Victoria and Albert Museum will present the exhibition “Disobedient Objects”. From Suffragette teapots to protest robots, this exhibition will be the first to examine the powerful role of objects in movements for social change. It will demonstrate how political activism drives a wealth of design ingenuity and collective creativity that defy standard definitions of art and design.
Disobedient Objects will focus on the period from the late 1970s to now, a time that has brought new technologies and political challenges. On display will be arts of rebellion from around the world that illuminate the role of making in grassroots movements for social change: finely woven banners; defaced currency; changing designs for barricades and blockades; political video games; an inflatable general assembly to facilitate consensus decision-making; experimental activist-bicycles; and textiles bearing witness to political murders.
Date: July 26th – February 1st, 2015
Open: 10:00 – 17:45 (Friday till 22:00)
Place: Victoria and Albert Museum
Address: Cromwell Road, London SW7 2RL
Tel: +44 (0)20 7942 2000
Text: Satsuki Miyanishi