David Bowie is
September 25 – November 29, 2013
Be the first in Canada to take an exciting odyssey through the world of pioneering musician, performer and style icon David Bowie.
This fall, David Bowie 'is' arrives at the AGO for the first North American stop on an unprecedented world tour, direct from a record-breaking run at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London. Spanning five decades and featuring more than 300 objects from Bowie’s personal archive, this totally immersive multimedia show celebrates the groundbreaking artist’s collaborations in the fields of fashion, sound, theatre, art, and film. An audio guide by Sennheiser is part of the experience and is included with admission.
David Bowie is — acclaimed by the New York Times as “united in sound and vision in a way rarely seen in a museum” — is the first international exhibition devoted to the British-born musician and performer. Organized thematically, the show takes visitors on a spectacular and interactive trip through Bowie’s numerous personae and legendary performances, highlighting his artistic influences and his experiments with Surrealism, German Expressionism, Music Hall, mime and Japanese Kabuki performance.
In addition to handwritten set lists, lyrics, diary entries, instruments and sketches, David Bowie 'is' includes more than 50 stage costumes plus music videos, set designs, photographs, and excerpts from films and live performances.
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