People close to me know: I’m a huge Davis Bowie fan since i was thirteen. I was introduced to his fabulous music during a ski-trip with my school, when one of us played “Starman” on his guitar in the cabin where we were staying. It was the year when radio stations played “Let’s dance” and “China Girl” up and down.
Since then i’ve always loved his music, especially the albums from 1969 to 1978/79, which are just awesome. I actually wanted to marry him, ha !
I was thrilled to discover that an exhibition about the artist is shown at the Martin Gropius Bau in Berlin, initially until august 10th, but now until august 24th.
And i should not miss this one !
So on tuesday i went, and did not have to queue up, as i had purchased an online ticket with an time slot to enter.
I dove for three hours into his history, career, music, artistic universe, with an audio guide on full volume to savor the music. And looked at the stage costumes ( gosh, what a slender guy !), understand what has driven him and still does. I forgot time and surroundings. It was awesome and well curated by the Victoria and Albert Museum of London.
If you happen to be in Berlin before august 24th, go and visit the exhibition. I recommend buying the ticket online in order to avoid queuing up and waiting to get in.