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Winchester Centre for Global Futures in Art Design & Media

What is Luxury? A V&A and Crafts Council Exhibition

Published: 22 April 2015
What is Luxury?

25 April - 27 September 2015 at the Victoria & Albert Museum, London. Co-curated by Leanne Wierzba, Research Fellow Winchester School of Art/Victoria and Albert Museum.

If you find yourselves in London between 25 April – 27 September 2015 then be sure to visit the “What is Luxury?” exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum.

Winchester School of Art staff have been centrally involved in the production of this exhibition.

Leanne Wierzba is co-curator of the exhibition and Dr Jonathan Faiers has been engaged with the exhibition throughout, with support from the Winchester Centre for Global Futures in Art Design & Media's Professor Jonathan Harris, Professor Ryan Bishop, Professor Joanne Roberts, and Dr August Davis.

The exhibition interrogates ideas of luxury today and addresses how luxury is made and understood in a physical, conceptual and cultural capacity.

What is Luxury? will interrogate ideas of luxury today. It will address how luxury is made and understood in a physical, conceptual and cultural capacity. Extraordinary works of craftsmanship will be on display including a couture gown by fashion designer Iris van Herpen and fine examples of haute horlogerie by British watchmaker George Daniels, alongside more unexpected projects which explore the cultural value of materials such as gold, diamonds and plastic.

The future of luxury will be explored, asking questions about the role that time, space, privacy, well-being, social inclusivity and access to resources and skill may play in determining our choices and aspirations

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