Following its highly successful debut at London’s Victoria and Albert Museum earlier this year, which was visited by over 400,000, ‘The Pink Floyd Exhibition: Their Mortal Remains’ will be on show at Rome’s modern art museum, MACRO – less than 1km from The Piper Club, which hosted to Pink Floyd’s first shows in Italy in 1968 – from January 19 to July 7.
Originally conceived by Storm Thorgerson and developed by Aubrey ‘Po’ Powell of Hipgnosis and Paula Webb Stainton, working closely with Nick Mason (Exhibition Consultant for Pink Floyd), the exhibition features many previously unseen objects collected over the band’s eclectic history. Celebrating Pink Floyd’s place in history as the world’s cultural landscape changed from the 1960s, the exhibition guides the visitor on a chronological audio-visual journey through 50 years of Pink Floyd as band that occupied a distinctive experimental space and was the foremost exponents of a psychedelic movement that changed the understanding of music forever, becoming one of the most important band in contemporary music.
It will be also possible to hear the voices of Syd Barrett, Roger Waters, Richard Wright, Nick Mason, and David Gilmour, talking about their musical experience. In the Performance Zone, visitors enter an immersive audio-visual space, which includes the recreation of the very last performance of all four members of the band at Live 8 in 2005 with ‘Comfortably Numb’, specially mixed using Sennheiser’s ground-breaking AMBEO 3D audio technology, as well as a Rome-exclusive video of ‘One Of These Days’, taken from the band’s iconic live performance in Pompeii.
The Pink Floyd Exhibition is presented by Michael Cohl of Concert Productions International B.V., Mondo Mostre, and Live Nation. The exhibition is a collaboration with designers Stufish – leading entertainment architects and the band’s long-serving stage collaborators -, and interpretive exhibition designers Real Studios.
Ilona Catani Scarlett