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BALICE HERTLING: Stephen Willats - Inside The Night - 27 May 2016 to 25 June 2016

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27 May 2016 to 25 June 2016
OPENING HOURS: Wednesday – Saturday 14-19
BALICE HERTLING
47 rue Ramponeau
FR- 75020
Paris
France
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T: +33 (0)1 40 33 47 26
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Artists in this exhibition: Stephen Willats


Galerie Balice Hertling is pleased to announce the third solo exhibition at the gallery of
 
Stephen Willats 
Inside The Night 

from May 27 through June 25

The opening reception will take place on Friday, May 27 from 6 to 9 PM

Balice Hertling 
45 & 47 rue Ramponeau 
75020 Paris 
gallery@balicehertling.com
T + 331 40 33 47 26  

In 1983 Stephen Willats created the seminal exhibition "Inside The Night" at Lisson Gallery.  The show transformed the gallery into an environment of the night, which reflected the spirit of four clubs that revolved around very different sensibilities and night communities. 
The early 1980's was a special moment in London as various groups of young people had grown up in opposition to the determinism that was being imposed by the government of the day, and had broken out of their containment to express tangential even alienating sensibilities, languages that they had created on the streets and into the night. While the day represented conventionality and the straightjacket of institutional determinism, the cover of night offered a freedom where individuals and groups could express themselves as they wanted, to the point where sexual orientation was liberated, dress and language codes reinforcing the externalisation of the self, the self that was really you.
The self-organised pop-up clubs that were created around the different communities of night dwellers, were the vehicle, the catalyst that facilitated this counter culture, and in 1982 Stephen Willats worked directly with the members of the "Cha Cha Club", "Model Dwellings", "The Anarchy Centre" and "Andy & Jane's", these four clubs epitomised the dynamic creative energy of that moment. 
Two of the works from the exhibition "Inside The Night" form the core of this new presentation at Balice Hertling which is made with the same ethos as the original.  "Model Dwellings" was created around the idea of living in the future, having very avant garde dress codes, language, and dance, while "Andy & Jane's" was a transgender club modelled on the 1986 movie " The Man Who Fell To Earth", these two works are presented here with original ambient sound tapes and wall painting to provide a context for their reception.



BALICE HERTLING
47 RUE RAMPONEAU 
75020 PARIS
T +33 (0)1 40 33 47 26
GALLERY@BALICEHERTLING.COM
WWW.BALICEHERTLING.COM 
 
 









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