Postmodernism at the V&A: one of the best exhibitions of 2011

Postmodernism: Style and Subversion 1970-1990
was certainly one of the most interesting and original exhibitions of 2011. 

This major show was the first in-depth survey of art, design and architecture of the 1970s and 1980s, examining one of the most UFO / kitsh / cultural phenomena of recent history: Postmodernism. It showed how it evolved from a provocative architectural movement in the early 1970s and rapidly went on to influence all areas of popular culture including art, film, music, graphics and fashion.

The most fascinating part of the show was certainly the one dedicated to performers such as David Bowie, Klaus Nomi (they have worked together), Eurythmics and of course Grace Jones [who is also highly featured in the exhibition entitled "Goudemalion" at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs of Paris. Coincidence?]   

From a curatorial point of view, it was risky but also worth it since it's been a huge success both in terms of audience figures and critical acclaim. Well done V&A !

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