“Seven days to see my life…”
David Bowie is, which officially hit 2,000,000 visitors last month, has entered its last week at the Brooklyn Museum, the final stop of its global tour.
Since 2013, David Bowie is has visited 12 venues on five continents, becoming the most-visited international touring show in the V&A’s 165-year history.
o V&A Museum, London, UK, from 23 March to 11 August 2013
o Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada, from 25 September to 27 November 2013
o Museum of Image and Sound, Sao Paulo, Brazil from 31 January to 20 April 2014
o Martin-Gropius-bau, Berlin, Germany from 20 May – 24 August 2014
o Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, USA from 23 September 2014 – 4 January 2015
o Philharmonie de Paris/Cite de la Musique, Paris, France from 2 March – 31 May 2015
o Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI), Melbourne, Australian from 16 July – 1 November 2015
o Groninger Museum, Groningen, Netherlands from 15 December 15 – 10 April 2016
o Museo d'Arte Moderna di Bologna (MAMbo) from 14 July - 13 November 2016
o TERRADA G1, Tokyo, Japan from 8 January - 9 April 2017
o Museu del Disseny, Barcelona, Spain, from 25 May 2017
o Brooklyn Museum, New York, USA, from 2 March 2018 – 15 July 2018
Over 300 objects including handwritten lyrics, original costumes, photography, set designs, album artwork and rare performance material from the past five decades were brought together from the David Bowie Archive for the very first time. It demonstrated how Bowie’s work has both influenced and been influenced by wider movements in art, design, theatre and contemporary culture and focussed on his creative processes, shifting style and collaborative work with diverse designers in the fields of fashion, sound, graphics, theatre and film.
Around 312,000 visitors saw David Bowie is at the V&A in London, where the museum opened late to cope with demand to view the sell-out show. The exhibition was also the subject of a feature film, David Bowie is happening now.