Exhibition The World of Tim Burtontravels to C-mine, Genk in 2018
The international exhibition The World of Tim Burtonwill be displayed in the exhibition spaces of creative cultural heritage site C-mine (Genk – Belgium) from 15 August 2018 until 28 November 2018. After the international success of sculptural art piece Labyrint in 2015 and the design exhibition The World of Charles and Ray Eamesin 2017, C-mine attracts yet another major international project. The touring exhibition on the work of Tim Burton has travelled all around the world from New York to Paris, Tokyo, São Paulo and Prague.
Tim Burton, filmmaker and versatile artist
Tim Burton (American, b. 1958) is a filmmaker, illustrator, author, and artist—and the creative mind behind the films Pee-wee’s Big Adventure (1985), Beetlejuice (1988), Batman (1989), Edward Scissorhands (1990), Batman Returns (1992), Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993), Ed Wood (1994), Mars Attacks! (1996),Sleepy Hollow (1999), Planet of the Apes (2001), Big Fish (2003),Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride (2005), Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005),Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007), Alice in Wonderland (2010), Dark Shadows (2012), Frankenweenie (2012),Big Eyes (2014), and Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children (2016).
While Burton had previously been recognized almost exclusively for his cinematic work, the international exhibitions of his drawings, paintings, photographs, puppets, and sculptural installations display the full range of his artistic production. The World of Tim Burton, a touring exhibition curated from the artist’s personal archive, is presented in thematic sections that examine his extensive career.
400 signature pieces organised by themes
Organized by curatorJenny He The World of Tim Burton premiered in 2014 and focuses on the distinctive characters and worlds that could only come from Tim Burton’s singular imagination. The exhibition is presented in sections that organise the approximately 500 works. In Around the World works made on sketchbooks, hotel notepads and restaurant napkins demonstrate the spontaneity of Tim Burton’s creative process. In the section Film Charactersthe exhibition offers a deeper look into the film characters that fans of Burton’s movies are so well-acquainted with. And in the section Influencesthe influence of his predecessors on his creative development are demonstrated. The earliest works in the exhibition are found in this section.
Together with 6 other themes the exhibition gives new audiences an opportunity to experience Burton’s art in person for the first time and treats familiar visitors to an in-depth look further into his sensibility.
Made to measure for C-mine
C-mine is a creative experience site in Genk, in the North-East of Belgium. Apart from the industrial heritage that is worth a visit on its own, C-mine has grown as a significant player in the field of art and design.
To harmonize the large amount of exhibition pieces with the spaces of the old mining building of C-mine, a local scenographer will be attracted. The exhibition will be completed with a brought public program such as guided tours, films and lectures. The World of Tim Burtonwill without a doubt be one of the must see exhibitions of 2018 in the Benelux.