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“The Pink Floyd Exhibition: Their Mortal Remains” arrives at MARCO, Rome

Pink Floyd in Kew Gardens, London, 1969. Photograph by Storm Thorgerson
( © Pink Floyd Music Ltd)

“The Pink Floyd Exhibition: Their Mortal Remains” at the Museum of Contemporary Art of Rome is an immersive, multi-sensory and theatrical retrospective through Pink Floyd’s extraordinary journey of 50 years.

The exhibition chronicles the story of sound, design, and performances of this iconic rock band — it captures some of the most emblematic visuals and staging of the band, ranging from the underground psychedelic scene in 1960s London to the present day shows that illustrates its groundbreaking use of special effects, sonic experimentation, powerful imagery and social commentary.

Pink Floyd produced some of the most legendary pop culture images: from “The Dark Side of the Moon” to “The Marching Hammers.” The band’s personal vision of the world has been realized thanks to creatives like the modern Surrealist and long-time collaborator Storm Thorgerson, the satirical illustrator Gerald Scarfe and the psychedelic lighting pioneer Peter Wynne-Wilson.

The exhibition chronicles the role of Pink Floyd in the crucial cultural transition from the 1960s onwards. Its experimental approach contributed to making the band a leading exponent of the psychedelic movement that forever changed the idea of ​​music in those years.

“The Pink Floyd Exhibition: Their Mortal Remains” offers an unprecedented and exclusive vision of the world of Pink Floyd.

The exhibition will be on view through July 1, 2018, at the MACRO (Museum of Contemporary Art of Rome) Via Nizza, 138, 00198 Roma, Italy.

For details, visit: http://www.blouinartinfo.com/galleryguide-venues/285898/museum-overview

Click on the slideshow for a sneak peek at the exhibition.