Bond Starts In London, Comes To Toronto


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The TIFF Bell Lightbox, in Toronto, Ontario, is quickly becoming one of my favourite places. Last year, they hosted the terrific Tim Burton exhibit, originally designed for the Museum of Modern Art in New York. This past month, they hosted the Game of Thrones exhibit, which I detailed here, in anticipation of author George R. R. Martin's In Conversation, which can be watched here.

Just announced, and in time for the fall release of the twenty-third film in the James Bond series, Skyfall, TIFF will be hosting "Designing 007: 50 Years of Bond Style." It is described thusly:
"Curated by the Barbican Centre, the exhibition — which will be seen in London starting in July before moving to Toronto — will focus on how the iconic Bond style has influenced fashion, automotive design, travel, technology, art, music and pop culture over five decades."
Like the two previous exhibits, the show will feature a combination of props, costumes and supplementary material from the twenty two previous Bond films, charting the influence of Bond on culture, and the progress of culture on Bond. Or, TIFF artistic director Noah Cowan says:
"An unprecedented look at the cutting-edge design and decor of the Bond legacy, charting its influence on contemporary society and on the action genre as a whole."
Tickets are not yet available for the show, which will run from Oct. 26 to Jan. 20, 2013 at the Lightbox.

Via the Toronto Star.
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