Saturday, November 12, 2011

Power of making, and interesting exhibit at the Victoria & Albert Museums (London)

In September the Victoria and Albert Museums, London opened an exciting exhibit, Power of Making, curated by Daniel Charny and in cooperation with Crafts Council.

The show is about:
"The V&A and Crafts Council celebrate the role of making,...... Making is the most powerful way that we solve problems, express ideas and shape our world. What and how we make defines who we are, and communicates who we want to be.  For many people, making is critical for survival. ...."
It is a rather prvocatve, but appropriate statement in current social movements.  The exhibition and the different events complementing the mise en scene, are a proof of the power of museums as learning places, as well as a translator of social paradigms and movements that need a showcase to discover many arts proposals.

A good start of the show is this video from the exhibit's website at Vand A, that is also a striking three screen film installation by filmmaker Juriaan Booij

Power of Making from Victoria and Albert Museum on Vimeo.

The exhibiton well deserves a visit to understand the importance of crafting for having a creative life.

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