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MARVEL: CREATING THE CINEMATIC UNIVERSE Comes to the Gallery of Modern Art

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KEYFRAME FOR CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR 2016
RODNEY FUENTABELLA © Marvel 2016
The Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA) will present the major exhibition "Marvel: Creating the Cinematic Universe" exclusively at Brisbane’s Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) from May 27 to Sept. 3.

QAGOMA Director Chris Saines CNZM said 'Marvel: Creating the Cinematic Universe' would follow Thor, Iron Man, Captain America and their comrades and adversaries from comic book page to cinema screen in the first major Marvel-related exhibition to be staged in Australia and the largest ever presented in an art museum.

Saines said the exhibition would use original artwork, film props, costumes and the moving image to bring to life the interconnected Marvel Cinematic Universe which also features characters such as Hulk, Black Widow, Ant-Man, Black Panther and the Guardians of the Galaxy.
''Marvel: Creating the Cinematic Universe' will draw from the collection of Marvel Studios and Marvel Entertainment and private collections," Saines said. "It will give significant focus to the creative artists who translate the drawn narrative to the screen through production design and storyboarding, costume and prop design, and special effects and postproduction, on a series which has redefined the cinematic super hero. The exhibition experience will be all encompassing and extend into GOMA’s Australian Cinémathèque with a retrospective of the Marvel Cinematic Universe of films."
Saines said the exhibition, curated by QAGOMA’s Associate Curator Australian Cinémathèque Amanda Slack-Smith, would highlight the Gallery’s longstanding commitment to engaging with contemporary culture.
"We are thrilled to be collaborating with Marvel Entertainment on the presentation of this exhibition at GOMA, an art museum renowned for its focus on contemporary art and cinema, and the seamless integration of both visual forms." Saines said. "Thor’s hammer, Iron Man’s suit of armour and Captain America’s shield will be among the 300 plus objects, films, costumes, drawings and other ephemera presented in the exhibition."
Kevin Feige, Producer, Marvel Studios, said the studio was delighted to be collaborating with QAGOMA on the first major Marvel-related exhibition to be staged in Australia.

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