Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Tim Burton at the MoMA - Highly Anticipated Retrospective of Film & Art

Tim Burton
November 22, 2009 - April 26, 2010


The Museum of Modern Art
presents Tim Burton, a major retrospective exploring the full scale of Tim Burton's career, both as a director and concept artist for live-action and animated films, and as an artist, illustrator, photographer, and writer. The exhibition brings together over 700 examples of sketchbooks, concept art, drawings, paintings, photographs, and a selection of his amateur films, and is the Museum's most comprehensive monographic exhibition devoted to a filmmaker. An extensive film retrospective spanning Burton's 27-year career runs throughout the exhibition, along with a related series of films that influenced, inspired, and intrigued Burton as a filmmaker. Tim Burton is organized by Ron Magliozzi, Assistant Curator, and Jenny He, Curatorial Assistant, Department of Film, with Rajendra Roy, The Celeste Bartos Chief Curator of Film, The Museum of Modern Art. Tim Burton is sponsored by Syfy.

The film retrospective Tim Burton presents Burton's entire cinematic oeuvre of 14 feature films, eleven of which are in MoMA's film collection. These 14 feature films - Pee-wee's Big Adventure (1985), Beetlejuice (1988), Batman (1989), Edward Scissorhands (1990), Batman Returns (1992), Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993), Ed Wood (1994), Mars Attacks! (1996), Sleepy Hollow (1999), Planet of the Apes (2001), Big Fish (2003),
Tim Burton's Corpse Bride (2005), Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005), and Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007)—will be screened over the course of the five-month exhibition in the Museum’s Roy and Niuta Titus Theaters, along with his early short films Vincent (1982) and Frankenweenie (1984).

Read more on the exhibit in the KiptonART Online Magazine.
Kipton Cronkite Approved!

Image courtesy of the MoMA.
Image: Tim Burton, Blue Girl With Wine, 1997, Oil on Canvas

1 comment:

  1. the exhibition is amazing!! highly suggest everyone to go if you can.