Cars: Accelerating the Modern World

Cars: Accelerating the Modern World, V&A, 2019. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London.

 

Exhibition description and tour by Brendan Cormier, co-curator (along with Lizzie Bisley) of Cars: Accelerating the Modern World at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London. The exhibition was scheduled to be on view between November 23, 2019-April 19, 2020. [The exhibition and V&A closed on March 18 in response to coronavirus (COVID-19)]

 

Cars: Accelerating the Modern World brings together a wide-ranging selection of cars that have never been on display in the UK, each telling a specific story about their impact on the world.

The car has transformed how we move, as well as our experience of speed, forever changing our cities, environment and economies. It has revolutionized manufacturing around the world, and introduced radical new ways of styling, making and selling. As we approach another major turning point in automotive design, the exhibition examines how the car in a mere 130 years has shaped the world we know today.

 

Cars: Accelerating the Modern World, V&A, 2019. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London.

 

 

Exhibition Credits
Curators: Brendan Cormier and Lizzie Bisley
Assistant Curator: Esme Hawes
Exhibition design: OMMX
Organized by: Victoria and Albert Museum
Supported by: Bosch Group
Dates: November 23, 2019–April 19, 2020

 

Brendan Cormier is a Senior Design Curator at the V&A and co-curator of Cars: Accelerating the Modern World. From 2014 to 2017 he was the lead curator of the V&A Gallery at Design Society in Shenzhen, China. In 2016 he curated the first Pavilion of Applied Arts at the Venice Biennale, with an exhibition called A World of Fragile Parts. Prior to working at the V&A, he was managing editor of Volume magazine.
www.cargocollective.com/brendancormier | @BrendanCormier



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