“One spotlight on your face. That’s all you need to generate mystery.”
- Grace Jones, I’ll Never Write My Memoirs, 2015.
A big talking point recently within the UW HQ was the arrival of the ‘Grace Before Jones: Camera, Disco, Studio’ exhibition to the Nottingham Contemporary.
It presents a beautifully depicted portrait of the icon herself, through her own multi-faceted career as a singer/model/actress/performer, whilst also paying homage to her collaborations with some of the most well-known modern artists: Andy Warhol, Robert Mapplethorpe and Keith Haring to name but a few.
The exhibition itself doesn’t follow a definitive chronology, jumping in varying degrees from one aspect of Grace’s life to another, however this does nothing but accentuate the sheer iconic status she has achieved, and in many ways is still achieving through her performances even up until the present day.
The ‘Grace Before Jones: Camera, Disco, Studio’ exhibition is on at the Nottingham Contemporary until the 3rd January 2021. You can find more info about the exhibition itself here.