The World of Tim Burton in KL this March

Experience the magic of Tim Burton’s world and meet the visionary himself as he unveils the ‘World of Tim Burton’ exhibition on March 21st, 2023.

Photo: Tim Burton

Experience the imaginative World of Tim Burton at Pavilion Bukit Jalil from March 21st to July 30th, 2023. Uncover 150 never-before-seen pieces in addition to other iconic works from Tim Burton. What’s more, the man himself will be opening the exhibition, making this a once-in-a-lifetime event. 

To offer a comprehensive understanding of Burton’s unique sensibilities as an artist and filmmaker, over 540 works will be on display.

The World of Tim Burton Experience

Photo: Tim Burton

The immersive exhibition will take you on a journey through Tim Burton’s life. It features works from his earliest creations to his most recent pieces. On top of that, there are exclusive sculptures designed solely for the exhibition.

A great array of mediums will be on display, including sketches, paintings, drawings, photographs, maquettes, puppets used in his films, and life-sized sculptures.

Photo: Tim Burton

To mirror Burton’s eye for detail, the exhibition showcases the very best composition. Ten thematic sections illustrate Burton’s extensive five-decade career. 

First off, the journey of Tim Burton’s world begins with a section presenting his earliest influences, followed by other sections called Holidays, Carnivalesque, Figurative Works, Misunderstood Outcast, Film Characters, Polaroids, Around the World, and Unrealised Projects. Finally, the exhibition culminates in an exact replica of the artist’s current personal work studio called The Artist’s Studio. Every section of the exhibition serves a story.  

About the Artist

Photo: KOL Nation

Certainly, Tim Burton is a renowned pioneer in both the art and film world. Known for producing gothic and eccentric fantasy pictures, his work is unique and one-of-a-kind. His famous films include popular titles such as Beetlejuice (1988), Edward Scissorhands (1990), and the recent hit Wednesday, which premiered on Netflix.

In 2009, Burton’s first exhibition debuted in New York, drawing in over 800,000 visitors. The exhibition ranked as the third highest-attended exhibition in  MoMA’s history. This success inspired The World of Tim Burton, a re-conceptualised exhibition to mirror the debut’s impact. 

Additionally, the aim was to bring Burton’s magic across the globe. The exhibition tour includes institutions in various countries such as Korea, Japan, Mexico, Brazil and more. 

Tickets and Pricing

General admission tickets can be purchased through KOL Nation and TicketCharge, priced at RM88. Meanwhile, tickets are RM68 for children, students and senior citizens. 

Additionally, bundle packages for groups, VIP packages and Season Pass (RM498) are also available. Limited VIP tickets are available for RM1,500. The ticket includes The Art of Tim Burton book, a book signing opportunity with Tim Burton, special edition merchandise and a season pass.

For more information, visit The World of Tim Burton Exhibition – Kuala Lumpur Information website.

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