This fantastic exhibition explores the influence of Michael Jackson in contemporary art, showcasing several generations of artists across all media. Curated by Dr. Nicholas Cullinan, Director of the National Portrait Gallery, the exhibition will open in the summer of 2018 to coincide with what would have been Michael Jackson’s 60th birthday (on August 29, 2018).
When Michael Jackson, the most famous dead pop musician in the world besides Elvis, is honored with an exhibition, there must be no museum silence.
At the end of June, the National Portrait Gallery in London opens “On the Wall,” a homage to Jackson, who would have turned 60 on August 29th. There will be many portraits, after all, according to the museum, he is the “most frequently portrayed cultural personality.”
In a photograph by photographer David LaChapelle, for example, he walks along a trail of light boxes, on a painting he sits, in armor, on horseback – kitsch, as Jackson liked him.
The venerable institution has also invited DJs who will play on various evenings. They all interpret the singer in their own way, just as the visual artists once did.
In the end, many guests will feel that there has been more than one Jackson. And is not that true? Millions of people have their own version of him in mind (and ears). Many associate memories with his music, many wondered about his life on his Neverland estate.
He died nine years ago, and this summer, half the world will wonder how he would have celebrated his 60th birthday. This commemoration is also an expression of immortality.
This exhibition goes until 21st October 2018. For booking go to: