Horst: Photographer of Style @ V&A / until 4th January 2015

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors:
Open daily 10:00-17:45
Fri 10:00-22:00

@ V&A (Victoria & Albert Museum), Cromwell Road, London SW7 2RL

Tickets: about £10 book online

www.vam.ac.uk

Horst P. Horst (1906-99) created images that transcend fashion and time. He was a master of light, composition and atmospheric illusion, who conjured a world of sensual sophistication. In an extraordinary sixty-year career, his photographs graced the pages of Vogue and House and Garden under the one-word photographic byline ‘Horst’. He ranks alongside Irving Penn and Richard Avedon as one of the pre-eminent fashion and portrait photographers of the 20th century.

An international figure, Horst worked predominantly in Paris and New York. Born in Germany, he became an American citizen in 1943, changing his surname from Bohrmann to Horst. His extraordinary range of work outside the photographic studio conveys a relentless visual curiosity and life-long desire for new challenges. The huge collection of prints, drawings, notebooks, scrapbooks and letters that Horst carefully preserved throughout his life, alongside thousands of prints in the archives of Condé Nast, bear witness to his virtuoso talent.

September Friday Late: Art Licks x V&A @ V&A / Friday 27th September 2014

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 18:00-22:00 (arrive as early as possible to avoid long queues)

@ Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A), Cromwell Road, South Kensington, London SW7 2RL

Free entry

www.vam.ac.uk
www.artlicks.com

Emerging artists, upcoming artist-run spaces and independent curatorial projects take over the Museum for the night.

Featuring the grassroots of visual culture in London, September’s Friday Late is a collaboration between the V&A and Art Licks and a preview to the Art Licks weekend from 3rd October until 5th October).

Friday late: Making Trouble and Influencing People @ V&A / Friday 29th August

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors:  18:30-22:00 (arrive early!)

@ Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A), Cromwell Road, London SW7 2RL

Free entry

www.vam.ac.uk

From improvised shields decorated with the front covers of books, to a mosaic-tiled pickup truck, August’s Friday Late takes inspiration from the V&A’s Disobedient Objects exhibition.

A night to explore the arts of social rebellion and strategies for change. A host of talks including the iconic Guerilla Girls, Amnesty International’s director of international advocacy, Steve Crawshaw, and workshops led by artists featured in the show. Go and discover ideas for some meaningful and productive trouble-making of your own.

All events are free and places are designated on a first come, first served basis, unless stated otherwise. Filming and photography will be taking place at these events.

Disobedient Objects @ Victoria and Albert Museum / 1st February 2015

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors:
10:00–17:30 (Fri 21:30)

@ Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A), The Porter Gallery, Cromwell Road, London SW7 2RL

Free entry

www.vam.ac.uk
www.vam.ac.uk/blog/disobedient-objects

From Suffragette teapots to protest robots, this exhibition will be the first to examine the powerful role of objects in movements for social change. It will demonstrate how political activism drives a wealth of design ingenuity and collective creativity that defy standard definitions of art and design.

Disobedient objects are often everyday items that have been turned to a new purpose. But social change is about making as much as breaking. Sometimes designing a new object creates a new way to disobey.

Download the how-to guides and make your own version of some of the disobedient objects found in the exhibition.

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Friday Late @ The V&A / Friday 27th June 2014

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Doors: 18:30-22:00

@ The Victoria and Albert Museum, Cromwell Road, London SW7 2RL

Entry: Free

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The V&A belongs to all of us. But what does this really mean? How do design and architecture frame contemporary public life? As part of the London Festival of Architecture, June’s Friday Late explores ideas about civics, democracy, public space, and the role that the public museum can play in shaping this.

All events are free and places are designated on a first come, first served basis, unless stated otherwise. Filming and photography will be taking place at this event.

Friday Late: Synthetic Aesthetics @ Victoria and Albert Museum / Friday 25th April 2014

Friday Late - Synthetic Aesthetics at Victoria and Albert MuseumTIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 18:30–22:00

@ Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A), Cromwell Road, South Kensington, London SW7 2RL

Free entry

www.vam.ac.uk

Friday Late turns V&A into a living laboratory, bringing science and design together for one night of events, workshops and installations, each exploring our biological future.

The evening will feature the book launch of Synthetic Aesthetics: Investigating Synthetic Biology’s Designs on Nature (MIT Press). The book marks an important point in the development of the emerging discipline of synthetic biology, sitting at the intersection between design and science. The book is a result of research funded by the UK’s Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council and the National Science Foundation in the US.

Can we design life itself? The emerging field of synthetic biology crosses the boundary between science and design to manipulate the stuff of life. These new designers use life as a programmable material, creating new organisms with radical applications from materials to machines.

All events are free and places are first come first served.

Friday Late: Tottenham Takeover @ Victoria and Albert Museum / Friday 28th March 2014

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 18:30–22:00 (arrive before 18:30 to avoid long queues)

@ Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A), Cromwell Road, South Kensington, London SW7 2RL

Free entry

www.vam.ac.uk

Tottenham in North London earned an unwelcome reputation as the place where the rioting that swept England in August 2011 began. Since then, and led by its vibrant music scene, Tottenham’s creative community has come to the fore.

The fourth in a series of Friday Lates that invite London’s creative communities to take over the Museum for an evening, presenting a range of music, art, design, architecture and more.

All events are free and places are designated on a first come first served basis.

Featuring:
Theo Void presents Tottenham DJ Consortium
Tottenham Throne Room
Tottenham Community Choir (TCC)
Canalology
Tottenham style: resistance, power and pride
The Tottenham Pocket Map
The HAGA Photo Project
Tottenham World Film Club (TWFC)
Do Well and Doubt Not
PencilPushers Plus
Informal Occupations
The Turnpike Art Group (TAG)
SoundFjord presents: we stand under an open sky
Tottenham Social Archives

Friday Late: Sound It Out @ Victoria and Albert Museum / Friday 31st January

Friday Late - Sound It Out at Victoria and Albert MuseumTIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 18.30-22.00

@ Victoria and Albert Museum, Cromwell Road, South Kensington, London SW7 2RL

Free entry

www.vam.ac.uk

Live performances, one-off displays and installations, special guests, bar and food, guest DJs in a late-night exhibition opening.

Experience V&A museum transformed into an exploration of music’s relationship to technology – from analogue to digital, from live streaming to digital manipulation.

Featuring:
Boiler Room Presents
Emptyset: Medium
Human Resource System
London Modular
Meet Ototo
Machines in sonic culture
TM instruments

Travelling to the Wonderland: Xu Bing installation @ Victoria and Albert Museum / until 2nd March 2014

Travelling to the Wonderland - Xu Bing installation at Victoria and Albert MuseumTIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 10:00-17:45 daily

@ Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A), Cromwell Road, London SW7 2RL

Free

www.vam.ac.uk

Chinese artist Xu Bing has transformed the V&A’s John Madejski Garden with a new installation inspired by the classic Chinese fable Tao Hua Yuan (The Peach Blossom Spring).

The V&A invited Xu Bing to create a major new work to coincide with the Masterpieces of Chinese Painting 700 – 1900 exhibition which brings together the finest examples of Chinese painting to present an overview of one of the world’s greatest artistic traditions.

Christmas Tree installation by Helen and Colin David @ Victoria and Albert Museum / until Monday 6th January 2014

Christmas Tree installation by Helen and Colin David at Victoria and Albert MuseumTIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 10:00-17:45 (22:00 on Fridays)

@ Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A), Cromwell Road, London SW7 2RL

Free

www.vam.ac.uk

To celebrate the festive period, artists Helen and Colin David – of textile label English Eccentrics – were commissioned to create the spectacular 2013 Christmas Tree for the Grand Entrance of the Museum.

The ‘Red Velvet Tree of Love’ is traditional in shape but is coated in visceral red flocking to give a deep velvet-like appearance. The scarlet Christmas Tree is decorated with 79 sets of hand cast replica antlers and 67 white, heart-shaped baubles. The baubles have been printed in 3D and reference traditional Christmas motifs.