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Pink Floyd exhibition to open in Milan

Pink Floyd exhibition to open in Milan
26 Feb 2014

A retrospective dedicated to the legendary prog rockers Pink Floyd is to open in the Italian city of Milan in September. 

'Their Mortal Remains' will run for just one months from 19 September to 19 October 2014 at La Fabbrica del Vapore, with tickets for the multi-sensory event to go on sale tomorrow (27 February) and priced at €15. 

The band's Italian promoter, Fran Tomasi, says the show will take fans on a 'surreal ... journey through Pink Floyd's extraordinary worlds, chronicling the music and art of Pink Floyd, from their debut album 'The Piper at the Gates of Dawn' to the present'.

Band members Roger Waters, David Gilmour and Nick Mason have all collaborated on the exhibition, which represents the first international retrospective of one of the world's most successful rock acts of all time. 

More than 300 objects will fill the 2,500 sq m exhibition space, including some that are the personal property of the band members themselves. Visitors will get a chance to see films, sets, instruments and photographs, and listen to recordings and interviews as they learn about the history of the band, as well as each member's solo career. There will also be a dedicated art room featuring more than 50 fine art prints and sculptures. 

The curator of the show is none other than Aubrey Powell, who co-founded the album cover design company Hipgnosis in 1967 with Storm Thorgerson - the man behind the iconic prism sleeve for 'The Dark Side of the Moon'. 

'For a curator, selecting what to include from such a treasure trove, is both a dream and a nightmare,' Powell said. 

'However, there were elements that just had to be included - for example, a 20 metre-wide sculpture of The Wall … and, of course, a flying pig.'

Inflatable pigs appeared regularly at the band's live shows, as well as on the cover of the 1977 album 'Animals', which depicts a pig floating above Battersea Power Station in London. ADNFCR-408-ID-801697826-ADNFCR

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