Rolling Stones Bringing ‘Exhibitionism’ to New York
The Rolling Stones will bring their career-spanning Exhibition installation to New York this fall.
Exhibitionism's U.S. arrival, scheduled for the Industria Superstudio in November, comes after a successful run at London's Saatchi Gallery, where the installation opened to the public in April. "We’ve been thinking about this for quite a long time but we wanted it to be just right and on a large scale," explained Mick Jagger in a press release prior to the Saatchi opening. "The process has been like planning our touring concert productions and I think that right now it’s an interesting time to do it."
Added guitarist Keith Richards, "While this is about the Rolling Stones, it’s not necessarily only just about the members of the band. 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."
Curated with the cooperation of the current lineup, Exhibitionism takes visitors on a multimedia journey from the Stones' earliest days through their ascent to worldwide stardom, and promises an array of memorabilia that includes "their most cherished instruments, onstage and offstage clothes, valuable works of art and handwritten lyric books ... personal diaries, recordings, unseen film and photos, a screening cinema and interactive recording studio that all culminates in an exciting and powerful backstage-to-onstage 3D concert experience." Tickets for the New York installation will go on sale in September, with details available at the Exhibitionism website.
Exhibitionism's transatlantic journey adds another line item to an already-busy 2016 for the band, which started with a Latin American tour that included their first-ever Cuban show and included sessions for a new studio album expected before the end of the year. The Stones are also scheduled to appear with a host of other big-name acts at the Desert Trip festival in October.
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