Thursday, 29 September 2011

The Nirvana Exhibition

It was the opening night of the Nevermind exhibition at the Loading Bay Gallery in London and I managed to get a look round! 20 years have passed since the now seminal album was released. This week the album was re-issued in a deluxe package with extra live footage and songs, so thought it the ideal time to post up some pics from the gallery.

Old Magazines featuring the band and rare formats of the album

Posters from gigs and a framed whiteboard (bottom right)

Lyrics from the album adorned the stairs and walls of the gallery

A famous photo of Kurt
That picture from the album, but bigger, and £500(!)


It was a privilege to go but overall I was slightly disappointed by some of the items on display, maybe 20 years isn't so long ago and seeing a framed whiteboard or one of Kurts hoodies wasn't enough to induce nostalgia. Nevermind still powerfully speaks to the listener and has kept it's relevance; is it too early to look back on it with a rose tinted fondness?

The exhibition will be running for two weeks only from Tuesday September 13th to Sunday September 25th at The Loading Bay Gallery, Brick Lane from 1pm-7pm daily. Entry is free. 

2 comments:

  1. Good coverage cous!

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  2. When I was 14, a friend of mine introduced me to Alanis Morisette followed by Nirvana. Nevermind became one of my favourites lol. Lithium or Teen Spirit are my fave tracks.

    "I'm so happy cos today I found my friends their in my head."

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