You Say You Want a Revolution? Records and Rebels 1966 – 70 at V&A | ITSLIQUID

You Say You Want a Revolution? Records and Rebels 1966 – 70 at V&A

Fashion | June 9, 2016 |

Highlights on display will show the creative, social and legal outputs of revolutionary new ways of living.Image courtesy of V&A Museum

You Say You Want a Revolution? Records and Rebels 1966 – 70 at V&A

This major exhibition from the V&A will explore the era-defining significance and impact of the late 1960s upon life today. From global civil rights, multiculturalism, environmentalism, consumerism, computing, communality to neoliberalist politics, the world we live in has been vitally influenced by five revolutionary years 1966 – 70. You Say You Want a Revolution? Records and Rebels 1966 – 70 will investigate the upheaval, the explosive sense of freedom, and the legal changes that took place resulting in a fundamental shift in the mindset of the Western world.

 

Highlights on display will show the creative, social and legal outputs of revolutionary new ways of living.Image courtesy of V&A Museum

 

 

You Say You Want a Revolution? Records and Rebels 1966 – 70 will explore the way that youth culture catalysed an optimistic idealism, motivating people to come together and question established power structures across every area of society. More than 350 objects encompassing photography, posters, literature, music, design, film, fashion, artefacts, and performance that defined the counterculture will illustrate the way that a whole generation shook off the confines of the past and their parents, radically revolutionising the way they lived their lives. Highlights on display will show the creative, social and legal outputs of revolutionary new ways of living.

 

Highlights on display will show the creative, social and legal outputs of revolutionary new ways of living.Image courtesy of V&A Museum

 

 

They will include underground magazines from Oz to the International Times; a shopping list written behind barricades during the 1968 Paris student riots; a moon rock on loan from NASA alongside the space suit worn by William Anders, who took the defining ‘Earthrise’ photograph on the Apollo 8 mission; a rare Apple 1 computer; an Ossie Clark costume for Mick Jagger; original artworks by Richard Hamilton; shards from Jimi Hendrix’s guitar; the suits worn by John Lennon and George Harrison on the cover of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band and handwritten lyrics for Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds by the Beatles.

 

You Say You Want a Revolution? Records and Rebels 1966 - 70 at V&AImage courtesy of V&A Museum

 

 

Martin Roth, Director of the V&A, says, “This ambitious framing of late 1960s counterculture shows the incredible importance of that revolutionary period to our lives today. This seminal exhibition will shed new light on the wide-reaching social, cultural and intellectual changes of thelate 1960s which followed the austerity of the post-war years, not just in the UK but throughout the Western world. Our collections at the V&A, unrivalled in their scope and diversity, make us uniquely placed to present this exhibition”.

 

Victoria & Albert Museum, London
From September 10, 2016 to February 26, 2017

 

more. vam.ac.uk

Are you an artist, architect, designer? Would you like to be featured on ITSLIQUID platform? Send an e-mail to info@itsliquid.com or fill the form below

RELATED POSTS


The Petticoat Dress by multiply

Fashion | May 28, 2020

The Petticoat dress is the perfect outfit to maintain strong and safe social activities with fun, style and comfort during the sanitary crisis. Alone or with friends and family, the question is no longer about keeping distance between you and others. Read more


The isolate screen divider kit

Design | May 23, 2020

The Covid-19 pandemic has quickly established behavioural changes with the public as they are much more conscious when they share communal spaces. Future aircraft passengers will place even greater value on their personal space than ever before - Not simply from a comfort perspective, but from a health and safety standpoint. Airlines will need to adapt their cabins in order to tempt customers back and reassure them that their health is protected whilst on board. Reduced passenger loads will free-up opportunities to adapt existing cabins to address this new normal in the short to medium term. Read more


MAGAZINE WALL HANGER

Design | May 13, 2020

The MAGAZINE WALL HANGER offers the ease of revisiting beautiful images from magazines and books, articles, poems, art zines, comics, recipes, music notes, quotes, or whatever gem deserves the attention. When users find a nice magazine spread, they clip this to the wall hanger, then hang it like they would a painting. MAGAZINE WALL HANGER began in Switzerland as part of a Master of Design Studies project. Two years and many prototypes later, the product as it is today was created. Read more


GASTRO SAFE ZONE by HUA…

Design | May 12, 2020

The COVID19 restrictions closed thousands gastro businesses around the world. External safe zones with immobile three-seat tables enable countries to open restaurants, coffee houses, and bars. Even if only in the restricted mode. The safe zone offers a possibility for external eating while obey current restrictions. The goal is to support local businesses. Read more


Sign up for our Newsletter.

Enter your email to receive our latest updates!