If you happen to be in New York City before July 15 get tickets to the "David Bowie is" exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum. The show is taking its final bow in the city in which Bowie lived the last 20 years of his life after touring all over the world for the past five years. It's an immersive experience of sight and sound made all the more powerful by the interactive audio tour in which content ch-ch-changes as you walk through the exhibition corresponding as to where you are at in the exhibition.
An archive of 400 objects, including more than 60 custom-made performance costumes, the exhibit explores the creative process of this artist and demonstrates that he was surely one of the most innovative and collaborative artists ever to grace the planet. Bowie reinvented himself time and time again and challenged how we see art and music, dared social conventions and inspired us to re-think our own identities.
From the time he was a teenager in England to his death in early 2016 Bowie pushed the boundaries of art - the show includes early whimsical sketches, menacing oil paintings, dazzling costumes, pioneering music videos, groundbreaking animation, photographs, props and more. Even his final album called "Blackstar", released two days before his death, he chronicles his own death, and in the process, creates a haunting show of performance art for his fans. The exhibit is a stunning archive of his life and 55-year career as an artist.
According to Rolling Stone Magazine, "David Bowie is" doesn't merely show off these artifacts - instead, the exhibit brings them together to build an immersive narrative. It tells one of the strangest and most inspiring of modern stories. As the man once sang, such is the stuff from where dreams are woven."