October 11, 2023 > April 7, 2024

For the first time in Italy, the mesmerizing exhibition of Tim Burton now makes its debut at the Museo Nazionale del Cinema in Turin​.

The Museo Nazionale del Cinema in Turin presents THE WORLD OF TIM BURTON, the exhibition dedicated to the creative genius of Tim Burton. For the first time in Italy, the exhibition will be on view at the Mole Antonelliana.

This exhibition is conceived and co-curated by Jenny He in collaboration with Tim Burton and is adapted by Domenico De Gaetano for the Museo Nazionale del Cinema.

It is a journey into the visionary universe and creativity of Tim Burton, and the main core of the exhibition focuses on the director's personal archive, showing an incredible variety of his creative output. Not only precious documents but also drawings and sketches with the recurring themes and visual motifs from which his characters that characterize his distinctive cinematic worlds came to life.

Tim Burton will be also the protagonist of a stunning Masterclass and he will receive the Stella della Mole award as a recognition of his visionary and innovative contribution with his inimitable style to the history of cinema.

This major immersive exhibit is an exclusive journey of sorts into the mind of a creative powerhouse, the ultimate exploration of Tim Burton’s artistic output, inimitable style and specific perspective. Split into 9 thematic sections, it features over 500 examples of rarely or never-before-seen original artworks from his early ages through to the most recent projects across mediums of sketches, paintings, drawings, photographs, concept art, storyboards, costumes, moving-image works, maquettes, puppets and life-sized sculptural installations. An evocative setting will lead visitors and fans to dive into the extraordinary universe of Tim Burton, experiencing an in-depth look further into his sensibility and taking pictures with the figure of Balloon Boy, while new audiences will have the chance to explore the exact replica of the artist’s personal studio along with a special sneak peek of current or unrealized projects.

The exhibit traces the footsteps of director and the current of his singular visual imagination as a multidimensional postmodern artist in somewhat of an autobiography told through his unbounded creative process. Through the one-of-a-kind presentation of Tim Burton’s oeuvre, his unique vision transcends mediums and formats, making it crystal clear how ideas, themes and even some specific images from his art wound up in the most iconic movies that we now associate with lavish cinematic spectacle.

Long before critical and commercial success in the live-action and animation genres, Burton was inspired by the movies on television, animations, comics in the newspapers, myths and fables told in school, and other forms of popular culture, incorporating these lifelong influences into his art and signature films. His childhood sketches demonstrate Burton’s range and call to mind the work of his predecessors, including classic cartoonists and illustrators such as Edward Gorey, Charles Addams, Don Martin and Theodore Geisel. The impact of Japanese monster movies, Expressionist Cinema, Universal Studios’ horror catalog and suspense maestros William Castle and Vincent Price also permeate his work.

This exhibition is conceived and co-curated by Jenny He in collaboration with Tim Burton; and is adapted by Domenico De Gaetano for the Museo Nazionale del Cinema.


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