25 Sep 2008 00:00 - 11 Jan 2009 00:00
Cold War Modern: Design 1945–1975
Concentrating on the highly volatile years from 1945 to 1970, the exhibition examines the key themes of the period including the task of reconstruction in Europe after the war and the rise of consumerism. The strong influence of the Cold War upon popular culture is shown through graphics, fashion, film and product design. Featuring many Czechoslovak designs.
Czech-Brussels Style in the Cold War Talk
SAT 6 DEC, 2 PM
Hochhauser Auditorium, V&A
Admission: £12 (includes talk and exhibition entry)The Czechoslovak Pavilion at Expo 58 was an overwhelming success and became a symbol of modernity and success back in communist Czechoslovakia. Daniela Kramerova, curator of The Brussels Dream, The Czechoslovak Presence at Expo 58 in Brussels and the Lifestyle of the Early 1960s exhibition, discusses this event and how it came to dominate the new design of brightly coloured products and environments.
Info: 020 7942 2211 | for additional events see www.vam.ac.uk/coldwarmodern
116 Long Acre
WC2E 9PA London
From: 25 Sep 2008 00:00
To: 11 Jan 2009 00:00
Victoria & Albert Museum