British Design 1948-2012: Innovation in the Modern Age
英國設計1948-2012: 摩登時代的創新


 The V&A’s major spring exhibition showcases the best of British design and creative talent from the 1948 ‘Austerity Olympics’ to the summer of 2012.
It is the first comprehensive exhibition to examine the ways in which artists and designers who were born, trained or working in the UK have produced innovative and internationally acclaimed works from post-war to the present day. Ranging from the Morris Mini Minor (1959) to a newly commissioned model of Zaha Hadid’s London Aquatics Centre (2011), the objects on display aim to reinforce Britain’s status as a global leader in design.

British Design 1948-2012 tells the story of British fashion, furniture, fine art, graphic design, photography, ceramics, architecture and industrial products over the past 60 years. Highlighting significant moments in the history of British design, the exhibition looks at how the country continues to nurture artistic talent, as well as investigate the role that Britain’s manufacturing industry has played in the global market. It also examines the impact that Britain’s ideas-driven, creative economy has had on goods and design industries worldwide.

Martin Roth, Director of the V&A, said: ‘As people around the world will
be focusing on the UK in the summer of 2012, this is an ideal moment to showcase British innovation, taste and creativity. We are also delighted to be hosting a series of British themed displays across all the collections in the Museum to accompany the major spring exhibition.’

倫敦維多利亞和阿爾伯特博物館 (Victoria & Albert Museum)將1948到2012年這大半個世紀以來最傑出和富 有創意的設計師及其作品匯聚一堂,在這兩次倫敦舉辦奧 運會的大輪回之中,以設計的角度來闡釋英國文化和社會 的變遷。此次展覽的主要目的是為了鼓勵和加強英國設計 在全球的影響力,同時也是首次梳理了二戰後至今,那些 出生在英國,或在英國生活和工作的藝術家與設計師們是 如何取得全球矚目的傑出成就的。

“英國設計1948-2012”為觀眾們講述了英國過去60年的 設計故事,涉及領域包括室內設計、美術、平面設計、攝 影、陶瓷、建築和工業產品設計。展覽突出展示了英國設 計的幾個重要歷史時刻,並且著重介紹了英國是如何持續 地培養新興藝術人才,同時討論了英國設計在全球化背景 下在國際市場上扮演的角色,此外展覽還探討了英國以創 意為先導的經濟理念對於世界各地的產品和設計行業所帶 來的影響。

維多利亞和阿爾伯特博物館館長馬丁 · 羅斯(Martin Roth) 說:“全世界的目光都將在2012年的夏天投向倫敦,這將 是一個推廣和展示英國產品和創造力的絕好時機。我們非 常願意在我們博物館舉辦一系列關於英國主題的展覽和活 動來配合這次展覽。”