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In a career spanning 30 years, Schütze has exhibited his photographic and installation works in galleries and museums around the world, released over thirty albums of original recordings, scored a number of films and performed numerous concerts. He has collaborated with artists such as James Turrell, Josiah McElheny and Isaac Julien and musicians as diverse as Bill Laswell, Raoul Björkenheim, Toshinori Kondo, Lol Coxhill and Jah Wobble.

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Savage Beauty - Alexander McQueen - Victoria & Albert Museum
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28/04/15

Savage Beauty - Alexander McQueen - Victoria & Albert Museum

I missed the New York incarnation of this show so can't compare the two but there is no question that with Savage Beauty the V&A have mounted possibly their finest exhibition in the last two decades. McQueen's tragically brief career contained an impossible number of highlights and while that should make a retrospective inevitably compelling, this  show presents them with a flair, drama and elegance uncannily charged with the spirit of the maverick designer's works. It is impossible to overstate the breadth of vision on display across the series of splendidly dressed galleries. The visitor is guided from haunting to sumptuous to hallucinatory, through kaleidoscopic cultural/historical reference effortlessly animated by perfect sound montages and exquisite lighting. This is an exhibition which will reward many viewings and a body of work which continues to surprise and beguile as it reveals the true extent of we lost on the 11th of February 2010. Untill the 2nd of August 2015.