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Gallery: A Beautiful Darkness

published on 2 November 2015

Re-live the exhibition with our gallery of art installations and performance pieces in situ at the old CSM building.

Re-live the exhibition with our gallery of art installations and performance pieces in situ at the old CSM building.

For ‘A Beautiful Darkness’, gentlemen greeting guests at the event’s entrance wear Thom Browne’s looks from A/W 15 - which were based on formal mourning dress.
Gareth Pugh’s dancing clowns, clad in clothing made from inflated balloons, garbage bags, and cellophane
Gareth Pugh’s dancing clowns, clad in clothing made from inflated balloons, garbage bags, and cellophane
Gareth Pugh’s dancing clowns, clad in clothing made from inflated balloons, garbage bags, and cellophane
Gareth Pugh’s dancing clowns, clad in clothing made from inflated balloons, garbage bags, and cellophane
Gareth Pugh’s dancing clowns, clad in clothing made from inflated balloons, garbage bags, and cellophane
Gareth Pugh’s dancing clowns, clad in clothing made from inflated balloons, garbage bags, and cellophane
Gareth Pugh’s dancing clowns, clad in clothing made from inflated balloons, garbage bags, and cellophane
Gareth Pugh’s dancing clowns, clad in clothing made from inflated balloons, garbage bags, and cellophane
Gareth Pugh’s dancing clowns, clad in clothing made from inflated balloons, garbage bags, and cellophane
Gareth Pugh's space at the old CSM building
Gareth Pugh's space at the old CSM building
Gareth Pugh's space at the old CSM building
Gareth Pugh's space at the old CSM building
Nick Knight continues to explore beauty beyond fashion by feeding his desire to connect more closely with nature. In his series of botanic photographs, Knight whimsically investigates the organic form of the rose
Nick Knight continues to explore beauty beyond fashion by feeding his desire to connect more closely with nature. In his series of botanic photographs, Knight whimsically investigates the organic form of the rose
Nick Knight continues to explore beauty beyond fashion by feeding his desire to connect more closely with nature. In his series of botanic photographs, Knight whimsically investigates the organic form of the rose
Investigating issues of the environment, conservation, and the animal kingdom, Diana Thater seeks to engulf her audience in filmic and digital ecosystems of her own
Investigating issues of the environment, conservation, and the animal kingdom, Diana Thater seeks to engulf her audience in filmic and digital ecosystems of her own
Investigating issues of the environment, conservation, and the animal kingdom, Diana Thater seeks to engulf her audience in filmic and digital ecosystems of her own
London-based model and artist Tessa Kuragi investigates alchemical parallels through Sasha Krohn's aerial performance, forcing us to face our shadowy twin and its darker qualities we choose to ignore
London-based model and artist Tessa Kuragi investigates alchemical parallels through Sasha Krohn's aerial performance, forcing us to face our shadowy twin and its darker qualities we choose to ignore
London-based model and artist Tessa Kuragi investigates alchemical parallels through Sasha Krohn's aerial performance, forcing us to face our shadowy twin and its darker qualities we choose to ignore
London-based model and artist Tessa Kuragi investigates alchemical parallels through Sasha Krohn's aerial performance, forcing us to face our shadowy twin and its darker qualities we choose to ignore
London-based model and artist Tessa Kuragi investigates alchemical parallels through Sasha Krohn's aerial performance, forcing us to face our shadowy twin and its darker qualities we choose to ignore
London-based model and artist Tessa Kuragi investigates alchemical parallels through Sasha Krohn's aerial performance, forcing us to face our shadowy twin and its darker qualities we choose to ignore
London-based model and artist Tessa Kuragi investigates alchemical parallels through Sasha Krohn's aerial performance, forcing us to face our shadowy twin and its darker qualities we choose to ignore
London-based model and artist Tessa Kuragi investigates alchemical parallels through Sasha Krohn's aerial performance, forcing us to face our shadowy twin and its darker qualities we choose to ignore
London-based model and artist Tessa Kuragi investigates alchemical parallels through Sasha Krohn's aerial performance, forcing us to face our shadowy twin and its darker qualities we choose to ignore
London-based model and artist Tessa Kuragi investigates alchemical parallels through Sasha Krohn's aerial performance, forcing us to face our shadowy twin and its darker qualities we choose to ignore
London-based model and artist Tessa Kuragi investigates alchemical parallels through Sasha Krohn's aerial performance, forcing us to face our shadowy twin and its darker qualities we choose to ignore
London-based model and artist Tessa Kuragi investigates alchemical parallels through Sasha Krohn's aerial performance, forcing us to face our shadowy twin and its darker qualities we choose to ignore
London-based model and artist Tessa Kuragi investigates alchemical parallels through Sasha Krohn's aerial performance, forcing us to face our shadowy twin and its darker qualities we choose to ignore
London-based model and artist Tessa Kuragi investigates alchemical parallels through Sasha Krohn's aerial performance, forcing us to face our shadowy twin and its darker qualities we choose to ignore
London-based model and artist Tessa Kuragi investigates alchemical parallels through Sasha Krohn's aerial performance, forcing us to face our shadowy twin and its darker qualities we choose to ignore
Set designer Simon Costin exhibits a deathly Tableau vivant - a demonic tabletop of eclectically wicked and diabolical paraphernalia from his collection
Set designer Simon Costin exhibits a deathly Tableau vivant - a demonic tabletop of eclectically wicked and diabolical paraphernalia from his collection
In her most recent series entitled Painkillers II, Polish artist Joanna Rajkowska evaluates the questionable dynamic between modern warfare, science, and healing systems
In her most recent series entitled Painkillers II, Polish artist Joanna Rajkowska evaluates the questionable dynamic between modern warfare, science, and healing systems
In her most recent series entitled Painkillers II, Polish artist Joanna Rajkowska evaluates the questionable dynamic between modern warfare, science, and healing systems
In her most recent series entitled Painkillers II, Polish artist Joanna Rajkowska evaluates the questionable dynamic between modern warfare, science, and healing systems
In her most recent series entitled Painkillers II, Polish artist Joanna Rajkowska evaluates the questionable dynamic between modern warfare, science, and healing systems
In her most recent series entitled Painkillers II, Polish artist Joanna Rajkowska evaluates the questionable dynamic between modern warfare, science, and healing systems
In her most recent series entitled Painkillers II, Polish artist Joanna Rajkowska evaluates the questionable dynamic between modern warfare, science, and healing systems
Fashioned from a cube of an uncut sheet of one-dollar bills, Scott Campbell’s ‘Noblesse Oblige’ highlights the arbitrary nature of currency
Fashioned from a cube of an uncut sheet of one-dollar bills, Scott Campbell’s ‘Noblesse Oblige’ highlights the arbitrary nature of currency
Fashioned from a cube of an uncut sheet of one-dollar bills, Scott Campbell’s ‘Noblesse Oblige’ highlights the arbitrary nature of currency
Fashioned from a cube of an uncut sheet of one-dollar bills, Scott Campbell’s ‘Noblesse Oblige’ highlights the arbitrary nature of currency
British-born performance artist Marvin Gaye Chetwynd draws on a series of high and low cultural references, incorporating bat-like images in her more formal oil
British-born performance artist Marvin Gaye Chetwynd draws on a series of high and low cultural references, incorporating bat-like images in her more formal oil
Drawing on her fashion designs, Claire Barrow creates an original painting made of UV lighting that radiates and pulsates in specific light
Drawing on her fashion designs, Claire Barrow creates an original painting made of UV lighting that radiates and pulsates in specific light
Drawing on her fashion designs, Claire Barrow creates an original painting made of UV lighting that radiates and pulsates in specific light
Inspired by the historic chalk tunnels in Reims where the House’s best vintages are lay to age for years, the Veuve Clicquot tasting room is a sensorial journey through various expressions of the House
Inspired by the historic chalk tunnels in Reims where the House’s best vintages are lay to age for years, the Veuve Clicquot tasting room is a sensorial journey through various expressions of the House
Inspired by the historic chalk tunnels in Reims where the House’s best vintages are lay to age for years, the Veuve Clicquot tasting room is a sensorial journey through various expressions of the House
Anthony James works within a variety of media using sculpture, painting, and performance with an industrial sensation, to evoke a sense of 'order in chaos'
Anthony James works within a variety of media using sculpture, painting, and performance with an industrial sensation, to evoke a sense of 'order in chaos'
Exploring notions of female empowerment in the practice of witchcraft, Harlech creates a dark yet rousing space that stimulates our visual and aural senses
Exploring notions of female empowerment in the practice of witchcraft, Harlech creates a dark yet rousing space that stimulates our visual and aural senses
Exploring notions of female empowerment in the practice of witchcraft, Harlech creates a dark yet rousing space that stimulates our visual and aural senses
Exploring notions of female empowerment in the practice of witchcraft, Harlech creates a dark yet rousing space that stimulates our visual and aural senses
Artist Rose Robson creates her subversive taxidermy sculptures for an audience of party-goers
Artist Rose Robson creates her subversive taxidermy sculptures for an audience of party-goers
Artist Rose Robson creates her subversive taxidermy sculptures for an audience of party-goers
Artist Rose Robson creates her subversive taxidermy sculptures for an audience of party-goers
Artist Rose Robson creates her subversive taxidermy sculptures for an audience of party-goers
Artist Rose Robson creates her subversive taxidermy sculptures for an audience of party-goers
Inspired by Nick Knight’s ‘Black Rose’ photograph, Boadi debuts an exclusive fragrance entitled ‘Magnificent Rose’
Inspired by Nick Knight’s ‘Black Rose’ photograph, Boadi debuts an exclusive fragrance entitled ‘Magnificent Rose’
Inspired by Nick Knight’s ‘Black Rose’ photograph, Boadi debuts an exclusive fragrance entitled ‘Magnificent Rose’
Inspired by Nick Knight’s ‘Black Rose’ photograph, Boadi debuts an exclusive fragrance entitled ‘Magnificent Rose’
Challenging the safeness of contemporary fashion imagery of film and horror, ‘A Beautiful Darkness’ hosts a series of short fashion films in the cinema room
Challenging the safeness of contemporary fashion imagery of film and horror, ‘A Beautiful Darkness’ hosts a series of short fashion films in the cinema room
Challenging the safeness of contemporary fashion imagery of film and horror, ‘A Beautiful Darkness’ hosts a series of short fashion films in the cinema room
The small scale but highly detailed works by British painter, Anj Smith are intimate studies of nature, humans, and our imagination
Russian spiritualist and self-proclaimed clairvoyant, Pavel’s psychic readings provide endless opportunity and insight into the future
Russian spiritualist and self-proclaimed clairvoyant, Pavel’s psychic readings provide endless opportunity and insight into the future
Craig K. Talbot transports you into Edgar Allen Poe’s world with a live reading of the chilling ’The Tell-Tale Heart’, styled by Simon Foxton
Craig K. Talbot transports you into Edgar Allen Poe’s world with a live reading of the chilling ’The Tell-Tale Heart’, styled by Simon Foxton
Craig K. Talbot transports you into Edgar Allen Poe’s world with a live reading of the chilling ’The Tell-Tale Heart’, styled by Simon Foxton
Craig K. Talbot transports you into Edgar Allen Poe’s world with a live reading of the chilling ’The Tell-Tale Heart’, styled by Simon Foxton
A carnivalesque performance piece by the American-born IMMA/MESS
A carnivalesque performance piece by the American-born IMMA/MESS
A carnivalesque performance piece by the American-born IMMA/MESS
A carnivalesque performance piece by the American-born IMMA/MESS
A carnivalesque performance piece by the American-born IMMA/MESS
The ritualistic performance space created by Ukrainian set designer Janina Pedan
The ritualistic performance space created by Ukrainian set designer Janina Pedan
The ritualistic performance space created by Ukrainian set designer Janina Pedan
The ritualistic performance space created by Ukrainian set designer Janina Pedan
The ritualistic performance space created by Ukrainian set designer Janina Pedan
The ritualistic performance space created by Ukrainian set designer Janina Pedan
Commissioned by SHOWstudio and curated by Ellie Grace Cumming, fashion illustrators depicted key looks from the S/S 16 collections
Commissioned by SHOWstudio and curated by Ellie Grace Cumming, fashion illustrators depicted key looks from the S/S 16 collections
Commissioned by SHOWstudio and curated by Ellie Grace Cumming, fashion illustrators depicted key looks from the S/S 16 collections
Commissioned by SHOWstudio and curated by Ellie Grace Cumming, fashion illustrators depicted key looks from the S/S 16 collections
Commissioned by SHOWstudio and curated by Ellie Grace Cumming, fashion illustrators depicted key looks from the S/S 16 collections
Commissioned by SHOWstudio and curated by Ellie Grace Cumming, fashion illustrators depicted key looks from the S/S 16 collections
Commissioned by SHOWstudio and curated by Ellie Grace Cumming, fashion illustrators depicted key looks from the S/S 16 collections
Commissioned by SHOWstudio and curated by Ellie Grace Cumming, fashion illustrators depicted key looks from the S/S 16 collections