PINK FLOYD HAVE announced details of a major new exhibition entitled Their Mortal Remains, set to open in Milan on September 19. Promising a multi-sensory experience that will encompass the band's music and art, this retrospective has been created with the active involvement of David Gilmour, Nick Mason and Roger Waters and will be curated by Aubrey Powell – one half of Floyd's design favourites Hipgnosis (Storm Thorgerson passed away in April 2013).
“If ever a band lent itself to a major retrospective exhibition it’s Pink Floyd," says Powell. "For a curator, selecting what to include from such a treasure trove, is both a dream and a nightmare: however there were elements that just had to be included, for example a 20 metre-wide sculpture of The Wall, 5 metre high inflatables and of course a flying pig. We shall be aiming for state-of-the-art, visuals and sonic delivery, similar to the experience of attending a Pink Floyd concert, you never know what to expect next.”
Alongside the audio-visual journey from 1968's The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn to the present day, 300 artefacts from the band's archive will also be on display. All will be housed within the 2,500 square metres of Milan’s La Fabbrica Del Vapore. Stufish, the team behind many of Floyd's gargantuan stage sets, have been leading the design of the exhibition.
Tickets for the four-week residency will cost 15€ and will go on sale on Thursday (February 27) via pinkfloydexhibition.com
Preview the event via the video below: