, amongst others, Meadham Kirchhoff, Alexander McQueen, Lucian Freud, Vivienne Westwood, Boy George, Antony and the Johnsons, John Galliano, the Scissor Sisters, David LaChapelle, Lady Bunny.
He also inspired numerous Nu-Rave bands and nightclubs in London and New York which arguably perpetuated his avant garde ideas.
The exhibition running until 3 Feb 2013 is open daily from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm, Thursdays from 10:00 am to 9:00 pm.
For more information go to www.kunsthalle.at.