Next summer the Barbican takes you on a journey Into the Unknown, with a major exhibition providing the opportunity to see the most surprising, iconic and rare works in science fiction. to. date. We’re talking works from major collections, national archives, film studios and private collections around the world; including Paramount Archives, Warner Bros. Corporate Archive, Weta Workshop and the personal archives of SFX artist Patrick Tatopoulos… to name but a few.
Into the Unknown considers the impact that science fiction has had on film, design, art, literature and music; exploring the inspiring stories that have emerged over the years and presenting a new, global perspective. This unique show gives you the chance to see pieces that have never been shown before in the UK– such as original objects and artwork from The Paul G. Allen Family Collection– concept art and models from films Godzilla, Stargate and Dark City; and original manuscripts from influential writers, and indeed forefathers/mothers of science fiction, such as Jules Verne. Oh and award-winning design studio Territory Studio (responsible for The Martian) will be presenting a newly commissioned work as part of the exhibition too. With over 500 items from the nineteenth century to the present day and from all over the world, the breadth of this exhibition is truly unprecedented.
A range of special events accompanies the exhibition including outdoor summer screenings of science fiction classics including Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey, plus more to be announced.
Into the Unknown: A Journey Through Science Fiction
Barbican Centre, 3 Jun-1 Sep 2017
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Christian Scheurer, Digital Illustration