This major exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum explores the era-defining significance and impact of the late 1960’s, expressed through some of the greatest music and performances of the 20th century alongside fashion, film, design and political activism.
Although Hoppy was a very active member of the counterculture during these years, his photographic career finished in 1966, as he concentrated on organising things like IT, UFO, The London Free School and general Happenings. The V&A have chosen to use some of Hoppy’s images of the International Poetry Incarnation Event at the Royal Albert Hall in 1965 to provide context to the revolution.
Hoppy’s photography may take a back seat in the exhibition, but he is very much in the show in spirit. UFO, psychedelia, political protest, the expansion of consciousness, activism and questioning the status quo: all of these were his specialities.
The exhibition at the V&A runs from 07 September 2016 – 26 February 2017.
Exhibition graphics courtesy of the V&A.