A traveling Pink Floyd retrospective chronicling the music, design and staging of the classic rock band from its debut in the 1960s through the present day will open in Los Angeles for a four-month stay in August.
“Their Mortal Remains” presents an audio-visual journey through 50 years of the iconic rock group, with artifacts from every stage of the British band’s career and members’ personal lives.
Crossing the Atlantic for the first time, the exhibition will open Aug. 3 at the Vogue Multicultural Museum on Hollywood Boulevard. The retrospective was first presented in 2017 at London’s Victoria and Albert Museum, attended by over 400,000 people during its run.
The chronological exhibit — showing the band’s journey from art students to one of the world’s most successful rock groups — features the music and voices of past and present Pink Floyd members, including Syd Barrett, Roger Waters, Richard Wright, Nick Mason and David Gilmour, talking about their experiences and art via an audio guide system.
On display will be hundreds of artifacts collected over the course of Pink Floyd’s career, including handwritten lyrics, instruments, original artwork, rarely seen footage and stage props.
The show culminates in the Performance Zone, where visitors enter an immersive audio-visual space and take in classic tracks from albums such as “Dark Side of the Moon,” “Wish You Were Here” and “The Wall,” as well as a recreation of the last performance of Gilmour, Waters, Wright and Mason together, performing “Comfortably Numb” at Live 8 in 2005.
The retrospective is a joint effort between the band members, especially drummer Mason, who served as exhibition consultant, and curator Aubrey Powell, the British graphic designer who helped create album cover art for Pink Floyd and others.
Tickets are on sale at www.vmmla.com. The exhibition runs from Aug. 3 to Nov. 28. Admission prices range from $30 to $46, plus applicable fees, and an audio guide is included. For more information, see vmmla.com.
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