David Bowie is …. at the Groninger Museum!

Christmas holidays are coming! The holidays will bring us finally and hopefully some free time and probably also some rainy days in the Netherlands. Sooo … the perfect time to stroll around in a museum, gaze at beautiful art objects and learn new things. One very special exhibition which I would like to bring to your attention is David Bowie is. This successful international exhibition last week premiered in the Groninger Museum and will be there until March 2016, so get yourself on a train to Groningen and see this exhibition now you’ve got the chance!



David Bowie is one of my personal fascinations and I am not the only one, already around 300,000 people saw this exhibition in London. Several notable figures paid a visit to the exhibition such as Kate Moss, Anna Wintour and Dame Vivienne Westwood. From the sixties until now David Bowie has been a very influential musician, artist, actor and rock star.  He became famous with his hits Let’s Dance, Heroes, Under Pressure and Space Oddity. But not only his music has inspired people all around the world, Bowie’s alter egos in the wild Seventies were very eccentric. His alter egos show his versatility and creativity, take a look for example at his most famous alter ego, the androgen space rock star Ziggy Stardust. In the Eighties Bowie scored his greatest hits such as Let’s Dance and Modern Love, his music became more accessible to the big public and Bowie became a superstar.

(One of his greatest hits: Heroes)

The exhibition David Bowie is shows a retrospective of his extraordinary career supported by more than 300 original objects such as handwritten lyrics, photography, album artwork, rare performance material and original costumes. The exhibition will show how Bowie influence and has been influenced by wider movements in art, design, theatre and contemporary culture. The exhibition promises to be presented in a multi-media design which will give you the ultimate experience and an immersive journey through the artistic influences that David Bowie created and was a part of.

(Flight of the Conchords inspired by Ziggy Stardust)

To me this experience sounds very promising and also as a good excuse to make a trip to Groningen again, which is a very nice and vibrant student city as well. Perfect for the holidays when you have got the time to escape real life for a moment and just take a peek into Bowie’s wild rock n roll life.

For more information take a look at http://www.groningermuseum.nl/en/exhibition/david-bowie

By Evelijn Hillebrand


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