EVENT / HIPGNOSIS.BREATHE - 50 Years of The Dark Side of the Moon in Berlin

EVENT / HIPGNOSIS.BREATHE - 50 Years of The Dark Side of the Moon in Berlin

Hypergallery is thrilled to share news of this exhibition, mounted by our dear friends at Browse Gallery in Berlin

Album Cover Art & Photo Design by Aubrey Powell and Storm Thorgerson
Exhibition dates4th November to 17th December 2023
Opening hours: Thurs to Sun - 1pm to 7pm

Location: Bergmannstr. 5, 10961 Berlin, Germany

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Admission: Buy tickets online via the Pretix portal

Curated by: John Colton & Aubrey Powell with photographic contributions from special guests

In 1973, Pink Floyd released their album The Dark Side of the Moon. The album sleeve was designed by the British photo-design studio, Hipgnosis, founded in 1969 by Pink Floyd friends Storm Thorgerson and Aubrey Powell. The album is an icon of rock music history. The music and covers of the record became cult, as did Pink Floyd and Hipgnosis.

Browse Gallery present this exhibition exclusively on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of The Dark Side of the Moon in two parts.

HIPGNOSIS: The Dark Side of the Moon and Other Album Cover Art
Inside the gallery you can see artistic works of the ground breaking album cover art by Hipgnosis: the history and design of The Dark Side of the Moon, magnificent art prints of other Pink Floyd record cover motifs, and photo designs for other music greats of the 70s: Led Zeppelin, Peter Gabriel, Paul McCartney, 10cc and others.
off stage - recorded during The Dark Side of The Moon Tour in 1973. Pink Floyd allowed Hipgnosis behind the scenes access with four photographers. The result was an intimate portrait of the band at the height of their shared creative power and friendship.

Photo-Installation: Themes of The Dark Side of the Moon
The concept album explores different stages of existential human experience and growing up: the search for oneself and a connection with others, the passage of time, the omnipresence of death, money and greed, war and conflict, isolation and madness. Do we choose the light or do we give in to the destructive impulses within ourselves and turn to the dark side of the moon? Universal topics that continue to appeal to millions of people across generations around the world to this day.


Where do we stand today, 50 years after the release of the album?

On the occasion of the LP's anniversary, the curators of the exhibition have asked Berlin-based and internationally renowned photographers to contribute a picture that takes up themes from The Dark Side of the Moon and encourages reflection on their relevance to the present.

Contributors: Nikos Pilos, Robert King, Lisa Bukreyeva, Günter Zint, Barbara Klemm, Gordon Welters, Wolfgang Krolow, Jutta Matthess, Jackie Baier, Holger Gross, Jesus Pastor, Alexander von Reiswitz, Edith Siepmann, Stefan Melchior, Axel Benzmann, Tomas Petreikis, heba, Oliver Feldhaus, Christina Palitzsch and others. Portraits: Sabine Drwenzki, Sönke Tollkühn, John Colton.


With the kind support of the Senate Department for Culture and Social Cohesion.

Senate Department for Culture and Social Cohesion