Gallery Openings and Events

IDB Staff Association Art Gallery Presents Esto También Es Ibiza (This Too Is Ibiza)

Photo: Dwaine Byrd, Club Ku Couple, 1984

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Opening: Tuesday, November 5 from 6pm to 8pm
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The IDB Staff Association Art Gallery presents: Esto También Es Ibiza (This Too Is Ibiza) by guest curator and artist Adrian Loving.

Esto También Es Ibiza (This Too Is Ibiza) is a photography, installation and video-based exhibition that offers the viewer a slice of Ibiza’s famed sunsets, natural landscapes, hippy style, Balearic music, and club culture – as shaped through the vision of curator, DJ and music historian Adrian Loving. Along with fellow guest contributors including photographers Derek Ridgers, Oriol Maspons and Violetta Markelou, Loving creates an audio/visual narrative that creates an authentic, personal viewpoint of Ibiza’s music culture. Legendary DJ Louie Vega, Club KU dancer Dwaine Byrd and Washington, DC based DJ Heather Femia share oral histories and perspectives on performing there while highlighting Ibiza’s music history and club culture through video installations and soundscapes. Documentary video and photographs showcase Ibiza’s history and visual allure of its indigenous people and the island’s cultural spirit.

About the Curator:
Adrian Loving is a noted music historian, writer and DJ. Over the course of his 20 plus year career, Loving has curated art exhibitions and public programming at various museums and cultural institutions; including the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African Art (NMAFA), The National Portrait Gallery, National Gallery of Art and Corcoran Gallery of Art. Loving’s active participation at international music festivals, art fairs and conferences has further developed his unique perspective on contemporary pop-culture and issues of historical importance. In his most recent book project Fade 2 Grey: Androgyny and Art in 80’s Dance Music, Loving explores the intersection of gender, art and fashion with a focus on musicians from the 1980’s including: David Bowie, Grace Jones and Prince. His continued research has resulted in a series of panel discussions called Shoot to Thrill: Picturing Identity In Underground Dance Music. Loving currently maintains a full-time faculty position as an Instructor of Visual Art, Film and Video at Georgetown Day School in Washington, DC.

IDB Staff Association Art Gallery (13th St. entrance) located at 1300 New York Avenue NW.