The Pink Floyd Exhibition: Their Mortal Remains is a new retrospective exhibition due to run at London’s Victoria and Albert Museum from May 13 – October 1, 2017.
The exhibition – which has been mounted with the involvement of all three surviving band members – is described as “an immersive, multi-sensory and theatrical journey through Pink Floyd’s extraordinary world. A story of sound, design and performance, the exhibition will chronicle the music, iconic visuals and staging of the band, from the underground psychedelic scene in 1960s London to the present day, illustrating their groundbreaking use of special effects, sonic experimentation, powerful imagery and social commentary”.
Tickets go on sale at 10:0am today [Wednesday, August 31] via the V&A and other ticketing partners.
The exhibition will feature more than 350 objects and artefacts including never-before-seen material, set and construction pieces from some of Pink Floyd’s album covers and stage performances including The Dark Side Of The Moon, The Wall and The Division Bell, instruments, music technology, original designs, architectural drawings, handwritten lyrics and psychedelic prints and posters.
Martin Roth, Director of the V&A said: “The V&A is perfectly placed to exhibit the work of a band that is as recognisable for its unique visual imagery as for its music. Pink Floyd is an impressive and enduring British design story of creative success. Alongside creating extraordinary music, they have for over five decades been pioneers in uniting sound and vision, from their earliest 1960s performances with experimental light shows, through their spectacular stadium rock shows, to their consistently iconic album covers. The exhibition will locate them within the history of performance, design and musical production by presenting and complementing the material from Pink Floyd’s own archive with the V&A’s unrivalled collections in architecture, design, graphics and literature.”
The exhibition is curated by the V&A by a team led by Victoria Broackes alongside Aubrey ‘Po’ Powell of Hipgnosis and Paula Stainton.
The band recently announced an extensive, 27-disc early years box set, covering 1965 – 1972, which will be released on November 11, 2016.
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