12. Exhibition on Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey at the Museum of the Moving Image
Prints of space and spacecrafts by concept artist Roy Carnon (left) and a space suit worn in the Clavius Base scene in 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY, as presented in “Kubricks 2001: 50 Jahre A Space Odyssey” exhibition at the DFF – Deutsches Filminstitut & Filmmuseum in Frankfurt am Main (2018). Photo credit: DFF/© Sophie Schüler, courtesy Museum of the Moving Image
Opening on January 18, Envisioning 2001: Stanley Kubrick’s Space Odyssey at the Museum of the Moving Image in Queens will delve deep into the film 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) from all aspects, including story, design and visual effects, and assess why the film remains so influential 50 years after its release, and well after the year it was intended to predict.
According to the Museum of the Moving Image, ” 2001: A Space Odyssey depicts the fraught relationship between humanity and technology, using pioneering special effects. Made before the first moon landing, the film had and continues to exert widespread influence on cinema, design, painting, architecture, and advertising. The Museum will present a major exhibition that explores Kubrick’s influences, his obsessive research, and his innovative production process in envisioning a world of the future—the year 2001 from the viewpoint of the 1960s.”
Look out for special collectors items on display, which come from the Stanley Kubrick Archive at the University of the Arts London, original artifacts from international collections, and the Museum of the Moving Image’s collection. Highlights include Special Photographic Effects Supervisor Douglas Trumbull’s concept sketches for Clavius Base, from MoMI collection; costumes, including a space suit worn in the Clavius Base scene and Moonwatcher ape suit worn by Dan Richter in the Dawn of Man scene; and storyboards, contact sheets, test films, and photographs related to the Stargate special effects sequence.
The exhibition will be up until July 2020, and tickets to the exhibition can be combined with screening tickets for the film 2001: A Space Odyssey.