What Is Luxury? An Exhibition That Explores Ideas Of Luxury Today

Ana B. Remos

Through couture, fine watches, historical objects, crafts and modern art, the exhibition "What Is Luxury? at London’s Victoria & Albert Museum explores the definition of luxury and its future.

The Victoria & Albert Museum in London, England, poses a recurring question, what is luxury? For centuries, philosophers and scholars have tried to shed light on the subject, but not even the dictionary definition satisfies our fascination with the term. According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, luxury is a condition or situation of great comfort, ease, and wealth; something that is expensive and not necessary; something that is helpful or welcome and that is not usually or always available.

What Is Luxury?
Body 1, Re-materialisation of systems. El Ultimo Grito, 2014.

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