Pink Floyd exhibition comes to London's V&A in 2017

Pink Floyd exhibition comes to London's V&A in 2017

Updated On: May 1, 2018
By Nicki McIntyre
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    Pink Floyd, one of the most legendary bands of all time, will receive its first international retrospective exhibition at London's Victoria and Albert Museum next year.

    The Pink Floyd Exhibition: Their Mortal Remains will be staged at the V&A from 13th May to 1st October 2017.

    One of the world's most pioneering, influential and top selling artists of all time, The Pink Floyd Exhibition has been produced with active involvement and collaboration from Roger Waters, David Gilmour and Nick Mason – the three surviving band members.

    Fans will be taken on an unprecedented, innovative and multi-sensory journey through Pink Floyd's extraordinary worlds, chronicling the music, design and staging of the band, from their debut in the 60s through to the present day.

    The Pink Floyd Exhibition will include artefacts including instruments, music technology, original designs, architectural drawings, hand-written lyrics and iconic graphics and artwork.

    Immersing visitors in Pink Floyd's iconic visuals and sound, The Pink Floyd Exhibition will begin with the psychedelic sounds of their early years, moving through their internationally renowned concept albums of the 1970's and beyond.

    The Pink Floyd Exhibition will illustrate the band’s pioneering use of special effects, sonic experimentation and powerful imagery. It will explore the narrative arc of a band that began in London's 'swinging sixties' and whose influence continues today. Visitors will gain a unique insight into a group of world-class musicians who have always defied artistic boundaries.

    The exhibition has been curated by the Creative Director of Pink Floyd, Aubrey Powell who, with his late partner Storm Thorgerson as founders of design company Hipgnosis Ltd., designed much of Pink Floyd's revolutionary album art. Powell curates alongside Paula Stainton for Pink Floyd and, for the V&A, a team lead by Senior Curator Victoria Broackes.

    The Curators have worked in close consultation with Roger Waters, David Gilmour and Nick Mason on the content of the exhibition, which will feature over 350 artefacts spanning the band's five decades alongside material from the V&A’s collections of art, design, architecture and performance. The Pink Floyd Exhibition – Their Mortal Remains is designed by Stufish entertainment architects, founded by the late pioneering stage designer, Mark Fisher.

    Pink Floyd tickets are booking at the V&A from 13th May to 1st October 2017.