Exhibition The World of Tim Burton travels to C-mine, Genk in 2018

Hanna Simons

Exhibition The World of Tim Burton travels to C-mine, Genk in 2018


The international exhibition The World of Tim Burton will be displayed in the exhibition spaces of creative cultural heritage site C-mine (Genk – Belgium) from 15 August until 28 November 2018. After the international success of sculptural art piece Labyrint in 2015 and the design exhibition The World of Charles and Ray Eames in 2017, C-mine attracts yet another major international project. The touring exhibition on the work of Tim Burton has travelled all around the world from New York to Paris, Tokyo, São Paulo, and Prague.


Tim Burton, filmmaker and versatile artist

Visionary director and producer Tim Burton (American, b. 1958) is internationally recognized for his acclaimed list of films—Pee-wee’s Big Adventure (1985), Beetlejuice (1988), Batman (1989), Edward Scissorhands (1990), Batman Returns (1992), Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993), Ed Wood (1994), Mars Attacks! (1996), Sleepy Hollow (1999), Planet of the Apes (2001), Big Fish (2003), Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride (2005), Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005), Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007), Alice in Wonderland (2010), Dark Shadows (2012), Frankenweenie (2012), Big Eyes (2014), Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children (2016), and the upcoming Dumbo (2019).

The World of Tim Burton displays the full range of his artistic production in a comprehensive exhibition of drawings, paintings, photographs, puppets, maquettes, moving-image works, and sculptural installations.


Over 400 signature pieces organised by themes

Organised by curator Jenny He, The World of Tim Burton premiered in 2014 and focuses on the distinctive characters and worlds that could only come from Tim Burton’s singular imagination. The exhibition is presented in sections that organise more than 400 works. In Around the World, works made on sketchbooks, hotel notepads, and restaurant napkins demonstrate the spontaneity of Tim Burton’s creative process. In the section Film Characters the exhibition offers a deeper look into the film characters that fans of Burton’s movies are so well-acquainted with. And in the section Influences, the influence of his predecessors on his creative development are demonstrated. The earliest works in the exhibition are found in this section.

Together with other sections the exhibition at C-mine gives new audiences an opportunity to experience Burton’s art in person for the first time and treats visitors familiar with his previous exhibitions to an in-depth look further into his sensibility.


Made to measure for C-mine

C-mine is a creative experience site in Genk, in the North-East of Belgium. Apart from the industrial heritage that is worth a visit on its own, C-mine has grown as a significant player in the field of art and design.

To harmonize the large amount of exhibition pieces with the spaces of the old mining building of C-mine, a local scenographer will be attracted. The exhibition will be completed with a thorough public program such as guided tours, films, and lectures. The World of Tim Burton will, without a doubt, be one of the must-see exhibitions of 2018 in the Benelux.


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Hanna Simons

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