New York's Museum of Modern Art to honor Tim Burton with a career retrospective

Wonderful news–the Museum of Modern Art in New York City will honor director Tim Burton with a major exhibition of his work. Congratulations! Mark your calendars and plan a trip to Manhattan: the exhibit is scheduled to open on November 22, 2009 and continue through April 26, 2010. Here is the Museum of Modern Art’s announcement:

“This major career retrospective on filmmaker Tim Burton (American, b. 1958) consists of a gallery exhibition and a film series. The exhibition considers Burton’s career as a director, producer, writer, and animator of live-action and animated films, along with his work as a fiction writer and illustrator, following the evolution of his creative practices and the current of his visual imagination from his earliest childhood drawing through his mature work. Taking inspiration from sources in pop culture, Burton has reinvented Hollywood genre filmmaking as a spiritual experience, influencing a generation of young artists working in film, video, and graphics.

“The gallery exhibition focuses on work generated during the process of conception, development, and production of his films, and will cover Burton’s realized and unrealized projects. It will include works on paper and sculpted in various mediums, as well as work in digital and moving-image formats such as concept art, production designs, drawn and painted animation art, 3-D models, puppets and maquettes, script treatments, storyboards, screen tests, other audio-visual components, and examples of his work as a graphic artist for non-film projects. Burton’s films include Vincent (1982), Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure (1985), Beetlejuice (1988), Edward Scissorhands (1990), The Nightmare Before Christmas (as producer) (1993), Ed Wood (1994), Sleepy Hollow (1999), Corpse Bride (2005), and Sweeney Todd (2007); writing and Web projects include The Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy & Other Stories (1997) and Stainboy (2000).” Of course, while this exhibition is in progress, Tim Burton’s latest film, Alice in Wonderland, is scheduled for release (on March 5, 2010 in North America).

The Zone thanks Mrs. Nobody for sharing the news; you can read more on the Zone’s News & Views forum. To check the Museum of Modern Art website, CLICK HERE. –Part-Time Poet

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