Saturday, April 18, 2009

Burton Exhibition Coming to MoMA

The Museum of Modern Art in New York City will be featuring a major exhibition on the art of Tim Burton. The gallery will be at MoMA from November 22nd, 2009 until April 26th, 2010, in the Special Exhibtions Gallery on the third floor.

The following is from the official website of MoMA:

This major career retrospective on Tim Burton (American, b. 1958), consisting of a gallery exhibition and a film series, considers Burton's career as a director, producer, writer, and concept artist for live-action and animated films, along with his work as a fiction writer, photographer and illustrator. Following the current of his visual imagination from his earliest childhood drawing through his mature work, the exhibition presents artwork generated during the conception and production of his films, and highlights a number of unrealized projects and never-before-seen pieces, as well as student art, his earliest non-professional films, and examples of his work as a storyteller and graphic artist for non-film projects. The opposing themes of adolescence and adulthood, and the elements of sentiment, cynicism, and humor inform his work in a variety of mediums—drawings, paintings, storyboards, digital and moving-image formats, puppets and maquettes, props, costumes, ephemera, sketchbooks, and cartoons. Taking inspiration from sources in pop culture, Burton has reinvented Hollywood genre filmmaking as a spiritual experience, influencing a generation of young artists working in film, video, and graphics.

The exhibition is organized by Ron Magliozzi, Assistant Curator, and Jenny He, Curatorial Assistant, Department of Film.


Tom said...

This is awesome! I'm going to New York City to attend film school starting this fall, So I'm going be going down to this gallery often!

Anonymous said...

i'll def be going to this! sometimes it's great living in NYC

Vanessa said...

bring this to the AGO in Toronto!
i just did a project on Tim Burton as an artist.. couldn't this have happened last year?

Anonymous said...

It would be wonderful if it would come to Chicago!

Portia Reddy said...

Will the exhibit becoming to LA any time soon? We were in NYC a little too early to see the exhibit. Thanks.

Fuzzy Duck said...

^Portia: From what I've heard, the exhibition will only occur at four venues worldwide. This includes MoMA in New York and the Australian Centre for the Moving Image in Melbourne. I don't know the other two venues at the moment.