Gallery: Cronenberg Tours CRONENBERG: EVOLUTION At TIFF Lightbox!

Jason Gorber, Featured Critic
Decades in the making, the Toronto Film Festival's Lightbox is feting its favourite son with an impressive collection of artifacts from the last 40+ years of David Cronenberg's remarkable career.

As the official press release describe the exhibition:

Launching November 1 in the HSBC Gallery at TIFF Bell Lightbox, TIFF's first major original exhibition, David Cronenberg: Evolution, parallels David Cronenberg's evolution as a filmmaker with his longstanding fascination with the possibilities and perils of human evolution itself. Curated by TIFF Director & CEO Piers Handling and Artistic Director Noah Cowan, and divided into three major sections that provide a loosely chronological overview of Cronenberg's career, the exhibition traces the development of the director's evolutionary themes across his filmography through more than sixty original artifacts, visionary designs, and rare and unseen footage.

Collected in this gallery are a few of the key elements that jumped out as I toured the space. For any fan of this remarkable artist, it's a treasure trove of elements dating back to his student work, right through to Cosmopolis. For those that can't make the trip, let this be a small taste, for those in proximity to Toronto, consider this an absolute must-see event.
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