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Future of Dating: Friday Late at V&A on Friday 23 February 2018

The original contemporary late night event. Friday Late celebrates all aspects of contemporary visual culture and design in society, bringing audiences face-to-face with leading and emerging artists and designers through live performance, film, installation, debate, DJs and late-night exhibition openings.

With dating apps ever increasing, finding love is now as much about an algorithm as physical attraction. Join us this Friday Late to swipe, like, and explore the future of dating. What role do data and technology play, and what is at stake in terms of chemistry, privacy and who knows our preferences best? Look at the politics of sex and relationships, and question how we build and sustain them today and into the future. Watch out cupid! 💕

www.vam.ac.uk/info/friday-late

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

Times:
6:30pm – 10pm

Price:
Free, make sure you arrive early!

Systems and Secrets: Friday Late at V&A on Friday 26 January 2018

The original contemporary late night event. Friday Late celebrates all aspects of contemporary visual culture and design in society, bringing audiences face-to-face with leading and emerging artists and designers through live performance, film, installation, debate, DJs and late-night exhibition openings.

DJ Sammseed (Grand Entrance, Cromwell Road)
Join South London based DJ Sammseed (Touching Bass and Scene + Heard) in the V&A Grand Entrance as he mixes a timeless journey through Spiritual Jazz, Broken Beats and all the Funky joints in-between.

Connectivity Algorithm (Grand Entrance, Cromwell Road)
Join Playdate Office at this interactive relay station, which will explore wartime semaphore – the Shutter Telegraphs that were once dotted on the prominent hillsides of the south of England. Answer a series of intuitive questions and spin the shutter rotations to create your very own a geometric code. What message will you create?

Talisman and Amulets (Islamic Middle East, Room 42 – The Jameel Gallery at 7pm)
Join Behnaz Atighi Moghaddam as she explores the visible and invisible power of words and signs, both secular and religious, in the Middle East. Learn about the V&A’s collection of talismans and amulets housed in the Jameel Gallery of Islamic Art, exploring their significance and social context. Behnaz will take us on a visual journey, looking at how talismans and divinatory sciences are used within contemporary Middle East. Asking us to imagine what place they hold in modern household ritual beliefs and what talisman might look like in the future.

London College of Communication (Fashion, Room 40)
Explore a series of provocative and interactive projects from MA Interaction Design Communication at the London College of Communication. Tonight the projects on display will examine four interpretations of code: universal codes that cross boundaries of time and space, secret codes that obfuscate or protect something; algorithmic codes that move ideas and information through processes; unknown codes that are out of reach or are undiscovered.

Symbols to Move (The Raphael Cartoons, Room 48a at 7:30pm, 9pm)
Join Language of Dance choreographer in this creative dance workshop, which transforms symbols into movement. Uncover this unique alphabet of abstract cyphers used by dancers across the globe. Learn how to translate and interpret the symbols to discover new moves on the dance floor, creating your own shapes and unique patterns.

Moving Through 2 Dimensions (The Raphael Cartoons, Room 48a at 8:15pm)
Join renowned movement specialist Dr. Ann Hutchinson Guest, as she discusses the development of the language of dance. Tracing symbols as far back as the 15th century to the codes used by famous Russian dancer, Vaslav Nijinsky, learn how this distinctive dance heritage has evolved into the modern moves of contemporary dance today.

Tarot Reading (Europe 1600 – 1815 Galleries – The Salon, Room 4)
Fusing the intellectual with the esoteric, join Leona Nichole Black as she reads your cards. Using the universal symbols and archetypes of human experience Leona’s ethos is that tarot is not about the fatalism of future prediction. Instead, Tarot is about finding the language and methods to engage with the unseen parts of ourselves, so that we can live more authentic and empowered lives. Limited capacity. Time slots will be allocated on a first come, first serve basis.

Joto’s Robotic Drawing (Sculpture 1300–1600, Room 25)
Watch as Joto robotic drawing system turns intricate pixels into pen & ink. This collaborative project by artists Inconvergent and Variable Studio explores the different results you can get from systems of simple rules, computer coding and algorithms. Challenge Joto to create you a drawing to take home.

Coded Love (National Art Library at 7:30pm)
Queer women have an invisible history, seen by their contemporaries as merely platonic friendships, their existence has been left seemingly undiscovered by society. To many, the hidden nature of female queer experience is what kept them safe in the passages of time. Tonight we lay this history to bare as we uncover codes hidden within the written word to communicate affections covertly amongst female lovers. Join Amy Firth in this talk, which will explore the secret codes buried in pages of our National Art Library Collection.
Please note coats and bags are not permitted in the Library. Please leave these items in the cloakroom.

The Search for a Universal Language (Medieval & Renaissance, Room 50b – The Paul and Jill Ruddock Gallery)
How can we design a language that anyone can understand, even if they aren’t from this planet? Over the past few decades the human race has been sending interstellar messages into space, with the hope of someday making contact with an alien species. Come and find out more about this fascinating method of communication and have a hand at decoding an interstellar message for yourself!

The Ancestor (Medieval & Renaissance, Room 50b – The Paul and Jill Ruddock Gallery)
Standing at an almost human height, bearing neon figures the size of our heads, this digital sculpture seems to simultaneously appear like an abandoned piece of technology, or an almost-human automaton. Watch as the neon as it flickers, as you question our relationships with machines around us, asking yourself – just how much trust should we place in them?

Emoji Decoder (Medieval & Renaissance, Room 64b – The Simon Sainsbury Gallery at 7:45pm) 🤔
Emojis are a hallmark of contemporary digital communication, allowing each of us to imbue our messages with emotional or semantic information that reaches beyond letters and words. But emojis sit at a crossroads between design, business and technology, and there are more nuances to the symbols and their usage than you may realise. Join Keith Broni, the first Emoji Translator, as he unpicks how the interpretation of these symbols have alternate definitions depending on your culture or identity. Question how you read emojis, from the waitress verses hair flick or high five verses praise hands. Illustration by Ben Hutchings.

www.vam.ac.uk/info/friday-late

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

Times:
6:30pm – 10pm

Price:
Free, make sure you arrive early!

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.

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