Here’s our monthly guide to the best arts culture events around the globe this month.
ABBA: Super Trouper Exhibition, London
Take yourself on a musical adventure with Swedish pop group ABBA as they’re honoured at the South Bank Centre in an original exhibition. Led by the voice of Jarvis Cocker, travel through nine immersive installations exploring the band’s music, lyrics and the lives of one the world’s most successful acts.
ABBA: Super Troupers is presented by Southbank Centre in association with ABBA The Museum, London, January 4 – April 29, 2018, purchase tickets here.
On view from January 17 through till March 3, Landscapes is an exhibition never-before-seen works by photographer Tina Barney – her first solo show in 3 years. Best known for her portraiture documenting the daily life of the social elite, Barney instead turns her lends to distant views of shingled houses, rocky coastlines, small towns and street squares, demonstrating that life, is indeed, rarified.
Tina Barney, Landscapes at Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York, January 17 – March 3, read the full press release here.
With an aim to demonstrate how diverse the communities we live in are, image-maker Niall McDiarmid has captured more than 200 towns across Britain over the course of seven years. Town to Town features over 70 of his intimate portraits, documenting the characters he met on his travels.
Town To Town at the Martin Parr Foundation, Bristol, is on from January 31 – May 12, find out more here.
Film and TV
The Florida Project
If you haven’t watched Sean Baker’s latest colourful drama yet, make sure you catch it before it goes out of cinemas. The Tangerine director explores the flipside of the American Dream. Young Moonee and her mother Halley live in a motel close to Disney World, but they can only dream of going there. Filled with vibrant cinematic landscapes, the film empathises with its subjects while criticising the system that victimises them. With excellent critic reviews, The Florida Project has cemented Baker’s position as one of cinema’s most exciting emerging filmmakers.
The Flordia Project, in cinemas now, certificate 15
The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story
With the highly anticipated series finally locking down a premiere date, Season 2 of the anthology series will arrive on Wednesday, January 17. The show will depict the Versace fashion empire in the wake of the 1997 Miami Beach murder its founder Gianni Versace.
The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story, releases on January 17
Lady Gaga, Birmingham
The multi-platinum, Grammy and BRIT award-winning artist has announced the rescheduled dates for her 2018 world tour, playing at Birmingham Arena on January 31.
Lady Gaga, Birmingham, January 31, purchase tickets here.
Featured image with thanks to Tina Barney