17.10.11

Late View at the V&A - Postmodernism: Style and Subversion 1970-1990

Postmodernism: Style and Subversion 1970-1990
V&A
10/10/2011




Looking back, the postmodernism era wasn’t exactly easy on the eyes, let’s be honest. I was shocked visiting the exhibition, seeing how Postmodernism had permeated pretty much every aspect of life, really. It is amazing to see the multifaceted style of Postmodernism which ranges from art, to fashion, architecture, music and lifestyle. Breaking from Utopian ideals and clarity, Postmodernism wanted re-invent style itself; it became self-aware, no boundaries involved. Image was everything.
Everything seemed completely theatrical; everyone was out to make a visual statement of some kind, emphasizing desire and commercial appeal, before eventually collapsing under the weight of it's own success.