WhereLa Fabbrica del Vapore
CategoryModern & Contemporary Art
Good To KnowOpen until Late
September 19, 2014
September 19, 2014
UPDATE: The start of the exhibition, orginally planned for 19 September 2014, has been postponed due to production delays. Please see the exhibition website for more news.
The Pink Floyd Exhibition – Their Mortal Remains at La Fabbrica Del Vapore in Milan is a vast and innovative exhibition that takes the visitor on a surreal, multi-sensory journey through Pink Floyd’s extraordinary worlds, chronicling the music and art of Pink Floyd, from their debut album The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn to the present.
The Pink Floyd Exhibition is the first international retrospective of one of the world’s most pioneering and influential bands and the active involvement and collaboration of the three band members in all planning aspects has been crucial to the execution of it.
Enveloping visitors in Pink Floyd’s art and music, the trip starts with the psychedelia of the early years, moving through landscapes populated by the iconic images and sounds associated with the towering concept albums of the 1970’s and beyond.
The Pink Floyd Exhibition, housed in an old Milanese factory and covering 2,500 square metres, shows Pink Floyd’s pioneering use of special effects, sonic experimentation and powerful imagery. It explores the narrative arc of a band that began in London’s ‘swinging sixties’ and whose influence continues today. The visitor can expect an ‘interstellar’ experience, befitting a band that always defied artistic boundaries.
Aubrey Powell, who with his late partner Storm Thorgerson designed many of the Floyd’s revolutionary album art, is the exhibition’s curator and creative director, while Paula Stainton is the co-creative director. Powell has worked in close consultation with Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters, David Gilmour and Nick Mason on the content of the exhibition, which will feature over 300 artefacts from the band’s four decades.
Opening times are from 10am to 9pm on Tuesday and Wednesday, and from 10am to midnight on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Closed on Monday.