EXHIBITIONISM: the first international exhibition on The Rolling Stones
Be the first to experience Exhibitionism – The Rolling Stones next Tuesday, when it opens at London's Saathci Gallery
'EXHIBITIONISM' will open to the public on April 6, 2016 and run until September 4, 2016. The exhibition will consist of nine themed rooms spread out over two floors of the London's Saatchi Gallery, and will have over 500 Rolling Stones artefacts from the band's personal archives on display.
The exhibition took over three years to assemble and, according to organisers, will include original stage designs, rare guitars and instruments, backstage paraphernalia, rare audio tracks and unseen video clips. There will also be personal diaries and correspondence from members of the Stones, original poster and and album artwork and cinematic presentations.
Work and collaborations by designers, artists and filmmakers such as Alexander McQueen, Ossie Clark, Andy Warhol, Tom Stoppard and Shepard Fairey will also be on display. After its stint in London, the 'Exhibitionism' gallery will be moved to eleven other cities across the world over a four year period.
"We've been thinking about this for quite a long time but we wanted it to be just right and on a large scale," said frontman Mick Jagger in a statement. "The process has been like planning our touring concert productions and I think that right now it’s an interesting time to do it."
"While this is about The Rolling Stones, it's not necessarily only just about the members of the band," added Keith Richards. "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."
Both Ronnie Wood and Charlie Watts have also spoken about the exhibition. 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." Watts concluded: ’"t’s hard to believe that it's more than fifty 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."
Info and booking, here.