August 7, 2012

EUROSPY EXHIBIT & EVENTS

Spy Vibers with a taste for groovy Europsy films will be excited to check out a special exhibit of Eurospy poster art and a day of Eurospy events organized by Richard Rhys Davies of the Kiss Kiss Kill Kill Archive.


The Kiss Kiss Kill Kill Archive in collaboration with Aberystwyth Arts Centre is proud to present a programme of Eurospy themed events to coincide with the exhibition: KISS KISS KILL KILL: THE GRAPHIC ART AND FORGOTTEN SPY FILMS OF COLD WAR EUROPE on show in Gallery 2, The Aberystwyth Arts Centre 29th Sept 2012 –10th Nov 2012.

EUROSPY DAY
SAT 6TH OCTOBER 2012


4.15 pm Illustrated Talk - The European-ness of Eurospy
Illustrated with 400 high resolution images from the Kiss Kiss Kill Kill Archive, curator Richard Rhys Davies gives an hour long presentation that examines the spy film myth. Focusing on the Eurospy genre, the talk will reveal how Eurospy melds European identity, heroic tradition and technology into a unique cultural entity.

5.45 pm 35mm Film Screening - Deadlier than the Male (1966)
Recently shown on the beach at Cannes by Quentin Tarantino, this 60s spy gem was voted top-ten by The Eurospy Guide. A dizzying kaleidoscope of deadly spy girls, terrorism, Mediterranean excitement, espionage thrills and dangerous grooves, Deadlier then the Male is essential viewing.

7.45 pm Illustrated Talk - Diabolik: European Icon
An illustrated talk by Richard Rhys Davies charting the production and influence of Mario Bava’s seminal Diabolik.

8.00 pm 35mm Film Screening - Diabolik aka Danger: Diabolik (1968)
Diabolik is possibly the coolest film ever made. A fabulous mash up of master criminal, super-spy and psychedelic genres, horror maestro Mario Bava set the benchmark for the cool sixties flick.

EXHIBITION
KISS KISS KILL KILL: THE GRAPHIC ART AND FORGOTTEN SPY FILMS OF COLD WAR EUROPE, GALLERY 2 ABERYSTWYTH ARTS CENTRE




An Exhibition of 50s, 60s and 70s Spy Film Posters from The Kiss Kiss Kill Kill Archive Curated by Richard Rhys Davies. This exciting exhibition will appeal to everyone who loves Eurospy and the spy film genre. The exhibition shows a selection of posters from all over Europe including amazing artwork for many forgotten Soviet bloc films. The very different styles of graphic artwork provide a detailed picture of European taste, national identity and politics during the Cold War.

Kiss Kiss Kill Kill at Aberystwyth Arts Centre is a full remix of a touring exhibition first developed in partnership with UH Galleries and the Goethe-Institut, London.  The new show presents new acquisitions previously unseen in addition to newly restored pieces from the original show.  Full colour exhibition catalogue (above) available priced £24.99. More info at the Kiss Kiss Kill Kill Archive shop.

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