The Tarantallegra group exhibition is on at New York’s Hester Gallery, opening July 7 and running to August 7.
Tarantallegra is a spell or a charm used to force people’s legs to begin dancing uncontrollably. The press release that accompanies the exhibition is an online PDF that you click on to get to and when you get there you are greeted with a strange document that is fashioned like an old journal although is dated June 2016 and is written with a familiar kind of personal lyricism. It’s title is This Counter -Magics Of Desire & Revolt and it discusses what it is to cast a spell, the benefits of collecting songs into a shuffle playlist and “jumping over symptoms”.
Curated by Nicoletta Lambertucci, the long list of artists includes the likes of Emily Pope, Sophie Jung, Natalie Price Hafslund (who will all be performing during the private view), Natalie Dray and Lea Cetera.
See the Hester Gallery website for more information.**