The David Bowie Archive has curated the first international retrospective of the extraordinary career of David Bowie. The exhibition will feature more than 300 objects that include handwritten lyrics, original costumes, fashion, photography, film, music videos, set designs and Bowie’s own instruments. It will as well explore a broad range of Bowie’s collaborations with artists and designers in the fields of fashion, sound, graphics, theatre, art and film.

Full set designs created for the Diamond Dogs tour will be on display together with visual excerpts from films and live performances including The Man Who Fell to Earth.

The exhibition opens on 23 March and ends 28 July.

David Bowie Aladdin Sane

Album cover shoot for Aladdin Sane, 1973. Photograph by Brian Duffy © Duffy Archive

David Bowie Ziggy Stardust

Striped bodysuit for Aladdin Sane tour 1973. Design by Kansai Yamamoto. Photograph by Masayoshi Sukita. © Sukita The David Bowie Archive 2012

David Bowie collage

Photo collage of manipulated film stills from The Man Who Fell to Earth. © STUDIO CANAL Films Ltd. Image © V&A Images

Below is the video of the David Bowie song Where are we now, directed by Tony Oursler and released on his 66th birthday the other day.