Since the beginning of the annual Academy Awards ceremonies in 1929, 73 women have received the Oscar for “Best Actress.” Some have won more than once. The exhibition “Best Actress – Oscars®, Roles and Images” is a tribute to these outstanding leading ladies, presenting them in the context of fashion and zeitgeist, stardom and media hype, from the 1930s to the present.
Oscars®, Roles and Images
Things to Come. Science · Fiction · Film
For some years directors have increasingly returned to the science fiction genre with films that include DISTRICT 9 (Neill Blomkamp, 2009) and INTERSTELLAR (Christopher Nolan, 2014) or television series such as REAL HUMANS (Lars Lundström, since 2012) and EXTANT (Mickey Fisher 2014-15). Much like the first boom of the genre in the 1950s, numerous references to current social developments can also be recognized in these films.
This exhibition is designed as a voyage which allows visitors to experience the “vast infinity” of the universe, to gain impressions of a possible society of the future, as well as to encounter the other – the extraterrestrials.
Presented with large-scale installations, spectacular imagery, imaginative set designs and extensive special effects, as well as important international loans, the exhibition offers access to the genre that is just as insightful as it is entertaining.