April 28, 2011 8:01

David Bowie exhibition to open in New York

'David Bowie, Artist' to open at Museum of Arts and Design

David Bowie exhibition to open in New York
A new exhibition based around David Bowie is set to open in New York at the Museum of Arts and Design.

The exhibition, David Bowie, Artist, which will open on May 9, will feature a film series – from 1973's Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars and 1983's The Hunger to 1996's Basquiat – plus a new 35mm print of 1976's The Man Who Fell To Earth.

On Madmuseum.org, the exhibition is described as "a multi-platform retrospective re-framing Bowie's daring, multi-discipline career as that of an artist working primarily in performance.

"From his roots in such performance-based practices as cabaret, mime and avant-garde theatre to 'Ziggy Stardust…', his revolutionary tour that synthesised theatre, music and contemporary art into a rock spectacle, as well as his innovative video collaborations, and his work in cinema and theatre, David Bowie, Artist presents Bowie as one of the most iconoclastic cultural producers of the 20th century."

The exhibition is set to run until July 15.

In related news, a digitally restored version of The Man Who Fell To Earth was recently issued on Blu-ray for the first time.

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