A comprehensive insight into one of the greatest rock ‘n’ roll bands
The first ever exhibition by legendary rock ‘n’ roll band The Rolling Stones is underway at the Saatchi Gallery in London. Exhibitionism opened on April 6, 2016 and offers an immersive experience into the famed group and its members – Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Ronnie Wood, and Charlie Watts.
The exhibition is displayed in nine themed rooms totaling 1,750 sq m, each with its distinct design spread over two floors at the gallery. It starts with an introductory ‘experience’, with a throwback to high points in the band’s career, featuring a high-octane soundtrack and a new film. Over 500 unseen artifacts from the personal archives of The Rolling Stones are put up on display – through art & design, film, video, fashion, performance, and rare sound archives.
Three years of meticulous planning have gone into curating the exhibit, which also includes an interactive tour. 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 are part of the show. Collaborations and work by artists, designers, musicians and writers – like Andy Warhol, Shepard Fairey, Alexander McQueen, Ossie Clark, Tom Stoppard, Martin Scorsese – are all part of the experience.
EXHIBITIONISM is promoted and presented by Australian company iEC (International Entertainment Consulting) with the full participation of Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts, and Ronnie Wood. The exhibition is on display until September 2016.