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Time: 16:21 23 May 2011

Enjoy postmodernism at the V&A

23rd September 2011

London's Victoria and Albert Museum is set to host a Postmodernism Exhibition featuring an array of controversial and cutting edge works.

The event, which is subtitled Style and Subversion 1970 - 1990, takes place between September 24th 2011 and January 8th 2012 and is an ideal event for tourists staying in 5 star hotels in London.

Art lovers will have the opportunity to see a range of paintings, design, fashion, graphics, film and music that deal with a range of definitive postmodern themes and motifs.

More than 250 objects will be on show at the event including the rebellious and irreverent designs of Studio Alchymia and Memphis, paintings by Robert Rauschenburg and graphics by Peter Saville and Neville Brody.

Iconic artists such as Andy Warhol will also be on show at the exhibition, which illustrates the wit, parody and exuberant colour that were hallmarks of the postmodernist movement.

The exhibition will also explore key ideas in postmodernist architecture, with highlights including a magnificent full scale reconstruction of a 1980 architectural facade by Hans Hollein.

In addition, there will be photography by Guy Bourdain and Helmut Newton, stage costumes from Annie Lennox and Devo and performance costumes worn by David Byrne. Music fans will be able to view original turntables used by hip-hop pioneer Grandmaster Flash.

The last section of the exhibition will explore the zenith of consumerist culture, with showcases of Andy Warhol's Dollar Sign paintings, Karl Lagerfeld's Chanel designs and a Mickey Mouse tea set designed by Michael Graves. Tickets are priced at £11.

Postmodernism was an artistic departure from previous modes of creative production and aesthetic codes. It ushered in a new sense of rebellious freedom and brought about a new self-awareness about style itself.

 


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