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The first major exhibition on rave culture and acid house is coming to Saatchi Gallery this summer

Featuring Lost Souls of Saturn, Aphex Twin visual artist Weirdcore and more...

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London's Saatchi Gallery will host the first major exhibition on rave culture and acid house this summer.

Comprising art, audiovisual installations, photography and more, Sweet Harmony: Rave | Today will present "an immersive retrospective exhibition devoted to presenting a revolutionary survey of rave culture through the voices and lenses of those who experienced it." It runs at the Chelsea contemporary art gallery from 12th July to 14th September. 

Set to feature work from the likes of Aphex Twin visual artist Weirdcore, Seth Troxler and Phil Moffa aka Lost Souls of Saturn, James Javelle, Irvine Welsh and more, Saatchi said the exhibition 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”.

The gallery continued, "the acid house revolution will be charted through typographic accounts, photo stories, live music events, talks and panel discussions by the movements' architects and influencers. By reliving the revolution through the voices and lenses of those who experienced it, Sweet Harmony will portray the new world that emerged from the club scene of the 80s and 90s."

Go here for more info and to buy tickets, which cost £10.

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