/ November, 14th, 2016 – March, 26th, 2017
This exhibition was organized and circulated by TIFF and curated by Piers Handling and Noah Cowan. Organised in Poland by Tumult Foundation_CAMERIMAGE Festival, Centre of Contemporary Art “Znaki Czasu” in Toruń, and Arts of the World Foundation.
Producer: Marek Żydowicz
Centre of Contemporary Art in Torun and Tumult Foundation, Camerimage Film Festival organiser, hereby invite to a unique exhibition presenting body of work of the renown Canadian film director, David Cronenberg. The grand opening of DAVID CRONENBERG: EVOLUTION is scheduled for November 14th, 2016, in the Centre of Contemporary Art “Znaki Czasu” in Toruń. Exhibition will be available till March 26th 2017 and will be preceded by a review of Cronenberg’s films.
DIRECTOR DAVID CRONENBERG’S reputation as an authentic auteur has been firmly established by his uniquely personal body of work which includes: Shivers, Rabid, Fast Company, The Brood, Scanners, Videodrome, The Fly, Dead Ringers, Naked Lunch, Crash, eXistenz, The Dead Zone, M. Butterfly, Spider, A History of Violence, Eastern Promises, A Dangerous Method and Cosmopolis. In 2014, he premiered his film Maps to the Stars, scripted by novelist Bruce Wagner and starring Julianne Moore, John Cusack and Mia Wasikowska at Cannes and debuted his own novel and first work of fiction, Consumed, that fall.
Frequently lauded as one of the world’s greatest and most influential directors, Cronenberg’s films have earned him critical praise and recognition internationally. In 1999, he presided over the jury at the Cannes Film Festival and was awarded the Festival’s lifetime achievement award, the Carrosse d’Or, in 2006. Also that year, David worked with the Art Gallery of Ontario as a guest curator for the exhibition, Andy Warhol/Supernova: Stars, Deaths and Disasters, 1962-1964. David created an innovative soundtrack audio guide with additional commentary by several of Warhol’s contemporaries, including actor Dennis Hopper, film critic Amy Taubin, and artist James Rosenquist. In 2008, David brought his film The Fly to the stage for the Théâtre du Châtelet and LA Opera.
Recognition of Cronenberg’s contribution to art and culture has included investiture in the Order of Canada in 2015, France’s Order of Arts and Letters in 1990 and the Légion d’honneur in 2009. Cronenberg was made a Fellow of the British Film Institute in 2011.