3 April 2014
As you may or may not of heard? Our very own Carrie Reichardt is involved in Disobedient Objects, a forthcoming show at the V&A which opens in July.
This fantastic and pioneering exhibition examines the powerful role of objects in movements for social change, and Carrie is nestling comfortably in there right beside the Suffragettes no less!
Focusing from 1980 to the present day, this exhibition will question and demonstrate how political activism drives creativity, defying the standard definitions of art and design.
On display will be (amongst others) banners, defaced currency and textiles bearing witness to political murders. Disobedient objects can be ingenious and sometimes beautiful solutions to complex problems, produced with limited resources (but often rich in ends).
If you are already familiar with Carrie's work, you will understand that it would have been criminal for her to be excluded from this ground breaking show. Thankfully the Curators, Catherine Flood and Gavin Grindon agreed with this!
There's a really informative and up to date blog that we recommend you checking out too. But dont worry, we are so interested in this exhibition that we will spread any news that comes our way straight out to you......
And in the words of the great lady herself......
“I had to get a close-hand view of the misery and unhappiness of a man made world, before I reached the point where I could successfully revolt against it.” Emmeline Pankhurst