‘Disobedient Objects’ at The V&A (26 July 2014 – 1 February 2015)

The Peace Museum is very proud to have loaned The V&A  one of its fantastic banners for its exhibition ‘Disobedient Objects’. The exhibition, which was launched on 26th of July, runs until the 1st of February 2015. “From a Suffragette tea service to protest robots, this exhibition will be the first to examine the powerful role of objects in movements for social change. It will demonstrate how political activism drives a wealth of design ingenuity and collective creativity that defy standard definitions of art and design. Disobedient Objects will focus on the period from the late 1970s to now, a time that has brought new technologies and political challenges. On display will be arts of rebellion from around the world that illuminate the role of making in grassroots movements for social change: finely woven banners; defaced currency; changing designs for barricades and blockades; political video games; an inflatable general assembly to facilitate consensus decision-making; experimental activist-bicycles; and textiles bearing witness to political murders.” http://www.vam.ac.uk/content/exhibitions/disobedient-objects/disobedient-objects-about-the-exhibition/ The banner on loan to The V&A is a ‘Greenham Common Women’s Peace Group’ banner made by Thalia Campbell. This banner is very apt for this exhibition as Martin Roth, Director of the V&A explains: “This exhibition celebrates the creative ‘disobedience’ of designers and makers who question the rules. It shows that even with the most limited of resources, ordinary people can take design into their own hands. This is a brae and unusual exhibitions; these are brave and unusual designers. We are proud to present their work”.

Banner made by Thalia Campbell.

Banner made by Thalia Campbell.

The exhibition is FREE and takes places in the Porter Gallery of The V&A. The V&A is open daily from 10.00 until 17.45 (22.00 on Fridays). The exhibition will tour after the exhibition at The V&A. Watch this space for details of temporary venues. The exhibition is supported by Cockayne – Grants for the Arts, a donor-advised fund of The London Community Foundation. Visit http://www.vam.ac.uk/content/exhibitions/disobedient-objects/ for more information about the exhibition. Thanks to The V&A’s exhibition, curatorial and press teams for support.

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