London’s Vinyl Factory art gallery are putting on an exhibition of Kraftwerk’s iconic 7” single covers.
‘Kraftwerk. 45 RPM’ will run from September 13 to October 5, displaying 45 single covers and displaying the group’s unique minimalist sleeve art.
The Chelsea gallery are also publishing a limited edition book of the exhibition, with a print run of only 300 copies, which will catalogue the covers, as well as including an essay by collector Toby Mott and an exclusive 7” single of a rare Kraftwerk interview.
To pre-order a copy of the book, you can visit the VF Editions website right here.
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The exhibition MAGICAL SOUND MACHINES relates the (hi)stories of sound generators, sound recorders and sound transmitters. The extensive presentation will kiss awake ariston, mellotron, rhythmicon and many other, partly forgotten sound machines from their hundred-year sleep so that young and old, the general public and experts alike can experience and enjoy them on an interactive discovery tour.
MAGICAL SOUND MACHINES is an exhibition against oblivion. By means of the objects displayed the IMA Institute of Media Archaeology traces an exemplary history of our media age, with special attention being paid to technical as well as musical and artistic developments. The exhibited objects enchant with their (hi)stories, design and the visions connected to them and their inventors and users.