The White Space: 50th Anniversary of The Beatles’ White Album
Co-curator James Thomas
The Tapestry Gallery, 3rd Floor, 68-76 Kempston St, Liverpool L3 8HL
Open 11.00 am – 6.00 pm
On 22 November 1968, The Beatles released The White Album. The exhibition makes particular reference to the artwork and ephemera and The Beatles’ sideprojects of 1968.
On 22 November 1968, The Beatles released what has commonly become known as The White Album. The album is infused with influences in both the songs and artwork. It marks the second collaboration between The Beatles and the art world, a fusing of art and popular culture. The White Album and its predecessor Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band set a benchmark in album cover design and presentation.
The White Space studies The Beatles as an evolving band, the transitions from
Beatlemania to Psychedelia and then Minimalism through The White Album. Press clippings, posters, magazines and rarely seen documents from Apple Records. The space will feature music from The White Album and explore the creation of the album from the influences of Maharishi and Ravi Shankar and also commemorate John Lennon’s partnership with Yoko Ono and the first Unfinished Music album, the Yellow Submarine film and album, as well as George Harrison’s soundtrack album Wonderwall Music.
A catalogue will be available in the exhibition space and in the blog section of mergecontemporaryart.com. This exhibition draws upon Paul McCartney: Many Years from Now – The Barry Miles Archive, a vast resource held at the Liverpool John Moores University Archives and Special Collections.