Electronic: From Kraftwerk to The Chemical Brothers

The history of electronic music is the subject for the Design Museum's first exhibition since coming out of lockdown. Peter Gray reports.

The Design Museum are set to celebrate their reopening with a thrilling new exhibition exploring the influence of electronic music on popular culture. Electronic: From Kraftwerk to The Chemical Brothers will take museum goers on a fascinating journey through the history and evolution of the sound that has come to dominate the modern music industry.

Evoking the experience of being in a club, the exhibition will explore nightclub culture, and the visual culture surrounding dance music.

The rave scene will be showcased with a series of large scale images, while a specially commissioned sound reactive visual installation will wow the visitor’s senses.

Visitors will be invited to step into the visual world of the Chemical Brothers at one of their legendary shows, while Kraftwerk fans will no doubt enjoy a special 3D show featuring the band.

Electronic: From Kraftwerk to The Chemical Brothers was initially set to open on the 1st of April 2020, however, due to the Coronavirus Crisis, the show was postponed. Now, as London begins to emerge from lockdown, the Design Museum have announced that the exhibition will be the first show when the museum reopens on the 31st of July.

The museum’s reopening coincides with the introduction of a new safety regime at the institution. The Design Museum has put into place a series of measures to ensure that museum goers remain safe, in accordance with Public Health England guidelines. The measures include limiting the number of visitors, making the wearing of face masks obligatory and strict adherence to social distancing policy.

‘We can’t wait to welcome everyone back,’ said the museum’s chief executive and director, Tim Marlow. ‘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.’

Electronic: From Kraftwerk to The Chemical Brothers is currently suspended due to the Coronavirus Crisis. More information about the exhibition can be found here.

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What: new exhibition
When: suspended
Where: The Design Museum