Sweet Harmony Lates 22 Aug. Images taken by Alex Watson.
To celebrate the final weeks of Sweet Harmony: RAVE | TODAY, visitors are invited to enjoy after-hours special access to see the exhibition for the last time, including the re-installed photographs by Seana Gavin documenting her life as part of the Free Party Movement (1993-2003), and the immersive installation 'Lotus Inverted' by Conrad Shawcross in Gallery 3 - an elevated and spinning golden Lotus combined with a blaring commissioned piece by musician Mylo, referencing 'getting to the rave, and searching for a beacon in a dark field.'
Attendees to the Lates event this Friday evening can roam the exhibition and relive the party in an exciting programme of talks and live dj sets in Gallery 10's Rave Room and Vinyl Record Shop located on the Ground Floor.
Entering the exhibition this month, we are delighted to announce collective Badgirlz (SP23 Sound System) and the all-giving team at Refugee Community Kitchen (RCK) bringing a special selection of djs and producers as part of the final Sweet Harmony Lates on 6th September.
From the UK Underground party to the Refugee Community Kitchen (RCK) in Calais, come and meet the people who once served up all night free parties in squats and fields and who now serve up nutritious food to vulnerable and displaced individuals in need, in the UK and abroad.
SAATCHI LATES - SEPTEMBER 2019
This special event is to bring wider awareness to the work of RCK
£5.00 of each ticket sold will go to support Refugee Community Kitchen.
For more information on RCK follow the link http://www.refugeecommunitykitchen.com/.
-- Please note that capacity in the venue is limited, we kindly advise purchasing your tickets in advance to avoid any disappointment --
Friday 6th September 6.30-9pm
Live DJ sets
Badgirlz (SP23) - Chris Liberator - Steve Bedlam - Jam Scones Tickets available here
Please note that capacity in the venue is limited, we kindly advise purchasing your tickets as soon as possible to avoid any disappointment
Sweet Harmony: RAVE | TODAY is an immersive exhibition that celebrates the birth of dance music and the impact of rave on youth culture today.
Sweet Harmony is a creative reminder of a special moment in recent British history that will recapture memories from the acid house scene, reliving the transformative powers of music through the voices and the lenses of those who experienced it.
'Stunning exhibition at Saatchi Gallery, well worth the trip to Chelsea' Mixmag
'Combining evocative rave artefacts (flyers, posters, photos and an actual functioning record shop) with new artworks, "Sweet Harmony" celebrates the joy of dissolving yourself in those egalitarian crowds. It's a poignant thought' New Statesman
'From warehouse parties to the acid house explosion, new exhibition Sweet Harmony: Rave Today captures a dancefloor revolution.' The Guardian
'The second summer of love was about optimism and togetherness, which is why the looks of that season seem so current now.' The Times