Trip to the V&A to see Postmodernism: Style and Subversion 1970–1990 on 13th October 2011

This was a very enjoyable exhibition. It was very different to the first trip we went on. It was very interesting. I can’t say I totally understood what I saw as I haven’t been to an exhibition of modernism so I didn’t really have a frame of reference to work with. However, that’s no excuse not to appreciate what you are looking at. When I have no frame of reference I make up my own meanings and stick with them. I really like this picture, Self Immolation 1975. I don’t really know what it means. The Statue of Liberty appears to be extremely upset with the Chrysler building which lies broken on the floor. It appears that Vriesendorp  personified buildings and statues.

The closest era that I can relate to is the 80’s and so I could relate to the artifacts I saw that were created in the 80’s. I am a massive fan of 80’s style, especially clothes and make-up from that era. It was bold and brash and fun. I really liked this artifact below:

For the pink sign picture:

Griffiths, Alyn . “Postmodernism: Style and Subversion 1970-1990 at the V&A.” dezeen magazine. 26 September: n. page. Web. 14 Oct. 2011. <;.

For the Madelon Vriesendorp art:

Yerly, Sophie . “Madelon Vriesendorp.” We find wildness. Unknown, 17 November 2010. Web. 14 Oct 2011. <;.

For the ID magazine picture:

Unknown. “Postmodernism: Style and Subversion 1970–1990 About the exhibition.” V&A. Victoria and Albert Museum, Date Published Unknown. Web. 14 Oct 2011. <;.


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