Gucci and Frieze have teamed up on a major new video project, The Second Summer of Love. The four part video series will feature films conceptualised and directed by the likes of Turner Prize-winning artist Jeremy Deller, Jay-Z collaborator Arthur Jafa and emerging video artist Josh Blaaberg. The films are to be released at various points throughout this year.
The film series celebrates 30 years since 1988’s Second Summer of Love; a year of progressive music, radical art and mind-altering drugs that spurred a cultural revolution. Many have compared the political instability and subsequent cultural repercussions of the late 80s to today’s cultural and political landscape, rendering The Second Summer of Love all the more relevant.
Award-winning filmmaker Wu Tsang’s Into A Space of Love is the first video of the series and reflects on 1980s underground culture, New York’s house music scene and stars Kevin Aviance and Kia LaBeija. The magical realist documentary is currently screening a limited run in Wooster Space, Gucci’s latest New York showroom. The space features a 3D video display and promises to host a number of creative projects and film screenings.
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