Confusion Over V&A Exhibit Resolved
Earlier this month we reported that there was to be an exhibition at the Victoria & Albert Museum (London) called ‘You Say You Want a Revolution: Records and Rebels 1966-70’. (See Original Report) This exhibition opens Sept 10 and will include some Pink Floyd Exhibits, as well as other major artists from that period. Tickets For Event
We also stated that Some of the ground work for the V&A show has already been done. In 2014, a Pink Floyd retrospective organised by one of Italy’s biggest music promoters was abandoned following a reported dispute over fees and intellectual property rights. A worldwide tour of hundreds of exhibits, including designs and recordings, had been planned. A giant inflatable pig, featured on the cover of Animals, and the stage sculpture of The Wall are among artefacts that are now likely to come to the V&A instead.
Well it seems somebody was quick off the mark with the original press release, because it has now been revealed that ‘Pink Floyd Their Mortal Remains’ (Yes, the Exhibition that was originally planned for Milan) will be a MAJOR Stand Alone Exhibition at the V&A from 13 May to 1 October 2017.
The exhibition will be 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 60s through to the present day. The Pink Floyd Exhibition: Their Mortal Remains is 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. Aubrey Powell curates alongside Paula Stanton 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&’s outstanding collections of art, design, architecture and performance. TICKETS