This past weekend we visited Toronto with the hopes of visiting the pandas in the zoo. But of course it rained. So we went to the David Bowie exhibition at the AGO.
For young’uns reading this, in answer to your question: Who is David Bowie?
David Robert Jones (born 8 January 1947), known by his stage name David Bowie is an English musician, singer-songwriter, actor and arranger. Bowie has been a major figure in the world of popular music for over five decades, and is renowned as an innovator, particularly for his work in the 1970s. He is known for his distinctive voice as well as the intellectual depth and eclecticism of his work.
Spanning five decades and featuring more than 300 objects from Bowie’s personal archive, this totally immersive multimedia show celebrates the groundbreaking artist’s collaborations in the fields of fashion, sound, theatre, art and film. An audio guide by Sennheiser is part of the experience and is included with admission.
David Bowie is — acclaimed by the New York Times as “united in sound and vision in a way rarely seen in a museum” — is the first international exhibition devoted to the British-born musician and performer. Organized thematically, the show takes visitors on a spectacular and interactive trip through Bowie’s numerous personae and legendary performances, highlighting his artistic influences and his experiments with Surrealism, German Expressionism, Music Hall, mime and Japanese Kabuki performance.
We were given head phones to hear the narration as we wandered through the displays.
Bowie was never Alone. He was always meeting new personas again and again like Ziggy Stardust and Major Tom.
“Space Oddity” was released on 11 July, 1969, five days ahead of the Apollo 11 launch, to become a UK top five hit. Oh yeah! Back in the summer of ’69.
David takes pride in his accomplishments but I didn’t get the impression he is vain.
The extravaganza was pretty amazing for those who are familiar with Bowie and for those who aren’t. The film clips really demonstrated his talents and diversity: Labyrnth, The Man who Fell to Earth, Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars as well as a few others.
It didn’t make up for missing the pandas though….Written for Blogophilia Week 34.6 – Alone, We Meet Again Bonus Points: (Hard, 2 pts): Include a Jane Austen quote \ (Easy, 1 pt): Use a line from the song “Summer of ’69”
Vanity and pride are different things, though the words are often used synonymously. A person may be proud without being vain. Pride relates more to our opinion of ourselves; vanity, to what we would have others think of us