<em>Alice and the Mad Hatter's Tea Party</em>, Illustration for <em>Alice's Adventures in Wonderland</em> by John Tenniel, 1865 I <em>Alice: Curiouser and Curiouser </em>Courtesy Victoria and Albert Museum
The World of Alice at the Victoria and Albert Museum
Tickets: £ 20
Location: Victoria and Albert Museum
Address: Cromwell Rd, Knightsbridge, London SW7 2RL
Raise your hand, anybody who has never wandered off with Alice down the paths of Wonderland! Fans of the novel by Lewis Carroll are in good company - from Salvador Dalì to Yayoi Kusama, many artists have been charmed by the fantastical adventures of the little dreamer. We’ll surely get to know all of them better at the Victoria and Albert Museum in an exhibition which promises to be scintillating. And just like the story of Alice, this exhibition in London is a lengthy voyage full of surprises - from the origins of the novel in Queen Victoria’s England, right up to today, to see the impact that this incredible modern fable has had on art and global culture. Theatrical scenery, large-scale projections, hidden doors and immersive environments accompany the public in discovering 300 objects tied to the curious world of Alice. Through the rabbit hole, re-built in the underground Sainsbury Gallery, visitors will encounter The Beatles and the surrealists, the photography of Tim Walker and Annie Leibovitz, the psychedelic Sixties and the colourful vi-sions of Yayoi Kusama, as well as the original manuscript of Lewis Carroll, the unforgettable illu-strations of John Tenniel, Ralph Steadman and Disney, but also the costumes of the most beautiful dance pieces, films and theatre works based on the story. And finally, an installation commissioned by the museum invites us to go further, diving into the second part of Carroll’s novel, Through the Looking Glass.
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