May 23, 2019 | By Alice Gividen
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Making its stateside debut, David Bowie is chronicles the unparalleled career and seminal reinventions of musician, visual artist and fashion icon David Bowie. Organised by the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, the exhibition brings together more than 400 objects, ranging from archival performance footage and original costumes to handwritten lyrics and set designs. This immersive exhibition traces the history and development of the artist, including early influencers and Bowie’s prior bands, as well explores Bowie’s creative process and celebrates Bowie’s prowess on stage. David Bowie is takes you into the mind of a man who has made a lasting impact on music, fashion, film and pop culture at large. – Chris Tsuyuki
“This exhibition portrays an artist in control of his practice who recognises that the smallest details contribute to the overall aesthetic experience of the audience. Bowie’s peerless understanding of the important of image cultivation and reinvention make him a comfortable fit … in the MCA Collection and exhibition history … [as] he has never limited himself to one area of cultural production. This exhibition repatriates David Bowie, the musical innovator, into the territory of cutting-edge visual and performing art that is his natural home.” – Michael Darling, MCA James W. Alsdorf Chief Curator
220 East Chicago Avenue / 1 312 280 2660
On view through January 4, 2015
Photos courtesy of MCA Chicago
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