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REVEAL Festival @ V&A / from Friday 30th June – Thursday 6th July 2017

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: various

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

Free entry

www.vam.ac.uk/exhibitions/reveal

Week-long public festival will include floating Aerocene sculptures, Ron Arad and Zandra Rhodes ‘drawing with light’ on V&A façades, a new dance commission from Julie Cunningham and hip hop from Botis Seva and the National Youth Dance Company Alumni.

REVEAL celebrates the opening of the V&A Exhibition Road Quarter, the largest architectural project undertaken by the Museum in over 100 years. Designed by Stirling Prize-winning British architect Amanda Levete and her practice AL_A, the Exhibition Road Quarter will create major new spaces that will transform the V&A’s relationship with the public and its neighbouring institutions on Exhibition Road.

The festival will mark the opening of these extraordinary new spaces, bringing together a host of cultural commissions to explore the heritage, modernity and technology of the V&A. Festival contributions from the Museum’s ‘Albertopolis’ neighbours highlight this historic moment for the V&A and the broader South Kensington area, as it enters the next 100 years of its history.

Highlights:

  • Shade by Simon Heijdens
    Simon Heijdens will create an immersive experience of augmented light in The Sainsbury Gallery.
  • Molly Goddard, A/W 2017
    British fashion designer Molly Goddard will showcase highlights of her designs.
  • Nothing is Set in Stone by Mira Calix
    Artist Mira Calix will host a live stream of music, performance art, dance and spoken word.
  • Kairos by Anat Ben-David with Boudicca
    We present the first major public performance of Kairos by artist and musician Anat Ben-David.
  • Julie Cunningham & Company in Double Bill
    A new site-specific dance performance inspired by Yoko Ono’s ‘Dance Pieces’.
  • DesignLab
    View student work as part of a DesignLab project linked to Balenciaga: Shaping Fashion.
  • Friday Late in collaboration with Boiler Room
    Boiler Room present an electric mix of international musicians, DJs and artists.

You Say You Want a Revolution? Records and Rebels 1966-1970 @ V&A / until February 2017 ???

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 10:00-17:45 (Friday 10:00-22:00)

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

Tickets: £16 book online

www.vam.ac.uk

How have the finished and unfinished revolutions of the late 1960s changed the way we live today and think about the future?

Major exhibition will explore the era-defining significance and impact of the late 1960s, expressed through some of the greatest music and performances of the 20th century alongside fashion, film, design and political activism. The exhibition considers how the finished and unfinished revolutions of the time changed the way we live today and think about the future.

Friday Late: Pushing Buttons @ Victoria and Albert Museum / Friday 28th August 2015

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Doors: 18:30-22:00

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

Free entry

www.vam.ac.uk

Come push the buttons as radical videogame design takes over the V&A.

Play, make and spectate in arcades,workshops and performances that will take you from the rebellious world of altgames through to the massive cultural phenomenon of eSports.

 

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

www.vam.ac.uk

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

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