The V&A announce the Japanese tour of the ‘David Bowie is’ exhibition. We are proud and honoured to be the lead image to this outstanding exhibition which is a tribute to David’s legendary work. The show will open in Tokyo on January 8th, 2017 and will run until April 9th, 2017 showing at the Warehouse TERADA G1 Building.

See the promotional video here:

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:

Warehouse TERADA G1 Building, Tokyo, Japan from 8 January – 9 April 2017
Groninger Museum, Groningen, The Netherlands from 11 December 2015 – 10th April
Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI), Melbourne, Australia from 16 July – 1 November 2015
Philharmonie de Paris/ Cité de la Musique, Paris, France from 2 March – 31 May 2015
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, USA from 23 September 2014 - 4 January 2015
Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin, Germany, from 20 May – 24 August 2014
Museu da Imagem e do Som, Sao Paulo, Brasil, from 31 January – 20 April 2014
Art Gallery Ontario, Toronto, Canada, from 25 September – 19 November 2013

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