Postmodernism exhibition summary
Postmodernism: Style and Subversion 1970 to 1990, co-curated with Jane Pavitt with the assistance of Oliver Winchester, opened at the V&A in 2011 and subsequently toured to MART in Rovereto and the Swiss National Museum, Zurich. The exhibition traced the intellectual and stylistic progression of postmodern art and design, from its initial radicalism to its eventual commodification. The show was accompanied by a major catalogue with 40 commissioned essays, and a synthetic curatorial overview. The exhibition design, by Carmody Groarke and A Practice For Everyday Life, drew on period motifs while presenting a contemporary setting within the V&A’s Victorian architecture.