Pink Floyd to celebrate 50 years of music with London exhibition
An immersive retrospective
2017 marks the 50th anniversary of the release of Pink Floyd's debut album, The Piper at the Gates of Dawn. In conjunction with this remarkable milestone, 'Pink Floyd: Their Mortal Remains'—an immersive and spectacular retrospective of one of the most iconic and influential bands in the world—will soon take place at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.
"I tried to make the exhibition very much like Pink Floyd," Aubrey "Po" Powell, who co-designed many of Pink Floyd's album covers with the late Storm Thorgerson, told Rolling Stone. "Larger than life. Like an Alice in Wonderland trip. It's a celebration of 50 years of Pink Floyd, so what I decided was needed was to have a person have an immersive experience in it. Pink Floyd were very inventive in terms of how they progressed with technology and how they progressed with the stage visuals. They were innovative right up to the present day and hopefully this exhibition shows that."
Powell, who co-designed many of Pink Floyd's album covers with the late Storm Thorgerson, began building this exhibition in 2014 with the blessing and the help of Pink Floyd surviving band members—David Gilmour, Nick Mason and Roger Waters—and their management. The result is a grand audio-visual chronicle of the band's extraordinary journey, from their debut in the 1960s to global stardom and the present. From original concert posters and guitars to a recreation of the van that carried the band to their early gigs, immerse in a Pink Floyd world like never before at the exhibition.
'Pink Floyd: Their Mortal Remains' runs from 13 May to 1 October 2017 at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London.