London’s Victoria & Albert Museum has published official details of its forthcoming David Bowie exhibition, ‘David Bowie Is’.
The retrospective expo – which on Monday was marred by mild controversy over whether or not Bowie had had a part in its curation (he hadn’t, by the way), and speculation he wasn’t satisfied with the selections V&A staff were making (he was, by the way) – will be available for viewing between 23 Mar and 28 Jul 2013. Having gained unparalleled access to Bowie’s vintage archive, the show’s curators have selected over 300 items for public display, not least instruments, LP artwork, hand-drawn video storyboards and various iconic stage costumes.
The V&A’s Geoffrey Marsh who, unlike Bowie himself, did co-curate the collection, says: “We’re aiming for a ground-breaking exhibition to reflect a ground-breaking artist. Bowie has played a crucial role in the shaping of modern society because of his focus on personal self-expression. He might not have intended to do this … but help change the world he did and the ripples of those changes continue to move outwards around the globe today”.