IVAN KYNCL | IN THE MINUTE
19 February — 7 July 2019
The V&A has acquired the extraordinary theatre photography archive of Czech-born photographer, Ivan Kyncl (1953 — 2004). Kyncl arrived in the UK as a political refugee in 1980. After a series of ad-hoc commissions, including work for Harold Pinter, it was his rehearsal images for a play by Czech dissident (and later President) Václav Havel that earned him his first significant job with the Royal Shakespeare Company in 1985.
CHRISTIAN DIOR | DESIGNER OF DREAMS
2 February — 14 July 2019
The V&A opens the largest and most comprehensive exhibition ever staged in the UK on the House of Dior—the museum’s biggest fashion exhibition since Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty in 2015. From 1947 to the present day, Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams traces the history and impact of one of the 20th century’s most influential couturiers, and the six artistic directors who have succeeded him, to explore the enduring influence of the fashion house.
ESCHER X NENDO |
BETWEEN TWO WORLDS
2 December 2018 — 7 April 2019
Escher X nendo | Between Two Worlds is the first exhibition in the world to feature the extraordinary work of Dutch graphic artist M. C. Escher in dialogue with the work of acclaimed Japanese design studio nendo, led by designer Oki Sato. Escher X nendo | Between Two Worlds will be on display from 2 December 2018 – 7 April 2019 at NGV International in Melbourne.