Tim Burton: Exhibition Status
// Straight from The Museum of Modern Art, New York, Tim Burton’s creative process comes to life at ACMI, Melbourne.
The Johnny Depp-obsessed director, behind such Johnny Depp films as Edward Scissorhands and Alice in Wonderland, showcases over 700 pieces, including an assortment of paintings, drawings, puppets, costumes, storyboards and film in the new crowd-drawing Tim Burton: An Exhibition.
I don’t really care for the dude, to be honest. Like many, I got sucked into the Alice In Wonderland fanatical hype by Burton’s sheer reputation alone, which annoys the shit out me. I don’t appreciate how a director of his supposed standing could blatantly disregard the arguably most important part of filmmaking – narrative. Especially when adapting (or continuing) one of the classic children’s stories of our time. He clearly put focus on making the film as visually appealing as possible, and given the 3D hype I don’t really blame him. In this sense, the exhibition will probably be quite fascinating and no doubt I’ll be among first in line anyway. I just wish this wasn’t grounds for ‘exhibition status’.
Curated by Mr. Let Down himself, the gig runs from Thursday 24 June through to Sunday 10 October 2010. In addition, kids under 18 also get the opportunity to win a tour guide position at the exhibition (details here).
// Dan Z