London’s Design Museum Reopens with Exhibition Titled ‘Electronic: From Kraftwerk to The Chemical Brothers.’

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The club comes to the gallery when the patron can’t go to the club.

By Abu Khalil

London’s inventive Design Museum has reopened its doors with a first ever music-themed exhibition. ‘From Kraftwerk to The Chemical Brothers’, the exhibit titled ‘Electronic’ will take a looksy inside the bygone times of electronic music into its uncertain future. 

Right on time for fans thirsty for the pulse of the club, the exhibition will feature a venue-driven environment where led and lighting are synchronistically joined by soundscapes of French DJ Laurent Garnier.

Music throughout the show will feature Kraftwerk, The Chemical Brothers, Jeff Mills, Daphne Oram, Jean-Michel Jarre, Kevin Saunderson, Juan Atkins, Frankie Knuckles, Suzanne Ciani, Bjork and Aphex Twin.

Fans of The Chemical Brothers will be treated to a gallery premier their collaboration with creative group Smith & Lyall featuring visuals for the tune ‘Got to Keep On’. Famed new media group CORE will exhibit an installation by 1024 architecture.

Visual creator Weirdcore will be presenting Aphex Twin’s ‘Collapse’ and a 3D experience with Kraftwerk. 

The exhibition will feature 400 items, from concert prints to installations. The event campus is divided into four sections – Man and Woman Machine, Dancefloor, Mix and Remix, and Utopian Dreams and Ideals.

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Felix Speller

“With the need for music appreciated as never before, in these challenging times we are delighted to be able to host an exhibition exploring this genre,” curator Gemma Curtin told British media. “London will not stop dancing.”

“Design is an essential element enhancing the experience of our live show,” said The Chemical Brothers. “This new installation will give insight into how we work with Adam & Marcus (Smith & Lyall) on the visual aspect of our tours.”

Though London is still taking precautions and has not escaped the pandemic unscathed, the event is taking a series of precautions. There will be a reduced capacity, mandatory masks, social distancing and regular sanitization of the facility.

 The show is running from July 31, 2020 to February 14, 2021.

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