UK Arts in Japan: David Bowie is

Jan. 11, 2017

DAVID BOWIE is, is the first international retrospective of the extraordinary career of the singer, songwriter, and actor David Bowie, who died in January 2016. He is recognised asone 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 are brought together from the David Bowie Archive for the very first time. The exhibition demonstrates how Bowieʼ s work has both influenced and been influenced by wider move ments in art, design, theatre and contemporary culture and focuses on his creative processes, shifting style and collaborative work with diverse designers in the fields of fashion, sound, graphics, theatre and film. Seen by 1.5 million people worldwide at sell-out shows in London, Chicago, Sao Paolo, Paris, Berlin, Melbourne, Groningen and Bologna, DAVID BOWIE is comes exclusively to Tokyo, its only Asian venue.

Victoria Broackes, exhibition co-curator, said:  “We are delighted that the DAVID BOWIE is exhibition is showing in Tokyo. From an early stage and continuing throughout his career, Japan and Japanese culture were fascinating to Bowie and had a great influence on him. It is absolutely appropriate that Japan will be the only Asian country hosting the exhibition, a country where Bowie had great working relationships and where he performed dozens of concerts to many thousands of fans.”

Exhibition Details

Date: 8 January–9 April
Location: Warehouse TERRADA G1 Bldg.
2-6-10, Higashi-Shinagawa
Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo
Opening times: 10am–8pm (last entry one hour before closing)
Open until 9pm Fridays
Closed on Mondays (except 9 January, 20 and 27 March, 3 April)
Cost: Adults from ¥2,400


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