“Stanley Kubrick”

Large exhibition on David Bowie to open in London

London, 4 September 2012, Art Media Agency. From 23 March to 28 July 2013, Rock star David Bowie will be the subject of a large exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, which selected three hundred objects for the exhibition. The exhibition “David Bowie is” will be the “first world retrospective” dedicated to the British star. On show there will be a thematic classification of stage costumes, video extracts, and photographs of the star on the stage. Among the sixty stage costumes on display, the multicolour attire from the album Ziggy Stardust (1972) inspired by the film A Clockwork Orange by Stanley Kubrick. Or the overcoat with printed Union Jack made by Alexander McQueen for the cover of the album Earthling (1997) after the dispatch of AFP. “We wanted a revolutionary exhibition for a revolutionary artist”, declared Geoffrey Marsh, curator of the exhibition. He thinks the star “contributed to change the world”. Yet David Bowie stated on his Twitter account that he did not have any decisional role into the exhibition. It looks like he is taking some distances from this retrospective on his own...

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Second edition of Art+Film Gala celebrating Kubrick and Ruscha

Los Angeles, 24 July 2012, Art Media Agency (AMA). The Los Angeles County Museum of Arts is organising its second edition of Art+Film Gala 2012 which will take place on 27 October and which will put in pride of place Ed Ruscha and Stanley Kubrick, with a special tribute to the film-maker by Steven Spielberg. The gala will be co-chaired by Leonardo Dicaprio and Eva Chow. In the continuity of the Art+Film Gala, October will be marked by two exhibitions about filmmaker Kubrick and artist Ruscha. Michel Govan, head of supervision and Wallis Annenberg, head of LACMA, explained in a press release “LACMA has actively taken strides to integrate film into the museum”. It started by films in exhibitions such as the one entitled “Dali: Painting and Film”, the exhibition about Tim Burton, and the next retrospective about Stanley Kubrick. The Art+Film Gala celebrates both what has been achieved during the two lasts years and what should be the done in the future. Ed Ruscha is an American artist internationally famous. His works focus on urbanity’s visual language in South California. He is often associated with Pop Art. His work includes paintings, drawings, prints, and photographs. Ruscha was elected at the American Academy of Arts and Letters as a member of the Art Department in 2001 and 2005. He represented the United States during the 51th Venice Biennial. His exhibition at the LACMA will take place form 23 September 2012 to 24 February 2013. Stanley Kubrick (1928-1999) is considered as one of the most influent filmmakers of the 20th century. This director managed to turn cinema into an actual art form due to his visionary approach. The LACMA will display Stanley Kubrick with the largest American retrospective about this filmmaker. This exceptional exhibition will cover Kubirck’s entire practice along...

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Stanley Kubrick the Photographer at Cinémathèque Française

Paris, 8 April 2011, Art Media Agency (AMA) The Cinémathèque Française is hosting the exhibition “Stanley Kubrick: from photography to cinema” until 23 July 2011. Before being a film-maker, Kubrick was a photographer. He received his first camera in 1928, at the age of 13: a Graffex with a 35 mm lens. At the age of 17, he started making photographic narratives for a magazine. They depicted “key moments”, in the manner of Bresson, in illustrated stories. Later, he produced short documentaries and kicked off his career for real. The exhibition features every one of Stanley Kubrick’s films in chronological order, via his own photos accompanied with...

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