Pentagram partner Marina Willer and her London-based team have developed the exhibition design for a retrospective of filmmaker Stanley Kubrick, due to open at the Design Museum next month. Stanley Kubrick: The Exhibition, which runs between 26 April and 15 September, will feature rooms themed on his most influential films, including 2001: Space Odyssey, A Clockwork Orange, The Shining, Spartacus, Eyes Wide Shut and Dr Strangelove.
Visitors will be able to explore the Centrifuge set that Kubrick created for 2001: A Space Odyssey and stroll down a replica of the carpet from cult horror flick The Shining, which will pave the entire show. Unseen footage from his cult films will be on display for the first time, alongside work by famed collaborators such as Diane Arbus, Saul Bass and Don McCullin. Wins for Kubrick geeks include the Born to Kill helmet from Full Metal Jacket, costumes from Barry Lyndon and storyboards and set designs from key films.
“Designing the Kubrick Exhibition is a dream,” Willer tells It’s Nice That. “He was one of the most brilliant and provocative film figures of all times. To be able to create this story through space design, graphics, film and all its marketing is an opportunity like no other. We feel very privileged to work on this as a team.”
The exhibition aims to explore Kubrick’s creative process, from shaping narrative through to directing and editing. It will also examine the influence of London on Kubrick’s work, a city he called home for more than 40 years.
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