See the miniature magic of cinema come alive at this new MOMA exhibit, "Guillermo del Toro: Crafting Pinocchio." The exhibition digs into the craft and process behind the celebrated filmmaker's first stop-motion animation film. And, wow, what a staggering process it is.
In meticulous detail, the exhibition highlights the handcrafted nature of stop-motion filmmaking, which demands careful movement of each piece, step by tiny step. You'll see a time-lapse video of an animator at work, set pieces, puppets, marionettes, drawings, archival photos and props from the film.
"With Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio, we had the unique opportunity to organize an
exhibition during the active production of a feature film by one of this generation’s most
important filmmakers," curator Ron Magliozzi said in a press release. "The chance to observe firsthand how Guillermo and fellow director Mark Gustafson engaged with the craftspeople and artists on their team inspired our selection and installation of the works on display."
The show is on view through April 15, 2023. Also check out the film series connected with the exhibition.