Multimedia Touring Exhibition
by Bob Gruen
BOWIE by MICKROCK is an original multimedia exhibition featuring photographic works, music, videos, films and documentaries along an immense exhibition hall of 3,000m2.
It is based on the creation of Ziggy Stardust and the reinventions of Bowie throughout his career. Not only was Mick Rock the photographer who portrayed the musician from his initial debut, but was also a creative partner in the gestation and image of the star who would change the history of music forever.
The documentary film "Shot!" was launched at the Tribeca Film Festival 2016 in New York City and then at the London Film Festival a month later. Two of the original videos that are shown in the vintage format (16mm) are "Space Oddity" and "Life on Mars", among other short films created by Mick Rock for David Bowie as 'John, I'm Only Dancing’ and 'Jean Genie'. The exhibit also contains texts, letters and manuscripts of David Bowie among many materials of Mick Rock’s personal archive.
The show was launched worldwide at the Taschen Gallery in Los Angeles, California, in October 2015 along with the book "The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust" which sold out within a few days from its release.
Both the exhibition and the book became a historical event from their outset. Months later, David Bowie would leave this world and the work of Mick Rock would become an itinerant sanctuary for the millions of followers of one of the greatest geniuses in the whole planet earth.
Mick Rock at the entrance of Foto Museo Cuatro Caminos | CDMX | Bowie by Mick Rock Exhibition | Febreuary 2018
Mick Rock on David Bowie
Brooklyn Museum, New York, 2017
Directed by Dave Horowitz
A master of capturing the aura of an artist, Mick Rock is a living legend who chronicled the golden age of rock & roll. In this short film, he recounts his iconic work for Iggy Pop, Lou Reed and others - leading up to a presentation at the Brooklyn Museum, where he goes in-depth about his classic music videos for David Bowie.
Foto Museo 4 Caminos
Mexico City. March, 2018
Promotional video by the sponsors Johnnie Walker & Total Play
Centro de Exposiciones La Rural
Buenos Aires City. May, 2019