When: November, 12th, 2017 – February, 18th, 2018
Exhibition Opening: November, 12th, 2017 at 17:00
Organised by Tumult – CAMERIMAGE Festival, Centre of Contemporary Art Znaki Czasu in Toruń and Arts of the World Foundation
Curator: Marek Żydowicz
Centre of Contemporary Art in Toruń and Tumult Foundation, Camerimage Film Festival organiser, hereby would like to invite to a unique exhibition, the first one in Europe, of the artistic endeavors of David Lynch, a distinguished film and television auteur and a prolific creator working in different areas of art and culture. David Lynch will be the honorary guest of the Festival’s 25th edition and will attend the exhibition grand opening on November 12th in the Centre of Contemporary Art Znaki Czasu in Toruń.
David Lynch is one of the most beloved modern filmmakers, while his films kindle the imagination of people from all over the world. He studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts where, at the age of twenty, he started to create his first animated short films, ultimately igniting a passionate lifelong romance with film. He astonished the world with his feature debut Eraserhead, next came The Elephant Man, Dune, Blue Velvet, Twin Peaks, Wild at Heart, Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me, Lost Highway, The Straight Story, Mulholland Dr., and “Inland Empire”. For his work as film director, screenwriter and producer he was nominated to four Academy Awards®, won Cannes Film Festival’s Palme d’Or, and was honored with two César Awards, among many others.
The exhibition of David Lynch’s artistic explorations will definitely be an intriguing event. His work is diverse even within the area of filmmaking: he created feature and experimental films, TV series, videoarts, commercials, and music videos. But David Lynch is also a brilliant painter, graphic artist, photographer, as well as music composer and performer. The exhibition, which the Centre of Contemporary Art in Torun and Tumult Foundation cordially invite you to, will be the biggest presentation of David Lynch’s artistic output to date. Organizers will present around 400 of Lynch’s works: from his earliest sketching explorations from 1950s, through his painting/film inspirations from 1960s to his latest works from 2017.
It will be open until 18th February 2018. This retrospective demonstration of David Lynch’s creations – including pieces from both the artist’s personal collection and American, French and German art galleries – will include oil paintings, watercolors, drawings, lithographs, photographs, music pieces, commercials, short films, and music videos.
The exhibition is co-financed by City of Toruń, Polish Film Institute and U.S. Embassy in Warsaw.