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News / June 11, 2013

Updated: David Bowie Show Coming to AGO From V&A

A major exhibition on David Bowie currently at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, UK, is coming to Toronto this fall.

“David Bowie is” will open at the Art Gallery of Ontario on September 25 and continue until November 27.

This show is to feature more than 300 objects from Bowie’s personal archive, including Ziggy Stardust bodysuits, photographs of Bowie by Helmut Newton and others, and handwritten set lists and drawings.

Overall, the show is to span five decades and is advertised as “the first international exhibition devoted to the British-born musician and performer.”  Bowie’s connections to Surrealism, German Expressionism, music hall, mime and Japanese Kabuki performance are all promised to be explored.

The V&A show, curated by Victoria Broackes and Geoffrey Marsh and opened on March 23, has marked the first time a museum has been allowed to display items from the 75,000-object David Bowie Archive.

The AGO will be the first gallery to host the touring version of the exhibition after its run at the V&A closes on August 11.

Update (June 11, 2013): This post now contains a slideshow of images from the V&A Bowie exhibition. To view, click on the Photos icon above.