Disobedient Objects

At the Victoria and Albert museum Disobedient_Objects_Londra_V-A_01_oggetto_editoriale_720x600

The disobedient object exhibition at the Victoria and Albert museum was to express the number of different art work to show their political views. When I first entered the museum of the exhibition disobedient objects. It was weird seeing objects metal objects hanging around the ceiling it felt like I was trap in this area in black and white . I could sense that this exhibition was going to be about propaganda and political views. Could there be a reason why this is display like this?

“This exhibition is about objects used in protest movements to social changes. It demonstrates how political activism drives a wealth of design imagination and collective creativity. Disobedient Objects focuses on the period from the late 1970s to now, a time that has brought political challenges and new technologies such as banners; defaced currency; changing designs for barricades and blockades; political video games; an inflatable general assembly to facilitate consensus decision-making; experimental activist-bicycles; and textiles bearing witness to political murder”


This truck was called “tikki love truck” This is the “Tiki Love Truck,” a protest vehicle which Reichardt has taken to parades in Blackpool and Newcastle, festivals including Glastonbury, and other gatherings in order to spread the word about the injustice of the death penalty.

“Coral Stoakes, I Wish My Boyfriend Was As Dirty As Your Policies (2011)”


This placard was in response to the Coalition’s . For the cuts to funding for the low-income students such as the E.M.A bursary and the increases of tuition fees to around £9000 for university students. I quite like the way that the text “I wish my boyfriend was dirty as your policies”. I thought this is a clever way to protest as a student. Which doesn’t involve any violence. the hand written typography show a more personal identity of the person which I quite like and it express their self more . But I’m sure who ever they want to protest this to, they wouldn’t take it too serious.

 I believe these artists didn’t want to make this a master piece artwork , I believe they want to protest and get their political views out there.