Exhibitionist Tendencies: Curating Postmodernism
4pm Friday, 21 October 2011
Lecture Room G6, School of Art Design and Printing
Dublin Institute of Technology, 41 Mountjoy Square, Dublin 1
Jane Pavitt is head of the postgraduate History of Design Department at the Royal College of Art, London. Prior to this, she was the University of Brighton Principal Research Fellow at the V&A from 1997-2010, where she curated a series of exhibitions on recent and contemporary design. In 2008, she was curator of Cold War Modern: Design 1945-70 (with consultant curator David Crowley). In this talk, she will discuss the thinking behind the V&A’s major exhibition for autumn 2011, Postmodernism: Style and Subversion 1970-90, which she has co-curated with the V&A’s head of graduate studies, Glenn Adamson.
The exhibition is the first of its kind to examine the international development of Postmodernism in design and the applied arts, incorporating architecture, art, fashion, graphics, music and performance, film and video. The talk will address the problematics of approaching postmodernism from a curatorial perspective; exploring strategies for interpretation and display.
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