It may have lost the Academy Awards’ top honor to “The King’s Speech,” but Darren Aronofsky’s “Black Swan” undoubtedly made quite the impression among moviegoers last year. What struck me most about the film was its distinct style, hauntingly beautiful in a way I hadn’t seen before.
Set within the highly visual world of ballet, “Black Swan” had a decidedly artistic feel — the eerie music, the stunning costumes, the graceful dancing. So it seems quite fitting that the film would inspire its own art exhibit, showing through April 16 at the Regen Projects gallery in Los Angeles.
Curated by Dominic Sidhu, “Black Swan: The Exhibition” features both contemporary artwork that appeared in the film’s set design and pieces that were inspired by the movie. Relying heavily on a black, white and silver color scheme, the conceptual pieces reflect the purity and innocence of the white swan, the darkness and sensuality of the black swan and the struggle between the two. As Sidhu says in the video below, the works are meant to capture Nina’s transformation.
Check out the video below to take a closer look at “Black Swan: The Exhibition.”
What do you think? Do the pieces in the exhibition do a good job of capturing the tone and themes of the film? What other movies might warrant their own art exhibitions? Sound off in the comments section.
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