New Barbican exhibition: Pop Art Design
Brash, colourful and playful, Pop Art was a movement that shaped a new cultural identity, with a focus on celebrity, mass production, and the expanding industries of advertising, television, radio and print media.
From the mid 1950s to early 1970s, Pop Art was characterised by an exciting exchange of ideas between the fields of design and art. Pop Art Design is the first comprehensive exhibition to explore the nature of this exchange.
This new exhibition brings together more than 150 works, by over 70 artists and designers, as well as a wealth of graphic material. With the display of magazines, album sleeves, film, photography, and documentation of Pop interiors and architecture, Pop Art Design will paint a new picture of Pop Art – one that recognises the central role played by design.
Pop Art Design, 22 October – 9 February, Art Gallery, Barbican
image: studio 65, Leonardo, Sofa, Manufactured by Gufram, 1969, Collection Vitra Design Museum © Studio 65, Photo: Andreas Sütterlin