I am a bit late posting this one, but if you haven’t already you should head down to the DMA to see this exhibition. It is by far one of the best installations from the Concentrations series. In short Collins created every aspect of this project. He built the karaoke machine, assembled the band which recorded the album’s tracks, constructed the sets…everything. This is 3 years in the making and is the first time that the completed project has been seen.
In this poignant and poetic work, Collins insightfully combines art, pop music, and popular culture to create a tender, heartbreaking, and at times funny portrait of humanity,” said Weaver. “Watching these Smiths fans–an almost cultlike world phenomenon–perform and sing their favorite lyrics by lead singer Morrissey in a language not their own is a moving reminder of our own desires and struggles for individual expression. It also expands the possibilities of art in our rapidly changing global age.
Phil Collins: the world won’t listen
The Dallas Museum of Art
November 9, 2007-March 23, 2008
Marguerite and Robert Hoffman Galleries