Competition! Win tickets to MoMI’s 2001: A Space Odyssey exhibition
The fraught relationship between humanity and technology has never been so creatively explored than in Kubrick’s masterpiece 2001: A Space Odyssey – and that was back in 1968! The major exhibition Envisioning 2001: Stanley Kubrick’s Space Odyssey opens to the public in New York’s Museum of the Moving Image (MoMI) this Saturday (18th January) and Film and Furniture’s partnership with the exhibition means we are delighted to offer you the chance to win three pairs of free tickets to visit this expansive 2001 exhibition (please note the competition is now closed).
Directed by Stanley Kubrick and developed in collaboration with writer Arthur C. Clarke, 2001: A Space Odyssey was released in 1968 before the first moon landing, and is possibly one of the most influential movies of all time. It has become increasingly relevant since its 1968 release, making a deep cultural impact on how we visualise human and technological progress. 2001 is a philosophically profound and visually stunning piece of film making which never ceases to incite debate.
Space Odyssey by Michael BensonAs seen in:
Director: Stanley Kubrick
“At last! The dense, intense, detailed, and authoritative saga of the making of the greatest motion picture I’ve ever seen, 2001: A Space Odyssey. I now have reason to see Kubrick’s ‘proverbial “really good” science fiction movie’ another 200 times. Michael Benson has done the Cosmos a great service.” (Tom Hanks)
The MoMI exhibition (located next to the Kaufman Astoria Studios in Queens) 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. It continues to exert influence on cinema, design, painting, architecture, and advertising.
The Space Odyssey exhibition (the North American debut which originated at the Deutsches Filminstitut & Filmmuseum) features an array of materials from the production of the film including Film and Furniture’s privately owned (and much loved) Djinn chair – the futuristic design made famous by being featured in 2001‘s Space Station V.
Djinn chairs and sofas, and accompanying pedestal coffee tables are available to buy from the Film and Furniture store.
This 2001 exhibition is essential viewing for those interested in getting a behind-the-scenes look at the making of a masterpiece: Original sketches (including schematics and sketches from the Stargate sequence by Douglas Trumbull), storyboards, models, costumes (including a space suit worn in the Clavius Base scene and a Moonwatcher ape suit worn by Dan Richter in the Dawn of Man scene) the Oscar it won for visual effects, production design materials and shooting schedules, together with numerous photos and letters will be shown during the exhibition’s six month run.
You can also see one of the monthly screenings of the film in 70mm with special guests, and weekly matinee screenings in digital. As from February 2 the series ‘Influencing the Odyssey: Films that Inspired Stanley Kubrick and Arthur C. Clarke‘ including Forbidden Planet, The Earrings of Madame De…, The Day The Earth Stood Still and Metropolis will also be screened.
Envisioning 2001: Stanley Kubrick’s Space Odyssey will be showing at the Museum of the Moving Image, New York, from 18 January to 19 July.
How can I get my hands on free tickets to the MoMI 2001 exhibition?
We have three pairs of free tickets to visit the exhibition at MoMI at a date of your choice – two pairs for our website readers and one pair for the competition running over on Twitter (or why not enter both and double your chances!)
(PLEASE NOTE THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED)
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