Dylan is continually breathing new life into his songs, both musically and lyrically, reworking them to unveil new discoveries in each chord and phrase. With Mondo Scripto, Dylan continues to reinvigorate his work by occasionally altering a lyrical line - sometimes overtly, other times subtly. With 'Gotta Serve Somebody' (1979) and 'If You See Her, Say Hello' (1975), Dylan has completely redrafted some verses to imbue the songs with new meaning. Some lyrics, such as those of 'Tangled Up In Blue' (1975), have been rewritten especially for the this exhibition. The individual pencil drawings that accompany each lyric enhance this unfolding dialogue with the artist's audience. Also featured in the exhibition is an original installation reimagining 'Knockin' On Heaven's Door' (1973), illustrated line by line.
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Bob Dylan's 'Retrospectrum' debuts at the Modern Art Museum, Shanghai
Bob Dylan's first retrospective exhibition of visual artworks - Retrospectrum -debuts at the Modern Art Museum (MAM) in Shanghai. Spanning five decades of the artist's career and seven series of works, Retrospectrum marks the artist's most comprehensive art exhibition to date and enables visitors to experience Dylan's artwork in a uniquely immersive and interactive environment.