The Little Black Gallery is proud to present!
!VEE SPEERS: BORDELLO !
from 4 March – 12 April 2014
‘She shows beauty where beauty can be terribly absent’ Karl Lagerfeld
The romantic decadence of Paris nightlife in the 1920s and 30s (eternalized most famously by the photographs of Brassai) comes to life afresh in this series of sensuous photos shot
on location in former bordellos where the lavish decors have survived intact.
Vee Speers, an Australian artist who has lived in Paris for more than 20 years, has created
edgy photos that play with seduction, sensuality and femininity.!The photographs have been printed using a hand-rendered Fresson charcoal process which gives a more authentic, painterly quality to the images.
Vee Speers was born in Australia and has lived in Paris since 1990. Her timeless portraits, including ‘The Birthday Party’, have been exhibited and published worldwide and are part of many private and museum collections including the Elton John Collection, Michael
Wilson Collection, DZ Bank, Museum 21C Kentucky, George Eastman House, Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Clerici Collection Italy. Speers has published two books: Bordello
with a foreword by Karl Lagerfeld (Ear Books, 2005), and The Birthday Party
(Dewi Lewis, 2008).
The Little Black Gallery
13A Park Walk SW10 0AJ
020 7349 9332
30 gennaio 2014 – 28 febbraio 2014
The initiative began as The project “Will to emerge” devised by Dario Biello and produced by the Cultural Association Cinema Young. WRE’s main objective is the discovery and spreading of the architecture of the ’900, often understimated by a generation that does not recognize the real value of these buildings, that instead represent the link between past and future. The history of the district started in 1916 by the genius of Gino Coppedè, not far away from “Piazza Buenos Aires”, on the today’s via Tagliamento in Rome. A wave of decorations and volumes generated at the focal point of the Mincio square to create a magical atmosphere with feelings that intertwine continuously with different styles belonging to the medieval tradition, to the Liberty period , but also being typically Roman and Classic.
The initiative began as a project to resurface Want devised by Dario Biello and produced by the Cultural Cinema Young. VDR’s main objective is the discovery and spread of the architecture of the ‘900 often devalued by a generation that does not recognize the real value of these buildings instead represent the link between past and future. The history of the district was founded in 1916 by the genius of Gino Coppedè, near Piazza Buenos Aires, the current via Tagliamento in Rome. A wave of decorations and volumes generated at the focal point of the square around the Mincio create a magical atmosphere between feelings that intertwine continuously with different styles belonging to the medieval tradition, to liberty, but also to taste typical Roman and classic.
10.00 – 21.00
Piazza Colonna, Roma