Thursday, April 22, 2010

Converse Star: Youth & Decay Photography By David Corio @ Zinc ArtSpace

The Opening Reception tomorrow night is by invitation only so if you guys want to attend, let me know!

Setting up!

Entrance backdrop.

This year, Converse mission is to ignite the Spark Creativity by getting people involved and engaged to "act", to be inspired enough to create a unique and original piece of art. The global campaign celebrates everyday creatives and artists.

As part of the initiatives, Converse collaborate with Jam Division to bring an iconic rock n roll photographer - David Corio from UK to exhibit his collection of stunning portraits in pop culture including Blondie, U2, The Ramones and The Clash. Corio will be sharing his journey and inspiration as a contemporary photo-journalist and stories behind the lens.


Opening Reception: 7:30PM, Friday, April 23, 2010 (By Invitation Only)

Autograph Session by David Corio

Guest DJs: Bunga & Ribut 10:59 (Twilight Actiongirl)

Guest Bands: Rollin' Sixers & The aggrobeats


Exhibition Dates: Saturday, April 24 - May 5, 2010 (ENTRANCE IS OPEN FOR PUBLIC)
12:00PM - 6:00PM Daily (Closed on Sunday)

Lot 61 . Jalan Maarof, Bangsar
(Opposite Dataran Maybank, Jalan Bangsar)

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David Corio will be sharing his journey and inspiration as a contemporary photo-journalist and stories behind the lens.

Saturday, April 24, 2010
3:00PM - 4:00PM (Admission Is Free with Limited Seat Only)

David Corio Biography:

Born in London in 1960, David Corio attended Gloucester College of Art & Design when he was 16. Through his sister’s then fiance Wreckless Eric, David was introduced to the fledgling Stiff Records and photographed their first tours featuring Ian Dury and Elvis Costello, along with the pub rock and the burgeoning punk scene.

Whilst working in an industrial darkroom, David began freelancing for New Musical Express then the world’s biggest selling weekly newspaper. The majority of the photographs in this exhibition were commissions for NME. He worked for them on a regular basis from 1979 till 1984 getting to photograph Bob Marley, The Clash, John Lydon and new unsigned bands like U2 and The Birthday Party. He worked for The Face, Time Out and Black Echoes and was photographer, music listings and nightclubbing editor of City Limits, a London listings magazine in the early eighties. He also took portraits for the Telegraph, The Times and The Guardian.

In 1992 David moved to New York City working for the New York Times and shooting for several UK papers, magazines and record labels. David’s work has featured on hundreds of CD sleeves particularly in the reggae field and in many books. In 1999 his first book ’The Black Chord’ (Rizzoli/Universe) with Vivien Goldman was published featuring over 200 of David’s photos of black musicians that he had shot over twenty years. In 2003 David published ‘Megaliths’ (Jonathan Cape), a fifteen year project with author Lai Ngan Corio featuring his photographs of the prehistoric stones of England and Wales and the legends and folklores that are attached to them. David & Lai Ngan also collaborated on (The Couture Accessory (Abrams 2002).

His work has taken him to China, Jamaica, Cuba, Haiti, Japan and all over Europe photographing musicians, acrobats, shepherds and scientists. In 2007 he moved back to London to work on various personal projects and is currently working on producing a book of his reggae photographs and a book on Irish megaliths.


Victoria & Albert Museum, London
The Photographer’s Gallery, London
Special Photographers Company, London
Jack Shainman Gallery, New York
Bronwyn Keenan Gallery, New York
Morrison Hotel Gallery, New York & Los Angeles
Eyejammie Gallery, New York
Remix Gallery, Osaka
Dusty Gallery, Hong Kong
Gallery Number One, Dublin
Rock Archive Gallery, London
Raw Gallery, Melbourne
Getty Photo Gallery, London
Brooklyn Museum, New York
Worcester Museum, Massachusetts


Presented by:

In Collaboration with:
Jam Division

Exhibition Partners:
Zinc Art Space (
H5 (

Broadcast Media Partner:
8TV (

Media Partners:
IDN Magazine (
Juice Magazine (
Hanger Magazine

Official Beer:
Tiger Beer (


About Jam Division

Jam Division has been gestating since 2006 with the label taking its inspiration from music, art, design and pop culture in general and working with other similar-minded collaborators on projects with the aim of sharing and exposing interesting ideas and concepts to the general public. Jam Division’s minimal design aesthetic will certainly appeal to more discerning fashion followers and to those looking for something markedly unique and different from other fashion labels.

Operating with the philosophy of producing clothing that is comfortable and functional utilizing the best quality materials with attention to detail, Jam Division is dedicated to producing timeless quality products that will be highly valued with the passing of time.

Created & Founded by SL

Jam Division


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