DANIEL LISMORE: BE YOURSELF, EVERYONE ELSE IS ALREADY TAKEN
FRI 18 FEB 2022 TO SUN 26 JUN 2022
HERBERT ART GALLERY & MUSEUM
JORDAN WELL, COVENTRY CV1 5QP
A major exhibition by the critically acclaimed international artist Daniel Lismore.
Raised in Coventry, Lismore is an artist, designer, perfumer, stylist and human rights warrior. A truly spectacular and immersive experience, this UK premiere celebrates the intersection of art, architecture, world cultures, beauty and fashion.
The exhibition includes Lismore’s sculptural ensembles, each fashioned from his personal collection of over 7,000 curiosities and displayed alongside his personal archive of photography, film and found objects. Many artworks are on display for the first time and reflect Lismore’s multi-dimensional identity - platforming themes of personal expression and self-preservation.
"The 3D exhibition serves as a tapestry of my life as a living sculpture’’ - Daniel Lismore
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In 2013, Lismore presented his first self-portrait exhibition at the Tate Modern followed by another show at the Tate Britain in 2014.
His first solo exhibition, curated by SCAD director of fashion exhibitions Rafael Gomes - "Be yourself, Everyone else is already taken" opened at Savannah College of Art and Design in Atlanta, Georgia, United States on 22 January 2016. The exhibition featured 45 sculptures, each styled individually and installed in an imperial regiment, inspired by the Terracotta Warriors of China. The travelling exhibition received over 40,000 visitors worldwide and was ranked by WGSN as the second most significant global fashion exhibition of 2016.
The exhibition travelled to many other museums attracting thousands of people including celebrities such as Rose McGowan, Bjork and David Beckham
November, 2019 – Be yourself, Everyone else is already taken, Stary Browser, Poznań, Poland
July, 2019 – Be yourself, Everyone else is already taken, Pan Museum, Naples, Italy
June, 2018 – Be yourself, Everyone else is already taken, Harpa Conference Center, Reykjavík, Iceland
December, 2016 – Be yourself, Theater of Self, Miami Art Basel, United States
January, 2016 – Be yourself, Everyone else is already taken, Savannah College of Art and Design, Atlanta, Georgia, United States.
In 2017, Lismore was invited to exhibit alongside Lina Condes at the Palazzo Pissani during the Venice Biennale. For the show, he 3D scanned himself and presented a series of sculptures