You Say You Want A Revolution is a major exhibition at the Victoria and Albert museum in London. The subtitle is “Records and Rebels 1966-1970” and the exhibition is about the way music and young people rebelled against the way society and governments expected them to be. As someone very interested in the Hippy styles, obviously I was looking forward to this and I’m pleased to say it didn’t disappoint me. Continue reading
The Infinite Mix is an art exhibition, but with exclusively video art as opposed to paintings or sculpture. It’s in an empty office building, 180 The Strand, which is being used as a pop-up gallery while the Hayward Gallery is being refurbished.
I love going to exhibitions, and a couple of months back, I went to see an exhibition called Fashion Galore, on the fashion editor and stylist Isabella Blow. This was at Somerset House, by the Thames in London. Isabella Blow was a very influential figure and someone who was into fashion and art in every way. She was fashion director at Tatler magazine, a friend of Andy Warhol, and supported lots of up and coming designers such as Alexander McQueen, Bella Freud and Philip Treacy. Continue reading
Alexander McQueen – Savage Beauty is a retrospective of the fashion designer’s work at London’s Victoria and Albert Museum.
I was lucky to get to see this. It is a transfer of an original exhibition that took place at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art in the summer of 2011, and represents every collection of Alexander McQueen’s career. Continue reading
The other day I went to see David Bowie is, the exhibition at the Victoria & Albert Museum with my parents. His music is played a lot at home, and I’ve always been aware of how he used visuals and fashion in his work, so I was excited to see the exhibition.
The exhibition begins in the 1960s and shows the time that he grew up in and how he was influenced by what was around him at the time and how from very early on he was interested in incorporating theatrical aspects to his work.
There are lots of stage costumes here from all periods of his career, with all sorts of influences – some outer space, the clown costume I’ve seen in videos, and lots by Alexander McQueen who’s a favourite of mine.
There are giant record sleeves loads of old photos, and artwork and costumes related to many of the people he collaborated with, and a big room near the end with video of concerts from the 70s and 80s that looked really exciting.
Even being too young to appreciate David Bowie at the time, I found this exhibition fascinating and recommend it to anyone who is into music and visual design.