1/20/2016

David Bowie Is... curator selects five creative moments that helped shape the musician's career


A touring exhibition dedicated to David Bowie is extending its opening hours to meet demand following his death on Sunday. V&A curator Victoria Broackes, who helped organise the show, picks her highlights.

Broackes described Bowie as "such an inspiration for all kinds of reasons" during an interview with Dezeen.

"Bowie wasn't constrained by anybody's ideas about what's normal, whether this was what a pop star was, what you could wear as a man or woman, your sexuality, if you push the boundaries, and the status quo of all of those things," she said.

Broackes curated David Bowie Is... with Geoffrey Marsh for London's V&A museum in 2013, before it began a tour that has already taken it to three continents.

It is currently running at the Groninger Museum in the Netherlands until 13 March 2016. The museum sold more than 17,000 tickets to the show in the hours following news of Bowie's death, and has now extended its opening hours.

As a tribute to Bowie, Broackes has selected her favourite items from the show for Dezeen and explained the significance of each piece:

Cape and asymmetric knitted one-piece by Kansai Yamamoto, 1973
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