Urban Archaeology will be part of Meltdown 2014, curated by James Lavelle

Posted on November 13, 2013 by

Meltdown 2014 curated by James Lavelle

Finally some news about the Urban Archeology exhibition!

This has been just announced by the Meltdown team : the event will be part of the 21st edition of the Meltdown festival in London. 21? Yeah like in “Mo’ Wax 21”. And guess who will be next year’s curator? James Lavelle!

OK so we now have a place, Southbank Centre of course, and range of dates : 13st to 22nd of June.

I guess I’ll have to book more than just 2 days in London…

Here’s the official annoucement :

Musical and artistic innovator James Lavelle will curate the 21st Meltdown next year, following in the footsteps of some of music’s biggest names, including David Bowie, Yoko Ono, Patti Smith, Jarvis Cocker and Massive Attack.

Combining creative entrepreneurship with a radical artistic approach, James’ genre-defying portfolio spans music, art, fashion, design and film, and as part of his groundbreaking work with UNKLE, boasts acclaimed musical collaborations with the likes of Queens of the Stone Age, Massive Attack, Nick Cave and Thom Yorke.

Collaboration, innovation and a spirit of non-conformism are central to his approach. James is working with young people to curate the programme, meaning that this very special Meltdown will further his commitment to mobilising the next generation to become the inventors of their own culture.

Both Meltdown and James Lavelle’s iconic label Mo’Wax turn 21 in 2014, and as part of the festival, Mo’Wax21: Urban Archaeology, an interactive exhibition devised with Southbank Centre as part of the festival, celebrates the creative output of the label James launched as a teenager.

The full line-up will be announced in early 2014.