150 Years Of Club Kids

Tempting and treacherous, the night club has always been a place for both decadence and drama. A new exhibition at the Museum of Spirits in Stockholm celebrates its uncrowned kings and queens – the club kids.

Entitled 150 Years If Club Kids, the exhibition is both an exploration and a celebration of the club kids, the uncrowned kings and queens of the night. Extravagant and unforgettable, decadent and debauched, the are the ones who inspire us to dance wilder, party harder, and stumble home at dawn. For nearly two centuries, Stockholm nightlife has been rich in bright personalities and rebellious night clubs, as well as fashionable drugs, sexual liberation, and shady businesses. Built as an multi-media installation, the exhibition 150 Years of Club Kids allows the spectator to experience every aspect of club culture, from the music, drinks, and dance moves to the, not always pleasant, scents.

Robert Fux impersonates club kids through the ages. Photo by Johan Lindskog.

Created by artist and musician Makode Linde in cooperation with the EGG idea agency, the exhibition is a co-production between the Museum of Spirits and Stockholm restaurant and night club Berns. Celebrating their 150th anniversary this year, Berns have seen innumerable club kids dancing and drinking the night away.

In a short film featured in the exhibition, artist and actor Robert Fux portrays a selection of these icons, such as the prima donna Zarah Leander, the notorious variety star Sigge Wulff,  the rave kids of the nineties, and the so-called new romantics, while Makode Linde in a series of interviews presents the club kids of today, with the likes of Alexandra Charles, Leo B, Payman Dehdezi, Saurabh Sinha, Sanna La Fleur, Miss Inga, and Rebecca Simonsson.

The exhibition 150 Years of Club Kids will be on view at the Musuem of Spirits in Stockholm until March 17 2014.