Published on June 10th, 2015 | by Mica Rose0
Batman: Arkham Knight Cape & Cowl Exhibition
Celebrating the Iconic Cape and Cowl
WB Games UK has teamed up with twenty of the most exciting contemporary artists and media celebrities to celebrate the launch of Batman: Arkham Knight with a new exhibition reimagining the Caped Crusader’s iconic Cape and Cowl headpiece, running at Kachette, Shoreditch, London, from Tuesday 23 to Sunday 28 June, 2015.
Using life-sized replicas of Batman’s famous costume as a blank canvas, each artist and celebrity will produce their own unique interpretation of the Dark Knight’s attire. Featuring celebrities from the worlds of TV, film, music and fashion, such as Jonathan Ross, Noel Clarke, Eliza Doolittle and Jodie Kidd and high profile artists such as Nancy Fouts, Lauren Baker, Hayden Kays, Inkie, Pam Glew, INSA, The Connor Brothers, Zeus, Matt Small, Jon Burgerman, Case, CRASH, Cyclops, Kid Acne, Logan Hicks and Pure Evil, the exhibition will run through the launch week of Batman: Arkham Knight.
The featured exhibit photos below include:
Lauren Baker – ‘Acid Rain’
Multidisciplinary artist Lauren Baker explores transitions between life, death and rebirth whilst delivering an aesthetic value that has seen her work featured in The V&A, Tate Modern and Tate Britain.
The corrosive Gotham rain falls upon the dark night. Batman is unmoved. Shrouded in darkness, he fights for the light.
INSA – ‘High Heels And Low Lifes’
Globally renowned artist INSA has painted his work across the world, carved in ice in the Arctic, painted on mud huts in Africa and recently completed one of the biggest paintings on the planet photographed from space.
For Arkham Knight Cape & Cowl INSA has transformed Batman with his trademark INSA graffiti fetish pattern.
The Connor Brothers – ‘Becoming Yourself’
The Connor Brothers’ work explores the concepts of truth and fiction, often blurring the line between the two.
‘Becoming Yourself’ is a modern take on the Memento Mori – even superheroes must accept their mortality.
Zeus – ‘Batman Under Construction’
London artist Zeus has been drawing inspiration from urban culture to create dynamic, experimental compositions that have re-defined graffiti.
A megalithic monument for Gotham City is under construction to celebrate the cape crusader.
Matt Small – ‘The city corrodes us all’
Matt Small’s artworks are inspired by the city and its people. The grit, the grime, the energy is what Small seeks to capture in the pieces that he creates.
‘The city corrodes us all’ depicts the Dark Knight as corroded and dilapidated. The corruption, criminality, the grime, the urban decay have finally become one with the Batman.
Cyclops – “Somewhere on the Spectrum’
Cyclops is a London-based artist, working across a variety of media.
Somewhere on the Spectrum uses the idea that the colour black contains all other colours and represents this by adorning the normally iconic black mask with an optimistic rainbow.
[It’s worth noting that there is an actual Rainbow Batman suit, which can be found with the power of Google Images -Duke]
Nancy Fouts – ‘One for All, All for One’
Modern day surrealist and art prankster Nancy Fouts reinterpretations of inanimate objects tilts the original meaning of the object used on its head to such an extent that its original meaning becomes obsolete and a new significance is revealed.
For Batman: Arkham Knight Cape & Cowl Nancy Fouts has reconstructed Batman’s Cowl out of a collection of all people and all things. He is made of many pieces.
Case – ‘Till Death Do Us Part’
Andreas von Chrzanowski aka CASE is a German graffiti artist and one of four members of the “Maclaim Crew”. Case is widely recognised as a pioneer in the art of spray-can photo-realistism.
The alliance between Batman and Bruce Wayne is life-long, they will be parted only by death.
Batman: Arkham Knight will be available from 23rd June 2015 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.
Produced and curated by Moniker Projects, the Batman: Arkham Knight Cape & Cowl Exhibition will run at:
Kachette, 347 Old St., Shoreditch, London, EC1V 9LP from Tuesday 23 to Saturday 27 June – 11am to 9pm, Sunday 28 June – 11am to 5pm.
Entry to the exhibition is free, with final entrance 30 minutes before the gallery closes.
Let us know if you pop along to the exhibition consumers, we’d love to hear what you think in the comments!
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