Den amerikanske filminstruktør Tim Burton skal på museum.
Til november udstiller Museum of Modern Art i New York tegninger, story boards, malerier og meget andet, som den 50-årige filmskaber har signeret, skriver branchebladet Variety.
MoMA vil også vise en række af de klassiske skrækfilm, som har inspireret Burton i arbejdet med eventyrlige, fantasifulde, innovative og både morsomme og dramatiske film som Edward Saksehånd, Ed Wood, Beetlejuice, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Sleepy Hollow og senest musicalen Sweeney Todd.
Variety har talt med Burton, der er i gang med at lave en filmudgave af Lewis Carrolls Alice i Eventyrland, og som om udstillingen siger:
»It's easier for me to think things through visually instead of verbally, so it's like a diary in that way. have so many drawings. I never look at the stuff -- I just keep doing it.
When you make a film, you feel exposed in a way, and this feels even more exposing. I feel like it's a real honor and all, but I'm a bit nervous about it, too.«
Her er MoMA’s egen pressemeddelelse om udstillingen, der løber frem til april:
»THE MUSEUM OF MODERN ART PRESENTS MAJOR RETROSPECTIVE ON THE ARTISTRY OF FILMMAKER TIM BURTON IN NOVEMBER
Hundreds of Artworks Never Before Exhibited Illuminate the Creative Vision Behind The Nightmare Before Christmas, Beetlejuice, Batman, Edward Scissorhands, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and Sweeney Todd, Among Numerous Other Artistic Projects
NEW YORK, June 10, 2009—The Museum of Modern Art will present a major exhibition exploring the full scale of renowned filmmaker 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 will be on view from November 22, 2009, through April 26, 2010. Tracing the current of Burton’s visual imagination—from his earliest childhood drawings through his mature work in film—the exhibition Tim Burton will bring together over 700 examples of rarely or never-before-seen drawings, paintings, storyboards, moving-image works, puppets, maquettes, costumes, and cinematic ephemera, and includes an extensive film series spanning Burton’s 27-year career. The exhibition explores how Burton has taken inspiration from sources in pop culture and reinvented Hollywood genre filmmaking as an expression of personal vision, garnering him an international audience of fans and influencing a generation of young artists working in film, video, and graphics.
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.
Mr. Magliozzi states: “There is no other living filmmaker possessing Tim Burton’s level of accomplishment and reputation whose full body of work has been so well hidden from public view. Seeing so much that was previously inaccessible in a museum context should serve to fuel renewed appreciation and fresh appraisal of this much-admired artist.”
Organized in collaboration with Burton, the exhibition presents artworks and objects drawn primarily from the artist’s personal archive, as well as studio archives and the private collections of Burton’s collaborators. Included are little-known drawings, paintings, and sculptures created in the spirit of contemporary Pop Surrealism, as well as work generated during the conception and production of his films, such as original The Nightmare Before Christmas and Corpse Bride puppets; Edward Scissorhands, Batman Returns, and Sleepy Hollow costumes; and even severed-head props from Mars Attacks! Also featured are the first public display of his student art and earliest nonprofessional films; examples of his work for the flash animation internet series The World of Stainboy (2000); a selection of the artist’s oversized Polaroid prints; graphic art and texts for non-film projects, like The Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy and Other Stories (1997) and Tim Burton’s Tragic Toys for Girls and Boys (2003) collectible figure series; and art from a number of early unrealized projects. Additionally, a selection of international posters from Burton’s films will be on display in the theater lobby galleries.
The exhibition follows the entire course of Burton’s career, with childhood ephemera, juvenilia, and amateur short films from his youth in Burbank, CA; cartoons and drawings from his time at California Institute of the Arts; and examples of his first professional work at The Walt Disney Studios. Moving on to his mature work, the exhibition touches on the creature-based notions of character, motifs of masking and body modification, ongoing themes of adolescent and adult interaction, and elements of sentiment, cynicism, and humor that inform Burton’s work in a variety of mediums.
Burton’s entire cinematic oeuvre of 14 feature films—Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure (1985), Beetlejuice (1988), Batman (1989), Edward Scissorhands (1990), Batman Returns (1992), The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993), Ed Wood (1994), Mars Attacks! (1996), Sleepy Hollow (1999), Planet of the Apes (2001), Big Fish (2003), Corpse Bride (2005), Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005), and Sweeney Todd (2007)—will be screened over the course of the five-month exhibition in the Museum’s Roy and Niuta Titus Theaters. His early short films Vincent (1982) and Frankenweenie (1984) will also be featured.
In conjunction with Tim Burton, MoMA presents The Lurid Beauty of Monsters, a series of films that influenced, inspired, and intrigued Burton. Taking as its starting point a screening of horror movies that Burton organized in Burbank in 1977, the series includes such films as Jason and the Argonauts (Don Chaffey, 1963), Frankenstein (James Whale, 1931), The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (Robert Wiene, 1920), The Pit and the Pendulum (Roger Corman, 1961), Nosferatu (F. W. Murnau, 1922), and Earthquake (Mark Robson, 1974).
An accompanying publication will be released in conjunction with MoMA’s exhibition, to be published in November 2009 by The Museum of Modern Art.«
Jeg skal vist straks have købt mig en billet til New York.
Glæder mig utroligt meget til at se udstillingen. Endelig et museum der tager filmkunst alvorligt!
Burtons univers er ganske fantastisk, ikke unikt, men gennemført til midste detalje. Dog var filmen Sweeney Todd en grum skuffelse, men lad nu det ligge, manden har givet os SÅ meget andet rigtig godt!
Jeg kunne nu godt lide Sweeney Todd, men Burton har rigtig nok lavet bedre ting før. Og jo, jeg synes, at hans univers er unikt, fordi han tager ting, som man har set før, og sætter dem sammen på nye måder og med sin helt egen, skæve tone.
Jeg tror MoMA generelt prøver at lave den slags film-kunst-filmkunst udstillinger, hvor de bygger bro mellem den produkt-orienterede - og det kunst-orienterede del af den amerikanske kultur.
Jeg kom ved et tilfælde til at se MoMA's retrospektive udstilling om Pixar, hvor de også havde storyboards, filmfremvisninger osv. Det var en rigtig stor oplevelse især at se Toy Story introduceret af John Lassiter. ;-)
Så tjek programmet, du kan være heldig!
Har kataloget til Pixar-udstillingen. Ville så gerne have set den. Og ja, Lasseter er en engageret mand. Har set Cars i Pixars egen biograf, introduceret af Lasseter iført den sædvanlige hawaiiskjorte.
Må tjekke programmet ifbm. Burton-udstillingen. Måske kan man opleve mesteren selv fortælle om sit arbejde.