The Victoria and Albert Museum will be presenting the first major retrospective of Pink Floyd to mark the 50th anniversary since the release of the band’s first single Arnold Layne.
The Pink Floyd Exhibition: Their Mortal Remains will be an immersive journey into the band’s world and career, charting the music, iconic visuals and staging of the band.
Marking the first collaboration in decades of Pink Floyd’s remaining members, the exhibition will take visitors through the underground psychedelic scene in 1960s London to the present day.
Celebrating Pink Floyd’s place in music history, Their Mortal Remains will feature more than 350 objects and artefacts including never-before-seen material, presented alongside works from the V&A’s collection.
Some of the highlights of the exhibition includes set and construction pieces from some of Pink Floyd’s most innovative and legendary album covers and stage performances, instruments and handwritten lyrics.
Visitors will also be able to experience never-before-seen classic Pink Floyd concert footage and a custom designed laser light show.
Talking about the news Martin Roth, Director of the V&A said: “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 will be 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, who will work alongside members of the group on the content of the exhibition.
The Pink Floyd Exhibition:Their Mortal Remains will open at the Victoria and Albert Museum on the 13th May and will run until the 1st October 2017. To book tickets visit: Love Theatre.com and UK Tickets.co.uk.