TOTAL RECORDS EXHIBITION: THE ART OF VINYL

TOTAL RECORDS EXHIBITION: THE ART OF VINYL

What’s an image worth? To a visual audience, record covers can have more influence on our buying of a record than the music itself. Opening this Friday at C/O Berlin, the Total Records exhibition will showcase around 500 classic and lesser-known vinyl covers from the 1960s to the 2000s. Looking at both the artists in front and behind the camera, the images on display are rich with identity, style, and scandal. For the musical artists, covers are a representation of who they are, not rarely intended as provocation, to spark controversy, or make a political statement. For the artists designing covers, such as Robert Frank’s portrayal of The Rolling Stones, or Jean Paul Goude’s representation of Grace Jones, cover design was a way to popularize their work and experiment with photographic technique. Join the opening this Friday for live music and free entry. (Text: Victoria Pease)

C/O Berlin, 
Hardenbergstr.22-24, 10623 Berlin-Charlottenburg; map
Exhibition opening: Fri 09.12.16, 19-24h. Ongoing until 23.04.16, Mon-Sun 11-20h

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