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Spotify immortalises Florence + The Machine’s “Dance Fever” with tapestry exhibition

Three two by two metre woven tapestries portraying Florence Wench, of Florence + The Machine has been unravelled in Dulwich Picture Gallery this week.

The tapestries are commissioned by Spotify in tandem of her fifth studio album, ‘Dance Fever’, the tapestries are rooted in 19th century Pre-Raphaelite aesthetics.

Florence Wench, the South-London artist who performed at Dulwich Picture Gallery in 2017 commented “Pre-Raphaelite art has been a musical and artistic inspiration of mine for years, brought to life most recently through the lyrics and album creative in Dance Fever.”

“To be transported back to my favourite era and re-imagined in the style of the leading women who inspired [Dante] Rossetti and [William] Hunt is a dream I never imagined, on top of being hung in one of my most loved galleries in my hometown of South London.”

If you’re able to visit the gallery – which will remain open from 13th May to the 20th – a QR code will be present, allowing Spotify to encompass you in the Dance Fever listening experience.

Jennifer Scott, director at Dulwich Picture Gallery, said: “The Dance Fever Tapestries featuring Florence are a perfect complement to our latest exhibition Reframed: The Woman in the Window, which explores the recurring motif of ‘the woman in the window’ through history with over 50 works by artists including Rembrandt van Rijn, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Louise Bourgeois, Kudzanai-Violet Hwami and Rachel Whiteread.”

“Florence herself is a modern-day representation of Pre-Raphaelite muses like Sir John Everett Millais’s Ophelia. Five years on from her exclusive concert here in 2017, we are thrilled to have the tapestries hanging in our gardens.”

 

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