Tim Walker: Wonderful Things21 September 2019 – 8 March 2020 Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A)
Tim Walker’s photographs are dispatches from a non-parallel universe. His images convey a glittering otherness, visions that haunt the viewer like an unredacted fairytale. Curated by Susanna Brown, ‘Tim Walker: Wonderful Things’, from 21 September 2019 to 8 March 2020 at the Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A), London, promises a feast of Walker’s creations alongside items that Walker and designer Shona Heath have selected from the V&A’s archive. The catalogue, designed by Melanie Mues (see ‘Art and ambiguity’) includes a conversation between Walker, stylist Kate Phelan and UK Vogue editor Edward Enninful about the 2018 ‘Cloud 9’ photoshoot inspired by the Mughal Empire, which included this picture of Indian model Radhika Nair wearing Halpern and Dolce & Gabbana (above). Another book, Tim Walker: Shoot for the Moon (Thames & Hudson), designed by Irma Boom, comes out at the same time.
John L. Walters, editor of Eye, London
First published in Eye no. 99 vol. 25, 2019
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