Revolutions - Records and rebels exhibition
The exhibition covers the end of the sixties, where idealism and optimism inspired pop music, clubs, counter-culture and art throughout the world. The first part of the exhibition, organized by the Victoria And Albert Museum London, shows a number of pieces such as a picture of George Harrison, made by Richard Avedon for the Daily Express in 1967. It reflects a fascination for the era, as well as for spirituality and oriental religions and the triumph of the album Sgt. Pepper, of psychedelic inspiration.
Another piece of art is this poster by Bonnie Maclean for the Fillmore auditorium with the Yardbirds, The Doors, James Cotton Blues Band and Richie Havens. A trip down memory lane to 1967. Before her marriage, Bonnie MacLean was the secretary of Bill Graham of Filmore Auditorium. The artwork gained recognition by a group of psychedelic artists, men mostly, but Bonnie MacLean preferred not to gain commercial importance, preferring to keep her work on the side of the scene, to stay loyal to her soon-to-be husband.
Revolutions, records and labels 1966-1970 is produced by the Victoria and Albert Museum of London. For its representation in Belgium, ING adapted its content with a few subjects related to Belgium more specifically. Next to socio-cultural documents, the exhibition offers a total immersion with an audio guide and a wide screen documentary showing images of the famous Woodstock festival at the end of the sixties: the Beach Boys, the Beatles, David Bowie, the Doors, Jefferson Airplane, Jimi Hendrix, Joni Mitchell, the Rolling Stones, Neil Young, The Who… Three days of freedom, peace and music.
George Harrison by Richard Avedon, Daily Express, 1967
Bonnie Maclean, The Yardbirds, Fillmore Auditorium, 1967