EXHIBITIONISM should be on the ‘must-see’ list for any rock music lover. It’s the first international exhibition on The Rolling Stones and is likely to receive rave reviews when the exhibition opens on April 6.
Said to be the largest event of its kind to be staged by a band or artist, EXHIBITIONISM has taken three years of planning and will run across two entire floors of the Saatchi Gallery, with nine themed galleries.
Band members Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Ronnie Wood and Charlie Watts have all selected items from their own personal collections and have been fully involved in shaping the exhibition to ensure that it offers a stylish and immersive insight into the band’s 50 year history.
Visitors can expect to see over 500 original Rolling Stones’ artefacts, with cinematic and interactive technologies. Plus, there will be never before seen dressing room and backstage paraphernalia, giving an insight into each of the musician’s personalities.
Every rock music fan will find something of interest here, whether it’s the rare guitars, rare audio tracks and video footage, or the original stage designs and unique costumes. There’ll be personal diaries to view, and poster and album cover artwork on display.
Taking centre stage will be the evolving music style that took them from a London blues band in the early 1960s to the iconic rock band they are today, and visitors will find themselves immersed in unique wraparound cinematic experiences that celebrate every aspect of the Rolling Stones’ career.
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Mick Jagger comments: “We’ve been thinking about this for quite a long time, but we wanted it to be just right and on a large scale. The process has been like planning our touring concert productions and I think that right now it’s an interesting time to do it.”
Keith Richards adds: “While this is about The Rolling Stones, it’s not necessarily only just about the members of the band. It’s also about all the paraphernalia and technology associated with a group like us, and it’s this, as well as the instruments that have passed through our hands over the years, that should make the exhibition really interesting.”
Collaborations and work by artists, designers, musicians and writers will also be included – from Andy Warhol, Shepard Fairey, Alexander McQueen, and Ossie Clark to Tom Stoppard and Martin Scorsese.
The Saatchi Gallery in West London will be staging the exhibition for six months until September 2016. Discounted tickets for groups of 15 or more are available at £16 each. These can be purchased online at www.tickets.stonesexhibitionism.com or from Ticketmaster Groups on: 0844 844 2121.
#Watch a taster trailer at www.stonesexhibitionism.com