‘The World of Tim Burton’ International Exhibition Comes to KL in March!

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Set up by New York’s Museum of Modern Art (MoMa) in 2009, the exhibition was created for fans to enjoy the journey of the director’s inner world.

Coming to Southeast Asia for the first time, the international touring exhibition of the iconic American filmmaker, Tim Burton, is coming to Kuala Lumpur in March! Called The World of Tim Burton, the exciting exhibition will open at Pavilion Bukit Jalil on March 21, and will run until July 30.

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Image Credit: Says/Tim Burton
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Image Credit: Says/KOL Nation/toybox Projects

Fans of Burton’s movies will be thrilled to know that they will get to see in person at least 500 of his sketches dating back to his childhood, that includes photos, models, props, and film clips. Set up by New York’s Museum of Modern Art (MoMa) in 2009, the exhibition was created for fans to enjoy the journey of the director’s inner world.

MoMa decided to turn their premier exhibition of Burton’s art into a touring exhibition when the event received over 800k visitors, making it the third highest-attended exhibition in the museum’s history.


Organised by Toybox Projects in conjunction with partners Eurasian Entertainment Consultants Ltd and KOL Nation, and supported by venue partner, Pavilion Bukit Jalil, The World of Tim Burton focuses on the distinctive characters and worlds that could only come from Burton’s fascinating imagination.

Image from MoMA
Image Credit: Says/MoMa

“Comprised of approximately 540 works – including signature pieces from the Tim Burton retrospective as well as over 150 new works not seen in the MoMA exhibition tour – The World Of Tim Burton gives new audiences an opportunity to experience Burton’s art in person for the first time and treats familiar visitors to an in-depth look further into his sensibility,” reads a media description about the exhibition.

Image from Tim Burton
Image Credit: Says/Tim Burton

To enhance the exhibition experience, The World of Tim Burton has also categorised the filmmaker’s extensive career of five decades into 10 thematic sections. Each section is composed of paintings, drawings, photographs, videos, multimedia art, sculptures and more.

While Burton had been previously known almost exclusively for his cinematic work, including Beetlejuice (1988), Batman (1989), Edward Scissorhands (1990), Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993), Ed Wood (1994), Big Fish (2003), Corpse Bride (2005), and Sweeney Todd (2007), this upcoming exhibition in KL is set to present the full range of Burton’s creative pursuits, revealing a versatile artist whose unique vision transcends mediums and formats.

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Tickets for The World of Tim Burton exhibition at Pavilion Bukit Jalil in Kuala Lumpur will be available at KOL Nation and TicketCharge from January 11, and at the exhibition venue from March 21.

Source: The Star

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