Besides seeing Frozen on Wednesday (read previous post), I also went to check at David Bowie Is exhibition at the AGO (Art Gallery Of Ontario). Ever since I moved to Toronto in June, I have never visited the AGO and I live so close to it. I missed out on the Ai Weiwei exhibition and I didn’t want to miss checking out this exhibition as well. It was only running until November 27 which was why I managed to purchase a ticket for the last day. It then got extended to run till Friday. It is now officially closed. Wednesdays are cheaper to go to AGO but it happens only after 6pm. So, it was very busy the day I went especially since that day was originally going to be the last day.
I didn’t know much about David Bowie beforehand. So it was interesting to learn more about him during the exhibition on what influenced his music career, fashion, theatre/acting etc. It was on two floors and it was a self guided audio tour. It was interesting to see what played and when stuff would play. The theme of the exhibition was the show different sides of David Bowie. He means something different to everyone. The only problem I had with the exhibition was that it would get really crowded at certain parts of the exhibition. I would be like lining up to see/read stuff. It was something I wasn’t use to. I have seen a couple of exhibitions at MET in New York and it’s never like this. The exhibitions at MET are one floor and the only admission for MET is a “donation”. So, technically, it is a lot cheaper in New York. I noticed I kept comparing the two as I would walk around the exhibition. It took me an hour to go through it but if I stayed to pay more attention to the details, it would have been a lot longer. Otherwise, it was a really interesting experience and I liked what they presented on David Bowie. Here’s a couple of clips below from the opening of the exhibition at AGO and a media preview of what was seen during the exhibition.
For more upcoming exhibitions and events at AGO, visit the official site.