Courtesy Saatchi Gallery London / Trip Street Party, Car 1, 1988
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Courtesy Saatchi Gallery London / Molly Macindoe
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Courtesy Saatchi Gallery London / London Acid City
Courtesy Saatchi Gallery London / 1st Anti CJA March London Trafalgar Sq
Courtesy Saatchi Gallery London / 1988 The Future
Courtesy Saatchi Gallery London / Derek Ridgers, Spiral Tribe, 1993

London’s Saatchi Gallery is about to open “Sweet Harmony: Rave | Today,” an immersive retrospective exhibition devoted to the history and impact of the acid house revolution. It’s the first exhibition of its kind for the storied gallery. Saatchi Gallery’s director Philly Adams alongside co-curator Kobi Prempehpresent will present a revolutionary public program dedicated to rave culture through the voices that emerged from the club scene of the ’80s and ’90s.

They’ve called upon some of rave culture’s most prolific and authentic visual commentators, including Sheryl Garratt, Agnes Bliah, Juan Rincon (Voltage and SCI-Arc), Jorge Nieto (creative director of Village Underground) and Craig Richards. The survey also includes contributions from artists and observers of one of the biggest countercultural movements of the twentieth century, such as photographers Tom Hunter, Vinca Petersen, Ted Polhemus, Dave Swindells, and Mattko.

“Sweet Harmony: Rave | Today” opens on July 12, 2019 and will feature typographic accounts, photo stories, live music events, talks and panel discussions. The exhibition will run until September 14, 2019. Book your ticket for £11.20 (approximately $14) here.

Saatchi Gallery
Duke of York’s HQ
King’s Road
London
SW3 4RY

Weekend Staff Writer

Isabelle is an Australian writer based in Berlin.

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