between past and future

new photography and video from china

15 september 2005 - 15 January 2006

Events programme

China Live: Conversations on Performance and Documentation

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28 October 2005
Discussion event to introduce the live art performances taking place during the China Friday Late and explore the relationship between performance art, photography and video.

Speakers include Chinese artists Shu Yang, He Cheng Yao and Wang Chuyu, who will perform during the Friday Late, Sarah Champion of Chinese Arts Centre, Lois Keidan of Live Art UK and UK-based artists Dinu Li and Hayley Newman.

Organised in collaboration with Chinese Arts Centre and Live Art UK Tickets: Full £8.50, Concessions £6.50/£5. A free place can be offered to a carer accompanying a registered disabled person

China Friday Late

Free Event
28 October 2005
18.30 - 22.00
A night of contemporary Chinese art, featuring live performance, photography , film and music.

Organised in collaboration with Chinese Arts Centre and Live Art UK. Lecture supported by Red Mansion Foundation.

Young People's Event- Loop-based Electronic Art

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Sat 8 Oct 16-18 years
Sat 5 Nov 13-15 years
Explore the theme of past, future and change to create a video using cutting-edge software. Use sound, video and text clips to make an abstract journey through time, inspired by the V&A's collections. With digital performer and composer Martin Delaney. Tickets £10

Digital Photography

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Sat 8 Oct 13-15 years
11.00 - 16.00
Use the themes of movement, time and change to inspire you to take creative pictures and improve your digital photography skills.
Tickets £10

Family Event - Photo Key Rings

Free Drop-in Event.
Monday 24 - Sunday 30 October
11.00 - 17.00
Sharpen up your photography skills and explore the Museum using one of our digital cameras to create a photo key ring. Places limited. Allow at least one hour for this activity. ID deposit needed.

Educators' Private View

Free, pre-booking essential 020 7942 2211 or email
18 November 2005
Preview of the exhibition for teachers and lecturers with a talk by the curator. Pay bar.

SONG Dong, Water Seal, 1996 (detail)