Rolling Stones Exhibition Set For London In 2016
July 1, 2015 at 12:35 PM (PT)
THE ROLLING STONES will stage their first-ever major exhibition at LONDON's SAATCHI GALLERY, opening APRIL 6th, 2016, through SEPTEMBER. "EXHIBITIONISM" will be the most comprehensive and immersive insight into The World's Greatest Rock ‘n’ Roll Band, taking over nine themed galleries spread across two entire floors at the venue. Tickets for EXHIBITIONISM go on sale to the public on FRIDAY, JULY 10th via www.stonesexhibitionism.com and from SAATCHI GALLERY.
Featuring more than 500 previously unseen ROLLING STONES artifacts from the band’s personal archives, the exhibition will take the public through the band’s 50- year history, embracing all aspects of art and design, film, video, fashion, performance, and rare sound archives. At the heart of the exhibition is the STONES' musical heritage.
EXHIBITIONISM has taken three years of meticulous planning and will offer a comprehensive insight into the band in a way that has never before been attempted. The exhibition is an interactive tour through the band’s vast artistic oeuvre, and includes original stage designs, dressing room and backstage paraphernalia; rare guitars and instruments, iconic costumes, rare audio tracks and unseen video clips; personal diaries and correspondence; original poster and album cover artwork, and unique cinematic presentations.
Collaborations and work by the vast array of artists, designers, musicians and writers will be included in the exhibition – from ANDY WARHOL, SHEPARD FAIREY, ALEXANDER McQUEEN and OSSIE CLARK to TOM STOPPARD and MARTIN SCORSESE.
Commented MICK JAGGER: “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.”
Added KEITH RICHARDS: “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.”
RONNIE WOOD said: “The scene was great down the KING'S ROAD in the 1960’s. That was where you went to hang out to watch the fashions go by. So it is appropriate that our EXHIBITIONISM will be housed at the wonderful SAATCHI GALLERY.”
Concluded CHARLIE WATTS: ‘’It’s hard to believe that it's more than 50 years since we began and it is wonderful to look back to the start of our careers and bring everything up to date at this exhibition.’’
Following the LONDON exhibition, EXHIBITIONISM will visit 11 other global Cities around the world over a four year period. The international tour will be presented by DHL. Visit www.stonesexhibitionism.com for more information.