Friday, 2 August 2013

Exhibition Review: David Bowie Is...

David Bowie Is...
Victoria & Albert (V&A) Museum, London, UK.

I was only introduced to David Bowie earlier this year, when I say introduced I mean by just his music and have ever since become a huge fan. When I discovered that there was an exhibition about him, I knew I had to go. It has become the best exhibition I've ever been to. I never realized how much more there was to the music, costumes and David Bowie himself.

In a nutshell the exhibition explores David Bowie's career, what influenced him, his artistic creations in music, costumes, album artwork and more. Also how he became the most inspiring music artist of all time.

First of all you're given a pair of headphones which you listen to throughout the exhibition including music, conversations etc. The exhibition was presented in different stages of David's career from when he first started right up until today. Throughout the exhibition are costumes including Ziggy Stardust bodysuits, photographs, album artwork, music videos, visual concepts and live performances.

I was amazed to how much work he put into every single he released including the makeup, the costumes, the videos and the live performances. Every single part was just as important as the music and David Bowie himself. Every song seems to share a story and the costumes are carefully designed for it, same with the stage for the live performances. It's interesting how David reinvented himself in many ways through the creation of fictional characters Major Tom, Ziggy Stardust and Starman.

During the exhibition many people who David worked with had their say. They all enjoyed working with him and it was David telling them not to panic or worry about a thing during the making of every piece of music. David, even now appreciates his fans and works really hard for what he wants to achieve.

Unfortunately this exhibition ends on 10th August, if you haven't yet been then you need to go if you can fit it in.

Also you should see everything else that is exhibited at the V&A. There is so much to see, that you'd need a good few days there to see everything.

Note:- Unfortunately No photography was allowed throughout this exhibition.

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