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FETCH FAVES | JANUARY 2020

This month's favourite shows, music, exhibits and more.



Books

Peter Berlin: Artist, Icon, Photosexual - Johnathon Katz

The landscape of gay male eroticism of the early 1970s is explored and redefined by Tom of Finland's masterful and playful photography.

London Underground 1970-1980 - Mike Goldwater

Goldwater's documentation of the commuters, lovers, friends and families of the London Underground is a touching and adorable look into a iconic commute.


Shows

The Red Shoes - Sadler's Wells, Clerkenwell

The notoriously dark story of a woman who looses it all for her passion is retold with stunning complexity and haunting beauty under Matthew Bourne's fantastic theatrical and ballet directorship.


Exhibits

Valie Export - Thaddaeus Ropac Gallery, Mayfair

Pure feminist mayhem exudes from a genuinely powerful and interesting exhibit, mixing messages and mediums concerning everything from the female form to Austrian architecture to childbirth and menstruation.

FAME by Teijij Hayama - The Unit London, Soho

The Unit London pressent Teiji Hayama's first solo show in all its twisted, grey-scale glory, forcing us to meditate on what it means to interact with the notion of celebrity in a digital age.

Part 2: Maternality - Richard Saulton Gallery, Soho

The Catherine McCormack-curated show takes an ethereal, enchanting and exciting look at the role of mothers and motherhood in contemporary female art.


Music

Mac Miller - Good News

"There's a whole lot more for me waiting on the other side." The Most Dope's post-humorous release is a heart-wrenchingly vulnerable and beautifully re-mastered ballad that retains the original Miller funkiness and cheeky lyrical timbre.

Humanist - Shock Collar

Depeche Mode’s Dave Gahan's new collaboration with the Humanist project by Mark Lanegan collaborator Rob Marshall exudes a classic grit and moodiness accompaniged by a strobe-lit video directed by Derrick Belcham & Tracy Maurice.


Image credits: Alastair Muir, UV Music, Peter Berlin