scenographic david bowie exhibition at MIS by atelier marko brajovic
scenographic david bowie exhibition at MIS by atelier marko brajovic scenographic david bowie exhibition at MIS by atelier marko brajovic
mar 29, 2014

scenographic david bowie exhibition at MIS by atelier marko brajovic

scenographic david bowie exhibition at MIS by atelier marko brajovic
all photos by vicente gil
all images courtesy of atelier marko brajovic







atelier marko brajovic’s scenographic project for the exhibition ‘david bowie’ at museu da imagem e do som (MIS), was inspired by  the idea to ‘geometrize’ the popular artist, celebrity, and musician. MIS presents the gallery, organized by the victoria & albert museum, london (V&A), as the first international retrospective of the british artist’s career. the show features approximately 300 items related to the performer, with instruments, manuscripts, lyrics, set lists and drawings. additionally, 47 costumes and stage outfits, excerpts from films and live shows, video clips and photographs flood the dynamic space. the exhibition explores the broad range of bowie’s collaborations with artists and designers in the fields of fashion, sound, graphics, theater, art and film, revealing the evolution of his creative ideas.

drawing in visitors with illuminated flowing lines to then be immersed in an abstract immaterial reality


transferring the space into a dreamlike environment was reflected in a subtle way with varying light work


‘tokyo pop’ vinyl bodysuit that yamamoto kansai designed for the aladdin sane tour, 1973


instruments, clothes, movie posters, album work, in vertical and horizontal cases


the famous and edgy costumes and accessories worn throughout the artist’s career


suspended song books, journals, and other written material are hung from the ceiling and diffuse light throughout the exhibition




project info:



set design:
project direction: arch. carmela rocha e arch. marko brajovic
project coordination, management, and installation: arq. fernanda zanetti
associated architects: beatriz falleiros and andré romitelli
executive director and general curator: andré sturm
administration-finance director: jacques kann
communication department: clarissa janini, cristiane b. futagawa [sushi], marina de castro alves, natália de morais ravagnani, natália martins, pedro sampaio, renata forato
coordinator: aidê resende
equipment team: aline stivaletti, cristiane de almeida, guilherme pacheco, leandro ferreira, letícia barreira, rodrigo oliveira, yule barbosa
maintenance coordinator: joão ricardo canhadas costa
maintenance team: alan lima rodrigues, stephany santana da silva
exhibit installation coordinator: maria gonçalves
exhibit installation team: aldo pinto rosado filho, alexandre oliveira rodrigues, ismael pereira dos santos, moisés dos santos silva, pascoal aquino dos santos, ubiratan lourenço dos santos
program department: bárbara uetanabara piai, gabrielle araújo, larissa peron, maira oliveira, marcelo ramalho, nathalie schreckenberg, renan pessanha daniel
exhibition curators: victoria broackes, geoffrey marsh
assistant curator: kathryn johnson
project’s general director: andré sturm
produced by: larissa peron, talita campos
production assistant: bárbara uetanabara piai
museological oversight: ana paula ferreira, christina ravanelli, jorge d’ângelo, patrícia lira, sheila gomes de oliveira macedo, wilson basso neto
av software: 59 productions
set design: atelier marko brajovic
architects: carmela rocha, marko brajovic, fernanda zanetti
assistants architects: beatriz falleiros, andré romitelli
set installation: caselúdico//art40 montagem
exhibition installation: manuseio montagem e produção cultural
graphic designer: vicente gil design
art direction: nasha gil
translation: ana ban
revision and proofreading: regina stocklen


victoria and albert museum
the board of trustees of the v&a wishes to express its sincere thanks to the david bowie archive for their assistance and generosity in the preparation of this exhibition, and to the bbc and other institutions and individuals who have generously lent to the exhibition.
the trustees would also like to acknowledge the contribution made by many people, both within and outside the museum, who have dedicated their time and expertise, in particular jonathan barnbrook, paul morley and howard goodall.

image and sound museum (MIS)
the board at the museu da imagem e do som would like to thank the victoria and albert museum and their whole team, essential for the conception and adaptation of the david bowie is exhibition in brazil; to the administration of são paulo state and to the secretary of culture that granted necessary subsides so that the museum is capable of functioning; to the management council that offers essential support to the development of mis’s cultural activities; to our sponsors and supporters who helped by providing financial resources; and, finally, to mis’s team for their dedication that allowed this exhibition to be concretized.





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