Photographer David Sims reimagines David Bowie in Bowievirus outbreak at ICA London

By Culture24 Reporter | 25 April 2013

Exhibition preview: David Sims – Bowievirus, Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, until May 12 2013

An image of a photo montage of a man in bed who looks like the pop star David Bowie
© Courtesy David Sims
Amid the welcome Bowie epidemic emanating from the V&A’s grab-tickets-while-you-can show, photographer David Sims’ first domestic solo exhibition for 15 years draws on a re-eyeing of Bowie first featured in Arena Homme Plus last October.

Devoting its cover to a Sims montage of rock and roll star Vince Taylor, a fashion model and a man with an uncannily strong resemblance to Bowie, the magazine spent the rest of the issue referencing, reworking and giving different contexts to our most exalted out-of-spacer.

Hosted in the Theatre of the ICA, this display will build on those themes. A regular contributor to campaigns and covers for the likes of Vogue and Alexander McQueen, Sims’ is likely to be a seductive counterpart to that bustling retrospective.

  • Open 11am-6pm (9pm Thursday, closed Monday). Admission free. Follow the gallery on Twitter @ICALondon.
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