WHERE ARE WE NOW?
The first retrospective of popstar and style icon David Bowie is coming to Berlin and being installed and showed at the Martin Gropius Bau. Curated by the Victoria and Albert Museum’s Victoria Broackes and Geoffrey Marsh, it’s a comprehensive audiovisual experience using multimedia technology at the most advanced level.
The curators were given unlimited access to the archives of David Bowie to curate the first international retrospective of the extraordinary career of David Bowie. The selection fell on around 300 objects from a total of 75.000. It’s a collection of handwritten lyrics, fashion articles, stage costumes, photography, film, music videos and some very personal objects that has never been shown before. Together it demonstrates the visionary power of one of the most influential artists in recent music history. Showing Bowie as a musical innovator and cultural icon, tracing his shifting style and sustained reinvention across five decades. The Berlin years from 1976 to 1978 were among Bowie’s most productive ones. During this time he produced some of his most critically acclaimed work, the albums Hero, Low and Lodger. He had escaped LA and a severe drug addiction and spent the years of -76 to -79 in West Berlin together with Iggy Pop and Brian Eno. .
The exhibition is coming to Berlin on May 20th and running through August 10 at Martin Gropius Bau