A look at the creative energy in modern China, China Design Now chronicles the recent cultural rebirth brought on by a combination of global influences and the rediscovery of China's pre-Socialist traditions. Opening 15 March 2008 at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London, the exhibit explores three cities beginning with Shenzhen, where graphic designers have been experimenting with new concepts since the 1990s. Next the exhibit examines the effect of consumerism and urban culture in Shanghai and finally Bejing where the architectural developments for the Olympic Games have transformed the skyline. Including architecture, fashion and graphic design, as well as film, photography, product and furniture design, youth culture and digital media, the show features around one hundred contributors.
In honor of China Design Now, you can win a trip to for two China courtesy of The Classic Traveller, including airfare, tours, a cruise and accommodations in four star hotels. Enter here
. You can also win a copy of the book about the exhibit, "China Design Now,"
edited by curators Lauren Parker and Zhang Hongxing, by emailing mailing [at] vam [dot] ac [dot] uk or you can purchase a copy of the book from the V&A.
China Design Now
15 March-13 June 2008
Victoria & Albert Museum
V&A South Kensington
London SW7 2RLmap
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