Here are some of the upcoming and current exhibitions in London that you should check out.
1 – Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty opening the 14th March at The Victoria and Albert Museum.
“Celebrating the extraordinary creative talent of one of the most innovative designers of recent times, Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty will be the first and largest retrospective of McQueen’s work to be presented in Europe.”
A look into the work of Alexander McQueen, with LFW it is the perfect time to take a look at the renowned designer.
2 – Salt and Silver: Early photography 1840 – 1860. Opened yesterday at The Tate Britain.
A look at one of the earliest forms of photography, salted paper prints. Featuring work by William Henry Fox Talbot who is thought to have found this process in 1839. These rare and fragile prints were the first stepping stone to the technological photography we know and use today.
3 – Guy Bourdin: Image Maker open now, at Somerset House.
A look at the works of fashion designer Guy Bourdin taken between 1955 and 1987. The exhibition hosts over 100 colour prints that show the distinct style of fashion photography that Bourdin brought to the genre. In this exhibition you will also see some of his black and white works that are a contrast to colour that is his reputation.
4 – Conflict, Time, Photography. Open now at The Tate Modern.
An exhibition that focuses on time and how it passes in the world of conflict. Looking at over 150 years of conflict the exhibition takes you on a journey. Each piece is ordered in the duration of time from when the event happened and when the photograph was taken. You can be looking at photographs of different events that were taken 7 months afterwards, but that actually happened 50 years apart. With different events being shown multiple times at different stages of the exhibition.
5 – Designs of the Year 2015 at the Design Museum. Opening 25th March.
A celebration of design. Looking at work that “promotes or delivers change, enables access, extends design practice or captures the spirit of the year”. With 6 categories (Architecture, Digital, Fashion, Graphics, Product and Transport) the show offers a wealth of design ideas and inspiration. Looking at what 2015 is set to offer us in many ways.