The Pink Floyd Exhibition: Their Mortal Remains
Victoria & Albert Museum, Kensington, London.
Iconic and the V&A present The Pink Floyd Exhibition: Their Mortal Remains, the first international retrospective of one of the world's most pioneering and influential bands who are recognised as one of the top selling artists of all time. The exhibition is 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 1960's through to the present day. It has been produced with active involvement and collaboration from the three surviving band members, and includes artefacts such as instruments, music technology, original designs, architectural drawings, hand-written lyrics, graphics and artwork.
Immersing visitors in Pink Floyd's iconic visuals and sound, the exhibition begins 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, and explores 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 Pink Floyd Exhibition: Their Mortal Remains is designed by Stufish entertainment architects, founded by the late pioneering stage designer, Mark Fisher. The exhibition has been curated by Aubrey 'Po' Powell, the Creative Director of Pink Floyd, who with his late partner Storm Thorgerson as founders of design company Hipgnosis Ltd., designed much of Pink Floyd's revolutionary album art. Aubrey 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 outstanding collections of art, design, architecture and performance.