HBO To Host Game of Thrones-Inspired Exhibition and You Aren’t Invited

Who is welcome to Westeros?

Emilia Clarke as Daenerys Targaryen.Photo: Courtesy of Macall B. Polay/HBO.
Emilia Clarke as Daenerys Targaryen.
Photo: Courtesy of Macall B. Polay/HBO.

Visions of Westeros are coming to New York City courtesy of HBO—but fans are advised to curb their excitement: There’s a chance you aren’t invited for the view.

In what HBO describes as an “immersive” Game of Thrones art experience, five artists will present their respective re-interpretations of memorable scenes from the show at an undisclosed location. Here’s the catch: According to the exhibition’s official page, Art of the Throne will be a private affair.

Scant information about this mysterious exhibition is available. We know that it debuts this Wednesday, April 20, and that all five of the artists get their own behind-the-scenes videos that cover their creative processes on the network’s Making Game of Thrones website.

CYRCLE.Photo: Courtesy of YouTube.

CYRCLE.
Photo: Courtesy of YouTube.

A video of the commissioned works is scheduled to premiere on HBO Now Thursday, April 21, according to the Observer. Until then, fans can watch Pop Chart Lab, Cyrcle, Tristan Eaton, Marcos Chin, and Jeff Nishinaka prepare for the show on the website.

One of the artists, who briefly spoke to artnet News in a phone conversation and wished to remain anonymous, revealed that each of the participants were free to choose their projects—within set parameters which the artist then refused to describe, saying, “Details of the show are still unfolding.”

If the exhibition remains private, it will be a disappointment to New York fans. Visitors have lined up to see the previous three editions, which showed off props, costumes, and even the imposing Iron Throne.

artnet News reached out to multiple representatives at HBO for comment but did not receive an immediate response.


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