Exhibition David Bowie to Groninger Museum

6 August, 2013

In December 2015, the Groninger Museum will present the exhibition David Bowie is.

David Bowie is, is the first international retrospective of the extraordinary career of
David Bowie – one of the most pioneering and influential performers of modern times.
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.

The exhibition’s multi-media design introduced Sennheiser’s advanced sound
technology alongside theatrical scene-setting, original animations and video
installations to create an immersive journey through the artistic influences that Bowie
has cited as formative.

Andreas Blühm, director of the Groninger Museum: "We are very happy and proud to have this exhibition in the Netherlands and to share the experience with our visitors. It is an imagination-boosting exhibition, not only for David Bowie fans, but for a broad public. On top of that the interface between fashion, design and contemporary art links up perfectly with the Groninger Museum".

Around 300,000 people have already seen the David Bowie is exhibition at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London. A host of notable figures have visited the exhibition including Debbie Harry, Dame Vivienne Westwood, Robert Redford, Anna Wintour en Kate Moss.


Note for the editor
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Willemien Bouwers: wbouwers@groningermuseum.nl
Telephone: +31 (0)50-3666 555

  • Album cover shoot for Aladdin Sane, 1973 Design by Brian Duffy and Celia Philo, make up by Pierre La Roche Photograph by Brian Duffy © The David Bowie Archive and (under license from Chris Duffy) Duffy Archive Limited