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|COLD WAR MODERN: DESIGN 1945 – 1970|
25 SEPTEMBER 2008 – 11 JANUARY 2009
The V&A’s blockbuster autumn show looks at how architecture and design became Cold War battlegrounds. Moving from the reconstruction of Europe after World War Two to the end of the turbulent 1960s, the exhibition will examine everything from the Space Race to the films of Stanley Kubrick. Meanwhile designers, consciously and unconsciously, advanced their respective ideologies: Rams and the Eameses burnished the look of consumer culture, and while the Soviets might not have been able to build a decent stereo, they did have some funky posters. And the Trabant.
Victoria and Albert Museum, London
Dunne & Raby
|WHITE HOUSE REDUX|
30 SEPTEMBER – 8 NOVEMBER, 2008
A few months ago, Storefront launched an ambitious open competition for ideas to redesign the symbol of American politics. It clearly struck a nerve because 500 entries were submitted, ranging from irreverent parodies to critical rethinks. Now we can see the winning project alongside the other best entries. But we won’t be finding out who’s going to live in this hypothetical palace until November.
Storefront for Art and Architecture, New York
|WOULDN’T IT BE NICE … WISHFUL THINKING IN ART AND DESIGN|
17 SEPTEMBER – 7 DECEMBER
Somerset House is the next stop for the major travelling exhibition of contemporary art and design and follows its successful “Skin & Bones” show. Featuring the likes of Jurgen Bey, Dexter Sinister, new commissions from Martino Gamper, Bless, and Graphic Thought Facility diarymake it worth a visit.
Somerset House, London
|WORLD ARCHITECTURE FESTIVAL|
The inaugural annual World Architecture Festival will be taking place in Barcelona for three days this year. The event, which is essentially the biggest architectural awards programme in the world, will show some of the best work by architects and practitioners over the year and include an exhibition, presentations and discussions.
Centre Convencions Internacional, Barcelona
| MANGA! IMAGES OF JAPAN|
8 OCTOBER – 8 FEBRUARY
A trip to the Danish seaside and a history of Japanese cartoons all in one day.
Louisiana Museum of Modern Art Humlebæk, Denmark
| LIVERPOOL BIENNIAL|
20 SEPTEMBER – 30 NOVEMBER
The city is the European capital of culture 2008 and their excellent and varied art Biennial shows why.
Somerset House, London
| LE CORBUSIER: THE ART OF ARCHITECTURE|
2 OCTOBER – 18 JANUARY
Everyone’s favourite dead modernist, in a crypt.
The Crypt, Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral
| DESIGN ART LONDON|
Design galleries bring their cross-disciplinary wares to London.
Berkeley Square, London
| ARCHITECTURE IN THE MAKING: PEOPLE, PLACES, TOOLS|
15 OCTOBER – 21 JANUARY
25 international architects open up their studios for photography, analysis and general nosiness.
Architekturzentrum Wien, Vienna
| ANDY WARHOL: OTHER VOICES, OTHER ROOMS|
8 OCTOBER – 18 JANUARY
Old films from the eternally fashionable New Yorker.
Hayward Gallery, London
| RICHARD SERRA|
4 OCTOBER – 20 DECEMBER
Big and metal and back in London.
Gagosian gallery, London
| AI WEIWEI|
14 OCTOBER – 17 NOVEMBER
The prolific Chinese artist collaborates with Herzog & deMeuron for a London installation.
Albion Gallery, London
| DEMOCRACY IN THE AGE OF BRANDING|
16 OCTOBER – 30 JANUARY
Appropriately timed for the US general election.
Parsons New School for Design Events, New York