For all of you heading to Rome in the very next period we highly recommend a new photo exhibition, the first retrospective one ever made in Europe FIVE HORIZONS features the history and evolution of the band from their birth until today. Pearl Jam have a huge and faithful fan group in Italy, where they are warmly appreciated. The exhibition is intended both as a form of historical / visual testimony to the band’s evolution and also as a tribute to Pearl Jam. The exhibition features a series of 60 images, taken by renowned photographers both in color and b/w. The pictures narrate the band’s private moments as well as their unforgettable live performances from the beginning of their career up to date. From pictures of the early 90s to the very recent portraits, we trace the metamorphosis of those who helped create the aesthetics of grunge and beyond.
And if you don’t them very well, we just say Pearl Jam’s roots go back to the Seattle rock scene in the mid 80s, together with Nirvana, Soundgarden and Alice in Chains, they became the main representatives of the grunge movement in Seattle. Unlike other grunge bands, Pearl Jam resembles the less heavy style of classic and punk rock of the 70s, i.e. The Who and Neil Young. Their commercial success has been explosive, even more than Nirvana’s, who had turned grunge into the mainstream of the 90s. Pearl Jam have sold over 60 million albums worldwide, 30 million of which in the US only. Pearl Jam, icon and symbol of a whole generation, are not only the most successful alternative rock band, they are also the most popular and long-lived band in the last twenty years.
Auditorium Parco della Musica | Fondazione Musica per Roma – Viale Pietro De Coubertin, 30 – 00196 Rome, Italy www.auditorium.com
June 13, 2013 – July 30, 2013
CURATORS: Giammaria De Gasperis – Paola Contino