BREATHE. HIPGNOSIS Celebrating 50 Years of The Dark Side of the Moon.
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Album Cover Art & Photo Design by Aubrey Powell and Storm Thorgerson
In 1973, the band Pink Floyd released their album "The Dark Side of the Moon". The cover of this album was designed by HIPGNOSIS, a British art house founded in 1969 by Pink Floyd's friends Storm Thorgerson and Aubrey Powell. This album has become an icon in rock music history. Both the music and the cover of the album became cult, and Pink Floyd and HIPGNOSIS have a permanent place in music history.
To mark the 50th anniversary of The Dark Side of the Moon, Browse Gallery is presenting the world's only exhibition in two parts.
Artistic works based on the groundbreaking album cover art by HIPGNOSIS can be seen indoors. The exhibition highlights the history and design of “The Dark Side of the Moon.” Art prints of other album cover motifs by Pink Floyd and photo designs for other music greats of the 70s such as Led Zeppelin, Peter Gabriel, Paul McCartney and 10cc are also presented.
A special feature of the exhibition are black and white photos of the band - both on and backstage - taken during "The Dark Side of The Moon Tour" in 1973. Pink Floyd gave HIPGNOSIS an intimate look behind the scenes with four photographers. The result is a unique portrait of the band during a time of intense creative collaboration and close friendship that is second to none.
A photo installation will be presented in the outdoor area that deals with the themes of “The Dark Side of the Moon”. The concept album deals with various phases of human existence and growing up, including the search for identity and connection, the inexorable passage of time, the omnipresent presence of death, themes such as money and greed, war and conflict, isolation and madness. These universal themes continue to appeal to millions of people across generations around the world today.
On the occasion of the anniversary of the album "The Dark Side of the Moon", the curators of the exhibition asked Berlin and internationally renowned photographers to create images that deal with the themes of the album and at the same time offer a contemporary perspective on these themes.