Art Exhibit Featuring over 30 Visual Artists, including Shepard Fairey, David Mack, Molly Crabapple, Tao Lin, Robyn Hitchcock, Kristin Hersh, DJ Spooky and more
To celebrate the release of her new album Village Underground is hosting the London leg of Amanda's Pop-up gallery.
The exhibition will feature 30 visual artists who have created work inspired by the album. And true to form, the undisputed queen of fan engagement is turning to her fans for help, launching a new Kickstarter campaign that will enable her to execute the ambitious global release at levels rarely seen by independent artists.
"I've been waiting what seems like ages to release this album, trying to figure out how to serve it best, since i think it's the best material I've ever written. I had to find the right business team, the right musicians, the right producer, and most importantly, the right system through which to release it. I've been experimenting with self-releasing little projects for a while, learning as I go, and my team knows enough now to self-release a massive record."
There has rarely been an Amanda Palmer or Dresden Dolls release without a strong visual art component, and Palmer has pulled no punches with this album: In conjunction with the album's release in September 2012, Amanda has commissioned 30 unique artists (many of whom are musicians as well) to create work inspired by her new album.
This art will be featured - live on local gallery walls - in a traveling “Pop-Up” art exhibit that will touch down in 6-8 cities in the U.S. and Europe, where Amanda & The Grand Theft Orchestra will perform exclusive shows within the gallery to reward local Kickstarter backers. Palmer explains: "I'm pretty sure I became a musician so I'd have an excellent excuse to throw an Art Party everywhere I went. This upcoming gallery tour is about as close as I get to fulfilling that fantasy. Wine flowing, visual art and artists everywhere, music playing loudly, everybody excited about the album in one tiny room, jumping up and down...it doesn't get any better than that, really."
Tickets for this show will only be available on Kickstarter