Pink Floyd exhibition to head to V&A

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A new exhibition celebrating the music and career of Pink Floyd is to be unveiled at London’s V&A in 2017, marking 50 years of the group.

The Pink Floyd Exhibition: Their Mortal Remains will be an immersive, multi-sensory and theatrical journey through Pink Floyd’s world.

According to the V&A, the exhibition will celebrate the band’s era-defining work in composition, staging, design, film, music technology, graphic design and photography.

More than 350 objects and artefacts including never-before-seen material is to be presented alongside works from the V&A’s outstanding collections of art, design, architecture and performance.

Highlights will include set and construction pieces from some of Pink Floyd’s most innovative and legendary 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, V&A director, 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, the creative director of Pink Floyd, and Paula Stainton.

Visit the V&A website to find out more and purchase tickets.

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