Cold War Modern

This temporary exhibition explored how art and design were affected by and influenced the events and tense political atmosphere of the Cold War era. The exhibition contained over 500 pieces, including media, painting, sculpture, graphics and consumer objects from the period.

Universal Design Studio’s aim was to create a context for the objects on display that would reinforce the ideas of each chapter within the exhibition.
The exhibition design addressed seven individual chapters rather than creating one overall spatial theme. Design continuity was maintained through consistent architectural details, colour application and large graphic installations.

Client: V&A
Size: 1300 sqm
Status: Completed September 2008
Design Team: Juri Nishi, Brian Studak, Richard McConkey
Collaborators: Bibliotheque, DHA