V&A Dundee

Night Fever: Designing Club Culture

On now until Sunday, 9 January 2022

This nostalgic disco journey almost moved me to tears

★★★★★ - Daily Telegraph

A sizzling tonic of sensory stimulation

The Guardian

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  • Dates

    On now until Sunday, 9 January 2022

  • 10.00 – 17.00

  • Exhibition Gallery

  • £6 - £12

    Members book for free.
    Concessions apply.
    Advance booking is recommended.

Welcome to the club.

Night Fever: Designing Club Culture is the first major exhibition exploring the relationship between club culture and design from the 1960s to today.

Delving into iconic clubs in New York, Paris, Florence, Manchester, London, Beirut, Berlin – and towns and cities across Scotland – the exhibition uncovers the progressive and subversive history of nightclub design, and its far-reaching influence on popular culture.

As spaces for adventure and escape, nightclubs have always encouraged experimental and radical design – from Studio 54 to the Haçienda. Discover how architecture, art, fashion, graphics, lighting, performance and sound all come together to create an immersive sensory experience where design, music and technology meet on the dancefloor.

Night Fever: Designing Club Culture features an exclusive section on Scotland’s unique and distinct club scene, revisiting legendary club nights from across the country. Explore how Scottish club culture is built on an ethos of DIY attitude, togetherness, humour, and a tightly knit network of DJs, clubs and promoters – often holding closer ties to the music and influences of Detroit techno and Chicago house, than to neighbouring scenes south of the border.

Please note, this exhibition contains bright, flashing lights.

For those who might need a little extra support to enjoy Night Fever, we have created sensory backpacks for visitors with ASN and PMLD. If you like to use one as part of your visit to the exhibition, please email access@vandadundee.org or speak to a visitor assistant before entering the exhibition.

V&A Dundee is the only UK venue for Night Fever: Designing Club Culture, which was developed by the Vitra Design Museum and Design Museum Brussels.


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