London’s Victoria and Albert Museum announced plans for its major spring exhibition next year which will showcase more than 60 years of British design. The timeline runs from the Olympics of 1948 to the 2012 Games.
It will be the first exhibition to show the ways in which artists and designers from the UK have produced innovative and internationally recognized works from post-war to present. The aim is to reinforce Britain’s status as a global leader in design.
V&A’s “British Design 1948-2012: Innovation in the Modern Age” tells the story of British fashion, fine art, photography, architecture and industrial products over the past seven decades. The timing is perfect as the exhibition reflects on the current times through showing that some of the best ideas emerged in the worst economic times.
Besides, the show reflects on the long history of the “British inventor”. It also examines how Britain continues to encourage new artistic talents and takes a look at the impact of Britain’s creative economy on the design industry world-wide.
“British Design 1948-2012” takes place at the V&A from 31 March to 12 August 2012.