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on February 27, 2014

 

“I, I can remember, Standing by the wall”

 

The David Bowie exhibition will now visit Martin-Gropius-Bau in Berlin, Germany, from 20 May until 10 August 2014, and you can read everything you need to know regarding the exhibition below.

 

With the latest addition of Berlin, the confirmed venues for the tour are:

 

Museum of Image and Sound, Sao Paulo, Brazil from 31 January to 20 April 2014

Martin-Gropius-Bau in Berlin, Germany, from 20 May until 10 August 2014

Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, USA from September 2014 to January 2015

Philharmonie de Paris/Cité de la Musique, Paris, France from 2 March to 31 May 2015

Groninger Museum, Groningen, The Netherlands from 15 December 2015 to 15 March 2016

 

 

THE WORLD’S FIRST RETROSPECTIVE OF THE POP AND STYLE ICON DAVID BOWIE COMES TO BERLIN

 

Tickets for the exhibition, which was curated by the Victoria and Albert Museum, London,

are now available at www.davidbowie-berlin.de

 

Berlin, 27.02.2014 - From 20 May until 10 August 2014, the international exhibition David Bowie will

be shown at Martin-Gropius-Bau in Berlin. This brings the spectacular show of the Victoria and Albert Museum

(V&A), one of the most successful exhibitions in the long-standing history of the London museum, to the banks

of the Spree River. The retrospective David Bowie creates a comprehensive audio-visual exhibition experience

using multimedia technology at the most advanced technical level.

 

The Victoria and Albert Museum, London was given unprecedented access to the David Bowie Archive to

curate the first international retrospective of the extraordinary career of David Bowie - one of the most pioneering

and influential performers of modern times. The exhibition David Bowie explores the creative processes

of Bowie as a musical innovator and cultural icon, tracing his shifting style and sustained reinvention across

five decades.

 

The V&A’s Theatre and Performance curators, Victoria Broackes and Geoffrey Marsh selected more than 300

objects that were brought together for the very fi rst time. They include handwritten lyrics, original costumes,

fashion, photography, fi lm, music videos, set designs, Bowie’s own instruments and album artwork.

 

David Bowie in Berlin

Due to Bowie’s close ties with the city, the exhibition’s station in Berlin is one of the highlights of its international

tour. The Berlin years from 1976 to 1978 were among Bowie’s most productive ones. It was here that he

made music history. The so-called “Berlin Trilogy” – which includes the albums Low (1977), Lodger (1979)

and his magnum opus Heroes (1977) – was inspired by the capital and in part recorded at the Hansa Studios

near Potsdamer Platz. Berlin provided Bowie and companions such as Iggy Pop the room to experiment

with radical avant-garde personas. By fusing fashion, music and performance art, life and art merged into

something entirely novel.

 

The city’s rich cultural past and the buzzing subcultures of the 1970s provided further inspiration. He was

fascinated by the omnipresent historical forms of expression in architecture and art and felt particularly drawn

to the artists of the Brücke movement. The famous lyrics of Heroes demonstrate how thoroughly he contemplated

Berlin. The song is about two lovers who kiss at a wall. Here, Bowie processes his own observations and

impressions of the 1920s Expressionism. In Berlin, Bowie also shot Just a Gigolo, the last film that featured

Marlene Dietrich. An additional section was exclusively curated for the exhibition at Martin-Gropius-Bau and

shows the profound connection between Bowie and Berlin.

 

The exhibition

The main focus is on the diversity of David Bowie’s work and the close interplay of various disciplines and modes

of expression. His music and radical individualism were not only influenced by movements in art, fashion,

design and contemporary culture, but Bowie left his own mark on them as well. The exhibition David Bowie

retraces the career of this exceptional artist in great detail – from David Robert Jones’ early years as a young

London artist until he became the global superstar Bowie. 60 stage costumes are presented, including the

Ziggy Stardust jumpsuit designed by Freddie Burretti (1972), Kansai Yamamoto’s extravagant designs for the

Aladdin Sane tour (1973) as well as the iconic Union Jack coat that Bowie designed together with Alexander

McQueen for the album cover of Earthling (1997). Among the objects are also photographs by Brian Duffy,

Terry O’Neill, Masayoshi Sukita, Helmut Newton, Herb Ritts and John Rowlands; album covers by Guy Peellaert

and Edward Bell, clips from films and live concerts, including The Man Who Fell to Earth (1976) and Saturday

Night Live (1979); music videos of such songs as Boys Keep Swinging (1979) and Let’s Dance (1983);

the stage set for the Diamond Dogs tour (1974); unpublished storyboards, hand-written set lists and song lyrics,

word collages as well as drawings, notes and diary entries from Bowie’s personal collection.

 

Additional information and tickets are now available at www.davidbowie-berlin.de.

The exhibition David Bowie was curated by the Victoria and Albert Museum, London.

Curators: Victoria Broackes and Geoffrey Marsh, Department of Theater and Performance

Organiser of the exhibition David Bowie in Berlin is Avantgarde, an international communication agency specialized

in brand experiences. Besides offices in Berlin, Munich, Dresden and Cologne, Avantgarde runs offices

in London, Paris, Moscow and 9 other international locations. In the cultural sector Avantgarde can count

dOCUMENTA (13), Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden and Semperoper among its customers. Acting as a

link between participating institutions and supporting companies Avantgarde realises the exhibition in Berlin

and makes it accessible to a wide audience.

 

Special thanks goes to the official partners of the exhibition David Bowie:

Sparkassen-Kulturfonds des Deutschen Sparkassen- und Giroverbandes, Audi, Kuhn & Bülow and Sennheiser.

Exhibtion venue is the Martin-Gropius-Bau of the Berliner Festspiele.

 

About the V&A

The V&A is the world’s leading museum of art and design with collections unrivalled in their scope and diversity.

It was established to make works of art available to all and to inspire British designers and manufacturers.

Today, the V&A’s collections, which span over 2000 years of human creativity in virtually every medium and

from many parts of the world, continue to intrigue, inspire and inform. www.vam.ac.uk

 

Sound Experience by Sennheiser

The Sennheiser Group, with its headquarters in Wedemark near Hanover, Germany, is one of the world‘s leading

manufacturers of microphones, headphones and wireless transmission systems. In 2012 the family company,

which was founded in 1945, achieved a turnover of around 584 million euros. Sennheiser employs more

than 2,300 people worldwide, and has manufacturing plants in Germany, Ireland and the USA. The company

is represented worldwide by subsidiaries in France, Great Britain, Belgium, the Netherlands, Switzerland and

Liechtenstein, Germany, Denmark (Nordic), Russia, Hong Kong, India, Singapore, Japan, China, Canada, Mexico,

the USA and now Australia and New Zealand. Also part of the Sennheiser Group are Georg Neumann

GmbH, Berlin and the joint venture Sennheiser Communications A/S.

 

Audio guide

Visitors to David Bowie can immerse themselves in Bowie’s worlds of sound. The exhibition employs the latest

audio technology which virtually merges image with sound. The audio guides from Sennheiser are included in

the ticket price; they play the sound tracks that accompany the exhibits and integrate the audio material seamlessly

into the tour of the exhibition.

 

David Bowie Archive

Costumes, materials and objects courtesy of the David Bowie Archive, with thanks to Archivist

Sandy Hirshkowitz.

 

The David Bowie book

Accompanying the exhibition, the catalogue David Bowie will be published by Knesebeck Verlag, Munich.

Exclusively available at the shop of the exhibition.

The original edition with the title David Bowie is published by:

V&A Publishing, 2013

Victoria and Albert Museum

© The Board of Trustees of the Victoria and Albert Museum, 2013

 

Visitor service

info@davidbowie-berlin.de

030 484931 51

www.davidbowie-berlin.de

 

Exhibition venue

Martin-Gropius-Bau

Niederkirchnerstraße 7

10963 Berlin

www.gropiusbau.de

 

Opening hours

10.00 – 20.00 daily

No closing day

Cash desk closes at 19.15

 

Tickets

Adults: 14,00 €

Reduced Rate: 10,00 €

Free admission for children and teenagers up to the age of 16

 

Online-Tickets

The online-ticket, available at www.davidbowie-berlin.de, grants you direct access to the Martin-Gropius-Bau:

no need to queue at the cash desk. Each online ticket bought is valid for a 15-minutes time slot within which

you will be admitted to the exhibition.

 

Ticket service

www.davidbowie-berlin.de

ticket@davidbowie-berlin.de

blog image: 
    27 February 2014
    David Bowie exhibition reaches Berlin in May

     

    “I, I can remember, Standing by the wall”

     

    The David Bowie exhibition will now visit Martin-Gropius-Bau in Berlin, Germany, from 20 May until 10 August 2014, and you can read everything you need to know regarding the exhibition below.

     

    With the latest addition of Berlin, the confirmed venues for the tour are:

     

    Museum of Image and Sound, Sao Paulo, Brazil from 31 January to 20 April 2014

    Martin-Gropius-Bau in Berlin, Germany, from 20 May until 10 August 2014

    Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, USA from September 2014 to January 2015

    Philharmonie de Paris/Cité de la Musique, Paris, France from 2 March to 31 May 2015

    Groninger Museum, Groningen, The Netherlands from 15 December 2015 to 15 March 2016

     

     

    THE WORLD’S FIRST RETROSPECTIVE OF THE POP AND STYLE ICON DAVID BOWIE COMES TO BERLIN

     

    Tickets for the exhibition, which was curated by the Victoria and Albert Museum, London,

    are now available at www.davidbowie-berlin.de

     

    Berlin, 27.02.2014 - From 20 May until 10 August 2014, the international exhibition David Bowie will

    be shown at Martin-Gropius-Bau in Berlin. This brings the spectacular show of the Victoria and Albert Museum

    (V&A), one of the most successful exhibitions in the long-standing history of the London museum, to the banks

    of the Spree River. The retrospective David Bowie creates a comprehensive audio-visual exhibition experience

    using multimedia technology at the most advanced technical level.

     

    The Victoria and Albert Museum, London was given unprecedented access to the David Bowie Archive to

    curate the first international retrospective of the extraordinary career of David Bowie - one of the most pioneering

    and influential performers of modern times. The exhibition David Bowie explores the creative processes

    of Bowie as a musical innovator and cultural icon, tracing his shifting style and sustained reinvention across

    five decades.

     

    The V&A’s Theatre and Performance curators, Victoria Broackes and Geoffrey Marsh selected more than 300

    objects that were brought together for the very fi rst time. They include handwritten lyrics, original costumes,

    fashion, photography, fi lm, music videos, set designs, Bowie’s own instruments and album artwork.

     

    David Bowie in Berlin

    Due to Bowie’s close ties with the city, the exhibition’s station in Berlin is one of the highlights of its international

    tour. The Berlin years from 1976 to 1978 were among Bowie’s most productive ones. It was here that he

    made music history. The so-called “Berlin Trilogy” – which includes the albums Low (1977), Lodger (1979)

    and his magnum opus Heroes (1977) – was inspired by the capital and in part recorded at the Hansa Studios

    near Potsdamer Platz. Berlin provided Bowie and companions such as Iggy Pop the room to experiment

    with radical avant-garde personas. By fusing fashion, music and performance art, life and art merged into

    something entirely novel.

     

    The city’s rich cultural past and the buzzing subcultures of the 1970s provided further inspiration. He was

    fascinated by the omnipresent historical forms of expression in architecture and art and felt particularly drawn

    to the artists of the Brücke movement. The famous lyrics of Heroes demonstrate how thoroughly he contemplated

    Berlin. The song is about two lovers who kiss at a wall. Here, Bowie processes his own observations and

    impressions of the 1920s Expressionism. In Berlin, Bowie also shot Just a Gigolo, the last film that featured

    Marlene Dietrich. An additional section was exclusively curated for the exhibition at Martin-Gropius-Bau and

    shows the profound connection between Bowie and Berlin.

     

    The exhibition

    The main focus is on the diversity of David Bowie’s work and the close interplay of various disciplines and modes

    of expression. His music and radical individualism were not only influenced by movements in art, fashion,

    design and contemporary culture, but Bowie left his own mark on them as well. The exhibition David Bowie

    retraces the career of this exceptional artist in great detail – from David Robert Jones’ early years as a young

    London artist until he became the global superstar Bowie. 60 stage costumes are presented, including the

    Ziggy Stardust jumpsuit designed by Freddie Burretti (1972), Kansai Yamamoto’s extravagant designs for the

    Aladdin Sane tour (1973) as well as the iconic Union Jack coat that Bowie designed together with Alexander

    McQueen for the album cover of Earthling (1997). Among the objects are also photographs by Brian Duffy,

    Terry O’Neill, Masayoshi Sukita, Helmut Newton, Herb Ritts and John Rowlands; album covers by Guy Peellaert

    and Edward Bell, clips from films and live concerts, including The Man Who Fell to Earth (1976) and Saturday

    Night Live (1979); music videos of such songs as Boys Keep Swinging (1979) and Let’s Dance (1983);

    the stage set for the Diamond Dogs tour (1974); unpublished storyboards, hand-written set lists and song lyrics,

    word collages as well as drawings, notes and diary entries from Bowie’s personal collection.

     

    Additional information and tickets are now available at www.davidbowie-berlin.de.

    The exhibition David Bowie was curated by the Victoria and Albert Museum, London.

    Curators: Victoria Broackes and Geoffrey Marsh, Department of Theater and Performance

    Organiser of the exhibition David Bowie in Berlin is Avantgarde, an international communication agency specialized

    in brand experiences. Besides offices in Berlin, Munich, Dresden and Cologne, Avantgarde runs offices

    in London, Paris, Moscow and 9 other international locations. In the cultural sector Avantgarde can count

    dOCUMENTA (13), Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden and Semperoper among its customers. Acting as a

    link between participating institutions and supporting companies Avantgarde realises the exhibition in Berlin

    and makes it accessible to a wide audience.

     

    Special thanks goes to the official partners of the exhibition David Bowie:

    Sparkassen-Kulturfonds des Deutschen Sparkassen- und Giroverbandes, Audi, Kuhn & Bülow and Sennheiser.

    Exhibtion venue is the Martin-Gropius-Bau of the Berliner Festspiele.

     

    About the V&A

    The V&A is the world’s leading museum of art and design with collections unrivalled in their scope and diversity.

    It was established to make works of art available to all and to inspire British designers and manufacturers.

    Today, the V&A’s collections, which span over 2000 years of human creativity in virtually every medium and

    from many parts of the world, continue to intrigue, inspire and inform. www.vam.ac.uk

     

    Sound Experience by Sennheiser

    The Sennheiser Group, with its headquarters in Wedemark near Hanover, Germany, is one of the world‘s leading

    manufacturers of microphones, headphones and wireless transmission systems. In 2012 the family company,

    which was founded in 1945, achieved a turnover of around 584 million euros. Sennheiser employs more

    than 2,300 people worldwide, and has manufacturing plants in Germany, Ireland and the USA. The company

    is represented worldwide by subsidiaries in France, Great Britain, Belgium, the Netherlands, Switzerland and

    Liechtenstein, Germany, Denmark (Nordic), Russia, Hong Kong, India, Singapore, Japan, China, Canada, Mexico,

    the USA and now Australia and New Zealand. Also part of the Sennheiser Group are Georg Neumann

    GmbH, Berlin and the joint venture Sennheiser Communications A/S.

     

    Audio guide

    Visitors to David Bowie can immerse themselves in Bowie’s worlds of sound. The exhibition employs the latest

    audio technology which virtually merges image with sound. The audio guides from Sennheiser are included in

    the ticket price; they play the sound tracks that accompany the exhibits and integrate the audio material seamlessly

    into the tour of the exhibition.

     

    David Bowie Archive

    Costumes, materials and objects courtesy of the David Bowie Archive, with thanks to Archivist

    Sandy Hirshkowitz.

     

    The David Bowie book

    Accompanying the exhibition, the catalogue David Bowie will be published by Knesebeck Verlag, Munich.

    Exclusively available at the shop of the exhibition.

    The original edition with the title David Bowie is published by:

    V&A Publishing, 2013

    Victoria and Albert Museum

    © The Board of Trustees of the Victoria and Albert Museum, 2013

     

    Visitor service

    info@davidbowie-berlin.de

    030 484931 51

    www.davidbowie-berlin.de

     

    Exhibition venue

    Martin-Gropius-Bau

    Niederkirchnerstraße 7

    10963 Berlin

    www.gropiusbau.de

     

    Opening hours

    10.00 – 20.00 daily

    No closing day

    Cash desk closes at 19.15

     

    Tickets

    Adults: 14,00 €

    Reduced Rate: 10,00 €

    Free admission for children and teenagers up to the age of 16

     

    Online-Tickets

    The online-ticket, available at www.davidbowie-berlin.de, grants you direct access to the Martin-Gropius-Bau:

    no need to queue at the cash desk. Each online ticket bought is valid for a 15-minutes time slot within which

    you will be admitted to the exhibition.

     

    Ticket service

    www.davidbowie-berlin.de

    ticket@davidbowie-berlin.de