David Bowie is

(Photograph via the Guardian)
David Bowie is
Touring Exhibition: David Bowie is

David Bowie is, is the first international retrospective of the extraordinary career of David Bowie – one of the most pioneering and influential performers of modern times. Over 300 objects including handwritten lyrics, original costumes, photography, set designs, album artwork and rare performance material from the past five decades are brought together from the David Bowie Archive for the very first time. The exhibition demonstrates how Bowie’s work has both influenced and been influenced by wider movements in art, design, theatre and contemporary culture and focusses on his creative processes, shifting style and collaborative work with diverse designers in the fields of fashion, sound, graphics, theatre and film.

The exhibition is touring internationally. Confirmed venues are:

The exhibition is touring internationally. Confirmed venues are:

  • David Bowie is, is the first international retrospective of the extraordinary career of David Bowie – one of the most pioneering and influential performers of modern times.
    Over 300 objects including  handwritten lyrics, original costumes, photography, set designs, album artwork and rare performance material from the past five decades were brought together from the David Bowie Archive for the very first time. It demonstrated how Bowie’s work has both influenced and been influenced by wider movements in art, design, theatre and contemporary culture and focussed on his creative processes, shifting style and collaborative work with diverse designers in the fields of fashion, sound, graphics, theatre and film.
  • The exhibition’s multi-media design introduced Sennheiser’s advanced sound technology alongside theatrical scene-setting, original animations and video installations to create an immersive journey through the artistic influences that Bowie has cited as formative.Andreas Blühm, director of the Groninger Museum: “We are very happy and proud to have this exhibition in the Netherlands and to share the experience with our visitors. It is an imagination-boosting exhibition, not only for David Bowie fans, but for a broad public. On top of that the interface between fashion, design and contemporary art links up perfectly with the Groninger Museum”.

    Around 300,000 people have already seen the David Bowie is exhibition at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London. A host of notable figures have visited the exhibition including Debbie Harry, Dame Vivienne Westwood, Robert Redford, Anna Wintour en Kate Moss.

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