The Design Museum is reopening on July 31, along with the long-awaited exhibition Electronic: From Kraftwerk to The Chemical Brothers.
Electronic: From Kraftwerk to The Chemical Brothers was one of the many exhibitions hit by the lockdown, meaning it could not launch in April as originally planned. However, the Design Museum is now ready to begin its first phase of reopening, and the curtain is lastly being drawn on Electronic—much to the joy of electronic music fans.
The exhibition will evoke the feeling of actually being in a club, and use art, technology and photography to put you inside the music of Kraftwerk or amongst the lights and lasers of one of The Chemical Brothers’ live performances. Over 400 objects will tell the story of electronic music’s emergence as a global force, with artwork from Andreas Gursky and DJ masks amongst them.
Gaze in awe at Andreas Gursky’s panoramic photography of dancefloors around the globe, meet the visionaries who conceived rare synthesisers (and spot the synths themselves!), see catwalk fashion shaped by rave culture and take a peek at Jean-Michel Jarre’s iconic laser harp.
Tim Marlow, Chief Exective and Director of the Design Museum said: “There couldn’t be a better show to reopen with than Electronic: From Kraftwerk to The Chemical Brothers. A powerful statement about creative freedom across music, art, technology and design, which will be celebrating what many of us have missed the most during the lockdown; and a reminder that a lot of work is still needed to get vast areas of the cultural sector to open again.”
Visitors are required to book tickets in advance and must adhere to social-distancing guidelines. Capacity is limited, cleaning has been enhanced, and face coverings are mandatory. You can read the Design Museum’s full ‘Safe And Sound’ guidelines here.
Get your tickets for Electronic: From Kraftwerk to The Chemical Brothers here.