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I went to the V&A in South Kensington with Stephen and David to check out the Modernist movement exhibition that is currently on.
Modernism: Designing a new world 1914 - 1939 speaks to a more continental European experience than a British one. Much of the modernist work that I most like (such as the work of Charles and Ray Eames) was post-war.
The exhibition has been well put together, highlights include an original Tatra saloon, though the exhibition is 'disrupted' by the exhibitors not wanting to address modernism in Fascist-era Europe. An exception to this is a statue that takes the profile of Musolini and rotated through 360 degrees so that it gives it an abstract but recognisable shape.
Labels: art, culture, design, graphic design, industrial design, product design