Sunday, June 8, 2014

David Bowie Is Exhibit

The David Bowie Is exhibit at The Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) Chicago will be open to the public from September 23 2014 to January 4, 2015. " The exhibition is said to feature more than 300 objects, including photography, album artwork, handwritten lyrics, original fashions, set designs, and rare performance material from the past five decades from the David Bowie Archive. On display are more than 60 stage creations including Ziggy Stardust bodysuits (1972) designed by Freddie Buretti; Kansai Yamamoto's flamboyant attire for the Aladdin Sane tour (1973); and the Union Jack coat designed by Bowie and Alexander McQueen for the Earthling album cover (1997). Also on view is photography by Brian Duffy, Terry O'Neill, and Masayoshi Sukita; album sleeve artwork by Guy Peellaert and Edward Bell; cover proofs by Barnbrook for the latest album The Next Day (2013); visual excerpts from films and live performances, including The Man Who Fell to Earth (1976) and Saturday Night Live (1979); music videos such as Boys Keep Swinging (1979) and Let's Dance (1983); and set designs created for the Diamond Dogs tour (1974). Alongside these are more personal items such as never-before-seen storyboards, handwritten set lists and lyrics, as well as some of Bowie's own sketches, musical scores, and writings, revealing the evolution of his creative ideas. MCA Curator Michael Darling says, "This exhibition portrays an artist in control of his practice who recognizes that the smallest details contribute to the overall aesthetic experience of the audience. Bowie's peerless understanding of the importance of image cultivation and reinvention make him a comfortable fit with others in the MCA Collection and exhibition history, such as Cindy Sherman and Andy Warhol--and similar to many artists working today, he has never limited himself to one area of cultural production. "Bowie Superfan tickets" are $100.00 and guarantee entry to David Bowie Is and general admission to all other MCA exhibits for the day of said ticket. This offer is available through June 10 via the MCA's David Bowie hotline at 312-397-4068, Monday through Friday 10 am - 4 pm (CST). Tickets are limited to eight per person. Regular tickets for David Bowie is are $25, which also includes general museum admission and are available July 31. This is the only exhibit that will take place in America. The MCA has extended hours during the exhibition: Mondays: CLOSED Tuesdays: 10 am - 8 pm Wednesdays: 10 am - 5 pm Thursdays: 10 am - 8 pm Fridays: 10 am - 10 pm Saturdays and Sundays: 9 am - 6 pm

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