August 31, 2016
“An immersive, multi-sensory and theatrical journey.”
London’s Victoria and Albert Museum has announced a major retrospective of legendary British band Pink Floyd. The Pink Floyd Exhibition: Their Mortal Remains takes place next year, marking 50 years since the release of their debut single ‘Arnold Layne’.
The show will include more than 350 artefacts that celebrate the band’s influential composition, staging, design, film, music technology and photography. Visitors will also experience unseen concert footage and a laser light show.
Referencing the cover of Animals (see above), the V&A flew a giant inflatable pig over the museum to publicise the show this morning (August 31).
Director of the V&A, Martin Roth hailed Pink Floyd as “an impressive and enduring British design story of creative success”. He continued: “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 Pink Floyd Exhibition: Their Mortal Remains runs from 13 May to 1 October, 2017. Plan your visit and buy tickets here.
— V&A (@V_and_A) August 31, 2016