Bob Dylan is one of the great American artists and a worldwide cultural icon who has been inspiring audiences for six decades. Having forever changed the relationship between music and language, Dylan became the first musician to be awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2016, recognised ‘for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition’.
In the autumn of this year, Retrospectrum, the most comprehensive survey of Dylan’s art to date, will invite visitors to experience his artwork in an immersive and interactive environment. The exhibition will be installed at Modern Art Museum (MAM), Shanghai, an institution focused on diversity, equality, exchange and education in September 2019. Its vast industrial architecture offers a versatile and dynamic space to connect the shared cultures of the East and West. Located along the ‘cultural corridor’ of museums and galleries that runs along the riverside in the Pudong New Area, MAM utilises innovative methods to facilitate public participation and engagement with art.
Paul Green, president of Halcyon Gallery, said: “One of the most important issues in taking a retrospective, in taking his art to China is to once and for all establish him as one of the world’s great artists,” he added. “Taking the most extensive body of work ever seen to China underpins this.”
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About the exhibition
Dates: Sep 28, 2019 – Jan 5, 2020
Venue: Modern Art Museum Shanghai