Posted on April 28, 2017
Hello! Do you ever feel like this? You've subscribed to a newsletter, but once it arrives in your inbox you don't have time to read it. Newsletters are the first to go under in the daily flood of emails, so once a year we afford ourselves the luxury of publishing a print magazine. Today we launch the fourth edition of SHOWBIZ CULTURE (our not-too-serious motto), in which we feature our projects and the people we work with, as well as exploring the topics that interest us.
Do you ever feel like this? You’ve subscribed to a newsletter, but once it arrives in your inbox you don’t have time to read it. Newsletters are the first to go under in the daily flood of emails, so once a year we afford ourselves the luxury of publishing a print magazine. We launched today the fourth edition of SHOWBIZ CULTURE (our not-too-serious motto). It features our projects and the people we work with, as well as exploring the topics that interest us.
We start by looking back a century to the events that shaped the politics of the 20th century, including a glimpse at life in 1917 through archive photos selected by Retronaut Wolfgang Wild. From there, we travel to Egypt to discover Howard Carter as he optimistically enters the Valley of the Kings to search for Tutankhamun’s tomb. There’s also the chance to take an early look at Spanish producer Musealia’s new exhibition “Auschwitz”, made in partnership with the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum. Historian Guido Knopp interviews the curator, Robert Jan van Pelt, and we learn about how a group of young German journalists have been meeting Holocaust survivors and recording their accounts using Snapchat.
This issue includes an entire section devoted to street art, with introductions to some of the artists featured in our new “Magic City” exhibition. There’s the chance to meet Daze, a New York Street artist that inspired a character in hit Netflix show “The Get Down”, by visionary director Baz Luhrmann, and also see pieces by Tristan Eaton and Jordan Seiler. Butterfly Art News talks all things Banksy with “Saving Banksy” director Colin Day, and there’s also a “Magic City” radio play by Annie Nocenti, about thoughts of a phone booth that”s seen it all and is about to be hauled away. And last, but not least, Brooklyn Street Art chooses the best artists, exhibitions, festivals, books, movies and cities to keep an eye on.
Elsewhere in the magazine we celebrate the fifth anniversary of the Touring Exhibitions Meeting (TEM) by revisiting past gatherings, and speaking with Nick Gray about the origins of the Museum Hack – and ‘hacking’ this year’s conference. Christian Omodeo explores how culture has helped revive western economies, and Stephanie Saldaña learns what refugees and migrants from Syria and Iraq have lost by asking what they’ve carried with them – both tangible and intangible – from home.
But wait there’s more! We’re also introducing one of our major new projects: Tutankhamun Centennium. Over the years leading up to the 2022 centennial of the discovery of the pharaoh’s tomb, we’ll be adapting our touring Tutankhamun exhibitions to reflect a variety of themes, launching a special dedicated website and organising events around the world. If you’d like to be involved, why not contact us?
Finally, we look forward to seeing you at AAM in St. Louis from May 7 – 10 (where conference delegates will be able to read print versions of the magazine before anyone else). And, of course, we would be delighted to have you as a delegate at TEM 2017 in Munich. If you’d like to attend, you can find all the information you need on the conference website: touringexhibitions.org
The early bird deadline is looming – discounted tickets are available until May 31st!
We hope you enjoy the magazine!
All the best,
Director SC Exhibitions
You can reach me under director (AT) sc-exhibitions.com
SC Exhibitions on Twitter & Facebook: @ShowbizCulture
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