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Paris plays host to David Bowie Is

Date Posted: 14/01/15

Paris plays host to David Bowie Is

Is David Bowie one of the Heroes or simply a bit of a Rebel Rebel? All these questions and more are explored in the popular exhibition David Bowie Is, which will arrive in Paris following its well-received London debut.

The show, which will be set up at the Cité de la Musique on Avenue Jean Jaurès, will look at Bowie's career as a musical innovator and mercurial cultural icon, as well as influencer of fashion and art down the decades.

Rock enthusiasts can expect to see some 300 objects associated with the popular music star, displayed for all to see. From outrageous costumes influenced by Japanese fashions to set designs for the Diamond Dog tour, the variety of sketches, scores and diary entries is staggering.

Visitors will also be treated to a short film exploring Bowie's cultural icon status, remarking on the exotic note that he brought to the music scene.

The show was critically acclaimed when it debuted at the V&A in London and has gone around the world to appease Bowie fans everywhere. 

"There are deft curatorial touches like that throughout. The overriding one is the music, a superb technical achievement," commented the Chicago Tribune, which praised how the sound changes throughout the exhibition to match the era currently being examined by the visitor.

Elsewhere, the Telegraph called the show "vibrant" and "thought-provoking", adding that it feels "full of love" for a cultural icon that has recently returned to the music scene after a long absence.

Those who want to catch the acclaimed exhibition during its time in Paris should book a trip to the city between March 3rd and May 31st. Ticket prices start at €12 but concessions are available.

Posted by Hayley Brent

European News

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