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Disobedient Objects opens at the V&A

London’s V&A museum has opened its doors to Disobedient Objects – a new temporary exhibition that explores objects of art and design that have been used as tools for social change. The exhibition focuses on the late 1970s to the present; a period that has brought new technologies, social and political challenges.

Michael Grubb Studio provided lighting design services for this free exhibition, which is housed within the Porter Gallery and will run from 26th July 2014 to 1st February 2015.

We created a unique lit environment that kept within the narrative of the exhibition and the objects on display. This was achieved by moving away from traditional exhibition lighting design and by adopting a more theatrical lighting design approach where the objects and the associated set design worked in harmony to create a more immersive experience.

www.vam.ac.uk/disobedientobjects   #disobedientobjects

The exhibition has been well received and has accumulated a huge amount of press coverage, which includes the following:

http://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2014/jul/23/tools-of-protest-disobedient-objects-vanda

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-28445742

http://www.dezeen.com/2014/03/13/va-exhibition-to-celebrate-objects-designed-for-political-protests/

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/07/07/arts/design/victoria-and-albert-museum-pushes-boundaries-of-collecting.html?_r=0

http://londonist.com/2014/07/the-disobedient-objects-of-protest.php

http://www.theupcoming.co.uk/2014/07/25/disobedient-objects-at-the-va-exhibition-review/

http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/art/features/power-to-the-people-revolution-is-in-the-air-at-the-va-with-asurvey-of-protest-art-from-the-seventies-tonow-9631614.html

http://www.artfund.org/what-to-see/exhibitions/2014/07/26/disobedient-objects-exhibition

http://blueandgreentomorrow.com/features/disobedient-objects-protest-art-occupies-the-va-museum/

http://www.standard.co.uk/goingout/exhibitions/disobedient-objects-va–exhibition-review-9624815.html

http://www.visitlondon.com/things-to-do/event/36930261-disobedient-objects-at-victoria-and-albert-museum

http://www.elledecoration.co.uk/news/disobedient-objects/

http://www.roomsmagazine.com/index.php/2014/07/disobedient-objects-at-va/

http://www.ideastap.com/IdeasMag/the-knowledge/catherine-flood-curator-disobedient-objects

http://www.tatler.com/bystander/events/2014/july/disobedient-objects-opening-night#!/14852/image/1

http://www.cityam.com/1406225665/review-disobedient-objects-va

https://www.apollo-magazine.com/first-look-disobedient-objects-va/