In 1973 Pink Floyd released their album The Dark Side of the Moon. The record sleeve for it was designed by the British art house HIPGNOSIS, founded in 1969 by Pink Floyd friends Storm Thorgerson and Aubrey Powell. The album is an icon of rock music history. Music and cover of the record became cult, as well as Pink Floyd and HIPGNOSIS.
Browse Gallery Berlin presents the exhibition exclusively on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of The Dark Side of the Moon in two parts.
HIPGNOSIS: The Dark Side of the Moon and other Album Cover Art (indoor)
The exhibition space (approx. 250m²) presents artistic works of the groundbreaking album cover art by HIPGNOSIS: history and design of The Dark Side of the Moon, magnificent art prints of other Pink Floyd record cover motifs and photo designs for other music greats of the 70s: Led Zeppelin, Peter Gabriel, Paul McCartney, 10cc and others.Also featured are black and white photos of the band - on and off stage - taken during The Dark Side of The Moon Tour 1973. Pink Floyd let Hipgnosis look behind the scenes with 4 photographers. The result was an intimate portrait of the band at the height of their creative power and friendship. This was never seen again.
Photo installation: Themes from The Dark Side of the Moon (outdoor)
The concept album The Dark Side of the Moon addresses various stages of existential human experience and growing up: the search for oneself and a connection with others, the passing of time, the omnipresence of death, money and greed, war and conflict, isolation and madness. Universal themes that continue to appeal to millions of people around the world, across generations.
Where are we today, 50 years after the album's release? On the occasion of the LP's anniversary, the curators of the exhibition have asked Berlin and internationally renowned photographers to contribute images that take up themes from The Dark Side of the Moon and stimulate a reflection on their relevance to the present.
The installation with around 60 large-format photo boards in the outdoor area in front of the exhibition space, in the courtyard of the Health Center, shows works by Nikos Pilos, Robert King, Lisa Bukreyeva, Günter Zint, Barbara Klemm, Gordon Welters, Wolfgang Krolow, Jutta Matthess, Jackie Baier, Holger Gross, Jesus Pastor, Alexander von Reiswitz, Edith Siepmann, Stefan Melchior, Axel Benzmann, Tomas Petreikis, heba, Oliver Feldhaus, Christina Palitzsch and others. Portraits: Sabine Drwenzki, Sönke Tollkühn, John Colton.
The exhibition is realized by Browse Gallery Berlin, curated by John Colton and Aubrey Powell, with the kind support of the Berlin Senate Department for Culture and Social Cohesion.This content has been machine translated.
Children and youth up to 18 years free admission