Bilbao International Art&Fashion

May 31, 2017

"David Bowie is" in Barcelona

The retrospective can be visited until the 25th of September

The Museu del Disseny of Barcelona presents the exhibition David Bowie is..., dedicated to the influential british artist, from the 25th of May to the 25th of September. It displays more than 300 objects, including photographs, fashion garments, handwritten lyrics, music videos, storyboards, films, album covers and music instruments from Bowie himself.

Credit: Xabier Mercadé

Considered one of the most avant-garde artists in history, the exhibition explores how David Bowie took influence from art, design, music and theatre and became himself one of the biggest cultural icons of the last century.

David Bowie is... goes through the artist’s creative process and his collaborative work with other artists and designers during five decades. It showcases more than 60 pieces of clothing that Bowie used in his concerts, such as Ziggy Stardust’s jumpsuits by Freddie Buretti, the pieces that Kansai Yamamoto designed for the Aladdin Sane tour or the Alexander McQueen coat he wears at the cover of one of his albums. 

The exhibition, originally created at the Victoria & Albert Museum of London and curated by Victoria Broackes y Geoffrey Marsh, has already been displayed in nine cities across the globe, from Toronto to Sao Paulo, Paris or Tokyo. Now, it arrives in Barcelona alongside an interesting complementary programming that includes film projections (like The man who fell to earth or Labyrinth) and Bowie talks, a series of talks where experts from different specialties will debate about the influence of Bowie in music, cinema, fashion or literature. But the biggest event will take place at l’Auditori on the 13th of July, when the Symphonic Orchestra of Barcelona will play Bowie’s last album, Blackstar, at the Bowie Symphonic concert 

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