- Grace Before Jones: Camera, Disco, Studio is slated to debut in September.
An exhibit exploring Grace Jones's image and gender identity is coming to the UK.
Curated by Cédric Fauq and Olivia Aherne, Grace Before Jones: Camera, Disco, Studio will open at Nottingham Contemporary this September. The exhibit is described to be at the intersection of "fan-fiction, study and biography," discussing black image-making, gender binarism and the incorporation of performance into Jones's life.
Offering historical context to Grace Jones's image-making, the show also delves into stage design, music and fashion. Aside from Jones, artwork from a wide range of the period's prominent figures, including Jean-Michel Basquiat, Robert Mapplethorpe and political group ACT UP, will be featured in the exhibit.
Grace Before Jones will run from September 26th to January 3rd at Nottingham Contemporary.