photo collage ©  by Costas Voyatzis for Yatzer

photo collage ©  by Costas Voyatzis for Yatzer

Predrag Pajdic curates an exhibition comprising of 40 international artists hunting for alternative ways of expression during the economic crisis and is about to set London on fire! The exhibition in named Lingering Whispers (so appropriate!) and will be held between 07 May and 06 June 2010 at the Crypt of St Pancras Church. Art and fashion, stage and catwalk, conscious and subconscious will merge into one and some promising contemporary artists, poets, performers, fashion designers and photographers will unite to celebrate imagination and eliminate pigeonholes of convention.

Crisis, after all, is in the mind of the beholder and we at yatzer would be the last ones to associate economic crisis with lack of imagination and creativity. On the contrary, self expression often flourishes at its best under pressure. As Predrag Pajdic indicates, all time classics like the Wizard of Oz or Gone with the Wind have been the astonishing result of the Great Depression in the 1930’s, when Hollywood entered its Golden Age. With that in mind, Lingering Whispers participants want to prove that art is always the best antidote to any kind of crisis and despair.

photo © Cyrille Weiner & Christophe Haleb, 2 Fresh 2 Die, 2008

photo © Cyrille Weiner & Christophe Haleb, 2 Fresh 2 Die, 2008

Lingering Whispers are desires and dreams kept secret, are the apotheosis of the body and its promises, the celebration of fashion, with clothes transformed to a flamboyant second skin, they are the permanent call of sensuality that arises in the most unexpected ways. The exhibition talks the language of the dreams, combining the theatrical and the surreal in the most erotic way. Masks cover the faces of some impossible bodies, the catwalk becomes the perfect scenery, in some parallel world the sun makes the naked skin shine in a old movie splendor, the human and the animal are part of the same fantasy and a pale blue light triggers our imagination to the extremes. After all, Predrag Pajdic says it clearly: Lingering Whispers is all about offering a glamorous, exquisite alternative to darkness and gloom. And let’s face it, who could really resist?

photo © Joachim Baldauf, Der traum vom leben, 2009

photo © Joachim Baldauf, Der traum vom leben, 2009

LINGERING WHISPERS

07 May – 06 June 2010

Crypt, St Pancras Church, 
Euston Road, 
London NW1 2BA
, United Kingdom
Opening Night on the 6th of May 2010 from 6 pm


With live performances by Clementine The Living Fashion Doll & ricci/forte
Music by Stéphane Richez

photo © Cyrille Weiner & Christophe Haleb, 2 Fresh 2 Die, 2008

photo © Cyrille Weiner & Christophe Haleb, 2 Fresh 2 Die, 2008

photo © Jeanne-Salomé Rochat, 2009

photo © Jeanne-Salomé Rochat, 2009

photo © Roberto Foddai, Another Taboo, 2009

photo © Roberto Foddai, Another Taboo, 2009

Predrag Pajdic – curator
Virginie Puertolas-Syn - producer
participating artists in alphabetical order //
Al Giga
Alexandra Eldridge
Barney Ashton
Carolyn Cowan
Christina Kruse
Christophe Haleb
Christopher Stribley
Cyrille Weiner
Daniel Holfeld
Devin Elijah
Dom Agius
Emiliano Lazzarotto
Erick Soler
Errikos Andreou
Fran Dileo
Frances Goodman
Iris Schieferstein
J. L. Nash
Jeanne-Salomé Rochat
Joachim Baldauf
Katarina Mootich
Katharina Hesse
Kobi Israel
Lee Wagstaff
Maflohé Passedouet
Manuel Estevez
Mark Mander
Mauro Santucci
Michal Ohana-Cole
Pascale Lafay
Pato Rivero
Petra Reimann
ricci/forte
Roberto Foddai
Sang Bleu
Sarah Bailey
Scooter Laforge
Stefania Bonatelli
Tapio Snellman
Tupac Martir
Wolfgang Stiller
Wren Britton
Yvonne De Rosa

photo © Cyrille Weiner & Christophe Haleb, 2 Fresh 2 Die, 2008

photo © Cyrille Weiner & Christophe Haleb, 2 Fresh 2 Die, 2008

photo © Joachim Baldauf, Der traum vom leben, 2009

photo © Joachim Baldauf, Der traum vom leben, 2009

photo © Daniel Holfeld, All That Openeth The Womb Is Mine, 2010

photo © Daniel Holfeld, All That Openeth The Womb Is Mine, 2010

photo © Stefania Bonatelli, Suddenly, 2009

photo © Stefania Bonatelli, Suddenly, 2009

photo © Emiliano Lazzarotto, Awakening, 2009

photo © Emiliano Lazzarotto, Awakening, 2009

photo © Cyrille Weiner // performance: Christophe Haleb, Evelyne House of Shame #1, 2008

photo © Cyrille Weiner // performance: Christophe Haleb, Evelyne House of Shame #1, 2008

photo © Fran Dileo, Untitled, 2009

photo © Fran Dileo, Untitled, 2009

photo © Joachim Baldauf: Schwarz, Rot, Blond (Schiffer, Vorn IV), 2008. Diptych

photo © Joachim Baldauf: Schwarz, Rot, Blond (Schiffer, Vorn IV), 2008. Diptych

photo © Carolyn Cowan, Rose, 2009

photo © Carolyn Cowan, Rose, 2009

photo © Petra Reimann, Mad About The Boy, 2010

photo © Petra Reimann, Mad About The Boy, 2010

photo © Dom Agius, A New Royal Family A Wild Nobility, 2010

photo © Dom Agius, A New Royal Family A Wild Nobility, 2010

photo © Errikos Andreou & Al Giga, Circus Tales, 2009

photo © Errikos Andreou & Al Giga, Circus Tales, 2009

photo © Iris Schieferstein, Vegas Girl, 2009 

photo © Iris Schieferstein, Vegas Girl, 2009 

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