The winner of the Turner Prize Jeremy Deller and the director and visual artist Josh Blaaberg were commissioned by Frieze and Gucci to make films inspired by the “Second Summer of Love”, with a conepto in the explosion of electronic music and young culture that swept the United Kingdom and Europe in 1988.
These collaborations are in addition to Wu Tsang’s film, “Into A Space Of Love”, a realistic documentary mixed with magic, which explores the heritage of house music in the underground culture of New York.
These films will be screened for the first time at Frieze London in October, followed by a discussion with the artists.
The second series “Summer of Love” explores the lasting impact of acid house on contemporary international culture by tracking its heritage, from the local scene of the medium Italo disco from the 1980s to the permanent break and the reconstruction of British identity , passing through the assimilation of European synthesizer sounds in the emerging house and techno cultures of Chicago, Detroit and New York.
The series is accompanied by 4 short films of 60 seconds each made by Adam Csoka Keller and Evelyn Benčičová.
Art and cinema are two powerful creative forces that inspire and unite people across cultural and national boundaries. It is in this perspective that GUCCI collaborates with partners such as LACMA, The Film Foundation, Frieze Masters and Tribeca Film Institute to celebrate the visionaries who are redefining the landscape of their talents.
GUCCI is proud to partner once again with Frieze as part of this ambitious project to document the artists’ point of view on the contemporary cultural movement.