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China Through the Looking Glass

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China Through the Looking Glass
Curated by: Eliza Gluckman

Cromwell Road
South Kensington
London SW7 2RL
United Kingdom
January 28th, 2011 6:30 PM - 10:00 PM

QUICK FACTS
EVENT TYPE:  
Performance
WEBSITE:  
http://www.vam.ac.uk
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
kensington
EMAIL:  
vanda@vam.ac.uk
PHONE:  
44 020 79422000
OPEN HOURS:  
10am-5:45pm daily; 10am-10pm Fridays
TAGS:  
performance

DESCRIPTION

Explore and explode the myths and stereotypes of Chinese culture. Focusing on fashion, film and contemporary art, join us for an evening of installations, performances and live music, which celebrate China Through the Looking Glass.

During the Imperial Chinese Robes exhibition and nearing Chinese New Year, we take a look at China through the murky lenses of chinoiserie, fiction and myth. A vision blurred by tall tales and Chinese whispers.

Play chess on a specially-designed board, visit Karen Tam's 'mythical opium den' (Rm. 138 in Ceramics Galleries, 6th floor), record your sensory memories tasting spring rolls, watch out for the remote controlled chinoiserie figurine and enjoy films and installations in the British Galleries.

Taking part are Audio Architecture and SubJam, Suki Chan, Gayle Chong Kwan, Stephanie Douet, WESSIELING, DJ Lukasz, Ed Pien, Erika Tan and Karen Tam.

Curated by Eliza Gluckman and Sinopticon