London Exhibitions

0 Posted by - June 1, 2016 - Diary

Victoria & Albert Museum 


Paul Strand 19 March – 3 July 2016. 

“A major retrospective of the work of American photographer and film maker, Paul Strand (1890-1976), and the first in the UK since the artist’s death. Strand was one of the greatest and most influential photographers of the 20th century whose images have defined the way fine art and documentary photography is understood and practiced today.”


Botticelli Reimagined 5 March – 3 July 2016

“This innovative exhibition will explore the enduring impact of the Florentine painter Sandro Botticelli (1445-1510) from the Pre-Raphaelites to today. The exhibition is organised by the V&A and the Gemäldegalerie – Staatliche Museen zu Berlin Fashion & Textile Museum.”


Curtain Up 9 February – 31 August 2016. 

“Part of the 40th anniversary of the Olivier Awards, Curtain Up invites you to explore the extraordinary story of the world’s two greatest theatrical cities, London’s West End and New York’s Broadway.”


Undressed 16 April 2016 – 12 March 2017. 

“This exhibition will address the practicalities of underwear and its role in the fashionable wardrobe whilst highlighting its sensual, sexual appeal. The exhibition will explore dress reformers and designers who argued for the beauty of the natural body, as well as entrepreneurs, inventors and innovators who have played a critical role in the development of increasingly more effective and comfortable underwear.”


You Say You Want A Revolution? 10 September 2016 – 26 February 2017. 

“This major exhibition will explore the optimism, ideals and aspirations of the late 1960s, expressed through some of the greatest music and performances of the 20th century alongside fashion, film, design and political activism. The exhibition considers how the finished and unfinished revolutions of the time changed the way we live today and think about the future.”

Fashion & Textile Museum


Missoni Art Colour Exhibition Dates: 6 May – 4 September 2016

“Explore the creative process of Italian fashion house Missoni and the textiles of Ottavio and Rosita Missoni in the context of 20th century fine art. One of the most respected exponents of the ‘Made in Italy’ concept, the work of Ottavio and Rosita Missoni is deeply rooted in modern art making the Missoni brand distinctive in the world of international fashion.”

Barbican

Strange And Familiar: Britain As Revealed By International Photographers 16 March 19 June 2016

“Curated by the iconic British photographer Martin Parr, Strange and Familiar considers how international photographers from the 1930s onwards have captured the social, cultural and political identity of the UK. 

From social documentary and portraiture to street and architectural photography, the exhibition celebrates the work of leading photographers, including Henri Cartier-Bresson, Rineke Dijkstra, Robert Frank and Garry Winogrand. Bringing together over 250 compelling photographs and previously unseen bodies of work, Strange and Familiar presents a vibrant portrait of modern Britain.”

Design Museum 

 

Cycle Revolution 18 November 2015 – 20 June 2016

“Cycle Revolution at London’s world leading Design Museum celebrates the diversity of contemporary cycling in Britain from every day commuting to Olympic level competition and looks at where design and innovation may take the riders of the future.”

Tate Modern

 

Georgia O’Keeffe 6 July – 30 October 2016

“Georgia O’Keeffe is an American icon and fundamentally important to the history of modernism. She is best known for her paintings of magnified flowers, animal skulls, and New Mexico desert landscapes. Making her debut exactly a century ago, in 1916, she was immediately recognised as a trailblazing artist. The exhibition brings together over 100 of her most important works from six decades of her career, including Jimson Weed/White Flower No. 1 1932, the most expensive painting by a female artist ever sold at auction. With no works by O’Keeffe in UK public collections, this is a once-in-a-generation opportunity for audiences outside the US to view the exceptional beauty and skill of her remarkable paintings.”

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