A programmed exhibition about the history of electronic music is opening today at London’s Design Museum.
The exhibition, titled ‘Electronic: From Kraftwerk to The Chemical Brothers’, was originally scheduled to take place from 1st April to 26th July, but was postponed in March as exhibition spaces closed their doors due to the spread of coronavirus.
It will explore the "hypnotic world of electronic music" and "discover its global impact from underground movements to the mainstream," and features appearances from the likes of Jeff Mills, Ellen Allien, Jean-Michel Jarre and more. It will also feature a 3-D experience surrounding electronic pioneers Kraftwerk, with the installation soundtracked by legendary DJ and producer, Laurent Garnier.
“We can’t wait to welcome everyone back,’ said Tim Marlow, the museum’s chief executive and director. ‘There couldn’t be a better exhibition to reopen with. A powerful statement about creative freedom across music, art, technology and design, which will be celebrating what many of us have missed the most during the lockdown.”
The Design Museum will have new safety measures in place, including reduced capacity, social distancing rules and the compulsory wearing of face masks. Learn more about ‘Electronic: From Kraftwerk to The Chemical Brothers’ here.
In a press conference today (31st July), prime minister Boris Johnson announced that lockdown restrictions due to be lifted tomorrow (1st August) for higher risk settings, which included indoor music and theatre performances, pilots of crowds in sports scentres, and wedding receiptions of more than 30 people, will not be permitted. It was also announced that face masks will now have to be worn in museums, cinemas, and galleries, and that the new rules be enforceable by law from the 8th August.