25 Sept 2008-11 Jan 2009. This is the first exhibition to explore international developments in modern art, design, architecture and film in the context of the Cold War, a period of great political tension and exceptional creativity. Concentrating on the years from 1945 to 1970, the exhibition examines how design was shaped during the Cold War period against the backdrop of the battle between communism and capitalism, the advances of the space race and the international race to be modern. Both art and design played a central role in representing and sometimes challenging the dominant political and social ideas of the age.
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Cold War Modern: Design 1945-70.
Victoria and Albert Museum. South Kensington Cromwell Road, London, tel. 0044-2079422766. Daily 10.00-17.45, Fri 10.00-22.00.