Room 48: Contemporary

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The Porter Gallery

Situated next to the V&A's Grand Entrance, the Porter Gallery houses temporary displays featuring contemporary art and design. Exhibitions have included 'Decode: Digital Design Sensations', which showed the latest developments in digital and interactive design; 'Shadowcatchers' , which presented the work of five international artists who challenged the notion that a camera is necessary to make a photograph; and 'Power of Making' that celebrated the role of making in our lives by presenting an eclectic selection of over 100 exquisitely crafted objects.

Room 48 is on Level 1 of the V&A South Kensington.

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Contemporary International Glass (Hardback)

Contemporary International Glass (Hardback)

This stylish book, based on the V&A's unrivalled collection, brings together the finest contemporary glass artists in the world. It highlights the…

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Event - V&A Design Fund 2014

Mon 08 September 2014–Mon 20 October 2014

DISPLAY: The V&A’s contemporary collection represents transformations in design and society. The V&A Design Fund supports selected contemporary acquisitions which are exhibited each year during London Design Festival.

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