Acid house exhibition 'Sweet Harmony Rave | Today', to open at London’s Saatchi Gallery
Described as “an immersive retrospective exhibition devoted to presenting a revolutionary survey of rave culture through the voices and lenses of those who experienced it”, London’s Saatchi Gallery will be home to a new exhibition from the 12th of July to the 14th of September. Named Sweet Harmony: Rave | Today, the installation showcases art and photography, as well as audio-visual pieces and talks from some of the movements’ key influencers.
Pieces featured include work from the likes of Turner Prize winner Jeremy Deller, Trainspotting author Irvine Welsh, Aphex Twin’s visual artist Weirdcore and photographer Tom Hunter amongst others.
The Saatchi Gallery urges visitors to submerge themselves into the immersive world of rave culture by playing various Spotify curated playlists by music personalities from related sub-genres, as well as hosting live events alongside the main exhibition.
The show aims to “recapture the new world that emerged from the acid house scene and narrates the ascendancy of rave culture with the youth of today”. Reliving the period and celebrating those that pioneered the creative genre, the exhibition will be the first of its kind in a major UK art installation.