Harper’s Bazaar (Malaysia) - - The Culture Bazaar -

WWhat is luxury? Ev­ery­one has their own in­trepre­ta­tion of what it re­ally means. To some, the word con­jures images of rare ma­te­rial ob­jects, while to oth­ers it is time spent with loved ones.

The Vic­to­ria and Al­bert Musuem ex­plores such fun­da­men­tal ideas with ‘ What Is Luxury’. Over 100 ob­jects (from di­a­mond-en­crusted crowns to road­kill, vend­ing ma­chines, and more ma­chines stocked with DNA) will be ex­hib­ited, which begs the ques­tion: How will luxury be ad­dressed in a cul­tural sense to­day? Un­til Septem­ber 27.


Gold crown with Ro­coco scrolls set with di­a­monds, emer­alds, and ru­bies, around 1750

Body 1, Re- ma­te­ri­al­i­sa­tion Of Sys­tems, 2014,

El Ul­timo Grito

Combs, Hair High­way,

2014, Stu­dio Swine

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